Monday 28 October 2013

Waiting for the postman

I feel as if I have been waiting for the postman to arrive on a permanent basis.  First of all I was waiting for the stamps to arrive that I ordered off say that I was thrilled with them is the understatement of the century.  I wanted to be able to stamp my paper bags, I need now to spend some time and experiment with the pressure and colour of ink etc.  Secondly I have been waiting for a consignment of fabric that has taken longer than expected to arrive, but it certainly didn't disappoint.  The final order in my book  ( apart from the family Christmas wishlist ) can now be started.  It is with regret that I am unable to take any more orders for Christmas, however I will post out anything that has already been made for the Christmas Fairs.  I am so busy with my anniversary holiday, grand childrens birthdays and Christmas preperations that I do not want to disappoint. 

Any spare time that I have now I want to work on my new range........I am keeping it under wraps for now!

Monday 21 October 2013

What a Wonderful Life...

My wonderful husband has booked us a holiday to Florida for our 32nd wedding anniversary, how lucky am I?  I have been frantically assessing my craft room for gaps ( the Mount Dora antique extravaganza is calling me).  Vintage lace and buttons are always a must and a necessity this time as they will feature in my daughters wedding next year.  I am trying to fit a hat box arrangement into hand luggage for our wonderful friends who own a shop on the Street at Rennigers.  ESTAs need to be completed for entry into the USA, attraction tickets ordered and dinner shows booked.  The next few days are going to be a little frantic I suspect but what a wonderful life.......

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Adding new lines.......

Whilst the fairs I have done so far have not been very well attended I have been greatly honoured by the wide range of compliments I have received.  I have added the crochet baby headbands as requested and also a wider choice of fleece/cotton blankets for prams/pushchairs.  I have been hard at work in the craft room for the last two days trying  to get some of my Christmas presents finished with some degree of success!!!!!!!   I have also been working hard on some new patterns for home furnishings, throws and cushions ready for my new year range......all I can say is WATCH THIS SPACE........

I will be at Richmond park Skegness on Sunday.......hope to see you there.

Friday 11 October 2013

Another busy week

What a week.....I feel as if I haven't stopped for breath.  Its been a bit of a whirlwind not unlike the weather with its faster than light descent into Autumn.  One minute I am wearing a T shirt the next I am snuggling up in front of the stove.

I have packed extra goodies into this week as I have my grandson next week to spoil.....all orders have been completed and ready for postage.  Keep an eye out for the postman early next week, any dance bags or Christmas sacks ordered will be posted out today.

I have added some more table arrangements to the stock for the Christmas fairs.  I have also included a wider baby range, bibs, bandanas. patchwork balls (vintage style) and cotton and fleece snuggle blankets.  I have such an extensive Christmas wish list from my family this year so I really do have to get on with that....I don't want to disappoint!

Saturday 5 October 2013

Packed, Ready to go........

Just finished packing up the car ready for the first of the Christmas gift fairs.   Luckily the fair is in the village I live so anything forgotten is easily retrieved.  It is difficult to know what to take so I have taken small quantities of a wide range including a new range of table flower arrangements in hat boxes and Christmas baubles.  I have also taken a small range of wedding  accessories, flower girl baskets, wands and headbands.  Harris Tweed always features I love the romance of it being spun in crofters homes on islands off the West Coast of Scotland.  My tweed range this time includes needle cases, corsages, hair combs, notelets and Christmas cards.  The list is endless but I hope I have covered most things.......hope to see you there!