Sunday, 17 September 2017

A week of procrastination


Well this week has been odd, I spent a lot of time doing nothing and thinking about doing nothing. Feeling guilty that I was doing nothing.... you get the drift. Days of should I shouldn't I and in the end wasted time doing? Nothing!!!!!

Achieved a lot on Thursday, shouts from the bedroom that the new sky Q box had packed up, on checking no the tv which was 15 years old had packed up. Went online chose another tv ordered for next day delivery. Then realised as bigger would need a console table again online and ordered for next day delivery. Friday came and both items arrived within 20 minutes of each other, now that is what I call service. All up and running by 2pm. DH now happy.

Back to what I should have been doing.....

More Teacher gifts, some variations on the mug rug pattern




Finally got the samples for the letter bunting and add on's done.


Okay Diary time:

Sunday - Teacher mug rugs
Tuesday - Trip out with DH
Wednesday - Add on's for the bunting
Thursday - Nothing a lazy day and sorting out the new tv
Friday - A Birthday card for a friend, cannot show yet
Saturday - Blog, another Birthday card and a Sympathy card for a neighbour who has lost her Dad.



As you can see it was defo a procrastinating week, let's hope next week is better.

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

106 more days until Christmas.

I know still a way to go but I love all things Christmas, the church bells, snow, glitter, snow, giving gifts, cards, snow, snow and snow. To wake up to a quiet but clear morning and know with the hush it is white outside. Not good if you have to get around and being in a village have been snowed in before. Sadly now the army have left think we will remain snowed in if we get the white stuff.


Dog walks through the white stuff, bliss. Okay back to normality and Autumn which I am sure is a month early, the trees are turning already but do think we had summer in April through to July.

Creating this week? Made a bandanna for Shiloh, dreadful behaviour for a model and had to be blackmailed with a supply of doggie biccies to finally get one shot. Spent most of the time with his head as a blur or his tongue stuck out! Such a diva, not sure would employ again, think will make a soft toy dog to use in the future.


Put on Facebook and had an order for 2 within 5 minutes


All done and posted off last Monday.

Just goes to show how good FB is for advertising. Noticed an increase of visits to my page as well. Maybe doggie things are the way to go.

This weeks diary:

Sunday - Bandanna order, packaged ready for posting

Monday - Trip to Godalming so nothing creative done

Tuesday - Should have been adding new makes to my website but DH took over the iMac

Wednesday - Adding 2 new makes to my website at a time as find this part of the business boring, love to make. Okay actually added 8 items today.
Plain contrast fabric arrived ready for the sample bandannas tomorrow.

Thursday - More website updating, all finished now and must do as I make.
The champagne glass silver die cuts arrived, mock up for 60th Birthday invitations sent off for acceptance. Still waiting on delivery of the cards though.

Friday - Samples of the different bandanna patterns added to my website.


Cards for the invitations received, printed off and champagne glasses added. Have blurred out the details top and bottom of the card. I can assure you they did not go off with black smears, lol Booked for collection by courier tomorrow.



Saturday - End of term Teachers gift ideas started: Best Teacher mug rugs



Also started a list of the items that I am taking to the fair in October, plan to transfer to the paypal app on my iPad, this needs to be done by early Oct but hoping to start on that task next week.

That is another week from my crafting diary, what will I get up to next week? What have I learned this week? to take photos and add to my website as I go!!!!

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Until next week, have fun




Sunday, 3 September 2017

A week in my crafting shoes

Thought would do something different this week and take you through a journey of my crafting week, day by day.

Monday - Found some head bands and pony tail bands, not sure when I got them but thought may as well use up for the fairs this year.

8 X knot bow hair bands



12 X knot bow pony tail bands



Tuesday - Cleaning upstairs. It is official I hate housework with a passion. Knitting.

Tuesday/Wednesday - New project started and knitted 1 pair this afternoon, a cute pair of bootees/sneakers


Wednesday - A trip to M & S food, spent more than I should but so many goodies, afternoon more knitting.

Thursday - Matinee jacket. Bought the yarn for this but somehow ran out, panic set in but the supplier had 3 balls left of the correct dye lot. Got another ball delivered Saturday and after knitting like mad all done. The dark teal ribbon arrived today and looks good, had to order by eye as online but happy with how it turned out.


Friday - Bandanna for Shiloh, he was not a professional model and acted like a Diva spending most of the time sticking his tongue out.


Posted to Facebook and got an order for 2 within 5 minutes, now that is what I call productive advertising.

Saturday - Order for the 2 bandannas done, all packaged up for posting later today.
Blog updated all ready for Sunday and now the start of a new week.



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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Country Angels and Teddy Flannels

Think the title sums it up for me this week, two completely different items made. Carrying on the Christmas theme Country Angels, think they look so angelic:




Applique Teddy Flannels, an ideal stocking filler for the kids.




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Not much to show from my sewing room this week but have been working nearly everyday. Until next week.

Have fun!




Sunday, 20 August 2017

A lazy week

Cannot believe where this week has gone and done a lot of nothing, in fact very lazy. Read and did some knitting that was about it.

Finally finished the summer wrap, not sure would do this again as you start with 5 stitches and end up with 231, each row got slower and slower, in fact quite boring. A final push on Friday and finished.



Started and finished the 6 Santa ornaments




Then started a matinee jacket, finished the back already. Now this is more like it baby knitting, small and quick even with a design. Large knitting for the future? NO!!!!!!! Hopefully will finish the jacket this week, will post a pic next week.

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Until next week when I should have done a lot more work than I did this!



Sunday, 13 August 2017

Is summer over?

Well this week has been odd, dark, miserable, wet and at times cold, so much so that the heating came on. Never off just set to 15 all the time. The last time I remember a summer like this we had not been married long and went to the Lake District for a week's holiday. Spent most of the time shivering under a duvet watching the tennis, so sad. From my observations it almost feels as if your summers are now April, May and June. Perhaps the Innuits are right with the Earth shifting, weather will change.

Anyway from me this week, I have started a new blog for creative musings and aded to HM this week. Will not be posting each week on there but just though a separate place to muse.

Vintage fashion plate lavender sachets


The delicious smell of lavender in my sewing room is so calming.

Black paw print doggie bags, finally got these finished after the thread arrived.




A banner for the local WI. They have changed their group name and wanted a new embroidery done. Jen admitted they could have done by hand but would have taken so long to do. Delivered and hope they are happy with it.


Finished the stock of the snowmen decorations



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Plans for this week:

DENTIST!!!!!!!!!
Santa decorations
Girl Stuff bags

Until next week, Happy Creating






Sunday, 6 August 2017

Christmas, Girl Stuff and something for the dogs

It was going to be a productive week, all the orders were delivered on time and well received. Did have a slight hiccup on Monday with MyHermes via Parcel2Go. Their system was down so they had nothing to collect or deliver, the couriers were not happy. All sorted on Tuesday though.

Makes this week, been a bit varied and started off with some Doggie doo bags, I made one for Shiloh ages ago otherwise would have my pockets stuffed full of scoop bags. Shown here in white paw print fabric. Have the black ready to go but then realised did not have black stitch 'n' tear, ordered and received on Friday. Then ran out of the green thread, ordered and now waiting.



Girl Stuff - a cute purse for young girls, made the first one in existing fabric but felt not quite modern enough ordered some more fabric quarters but only received yesterday so you will have to wait to see the rest until next week.



Liberty bracelets - Now I love Liberty fabric and can always remember going into this fantastic shop when young for Mother to buy lengths of Liberty lawn to make me summer dresses. So I have grown up with Liberty and wanted to use in some of my current work. The ribbons suit wrap bracelets with charms, loved making these and with silver plated charms affordable at £5. Still have a load more to do but getting there.


Have some Liberty fabric off cuts which hopefully will be added to another project planned next week.

Not forgetting the Christmas element but a fun snowman tree ornament, still have some more to make and the Santa's, yet again I did not have any flesh coloured felt. Ordered some stating a flesh colour when it arrived looked more like a cheap tan out of a bottle, so not appropriate for Santa's face. Now ordered some pastel pink. Again hoping these go down well at my events later in the year.



As you can see while I have been busy had a lot of stops and starts, mainly due to the fact that I did not check I had everything I needed in advance. Been at this crafting malarky for about 35 years and you would have thought I had learned by now, lol

Still do do this coming week:

4 black doggie bags
5 Snowman
6 Santa's
8 Angels
5 Girl Stuff bags
More Liberty bracelets
New project just thought of after seeing the Liberty remnants

Now the question is will I get it all done?

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Have a good week