Sunday, 15 July 2018

Notebook and Journal

Been very hot here in the South the last few weeks, almost to the point of being unable to work for long. After a heavy thundery shower yesterday a bit fresher, although going to get hot again.

Have completed a couple of projects though both involving book binding, my new favourite type of craft.

The first a Nature Journal, each page is very detailed so a video is far easier to show the full details and embellishments. Just click on the image and you will go straight to You Tube.


The second another William Morris print notebook. Very summery


Also starting to post a new item to Etsy every day Monday to Friday, must admit have noticed the views have gone up a lot and had a few more sales.

Commission for a 50th Anniversary Card last week


Finally a sale of one of my new gift boxes, the initial was a 'G' not 'C' as shown.
This is a new venture for me and have several new ideas. Includes a boxed gift and a gift card.


Hope you all have a wonderful week and stay cool.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

On Holiday at home

Well back into crafting have not been around for a while as took a break. Got very despondent after my last event in May and did wonder what I was doing it all for. The stallholders outnumbered the buyers and those buyers never opened their wallets. Dire!  On the plus side had a couple of sales on my Etsy shop, so not all bad.

About 3 weeks ago heard DH huffing and puffing in the garage as he tried to tidy up, thought better go and help twisted and my back went. Been to the chiropractor but still painful if I move in the wrong direction. The mornings are bad as so stiff from sleeping. However, it is getting better during the day, could not even walk when I first did it. All part of getting old. Our neighbour has done similar so we can compare aches and pains, lol. 

The back also got me to take the break and did not feel so guilty as had an excuse. Had a long talk with DH who has some very wise words at time, lol. He said give myself a break until September then review if I want to carry on. Craft if I want to but not because I have to, he felt at the end of the day enjoy myself doing what I want to do. Not tied to having to make for website, blog posts etc. I think he was right as have started to craft again, my mind is clear with the direction I want to go in and apart from my local Christmas fairs, events in the diary.

Okay makes for the past few weeks

New baby cards




New Baby gift box set


Unicorn Age Cards



Eiffel Tower Hanging Ornaments


Eiffel tower and Swarovski crystal earrings


Paw Earrings


Had a disarrster on Friday, suddenly realised that the copy of my website on the server was from March! The company who host have gone over to a new server and must have done a hard copy back in March. The reviews online were bad. Anyway contacted them and I had to download cyberduck to upload my website, well did not work and now my website has gone into the unknown. Had a bad day and night (Fri/Sat), woke up and made the decision to go with the software company I use. Have started a 2 week free trial, went in set up and loaded within 2 minutes. Whilst I wait for the EPP code for my domain name an using: http://caroleecrafts.sandvox.net for the next 2 weeks. May even keep this just not sure as all my stationery etc is printed with the old one. 

These things are meant to try us. The other problem was cyberduck is all html, so to amend the site is a nightmare, have to have it simple for me, lol.

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Until next time, may be next week or next month, Enjoy!




Wednesday, 16 May 2018

NHS Baby Health Book Cover

NHS Baby Health Book Cover £12.00
Cotton Chambray Cover to fit the red NHS baby health folder. Personalised with your baby’s name on the front. Magnetic closure. This is a soft cover.
Choose from pink or blue. Made to order only, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
Size approx 27 cms x 17 cms.




Friday, 11 May 2018

New Baby Cards

My first set of new baby cards, more to follow

Hearts & Flowers New Baby Card £5.00


A beautiful baby image mounted onto polka dot paper and lace printed backing paper. Pearls, hearts, guipure lace and flowers.

Wording:

A sweet little baby
a treasure to behold.
Tiny fingers & toes
a cheeky, cute smile
a bundle of joy
blessed with love ever after.
Congratulations on your new baby.

More to follow along with a selection of beautiful baby gifts,




Monday, 7 May 2018

In full Plume Gift Cards for every occasion £3.00

In full plume gift cards £3.00

A beautiful set of bird cards with decorated backgrounds, have been left blank for your own message.


Beautiful weather here in Hampshire and the Bank holiday is going well. Being tempted by the delicious aromas of barbecues from the neighbours.



Saturday, 5 May 2018

Blue Floral Wish Crossbody Bag £18.00

This fabric is so pretty and thought another crossbody bag would be perfect. Fits and iPad, what could be better.


Blue floral wish print cotton fabric, stitched into a beautiful crossbody bag, with adjustable strap. Lined in white cotton. Zip closure to the main bag and front pocket.
Measures approx 8" X 10”



Friday, 4 May 2018

New Cards for May

What a beautiful month May is turning out to be blue skies and sunshine. The gardens are now looking good, makes one feel so much better and the creativity is flowing here in Lindford.

New Cards added this week all £3.00 each.

New Home


Adventure, Leaving, Retirement


Enjoy the sun