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







Sunday, 29 April 2018

DH's Birthday Week

Took last week off, not sure why but just felt I needed a rest. Have a lot coming up in the next few weeks so may be AWOL again.

Last weekend was DH's Birthday, had a lovely Chinese meal courtesy of M & S. Watched King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Very good, love this sort of film.

Back to sort of normal the last week. Did stitch out 3 bunny purses over last weekend.



In between an opticians visit, had to have 2 pairs of new glasses one for long distance and the others for sewing. My old sewing glasses are now for computer and my sun glasses will make do. Sadly DH was not so lucky, they did all the tests but have had to refer him to Royals Surrey Ophthalmology as he has a cataract that has developed quickly. It will need to be operated on. Quite a shock for both of us and he is a bit subdued about it now, gone very quiet.

In the garden the space between us and next door has always been planted with a horrible spiky plant (put in by old neighbours). We have finally removed our half then the new neighbour removed the rest as they did not like the plant. Edging boards put down, membrane and shingle for our side. We can now put the hose through the side of the garage instead of going right round the house, so much easier. More plants added, this time a Viburnum and 2 tree peonies, buds on already and so pretty.

That is it for this week, hope to be back next week.