Sunday, 25 January 2015

Polka Dot Teapots and Aprons

My New Years resolutions to be ahead of the game are working. So far have made a start on a Birthday gift, completed 3 Birthday cards and 1 Christmas card plus finished a Christmas gift, doing well.

Having a break as received an order for 3 aprons from a group I am a member of on Facebook. Just goes to show the power of non-advertising works. Made in cotton fabric, cream with rosebuds and fun polka dot teapots in pink. So pretty and hope my customer likes them. They will be used with her business of vintage china hire.

Have also received an order from a old school friend for a 105th Birthday card, how great is that. A 30th anniversary card and 20 change of address postcards.

Must admit love being busy and these orders give me a break from the gifts and cards for family and friends.

I have joined this week with a new home for Handmade Monday with Lucy Blossom Crafts, click on the link below to view all the blogs taking part.

See you next week if not before and stay warm poked my nose out to photograph the aprons and oh boy is it cold.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

New Look and a New Year

For some snow and others mizzle and fog, in fact typical British weather.

A New Year time to plan, look back what worked what did not. Planning for events coming up in the first half of the year: Valentines Day, Mothering Sunday and Easter. Looking forward to the Spring my favourite time of year when flowers reappear hidden in dark soil for the winter, tete a tete, crocus, and Hyacinth. The birds wedding day then a deluge of babies chasing Ma and Pa round the garden.

A new look for my website and blog, gone back to PINK and polka dots, both of which I love. Have felt the plain white a bit clinical and had to choose a colour. Did consider others but at the end of the day it had to be Pink. My new ranges will include other colours but muted such as pale turquoise, green, pale blue, taupe, winter white and maybe just maybe a splash of red (so Nordic) with the odd bit of lilac. I find these base colours so calming and whilst do not suit everyone makes my focus so much better than dodging from one colour to another. Have also been reading up about websites and one of the recommendations is keep your products colour coded, you will then get to be known by those colours. Fabric not in these colours will be put on ebay, hopefully someone will be happy with them and put to good use.


Finally finished the Easter selection will be adding to my site under the heading Spring, another new idea split the site into seasons, with the current season at the top. As we all know us makers all work ahead of the game so Spring it is. Okay back to mug rugs, bunny egg cosies (so cute), lavender bunnies, lace Easter baskets, (ideal for mini eggs) Easter bunting, non fattening chocolate bunny earrings (guilt free) and finally a few applique bunny cards.

When using the blue print for the mug rug edges found these lovely tea cup prints on one side. Not to waste made into sachets and filled with delicious lavender

Now onto my next projects not sure what they may be yet but starting a Christmas gift early and thinking of sun, sea, sand gentle waves lapping on the beach. In a blink of an eye summer will be here.

Have a good week

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year and a fun take on creativity

Happy New Year to you all and wishing us all a prosperous new year with good health.

2015 is here hope you are not too worse for wear after the celebrations last night. I love a New Year to open a new diary and yes do start a new ideas notebook, turning a new leaf, time to plan for new products. Working on Easter atm and that is coming along nicely, in fact ahead of the game. Wonder how long that will last until panic sets in as I discover only have a few days left to my first event.

I love being Creative and my passion is to make. Not everyone gets that and think I am a bit weird. Sales are not always good but making is part of my life and I love creating. The following are 2 quotes both of which I love. 


10. I'll just get my friend to make me one of those.

9. You know what you should make .......

8. Do I get a price reduction if I buy two?

7. I can make that myself.

6. Why does it cost so much?

5. How do you make this?

4. Will you donate your artwork to our event? We can't pay you but it will be great exposure.

3. My nine year old makes this kind of stuff too.

2. Kids. this is what happens if you don't go to college.

1. I can buy that at Walmart for $3.99 or if in the UK the £ shop.

How many times do you hear these when exhibiting at a show"

I admit I do have a fabric addiction though and this does get out of hand, still does not eat or drink. Well that is what I tell my DH, not sure he is convinced and he does point out that I have 2 rooms filled with my crafting stuff and he is in the smallest room, lol.

See you in 2015