Monday, 28 January 2008
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Isn't she Amazing??
Hope everyone is keeping well and a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Monday, 17 December 2007
This lovely little stocking went straight on the tree!A hairband and this great covered notebook, I always have a book on the go as I constantly have ideas popping into my head all it takes sometimes is a certain colour combination, pattern or saying and I have to write it down or the moments gone and I will be sure to forget it. I will use this now in future as it is much easier on the eye that my regular books!!
I managed to get the tree up last weekend, make a few new decorations and wrap everyones pressies (all except my kids) but I have to do that in the dead of night in case they hear the minutest of rustlings and I get rumbled. I feel like I'm on some secret mission which gets more and more difficult each year, James Bonds got nothing on us mums....
Those little trees were so easy to make, I now want to make hundreds of them : )
I only have one present left to make, a door plaque for my niece, they moved into a new house a few months ago and I have held off giving them new bits for their bedrooms as I have saved that for Christmas. Then it's REST, REST,REST....
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
Friday, 7 December 2007
I still have a few gifts to make (mainly hairclip holders) , I have been making my FABRIC HAIRCLIP HOLDERS for a couple of years now and have made over 70 this Christmas (they are proving to be as popular as my wooden ones) each one is slightly different as I try not to make two with the same fabric or ribbon combination (unless you ask very nicely) and a couple of SANTA SIGNS for some friends little ones.
Some rum balls (minus the rum) for the Nursery Teachers (I got this great little recipe from Mel over at Day to Day) we have already made a batch (well we had to test them) and they come highly recommended.
The tree is going up this Sunday, I'm not sure who is more excited me or the kids... once the house is decorated it will start to feel like Christmas....
Friday, 23 November 2007
Anyhow we made up this morning and had a lovely time sticking and making (any excuse not to do the housework) and little squigly came up with a lovely christmas box and 2 christmas cards all by herself (I can only find one of them now), well apart from covering the box in brown paper, obviously I did that bit.... but I think for a 3 year old she didn't do half bad... a natural crafter, I'm so proud... she's asked for a sewing machine for christmas but as I'm quite partial to a little nibble of those lovely fingers I think the sewing machine will have to wait a few years, I don't fancy any little pinkies sewn on to anything!!
But back to the BOYS, I thought it was about time I gave them a bit of a mention on my blog and show you some of my recent orders.
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
I have had so many orders this last three weeks that I am begining to wonder why I ever picked up a paint brush, it all started with a few wooden ikea boxes many many moons ago, you know the ones with the little drawers... anyway I was saying to Sarah over at Pink-Petal-Designs that as much as I love my craft I wish someone would order something in any other colour but pink, actually she wasn't very helpful as she confessed that she would probably order pink also, well I suppose she would with a name like that...
Anyway I said to my little one (3.9 yrs) on Sunday lets make something (the cardboard boxes on the kitchen window sill were driving me nuts!) she said I want to make a robot and I want to paint it, yes you guessed it PINK... photo's of that to follow it has been taken off to bed everynight since, I fear it may not be long for this world as it doesn't fair well squashed between a 3yr old and 74 teddies!!
Anyway take a peek at a few of my latest orders (I have made a few other colours, especially for the boys as pink may not go down to well)
Thursday, 18 October 2007
I have been painting like a mad woman (well madder than usual)
I have a monthly stall at a Farmers Market in Wheathampstead and as well as completing my regular orders I have been making a few extra bits to take with me to sell on the day. Hopefully I will still get orders for custom made personalised items, but not too many as I am getting busier and busier with orders from the 3 sites I sell on and from existing customers as well.
I have made a few Christmas signs these usually go well each year and a few little girls and boys plaques that are ideal stocking fillers. If anyone wants one please let me know otherwise they will be off to Market on Sunday.