Sunday, July 29, 2007
Work has been crazy-busy with record-breaking takings and the amount of customers we served, extremely exhausting, but great because the shop is doing so well!
I'm still working 6 day weeks but next week I'm planning on having two half days so I can get some craft time in! (Let alone grocery shopping and housework!)
As is normal for people having a busy time we had an added disaster when our washing machine died on Friday so the local launderette has become a new place for John and I to hang out!!
I have spent every spare second working my way through a nice big order which includes these 3 felt alphabets :: I also have had a few felt shop orders and had the bright idea (late at night when I should have been sleeping) that I needed to make swatch cards!!
A few minutes with Publisher on the computer got me started and after a whole load of double-sided-tape sticking I have some felt colour swatch cards!
I'm going to put one in with the current orders and every future order and also have a place in the felt shop where they can be ordered!
Hopefully next week everything will happen a little slower so I can feel like I am keeping up with it all!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Unfortunately it's raining and horrible here so the picture is dull so I've included these from here, much sunnier photos :-)
This is destined to become a wall planner for my niece for when she starts school...with the days of the week squares as big pockets to hold all the things she will need to remember everyday.
It's all sold out now but take a peek at Kristen's shop because a new colour way is on it's way!
and while you are at it check out Cheeky Beaks, such a fantastic blog!
I can't wait to start making it, I've a few other things to finish first but once they're done it's all systems go!!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
If you would like to buy some felt (of the wool-mix variety) contact me and I will send you some details. I would like to be able to supply you with good quality felt for a good price...just let me know if you are interested...this is a slightly different venture for me so I'm not quite sure if it's for me, but i'd like to help you all if i can!!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I had to take a photo of this packaging...SOOOO pink! and look insidemy very own monda loves monster :-) monda-loves won one of the freebies this month and felt guilty because she had won before so she decided to send me this as a thank you! and I love it!! I have named him Billy, because he isn't a scary monster!
I left him at home whilst I was at work and look at the scene I came home to...
a gambling den!!!
Cecil looks very fetching in the packaging ribbon, but he seems to have become confused with the rules of the game. He thought he had to get the card to match himself!!! silly panda!!aaahhh Billy, you are one cute and clever monster, welcome to the madhouse!!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
On Thursday I signed into my online bank account to update a standing order only to discover some cheeky bu**er has spent all my money!! It's a few days ago now so I am calm and everything has been sorted out BUT can you believe the cheek of it!! The bank say it's been spent buying upgrades for an online game and apparently it's easy to do because the goods are virtual and don't need to be posted. So be warned, check your accounts and be careful who has your card number. Also be warned it takes 35 minutes to get through to the bank to cancel your card and report fraud! And it takes about 40 minutes to get through when you want to make a complaint about the time it takes to get through on the phone!! How is that customer service??? But the good news is that the bank will refund my money, it will take '7-10 working days' but I will get all my hard earned pennies back. Blinking good job too ;-)
But the best bit was when I logged on and saw my balance was zero my first thought was 'oops I did buy lots of fabric didn't I?' hahahahahahahah
I'm off to sew and will be back tomorrow xxx
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Everyone who left a comment had their name written on a piece of paper and they were folded up small and put in the pot. John was called to action and had to shake them about and draw 6 winners...and they are...
In case you can't read that the names, in the order they were drawn are ::
Lavender Bag winners :: Katyejones + Mondaloves
Linen Pieces :: Raggedroses + Caroline
Buttons :: Christy + Ali
I hope you all LOVE your freebies
Please email me your address as soon as possible :: my email address is over there on the right hand side, just scroll down till you find it!
I had a nice surprise yesterday, we went to a friends for a little drink and a chat and when I came home I discovered I have a free
Pro Account on Flickr, it transpires this sometimes happens when your ISP is a Yahoo partner, which mine is, so I have a pro account for free! The result of finding this out? I spent AGES yesterday uploading tons of photos and putting them all in order, and the result of that? A photo of one of my freebie kits was
See you tomorrow xxx
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
I ordered them from a fab fabric shop called Z and S fabrics. They were super nice when I panicked about the 'missing' parcel and they were so quick to cut and dispatch my order. Not to mention the FANTASTIC choice of fabric to buy.
I'm off to have some dinner and then I'm going to organise the freebie prizes!
Winners and pictures of their prizes will be announced tomorrow...bye for now.
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
hehehehe how many parcels!!!
blog but look what the postman did to the card!! Tut-tut!!
Nia till last, and she has made me a fab brooch!!