Tuesday, 30 April 2013


Just a quick one to share the bears I made last night, they are a simplified version of the care bears I did for an order recently.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Just a quickie

Hello blogettes just a quick post tonight before I pop off to bed. I need an early night tonight because I have to be up early tomorrow as I'm meeting my friend at meadowhall. It'll be the third time we've tried to meet up since February, the first two times we had snow so I hope I don't wake up to snow tomorrow or I'll probably scream lol. Although strictly speaking last time we were due to meet it was delayed and disrupted trains that actually stopped me going, but the snow we had was a worry too, anyway I'm hoping its third time lucky tomorrow.
This weekend I've finally finished covering some note and sketch books that I started on a few weeks ago. I needed to make some more as I sold a lot at my last two fairs in March and I have more fairs coming up in June which I'm trying to stock up for now. They've kept being put aside as I worked on other things and sarted my homeware items but are finally finished now. I also started some felt bear hanging decs this afternoon which are a simpler version of the care bears I did, but so far I've just cut them out and started stitching the details on so I'll share photos of them later when finished.
Anyway that's all from me for tonight so goodnight ladies  x

Friday, 26 April 2013

Oopsy i forgot I'd started blogging again

Well this isn't a good start to getting back to blogging is it. I haven't done a blog since last Monday, I totally forgot I was back to blogging. Anyway I'm here now x
So what have I been upto ????
Craft wise I've been working on an order for some little stuffed care bear hanging decorations. A lady who'd ordered from me before sent me a pattern she found and asked me to make her a set of 10 so I've been working on those. They're all finished now and the lady is pleased with them so that's good. They were fun to do but the emblems on their tummys were a bit awkward as the shapes were on a cardboard template and drawing inside the holes onto felt was fiddly especially with some of the small pieces. I also adapted them a bit as pattern said to just glue all emblems and details on but I stitched them on too as didn't trust just glueing, and also on pattern the bears were stitched together with a running stitch and then felt trimmed close to stitches but I used my usual blanket stitch to join and edge them instead.
I'll be sending the pattern back with the order but I have done a bear outline template for myself and may make some more hanging bears but without the carebear emblems, maybe with button details or something simpler on their tummys.

So that's what I've been upto crafty wise, homewise has been pretty much as normal. Last week was pretty average just cleaning, washing and ironing and sewing with a few family visits in. Although last Wednesday I did take delivery of some homeware items and that was quite exciting unpacking and photo-in all the items and adding them to my facebook page. I've had a couple of orders already and a few items are on reserve for a customer till payday. I'm not sure if I'll keep up with it yet I'll just see how it goes.

On Sunday mum hubby and I went to White Rose shopping centre near Leeds for a few hours. I got 5 new tops to wear with my leggings and a summer dress and for a change everything fit and nothing had to go back. I seem to be having a run on things not being made right and having to take clothes back lately. Hubby got some new shirts and mum bought a couple of tops too so we all did quite well.
On Monday Paul and I went to the shop I have some of my items in in Barnsley and dropped off some more of my handmade items and also some of the new homeware items I've bought in. We had a fun chat with Lisa the lady who runs it, she's really nice and bubbly and very easy to talk to. I love looking round in there as there is so much interesting stuff, there are a lot of crafty people and vintage sellers in there now and it really lives up to its name of emporium.
It was mums birthday on Wednesday, we met in town but weather wasn't great and as we'd been shopping week before in town and also to the White Rose on Sunday we didn't need much so didn't stay out long before coming back to mine for lunch and chat and some birthday cake at dinnertime. It wasn't the most exciting of days but mum enjoyed it.
Yesterday Pauls sister Julie came over for a chat in the afternoon and we had a lovely visit drinking hot chocolate and eating buns, I shouldn't have had the buns really as I'm getting fatter by the day but heyho.
So there you go bloggettes that's what I've been upto, I'll try and remember to post a bit more often.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Hello again blogettes, another blog from me.  Had a lovely day making today, I did a few fabric covered stars for fathers day and some fabric covered apples for teacher gifts.

I also packed up my first order to post using Myhermes, fingers crossed all goes well. Due to the hike in royal mail prices I've decided to give them a go for some of my parcels. Today I was posting a zinc jug, which is one of my new homeware items I'm starting to buy in to sell.
I've decided to branch out into home and gift items, its something I've been wanting to try for a while and last week decided to go for it. I'm still continuing to make things myself , I don't think I could ever give up crafting I'm addicted to it I'm sure, but now I'll be selling other items alongside them too.
Well that's all from me for now see you next time bloggettes x

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Hello is there anybody there???

Wow its bin a long time since I last blogged, almost a year. I'm thinking of coming back to it again.
I got so I didn't have time or inclination to do it before, couldn't think what to put (although I still managed to ramble a fair bit when I did write lol) and also I got fed up of struggling with blogger not working properly when I tried to comment on other peoples blogs. I felt rather rude not being able to comment on the blogs I followed and also felt a little like a blogger peeping tom or stalker watching but not interacting.
Anyway my friend Eily started blogging lately so I thought I'd have a read and try commenting and lo and behold it let me !!!! I did have a bit of trouble commenting on my friend Jo's blog but eventually it let me so now I'm hoping I'm back to be able to interact in the bloggysphere again.
So here's a little hello blog from me and hopefully I''ll be back soon. I'm sure my followers will be long gone now and not notice I'm back but if you see me HELLO :)