Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Starting to wind down......not !!

Morning all, a little late again with the blog.....and sorry that I've not been around for a while. I've been very busy with craft fairs, did 6 last week and have got 2 this week. 

My youngest is also hoping to move this Friday into his first home, so have been busy with him, sorting things out.

The customer who I had knitted the cat for, also asked me to knit a fireman. This pattern is a Jean Greenhowe design. I really like knitting her patterns, as the instructions are very clear and informative. I especially like that she tells you what the measurements should be when it's stuffed.  Anyway I just had to sew the helmet on, so took it with me on Sunday to finish off if I wasn't too busy (which I wasn't due to the bad weather !!). I took the photo on my phone and messaged her to tell her it was completed. She came down especially to collect it. She had a carrier bag with her......which contained wool, pattern, and needles LOL !! She had started to knit atThomas the tank engine jumper a few years ago and couldn't complete, so she asked me to do it for her. So now I've un-ravelled all that she had done and have started knitting again !! 

I will try my hardest to complete before Christmas for her if I can.

Still haven't written my Christmas cards out yet or wrapped my presents....but hopefully next week will be a quieter one !!

Have a good day/week if I don't manage to blog again this week.x

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Scented Tea-Lights.....

Morning all, hope your weekend is going great so far.

Here are some scented tea lights in co-ordinating boxes that I've made for my craft fairs. 

They smell fantastic, with lovely fruity smells. Makes my craft room smell wonderful as I'm making them. 

Did a craft fair yesterday at a Catholic college. Haven't done this one before, and it turned out rather well. It was well organised with tables clearly labelled before stall-holders arrived, with table cloths on them too!

Doing another one today, at a venue that I've done before. Hoping to have another good day, as people are in the buying mood now, with Christmas approaching.

Only 7 more craft fairs booked in this month, then I'll be able to sit back, relax, take stock and maybe make something for myself LOL !! I've seen so many things that I would like to make for me...but just haven't had the time. 

My youngest will hopefully be moving into his new home with his lovely girlfriend soon. So I will have an empty nest then......(feeling sad already !) ......  On a positive note.....part of his bedroom will then become my stock room for items not sold, but kept until next year !!!!! I'll soon take over the house !!

Oh Well must go now.....will let you know how I get on today. 

Enjoy the rest of your day x

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Orders Complete !!!!!!

 Morning all, hope you are all well and happy and on track to finishing your Christmas Shopping ( or starting !!). I'm pleased to say that I've done all my shopping now. 

Further more, I've just finished the last of my orders. A customer wanted a life-like toy cat. I found this pattern by Alan Dart.  He came up a little larger than I expected.....almost life size !! I just hope the customer likes him !!

Side and back views.

She also wanted another jumper, like I had knitted before, but this time with a "m" on.  All complete, ready to give to her on Monday.

I did another Christmas fair last night at a school, which went ok. Could always ask for more sales....

Doing two more at the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, so will let you know how they go.

Bye for now, keep warm !! x

Saturday, 25 November 2017

A Few More Batch Cards.....

 Morning all, did a craft fair yesterday and doing another one today. I offered a few "Black Friday" sales which went well. Hope today is just as good !!

A couple more batch style Christmas cards. I've kept them all simple and small this year. I bought this die from (Aliexpress) it was less than £1 with free p&p !!

I decided to cut it out three times in black card and red & green mirri card.

Then just mixed up the components to create 3 different looking cards. 
The small segments have the stitched design on, so team up lovely with my Sue Wilson Noble dies.
 These two, were created by using the Tonic dies directly onto the white card blank, and then adding a topper on top, and mirri card underneath.

Bye for now x

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Batch Christmas Cards......

Morning all, hope you are all well and happy. Here are some batch Christmas cards that I made a few weeks ago, but just haven't had the time to show you.

I've kept the design as simple as possible on these 6 x 6 cards.
This die was from the magazine Die Cutting Essentials.

Today, is the MAWTT Challenge. I'm really sorry but I have been so busy, that I haven't had the time to enter my design to the challenge. Please pop over to the MAWTT Challenge to see the other DT entries.....or why not enter a card yourself.....??

Have fun, and I'll see you all again very soon. x

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Panic Stations !!! .......

Morning all, I don't know where the time goes, but it seems to be going extra fast in my house at the moment !!

What with trying to finish orders, make extra things for my craft fairs, do the craft fairs and still try and do the housework, I don't know if I'm coming or going LOL !!

Very busy week last week. I ended up doing 2 craft fairs on Friday, straight after each other. One Saturday and one Sunday. 

I feel extremely tired, and i'm starting to panic a bit, as I don't think I'll get everything done in time.

I've finished making this Santa Cushion, which was an order.
 Now in the process of knitting another jumper for a customer. After a while, my hands ache from doing to much knitting, so I then have a break and do some crochet. I haven't got any orders for crochet, so I decided to make a couple of Nordic Gnomes. These are very similar to the gonks that I made a while ago, but the hat is much taller, and there are no arms.
Have another busy weekend ahead, as I've got craft fairs Friday and Saturday, and Monday. At least I'll have Sunday off in between this time.

Going to try and do all my Christmas shopping tomorrow with hubby. 

Hope you are all well and are more orgainised than me !!

Bye for now x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A Herd Of Reindeer.......

Morning all, a little late with the blog today.....I've been a busy girl LOL !!

Here is an order that I've just completed. A friend wanted 5 reindeers....all different for Christmas gifts.  They are relatively easy to knit ...but still takes time to do. I must admit when I was on the 5th one I'd had enough of knitting them.

My friend would also like an initial put on each one, which I haven't done yet, as wanted to show them like this.

I've had a busy past week of craft fairs, doing them Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The beginning of them were great. Did really well Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Less Saturday and almost nothing on Sunday. The Sunday one was supposed to be a Christmas market, but there were a lot of tables selling jumble. I think it either put people off coming in, or if they came in they weren't willing to pay full price for my or other stall holders items. 

Nothing now until Friday. Then I've got Saturday and Sunday too. 

I was lucky in that last Sunday my lovely son and his girlfriend cooked Sunday lunch for me and it was ready when I got in.

......I might push my luck and ask them to do the same this weekend !!!!!!

I've started my next order so might not be around for a few days.

Have a good week and hope to see you soon xx