Sunday, 13 March 2011
To enter you simply have to follow our shop blog and leave a comment on our Birthday post telling me what your ideal Birthday present would be, simple..
... and this is what you could win
a beautiful Apron made with fabric from the Clark and Clark Teacup range.
Well the competition ends at 8pm tonight and the winner will be announce at 9pm so what are you waiting for?
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Its been a fantastic first year and even if I say so myself I am proud of everything we have achieved during this time. It has been hard work and some would say I was mad starting a business in what is a luxury market with the economy being as it is but we have finished the year in a good place to start year 2.
We have come a long way in 12 months, we now run 3 craft clubs a week for up to 20 ladies, this had to be cut down from 4 sessions to make way for the 2 sewing groups that run on alternate Saturdays, these are 2 groups of 4 ladies at a time learning basic sewing skills and having a great time doing it.
As well as the adult classes we hold regular craft sessions for Children from age 8, these have been a huge success and kits for these classes being sold to 2 local childminders which are up to 10 kits at a time.
As with all businesses we have area that are more popular than others, the personalised items we make for Children have been hugely popular and are in fact one of our best sellers, our kitchen section is constantly having to be re-stocked and the Home ware section is getting extremely popular.
I have also had some commissioned orders for larger pieces of furniture, in fact 2 I have at the minute are to re-cover an old ottoman in some new fabric and to re-vamp a chest of drawers. Pieces I have undertaken have ranged from small trinket boxes to large toy boxes.
All in all it has been a great first year, I couldn't have done it without the love and support of all my family and Friends, some old friends and a lot of them are new friends I wouldnt have met without the shop, they have been a rock in times when the stress levels were high and orders were pilling up, you know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart, without you all my journey would have been tougher.
Well enough of the chatting now to the celebrations!!!
To celebrate our first year coupled with gaining over 1,000 followers on Facebook I am doing a giveaway.
The prize will be an Apron made using this beautiful fabric by Clark and Clark called Tea Cups. I love this, it is a gorgeous Cotton Duck fabric which is just so pretty and was calling my name when I saw it in our local fabric shop.
I will give additional prizes if we get lots of people who enter to give everyone a fair chance of winning.
So what do you need to do??
To be entered all you need to do is follow my shop blog and leave me a comment as to what you would like as a Birthday present, the draw will take place next Sunday the 13th at 8pm when the entries will be counted and the winners/s chosen. Results will be given at 9pm.
So if you want to be in with a chance of winning pop over, follow my blog and just leave me a comment!
p.s I promise not to be away for so long in future. xx
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Well what have I been doing? I have been very busy with orders and making new stock for the shop so thats my excuse for not having visited my blog in such a long time.
The shop is doing really well and is keeping us very busy at the minute, we have taken some wedding orders for the upcoming months which is really nice.
We have craft club well established now and have now had to extend this to 3 sessions a week to give everyone a place, we have met some lovely people since opening the shop and the craft club is proving to be very popular. Our ladies are all different crafting abilities but they all seem very keen to have a go at anything we throw at them. Her are the first 3 Ladies who have been with us since the first week
Monday, 2 November 2009
Not a massive order just 50 pocket invites together with acceptance cards.
The outside of the invite
That's another order completed, back to my never ending 'To Do' list
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Saturday, 31 October 2009
I lined all the drawers out using papers to match the colour of ink I used and added a length of tape measure along the bottom as this will be used as a sewing box.
I used a set of Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamps along with a set of flourish stamps by Rhonna farrer to make up the design. I then used a brown pen to add the small branches and added pearls to the finished design.
A few close up pictures of the hardanger used on the top
The hardanger was designed by a very talented lady called Colly who has an online shop which you should go and have a look at.
I used small wooden reel to make handles for the drawers which I painted and stamped to match the box.
I have orders for 2 more of these, the first one is for Colly and I am going to start this one today so hopefully I will have pictures of that one next week.
Well I am now on the countdown to Christmas, as you all know I do have a few grandchildren to cater for but I am not making for all of them this year so that should make Christmas a little easier.
So far I have 4 patchwork quilts to make, these are for the babies that hadn't been born when I made the last lot of quilts. I also have 3 pencil boxes to make like those I made last year, these are for the little ones who have just started school this year. I also have a few orders to get finished for other people so this will no doubt keep me out of trouble for a little while.
Hope to be back tomorrow with pictures of a few more bits I have made, off to do some chores as I will be going to see my Son at some point today as it is his birthday
Happy Birthday Dean! x x x
Monday, 26 October 2009
Well what can I say, its been 3 months since I last posted on here!
Things have been a little hectic over the last few months, I had a few personal problems which have now been resolved, my hubby and I are back together and things are a lot less stressful since we moved house.
The new house is so small but I am steadily sorting through my crafting stash and making a little room for it, some has gone to my daughters house for storage, some in the attic and some in the garage. It has been difficult deciding on what goes where as I always need the stuff I didn't think I would need that has gone to my Daughters house, never mind it will all be sorted in time I guess.
I have been doing some thinking over the last few months and have plans for a new venture after Christmas with 2 of my friends, I am so excited about this and will have more details about this soon so watch this space.
The best news is that I have finally given in my notice at work, I officially finish on the 6th November although I doubt I will be at work this week as I have Cellulitis in my leg so at least one week on the sick for me, I am on antibiotics so we shall see.
Well I will be back later with pics of some of the items I have made over the past few months if I can get the photos transfered onto my new pc.
See you later!
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Today's challenge over at 365 cards is Imagine this... Bubbles!
think of bubbles and how they might inspire your card.
Well bubbles to me means a nice hot bath brimming with Bubbles!
Here is what I mean
I have added the bath and then coated the top of it with Puffy Paint, the polka dot paper also reminds me of Bubbles and the dots are carried on through the ribbon and the button. I used a small rub on that says Relax to the side.
and the inside reads - You deserve it!
Short and sweet as I am off out to my Sons house and to have a sneak peep at a house I am going to view on Monday
Back later to check on everyone else's cards