Sunday, 31 October 2010

My first craft stall.......

I've been a little quiet on the blogger front recently, we had half term a couple of weeks ago and I'd decided that I was going to potty train L. It turned out to be a bit of a non starter bless him. He will be 3 at the end of November but he really doesn't get the concept! He will sit on the toilet and the potty but doesn't do anything on there! He will however do his business in his pants so after clearing up mess we've gone back to pull ups and taking it slowly. Though he's full of a bad cold at the moment so don't want to push him too much.


So a week of clearing up after L and H saying she is bored every 5 minutes I didn't have the energy to come onto the computer. I try to visit the blogs I follow quite regularly but I do tend to post infrequently.



Then I decided to take the plunge and actually do a stall at a local fair, a friend of a friend mentioned that a school near to us will be doing a Christmas fair soon and I should have a stall with my cards. Ok, I thought I can do this.........eek! What have I agreed to.



So since then I have been making Christmas cards and making some felt decorations. I've also crocheted some phone socks too. See below.



I've decorated some old coffee jars.




There are two of each cupcake picture, these were Ikea frames I bought in a charity shop.



The fabric on the Xmas trees is the £2 scraps pack from Fabric Rehab, I bought 5 packs a while ago. There's some lovely pieces in there.


How much should I charge is the question, I don't want to charge too much and put buyers off but I will be putting a considerable amount of effort into making things. Any suggestions kindly welcomed.




This is a cheeky picture of my OH and L in L's play house in the garden, don't think we're going to have many more nice days but I have to say I do like the winter, cosy fires, big hearty dinners and of course Christmas which I love.

I have been tagged by Loo from Jumbles and Pompoms and I've received another award from the lovely Michelle at Creative Crafting. I haven't forgot ladies but it's all systems go at the moment so I will post about those soon.

Nic xx

Friday, 15 October 2010

A book obsession


I've gone a bit book crazy recently, a number of books have accidently found their way into my basket on Amazon oops! Or I've HAD to go into The Works whilst out shopping, just to look of course, but then you spot a book and you know if you don't get it there and then it might not be there when you go back.

I picked up this book from The Works and as you can see it was only £2.99, what a bargain. There's some lovely makes in here, not too much out of my reach either.



This book was from TK Maxx, it's lots of lovely felt makes. Can't wait to try out some of these. Also only £2.99!

This was one of my splurges on Amazon, I love this style and would love to try and replicate some of the journal pages. It looks really messy and lots of fun.

This was my other book from Amazon, I don't want to go back to work in an office when L starts school so I'm frantically thinking of ways so I don't have to! Hopefully I can make more of my cards and other makes so that I don't have to :)
I made some more cards for my friends shop today, it was a real struggle as I haven't made any for a while and I just couldn't get any ideas. I know this is a simple card but there was alot of thinking before it actually came about. I need to do it more regularly but that naughty time just keeps running away from me.


Me and the OH are going out tonight, it's been awhile but I quite like it like that as I enjoy it much more then. It won't be a late one as H will be babysitting for us, we've agreed a rate of £2 which I think is pretty reasonable.

I've been tagged by Loo from Jumbles and Pompoms so I've got some questions to have a think over at the weekend and will post next week.

Have a good weekend everyone - Nic xx








Sunday, 10 October 2010

My first award!


I recently received the following award from the lovely Annie at The Felt Fairy, please check out her blog it's a great read and she does monthly giveaways!
The rules are that I now need to let you know 7 interesting facts about myself, I'll use the term interesting loosely as I'm not sure how interesting they are!

1. I cannot stand ironing and haven't ironed for over 3 years! True :)
2. I love cupcakes but cannot eat wheat so I have to make my own, which me and H seemed to have perfected the perfect ones just recently (see below):


3. I absolutely love a bargain and love a good rummage at the charity shops/car boots.
4. I have recently taught myself to crochet and love it (much easier than knitting).
5. I'm an Avon Representative and have been for over 2 years, I decided to do it after being made redundant whilst on maternity leave.
6. I'm an massive bookworm and when I start reading a book I just can't put it down. Hence why I haven't been on blogger recently. I've only just got into the Harry Potter series (abit late I know) and I'm just about to start the last book and I can't wait. I just love immersing myself in a good book. When I was younger I would walk to the local library on a Saturday morning and spend all day there reading, I loved the peace and quiet.
7. I've been card making for a couple of years and hope to make more of my hobby, I have cards for sale in my friends flower shop and I'm hoping to do some school fairs before Christmas too.
I also need to pass this onto 5 of my fellow bloggers, which is tough to pick out of the lovely blogs that I read. I also know that some have already won this award too.
The inspirational blog of Mimi and Tilly
The beautiful blog of Coco Rose Textiles
The yummy blog of Country Heart and Home
A new blog I have discovered - Jumbles and Pompoms
The lovely blog of Lemonade Kitty
Please check these ladies out if you get the chance.
Nic xx
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