Friday, 26 October 2007

The big push!

I would of liked to of added some photo's but the damn PC will not let me.

The list that I set out to do for last weekend seems to have ended up been a list for all of the week. Anyway down to the nitty gritty what have I done.

1. 14 items cut out
2. All of my Christmas hangers done, 48 in total.
3. All the button snakes complete, 27 in total, just remembered no ribbon on them yet.
4. Packaged up some items but not all that's still WIP.
5. Dispatched my wholesale order (thank god!)

An addition to this was my Accounts.

Me & my sister had a look through my stock list for the shows, she has decided that I have not got enough. I called her many things at that point under my breath, but she's probably right.

Any way I have been up since 5.30, I decided to do some cutting out! I can not believe that it does not get light until 7.30. Just shows what time I normally get up!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 22 October 2007

Thank you!

I just wanted to say thank you to Ali @ domesticail for the fab Christmas organiser, it's all ready been put to good use over the weekend! I hope you like your parcel when it arrives.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

England lost!

Oh well we can't win every thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If only I could personally go and comfort Jonny Wilkinson! (no Babysitter, so best stay put).

Vanessa x

Small update!

Only 6 more button snakes to thread, then hubbo takes over to do his bit for the crafting world! I will finish these of whilst I watch Rugby. I am a really big fan, not one of these fly by night supporters!

I have cut out 4 laundry bags & 2 large aprons, only 4 more items to tick that one of the list.

No sewing done! Boo Hoo

See you tomorrow

Friday, 19 October 2007

Get it down on paper!

I'm back from the Lakes, it was really fab! Lots of walking and eating, but very little shopping. Me & my Mum went checking out the competition, OMG, How expensive? How badly made? I won't give out names though, as I may get sued!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We went to visit The World of Peter Rabbit, it was fab. I think I loved it more than darling, it was so exciting. I kept finding new things around every corner.
Any way the list I am going to write means I feel pressurised to actually achieve something this weekend. I will update you on Monday as to how I've got on.
1. Finish making up the button snakes (see previous post).
2. Make up all Christmas smellie hangers.
3. Package up all stock in preparation for shows.
4. Print out price list for show.
5. Get a wholesale order packaged.
6. Cut out at least 10 items.
I think the above list is realistic, as I have darling all day with me on Saturday & I want a lie in on Sunday.
I hope you all have a good weekend, see you on Monday.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

My visit to Buxton!

Well after talking to Sara @ All about Eden/Kitty's Pretty things, we decided to meet up, after talking on the phone most days since June. We had a few false starts in the morning but I finally made it to cold Buxton(3 degrees colder than home).

We had a lovely lunch with cake (Courtesy of my Hubby xxxx) and looked though some of my sewing books, we only stopped talking to catch our breathe. We then went round to see the sites of Buxton, the sewing shop, charity shops and the Wishes shop, which I absolutely love.

We then exchanged 15 metres of fabric for 8 bags that Sara had made up for me for all my Christmas Fairs. That means I have 8 more stock items (pressure release).

I would have taken some photo's but I forgot in all the excitement of meeting up. By the way Sara thanks for all the buttons, they will be put to good use!!

Any way if any of you out there get the chance to meet a fellow blogger, do it, even if you have to cancel a couple of times along the way.

Vanessa x

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Homes & Gardens

The fabric order arrived on Thursday, and guess what it is still on Sunday. I will get round to cutting off your stash Sara. I have been cutting out Pinnies for all the Christmas Fairs.

What do you think these button snakes will turn into!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My studio has an extra layre of bricks on since the last photo. The hubbo is working on it today so by this afternoon it should have one more layre.

Spotted this in B & Q yesterday, my darling loved it so in the run up to the Peter Rabbit visit, I thought why not! The birds do not know what to make of it though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whilst hubby and darling are out in the garden this afternoon, who knows I might get some sewing done!
Have a good day
Vanessa x

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Take a deep breath!!!!!

I have been waking up in the middle of night having panic attacks about how much stock I will need for all the Christmas Fairs I am attending. All I seem to be doing is cutting out stuff and sewing up b****y lavender bags (another story). I also have my sister nagging me about how this is going to be your busiest time of the year so get your bum in gear.

Just a quick update on how the 'Daily Mail' thing went, in the 1st weekend I had 4 orders which were a mix of many items but mainly Lavender Bags (1 person ordered 20). I know the article was on Lavender bags but I do make other things other than them!! I also had 2 wholesale enquiries I was really excited and now I am thinking b****y h**l, I hope they do not come off! (once more my sister gives me another lecture).

I also ordered 78 metres of fabric yesterday, that needs paying for at the end of November so I really need to do well over the festive period, I think I will but if all goes horribly wrong I will be having a good January Sale.

I also booked a holiday in August for December to Lanzarote, this seemed like a really good idea at the time, but this is just adding to my dilemma as it falls just as I should be completing all the Christmas web orders. Oh well nothing I can do now. I have had to start Christmas shopping as well as I hate being disorganised, it's not in my nature.

I go away next weekend to Keswick in the Lake District I am really looking forward to it as I am looking forward to the more obvious seasonal change that happens up there! I have also promised to take my daughter to the Beatrix Potter World of Peter Rabbit, she is really looking forward to it, me too secretly.

I will hopefully load up some photos on my next visit.

Thanks for listening, sorry for the bad language, believe me in person it has been far worse!!!!!!!!!