Wednesday, 17 December 2008
So here's me wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a fab New Year!
Saturday, 6 December 2008
I really love fairs for things other than sales, great customers, fab other stall holders & great present shopping & the main thing is that I get to spend the day been myself, not a mum or wife just me!
I will get back to blogging next week, hopefully, as our wireless network does not like my computer but loves hubbies so don't know what that is all about.
Have a great weekend
PS Forgot to say that I did manage to do the draw for my 100th post compo, the winner was Joe @ Josie-Mary, so well done. Email me your address and I will get the goodies sent off sometime before Christmas!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Right to start with sorry number 1 - I have been a very bad blogger as I have lots on at the moment, lots of fairs, getting ready for Christmas, husband very busy at work which has forced more day to day chores onto me & then on top of all that I am organising a 'Ladies Pampering' evening for little dears Pre-School tomorrow evening here www.hodsockpriory.com we have sold 100 tickets I have 10 stall holders, 2 beauticians and an Indian takeaway arriving mid way through the evening. I will take some photo's and let you see how it goes.
Sorry number 2 - I have not been leaving lots of comments as I have loaded all my blogs onto Bloglines and it is then a pain to go and leave comments.
Sorry number 3 - The winner of my 100th post competition result, so in theory there is still time to leave me a comment saying anything as you then get entered into the giveaway.
I will try to resume some normality with blogging after this weekend.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Look what arrived in the post for me, a much awaited parcel from Natalie at Roseberry Crafts, she was my swap partner in the Campervan Swap arranged by JellyBelly, Jelly Brain.
More build up, more gorgeous paper, but the chocolates were lucky to get into the photo action!
Yeh! The campervan picture is amazing, the amount of detail and effort was fabulous, the vintage cotton reels are now added to my little collection that I got from my holidays earlier in the year.
Gorgeousness! (Is that a word!) Waiting to be displayed in my studio, talking of my studio, look below!
Look what loveliness arrived on my door step on Saturday, don't get the impression that I need a different brooch for every outfit, I sell these at my fairs! Lovely friend Sara @ All about Eden makes them for me. I have to say my favourite one is the aqua one and guess which one sold!
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Smoked Mackerel Pate
4 Smoked Mackerel Fillets taken off the skin and mashed
4 Finely chopped Spring Onions
1/2 the rind of a Lemon
1/2 the juice of a Lemon
1 small container of Philidelphia
2 tablespoons of Horseradish
Basically just mush it all up together and serve on warm ciabatta or crusty bread.
It tastes really great even little dear loved it, a great weekend lunch recipe!
I then made some Pork Kebabs with a sage, onion and lemon dressing again easy to make and lush to taste!
After all the cooking in the house today I went into my work room with little dear in tow and started to get inspired by the Christmas bug! I had a play around with my button stash and made some little brooches and then had a go at making a little fat robin!
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
- Finish off my accounts, they need to be with HMCE by the 1st November.
- Start thinking about my next newsletter.
- Cut out the 4 custom ordered cushions.
- Send out magazine swap items, Campervan/Magazine
- Cut out 10 childs aprons.
- 4 bibs started & finished.
- The epic 'Lavender Bag' assault continues.
I will keep you posted on how things are throughout the week, what am I talking about week its Thursday tomorrow!
I have also opened a Folksy shop today, I would love your views on the whole Esty/Folksy thing.
Just realised I am 2 posts away from the big 100, so check back soon, as if I have not got enough to do I will do a 'Giveaway'.
Friday, 10 October 2008
Yesterday was not as productive as planned as I was so tired that I went to sleep for an hour in the afternoon! But got done Package for potential wholesale customer and 5 weekend set bags.
Any way must dash as I am going away!
Have a good weekend, catch up Tuesday!
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Yesterdays Eco totes now photographed.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Teacher gift idea made, I hate it but it's one thing of my list
Monday, 6 October 2008
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Well I have had a busy week and next week seems to continue the theme. But my high light this week was booking tickets to the Country Living fair in London. Me & my sister are going down for a nosey to see if it is a viable option for next year for Just Original.
I have lots to do this week so to make sure I am achieving things I am going to blog every evening this week with my done list, but I am going to write down my definitely must do list and anything I do extra to this is a real bonus.
- Finish off 'Campervan Swap' items.
- Make up 10 Eco bags.DONE
- Cut out 4 cushions for an order.
- Make up 20 recipe books for baking sets. (All ready printed, need cutting & sewing)-DONE
- Put together a package for a potential wholesale customer.DONE
- Make up 10 'Weekend' set netting bags.DONE
- Cut out labels for weekend sets.DONE
- Start making up gift sets. DONE
- Cut out 10 cushions.
- Cut out 10 child's aprons.
- Make up 10 baking set bags. DONE
- Lavender bags & more lavender bags.
- Try out some new gift ideas for Teachers Christmas gifts. DONE
As you can see lots to do, so I will let you know how I get on tomorrow with pictures as proof.
Monday, 29 September 2008
The show itself was Southwell Ploughing Match and to be honest it was more like a County show there was so much going on and it was well organised and very well attended. So I will be doing it again next year.
I also want to say a big thank you to you guys your comments on my last post were great. I am going to the CL fair in November to have a nosey at what to expect and then I will make the decision in the New Year. I may need the help again from you lot for advice from some of you who have done the fair before, but also I might need some of your wares to sell when I am there as the general impression I got from your comments were that I needed lots of stock.
Anyway I have lots to do as I have run low on a lot of stock but luckily I have no fairs until November. I also have lots of swaps to do, me been foolish thought it would be a great pick me up and now I am scratching my head and pulling my hair out!
So hello to my swap partners out there, Lucy from Lucy Locket, Natalie from Roseberry Crafts & Lisa from Bon Souvenir over in the States.
Sorry there are no photo's having problems down loading them at the moment!
Monday, 15 September 2008
I came back from the fair a little deflated even though I had managed to achieve a lot whilst there in terms of making plans, and re-doing all my price tags. I just though to myself why bother! So I have made a promise to myself in that if all my fairs are a little disappointing this year I am going to bite the bullet and do 'The Country Living Fair' next year. I am looking at doing the Scottish one I think but I am not quite sure yet, so if any of you have any advice, tips on attending the CL fairs as an exhibitor they would be gratefully appreciated.
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Entertainment what fun!
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Well what have I been up to, I have redesigned my Website which should be going live in the next few days, I have got to iron out a few hitches there. I have been doing bits of sewing for a fair I have this weekend at Richard Herrod Playing field in Nottingham.
I have also been sorting out all my produce, potato's, tomato and spring onions, I have to say they were and are lovely. I have also made my first lot of jam, I have to say it was a success but it did test me at times.
Catch up soon.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
- She's stroppy.
- She's showing off!
- She's tired in the day as she is not going to bed until 9.30, even though I am doing the normal routine an she is in bed for 7.30.
- She almost a little hyper active at times.
- She's wanting 100% of my attention.
- She's not listening, I am forever counting to 5 to get things done.
- She's got to have the last word.
- She's been getting up to mischief and destroying her bedroom.
Things are a little weird around her at moment in the fact that her daddy is working a lot at the moment but he is coming home every night but not until after she is gone to bed. This has happened before as hubbo works for himself. But she seems to be really missing him. Things have got that bad around her I have arranged for her to start at a nursery school every Thursday afternoon starting tomorrow. Both Grandparents have gone off the radar at the moment in terms of offering to have her, I am sure if I asked they would but I won't. I even went to meet an old friend on Monday for a few hours and little dear was that bad, she said " What's happened to her". I was not upset with my friend saying it I was upset by what she had said, because it was so true.
I'm not asking for miracle cures or anything here I just wanted to get it off my chest as its a big thing in my life at the moment.
Thanks for listening!
Thursday, 31 July 2008
A super cute cup & saucer bought for little dear from the same antiques shop for £6, a little expensive but worth it!
Isn't this bird gorgeous, I bought this from a local shop before I went on holiday, it goes really well with my colour scheme in my front room!
I received some book tokens for my birthday so I ordered 2 new books this one and another, they are both great but in very different ways.
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Do a bit of ironing!
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
This is hubbo and little dear contemplating where the best fishing spot is. I did not realise until now that they were both in pink stripey tops. Little dear finds it so funny that her Dad wears pink.