Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Catch Up...........

Morning all, well half way through another week LOL !!!

Thought I would let you know what's been happening in my life at the moment.

Firstly, did a new venue craft fair on Friday. It was well attended, with loads of positive comments, and of course, loads of sales !! Did rather well. 

Secondly, went to ally pally on Saturday. I haven't been for a couple of years and boy oh boy what a difference !!!!!! Almost half the size of what it used to be !! Very spacious, with loads of room in-between the aisles. Even people with those dreaded trolleys weren't in the way. Bought a few things - spent about £50. A couple of woodware stamps (see below), the usual red tape, glue etc. Bought a M.D.F. Christmas decoration , which I'm in the process of putting together and painting. 

Thirdly, my eldest has been home for a few days, which is always lovely.

 This is the first of the Woodware stamps. I've used promarkers to colour him in. Then with a white gel pen, have added a highlight on his nose.

 The second Woodware stamp. Again, I've coloured in with promarkers. For the beard and hat I've used "Nellie Snellen Effect snow glue". Just swirl it over the area and when it's dry it's hard and keeps its form.

 This card is made using stamps and dies from "the slow boat in China" company. I've used water pencils on the background and have drawn in the washing line. The sentiment was in my stash.
Doing another new venue craft fair on Sunday, so will let you know how I get on x

Friday, 14 September 2018

Some C.A.S Christmas Cards......

Morning all, two blogs in as many days......LOL !!

I've been buying dies from Ali express recently. They are considerably cheaper than some in uk, and although you have to wait for them to come across in the "slow boat from China", once here, are worth the wait.
 Here are 3 cards using these dies.

 The wording on these three cards are not from Ali Express.
Going to Ally Pally tomorrow with friends, so will report back on the spends !!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Second Dragon Finished .......

Morning all, a quick blog today, just to show the second completed dragon. This time in purple and pink.

Just love the pattern, and will certainly be making some more soon.

Also completed the second nativity scene for a customer. Must admit, i didn't enjoy making the second set. The main pattern is the same for each character (apart from Mary & the animals) so was too repetitive to be enjoyable.

Itching to start something else now......!!!

Bye for now x

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Drake the Dragon......

Morning all, hope your weekend is going great, and that you're enjoying your Sunday.

I made this crochet dragon this week. I finished it on Thursday evening and put these photos on facebook. Within 20 minutes I had sold him to a friend, who co-incidentally, had just become a grandmother for the first time. It was a boy, who has been named "George", so she just had to have him!!!

I'm in the process of making another one in purple and pink, so will show photos when finished. 

Not had any craft fairs this week, but starting a new venue on Friday, so hopefully will be a success. The organiser is planning on making it a regular event, so watch this space as they say.

Now today I have to send special wishes and congratulations to my family.

Firstly, it's my hubbies birthday today, and secondly, my youngest son has just got his dream job of a fire officer. 

Love and kisses to both of them. 

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to putting more things on soon. x

Monday, 3 September 2018

Been Busy over the Weekend.....

Morning all, hope you all had a good weekend. Weather warming up again, which is nice, just hope it wont be too big a shock when we get the cold weather again!!!

Over the weekend, I decided to make these post-it-note holders with a calendar.
I've made them loads of times, as I sell them regularly on my stalls, but it's the first time I've added a calendar to the front.

As you can see, these ones have more decoration on them, but as the calendar takes up most of the space at the front, I decided to leave them plain.

Hopefully they will sell just as well as previous ones...... here's hoping !!

Enjoy your week, whatever you are doing. x

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Nordic Gnomes.......

Morning all, hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend, even if it has been a short week ?? 

Here are some more Christmas makes. This time nordic gnomes. Saw a lot of these last year, and although I had crochet some of my own, I thought I would make these out of felt.

The body is basically a tube, filled with weighted plastic pellets and stuffing. The beards I have used bought tassels. I had these star buttons in my stash, which go with the nordic theme.

Only made 3 at the moment, but will be making loads more. !!!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Gift Boxes......

 Morning all, hope you are all well, and enjoyed the bank holiday yesterday.
I was meant to do a craft fair yesterday, went there, but didn't like the set up. You had to park your car in one area, unload and walk through several paths to get to the field. The grass was still wet from Sunday. A few stall holders had already cancelled. So I just thought it wasn't worth it. So I came home !!
Nice surprise for my hubby, although he was doing some D.I.Y jobs for me!!

A few days ago, I made these little gift boxes. They can hold 3 t-lights or a couple of chocolates.

I started thinking of other ways that I could decorate them.........

...... and came up with these!! Halloween or Christmas.

I put the photos on my facebook page and within a couple of hours got orders for a total of 15 reindeers!!

Must admit they do look cute.

So busy now making these. Nearly finished the second set of Nativity characters for a customer. Have loads of things that I want to do, but time has started speeding up on me. Can't believe it's nearly September......where did the summer go???

Must go now, thanks for popping by and hopefully see you again soon. x