Saturday, 24 October 2009

my first Christmas Fair is fast approaching.....

Yep, I'm all signed up for 4 fairs (plus a couple of smaller events) this festive season and I need to get into gear if I'm to have plenty of stock! My first fair for Christmas'09 is at a local school. I'm really impressed with the quality and quantity of stall holders they have confirmed and, with all the goodies on offer, I'm destined to do a bit of shopping too and possibly nibble on a couple of mince pies and a sip of mulled wine to wash it down with.......
Here are some of my 'fair-makes' so far.......let the sewing frenzy commence!
Christmas puds
my favourite.....gingies!
little Christmas cottages

Happy crafting everyone!

p.s. still have sickly children, both of them now, poor little coughing and spluttering angels, bless....

Wednesday, 14 October 2009 holders and poorly mini people

Here are my new mini hairclip holders, great to take on your travels and adventures. Clip them to your bag, belt, keyring.......take them with you anywhere.

I made this batch for my eldest daughter, Maddie's, 6th birthday party. They will go in the girls' party bags, this year Maddie has chosen a fashion makeover theme (aged 6 going on 16!). We have neon pink hair mascara, glittery tattoos, make up, nail polish, pretty hair clips and a rail full of 'fashion' items (a mix of charity shop and new finds with sparkly belts and scarves and fluffy things!). But Maddie is a bit poorly today so she is lying on the sofa, wrapped up in a blanket watching Beauty and the Beast, sounds like a perfect duvet day, someone pass the family sized bag of Doritos!


Friday, 9 October 2009

....parties parties parties

Party season is just getting started, the girl's have a bowling party to go to tomorrow and then it's parties nearly every weekend from now until Christmas. Not to mention a halloween party I'm throwing for the kids and their pals AND Maddie's 6th Bday party (can't believe she'll be 6).

I handed over an order for some girly party bag favours yesterday......these personalised cupcake hairclip holders were just right for a young lady celebrating her 11th birthday.

I also managed to list them in my shops (etsy and folksy) yesterday and received an order for 5 of them this morning! Yay! makes me smile :o)

Not only that but my lovely customer blogged about them too.....check out her blog and her beautiful handcrafted jewellery too.

I've also made a mini 'travel' version of these hairclip holders for Maddie's party favours, I'm a bit ahead of myself for a change as her party is not until the end of Nov but with 4 fairs planned for the festive season I need to get my act together, nevermind the mountain of paperwork waiting for me......... I will post pics of the mini/travel version soon, just waiting for my split rings to arrive to add to them....

Bye-bye for now,

Thursday, 8 October 2009

...and the winner is....

Thank you to all of you who took the time to enter my little monster competition and telling me about this year's costumes, very entertaining indeed. But there could only be one winner, so we put everyone's names into the witches hat (held by Maddie)........

......had a good old delve around.......

........picked out one piece of paper .........

....don't hold us in suspense......who is it Maddie?

yay! congratulations Holly, monster goodies are on their way to you....what's that coming over the hill is it a monster? is it a monster??....

Thanks again everyone, I will run a little christmas giveaway in the not too distant future.


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

My Monster Giveaway Competition is now closed

I shall reveal the winner later on today when Maddie gets home from school to pick the winner from the witches hat!

Good luck everyone :)


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Folksy Finds....

My little shortcake/gingerbread man has been featured over on found on folksy - yippee!

Thanks so much to Glassprimitif for spotting him!