Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Christmas is coming - the kitten is decorating .
Wonderful fun this morning starting to put the decs up.

Saturday, 25 October 2014


No proper journal page today - up to my ears in wedding favors - all these people do keep on insisting on getting married!

So a thought - and perhaps a plan - - 
Have you seen the Booth's Christmas Book yet?  Talk about extravagant - no wonder their food is so expensive - I shan't be getting our joint there.  

Mind you - it got me thinking.  I can't stand throwing things like that out - there has to be an up-cycling craze to be started there.  You could take the pages out and refill the cover with plain paged to make a scrapbook - you could make a fabric inner and make it into a bag - or laptop cover.

I think I will keep the pages in and work over them.  My favorite Christmas poem is The Night Before Christmas so I think I will work that into the pages.

I am not sure how I am going to do my craft work while I am in my new spot - half my personal stash is in my flat - but if I make it a writing project it will be easier to manage.

Perhaps we should start an Up-cycled Booths page on Pintrest - bet other people are thinking the same.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Vote for me in an award

Right chaps

The National craft Awards have just opened for voting.  They sell it to you like it's representative of the whole industry and they have selected the best stuff out there for you to vote for - but it's really just picked from anyone who deals with The Papercrafter and Crafts Beautiful group of magazines.  The only way to get into the system seems to be to cheat!!!!

Acting on their own advice (and it took me 3 months to track someone down to get a proper answer on this) - If I can get enough people to vote for the shop as an 'other' this year - I may make it to the short list next year.

Here is the link [url][/url] - you do have to fill the whole list I am afraid - but when you get to Craft shops in the North - tick other and add The Kitten and The Goat, Kendal.

I would be grateful for any help you can give - going to be shouting out on my blog and facebook too - so please like and share - let's see if we can break the system  ;D 


Friday, 17 October 2014

Kitten's BIG adventure

OK all - we are fully up and running now.  My son sorted out the phone line and got the computer back on line.  I have done battle with the printer and won.  All the stuff is now out of the old shop and now all I have to do is conquer the last of the boxes.

3 Of the panels are given over to Christmas so you can get cracked on with you Christmas makes now.  There is a HUGE yarn order coming on Tuesday with all the seasonal colour felts and threads.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

kitten's BIG adventure

Day 2 of the move - huge progress (Goat has the pics so have to wait for his camera) - we have got so much done.  The thing that just amazes me is - - - just - how on earth did I get all this stuff in to such a tiny little space?????

Sending out thanks to all the customers who knew about the move and came to show support and say hello - love you guys.

HUGE thanks to the lady ((and you know who you are (XX) )) who spent an hour just running back and forth with full boxes to move - - you got us sooo much further on - still catching up with what  you did today.  I can't say how grateful I am - I am so limited when it comes to the real hands on physical slog type stuff.

I think the 'stage is set' as they say - got to do loads of dressing and sorting out to do which will take me a couple of weeks gently plodding on.

Huge splash for Christmas - so you can see what we have to get the good old creative juices flowing.

Just drop by and test drive the shop layout and see how we can improve it for you


Saturday, 11 October 2014

Kitten's BIG Adventure

This is it!!!!

One, new, clean, empty shop unit.  The guys worked until 7pm last night to finish.  LOVE IT.  I have told them tnere is no rush to move back they have to take their time!

Right - must get onm

Friday, 10 October 2014

Get Britain Stamping

This month is 'Get Britain Stamping' month.  Following on from last year's campaign to get Britain writing the craft big-wigs have got together to spread the word on all the various ways you can add stamping into your life.  - As if we crafters needed persuading!!!!

There is a website - of course - with ideas and a competition - so hop on over and see what is on offer.

Get Britain Stamping


Monday, 6 October 2014

day off

Monday is kitten's day off