Thursday, 29 January 2015

A Board

The most amazing thing has happened - my A Board has turned up

It was stolen months ago and the other day a young chap came intot he shop and said it has been thrown over his fence into his garden and did I want it back?


Can't tell you how thrilled I am to have it back again.

So here it is - in all it's glory - back at the bottom of the ally

It's obviously been kept under cover - there is no damage at all - if only it could talk!


Monday, 26 January 2015

Day Off

Monday is kitten's day off

It's been a total nightmare - but the move is now complete.  The last of the workmen has been and finished the job - and put right the blunders!   I need to get a new unit to replace Ben's that I borrowed - that should be in the week sometime but it's not a biggie.

I really am having a proper day off today - I need it - tomorrow I will be back and starting to function normally.


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Shop move

Need I say more!!!

I  am here if you want me - the loose basket of yarn is reduced to £1 A BALL to clear it as it was left in the shop while the builders were working (no comment)  :-(

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

back to work

Right chaps - big meeting have been going on - I will be back at the shop from tomorrow.  I won't be able to trade properly - there is tons of repairs to finish - cleaning to do - and stock to sort out - but I will be there if you need me.

I had better get back - I have just picked up loads of goodies from the Dovecraft Fun Fair range - big bright colours - so much fun

I treated myself to a couple more Gelatos colour packs - Craft Obsessions have got them 20% off - then another 10% - can't resist that one.

I also picked up simple Homemade mag and Simple Cards and Paper craft mag with free feather die cut on one and matching stamp set and stencil on the other - I have been looking for a feather set for ages.

If I don't get back to work quick - I will spend all the Christmas profits!!!


Monday, 19 January 2015


I am not quite sure what today is - but after the week I have had - I am hiding and never coming out!


Monday, 12 January 2015

Day Off ((?))

Monday is kitten's day off

and I have sooo much to do if we are going to move this week


Thursday, 8 January 2015

New Book Style for you

This is a formula to make a book from one sheet of card- just with a few folds and a simple cut.  It's a formula that will work on any shape or size card so you don;'t have any fiddly measurements to get right.

Start with either an A4 sheet of card or a 12" square (this is a 12" square)

Score down the centre
turn card top to side and score in the centre of the card - then in the centre of each side to create 4 equal sections

Now cut down the single centre - between the 2 middle panels to create a gap in the middle
fold along all of the crease lines really well to create the book pages
you will be pushing out the centre crease of the gap you made
add some double sided tape on the sides indicated - you can place the tape along the sides/edges of the panels for a better stick - I just wanted to show you the panels you need to add the tape to
fold along the centre line and secure the book in half
then secure the centre pages to create a star shape

Fold your star into the completed book shape - give the card a good old 'wriggle' to make the pages sit well together
Now you can decorate you r book as you wish - the smaller one is made from an A4 sheet of card.

PS - I do trim the page edges to neaten them if the centre fold sticks out a bit.

Dead easy - love it!


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Kitten's new shop

Right chaps - the big news is - I may be back in my shop at the end of next week. 

Don't ask me how - it still looks like a building site to me.

Latest photos - my beautiful new ceiling it is being plastered now and has loads of insulated board (there are about 3 layers in some places because it was so uneven.  They have covered in the new beam and all the construction work and it looks beautiful.

the passage way ceiling has also been covered - I so miss my 'wall of wool' can't wait to get it back (spent a huge amount at Simon's yesterday - it will be good to have somewhere to put it all!).  You can see that all the wall details have been left - which is fantastic.

oh - and - Darren - the man who CAN!!!!!!

They are going to give it a coat of paint for me - and do the bit of fixing I need - which is great for the old goad because he is still up to his eyes with the big animation project.

I am so looking forward to getting my spot beck - it's going to be such a great 'making' year.  Might even try to find myself a design place somewhere.


Friday, 2 January 2015

Back to work

Happy New Year to all

I have had a wonderful break - really restful - and now I am itching to get back into the swing of it all.  Thank you to all for the Christmas and birthday cards - and all the lovely goodies - especially from Henry - who has been really spoilt!

Today and tomorrow I shall be concentrating on getting the sale under-way and the website stock levels up to date.

So we have 20% off all things Christmas themed - that included all the Fatcat and Mouseloft Christmas kits and the Posh Dog bandannas.  That is both in the shop and on line.

There is also a HALF PRICE Christmas section - that is in the shop only as I can keep adding bits as I find them.

Remember that this is for January ONLY.  After that Christmas is gone - packed away from the shop.

Then next week we will be starting to concentrate on all your knitting and crochet needs.  January and February are the big knitting months - just what you need to keep you snug on these long winter evenings.

Right - let's get on with it then!