Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve


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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

It's my birthday




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Monday, 26 December 2016

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Eve - not quite an art day

Line up for a Christmas season of cute kittens!!!



and as for the art - the window over Christmas


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Thursday, 22 December 2016

I have eaten my frog!

Don’t panic – no slicing and dicing of our cute little Kermit is involved!

This is a tip I picked up from my business mentor to help you get things done.

If you had to eat a frog before you go to bed today – when would you eat it?

We all have ‘those’ projects.  You know – the ones we started with all good intentions – and then went off - - or the ones that have got buried because we ran out of something – or we passed over on to more exciting things – or sparked off another idea.  Those are your ‘frogs’.  We push them away in the cupboard – or burry them in boxes and forget all about them – well we try to forget all about them – but they niggle away at our subconscious and hold us back – those are your frogs.

Soooo – you HAVE to do it.  You have to eat your frog today.  Do you put it off for as long as possible and not go to bed for 3 days because you really just can’t – or do you slice your frog on toast for breakfast and get it over with because that way – you can play all day without it hanging over your head all the time.

Meet my frog of the past 8 months or so.  I started it because I never make enough 'big dog' jumpers - but I had only done about 4" and I went off it.

 It has been sitting in my favourite work basket (thinking as it was in my favourite basket I would do something about it! – yeah – right -  don’t work).  Every time I finish a project and am looking to fill in an odd evening I have picked it up and done a bit - but I have hated every minute of it!  This year I have been making a huge effort to finish – tidy – clear – and I have finally finished it.

The positive side is - I love the basket weave stitch - so I will be writing a new jumper pattern with that stitch - but a nicer body pattern.

I can’t tell you just how good it is to have finally finished chewing on my frog!!!!!!


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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Freebie project for you

Every Christmas I make a little gift for all my fellow shop owners in the alley.  This year I have come up with a seriously cute little basket with a handle for a Ferro Rochier.



Start with a magic ring
Round 1: work 6 double crochet into the magic ring.  Join with a slip stitch.
Round 2: chain 1, work 2 double crochet into each stitch around edge.  Join with a slip stitch.
Round 3: chain 1, *work 2 double crochet into the first stitch, work 1 double crochet into the next stitch, repeat from * around edge.  Join with a slip stitch.
Round 4: chain 1, *work 2 double crochet into the first stitch, work 1 double crochet into each of the next 2 stitches, repeat from * around edge.  Join with a slip stitch.
Round 5: chain 1, work 1 double crochet into each stitch around edge.  Join with a slip stitch.
Round 6: chain 1, work 1 double crochet into each stitch around edge.  Join with a slip stitch.
Round 7: chain 1, work 1 double crochet into each stitch around edge.  Join with a slip stitch.
Round 8: chain 1, work 1 double crochet decrease, work 1 double crochet into each of the next 2 stitches, repeat from * around edge.  Join with a slip stitch.
Round 9: chain 1, work 1 double crochet into each stitch around edge.  Join with a slip stitch.
Work 15 chain stitch for the handle, join to body of basket about half way across with a slip stitch,
Slip stitch all around top opening of basket.
Double crochet over chain handle.
Finish Yarn.


Tie a contrast bow at the side of the handle.


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Monday, 19 December 2016

Cute Kitten Fix

The shop is open on Mondays in December - but you can still get your Monday 'cute kitten fix'




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Monday, 12 December 2016

Cute Kitten Fix

The shop is open on Mondays during December - but you still get a cute kitten pic



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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Saturday - but no art today

I hit the ground running about 8.30 this morning - and I have just got back home - put my feet up and started on catching up with all the computer stuff.  The town has been lovely and busy, but I have been trying to take it gentle - promise!  Everytime there is a lull I put the kettle on and have a cup of tea standing at my desk tidying up and trying to keep things straight.  It's mostly working.

It sounds odd - but I don't think people realise that it's only 2 weeks and I will be sitting here on my hols.  I am getting lots of poeple looking for help with ideas and going away to think about it - and I am still getting people asking me if I will be getting more in before Christmas.  Sorry folks, I am afraid that I won't be able to get stuff in now.  The minimum order amounts mean I can't just buy 1 or 2 items - and the wholesallers are looking a bit bare at the moment!!!!!!

So - no art today - but I have managed to keep 2 of my desks clean and neat - and I am pretty much up with everything that needs doing.

So see you all next week for anoher busy time.

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kitten


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Friday, 9 December 2016

opps!!!!

My good intentions never last very long

oh well!!!!


I do have all the Christmas kits out now

And I have reduced all the Christmas - papers, card kitts and card blanks to half price.  They are all on the front table outside the shop so grab em quick while you can get them used for this year.






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Thursday, 8 December 2016

So - Who's changed a bit then!!

As you will know - I am always on a dejunking / decluttering / clearing it out kick - and the latest box out for the loft held this 'retro kickback'

- you could say I have learnt a whooooolllle lot of stuff along the way.

I made these cards - 12 years(ish) ago.  - Ok - so you can't really see all the details - there is a lot of swirly silver stuff going on - and gems and mirri card - but - - 

GOSH - how I have grown!!!!!









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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Design idea

Just an idea - 

Who would like to have a design spot every month?

The jewellery section is growing - and growing - so - how about a jewelly project once a month?

Now - I am not much of a jewellery designer these days - can't see the blooming stuff to work with!  - but there must be someone that would like a feature spot on my blog every month - criss-cross with Facebook - jointly promote each other - and - hopefully grow our reach out.

I have a jewellery background - and my retail experiance - and I am always up for a challenge and willing to learn - I am honest and open - and dead easy to work with - 

so - fancy a bit of a challenge?

Just shout me

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Kit of the Month - Crochet Wreath

This is the last 'Kit of the Month' for the year - I have really loved doing these and I am well into next year's plans.

This is based on one of those wooden curtain rings.  You could make several and hang them on the tree - or you could make a garland.   Add a charm or a bell to the centre for a bit of texture - or make in sparkly white for a different look.


The pattern is available to download - HERE
and the kits are in the shop - or on line - HERE

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Cute Kitten Fix

The shop will be open on Mondays during December - but you can still get your 'cute kitten fix'




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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Saturday Art day

Jeeps this week has flown by.  I am trying really hard to get all my desks clear and tidy so I can have a proper holiday soon.

I have finished my Stillman Sisters page.  Fairly plain and simple - but it's very neat!




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