Tuesday, 24 November 2009

feeling dotty......

Today is yet another dismal and dreary day, feeling a bit swamped and a little low with a bit of a sniffle and a lot of work to do, but what should arrive in the post? My prize from a giveaway run by the gorgeous dots and spots. I was very very lucky to win a set of their completely fabulous Christmas Pudding Cards which I may just have to frame instead of sending out to anyone! This has cheered me up no end and I'm feeling happy again, yay! :oD
Thank you dots and spots!


Monday, 23 November 2009

Busy season........

I had my 2nd Christmas fair of the season last Friday. Here's a shot of my wee stall. I wanted a more festive table for the Christmas season so opted for a bright red table cloth, mini tree and some little LED lights. Unfortunately some little hands broke my newly (painstakingly) stitched heartfelthandmade garland so will have to fix that before it's next outing and maybe a repositioning could be in order too! Luckily I have a poster coming from Vista Print this week as a back-up plan!

My next BIG fair is wemake christmas at Chelsea Town Hall on Sat 5 Dec 11am. My lovely friend Becky, from Isla B baby, is coming to help me on the day as we are travelling by train and I'm trying desperately hard to work out how to add height to my stall without having to lug big boxes with us on the train, perhaps folding boxes are the way forward and a big suitcase! Nevertheless, I'm hugely looking forward to it.

Before that though I have a little table at a local toddler group this Thursday with some of the More Than A mama team, this should be fun. I shall also be updating the More Than a Mama blog this week with pics from all the stalls at last friday's fair, such a hot bed of talent and there's so many more talented mamas waiting in the wings for stalls that we feel really overwhelmed by all the clever locals!

I have Maddie's 6th birthday party on Saturday too so somewhere during the week I need to rush out and buy some essential bits and bobs for the Fashion Make-over Party!!

I haven't forgotten about those Christmas orders from my lovely customers.....I'm steadily working my way through them in plenty of time for Christmas!

Anyway, enough rambling about what I'm going to be doing, I must just 'button it' and get on with my to do list!


Wednesday, 18 November 2009

excited and exhausted!

My next fayre is nearly upon us (aarrrrgggghhhh!) and I've been busy making more gingerbread men, toothy monsters and hair clip holders. I've also made a few corsages and girlie hairbands, photos to follow after another couple of late night sewing sessions and hopefully I'll have everything ready!

I have also been busy writing the More Than a Mama blog too, if you haven't seen it yet head on over there and have a read, there's features on clever mums and dads and ideas on crafts and recipes and a Giveaway.

Happy crafting, I'll see you on the other side!



Sunday, 15 November 2009

getting into the swing of things.....

With my first fair of the Christmas 2009 variety over I have been working on my stock levels for the next few........
I LOVE Christmas, mainly because of the smell of Nigella Lawson Gingerbread muffins, lighting a spiced apple scented candle or two and slowly adding a few more twinkly lights and the odd decoration around the house from the beginning of November! I also adore the opportunity of indulging my love of the gingerbread man and make lots and lots and lots!
For the fair last week I made some new Tooth Fairy Monsters, this time of the one-eyed variety and they sold out, hurrah!
I just had to make a batch of hair clip holders too as they really sell well at the fairs.
Plus I added a few little Robin Red Breast decorations, not forgetting to add the heart ribbon tags that I'm also rather obsessed with at the moment.
I always make some personalised Christmas decorations too, these are the red and green versions, I'm also making some of these in red and white.
I'd better crack on and sew, sew, sew. In the meantime, here's some more of my gingerbread men. They are not just for Christmas you know!


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Giveaway Time!

I'm very excited to announce my latest giveaway, hosted by the More Than A Mama blog. YAY!

This giveaway will be running from now up until the next More Than A Mama Christmas fayre at The Berkhamsted Town Hall, on Friday 20th November (9am-12.30pm) and is exclusive to their lovely blog readers.

So what can you win? Well, I'm offering the lucky winner a super cute Toothy Monster of their very own. If you haven't been introduced yet, Toothy is your buddy and has very close connections with the Tooth Fairy. Place a little toothy peg in his pocket eye, hang him up by the bed and the Tooth Fairy will know where to find it and may possibly and very probably leave a little treat in it's place!
So, what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this little creature?

Just head on over to the More Than A Mama blog and find out!

Good luck everyone!