Monday, 2 August 2010

It's about time...

Dear Blog Readers,
It's been an awfully long while since I last posted...oops, very sorry 'bout that, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth or anything. It's just that the last term at school was a busy one, with summer fairs, millions of school activities, dance shows and surprisingly quite a few custom orders too. This has certainly kept me out of mischief but also out of the blogging world for far too long and guilt ridden too from spending every spare minute day and night sewing. But thanks to some lovely blog readers who contacted me earlier in the week asking ever so nicely for a little blog update - If it wasn't for you I may still be sitting here thinking "I really must update that old blog of mine..".


So, what's new?


Well, it's Summer Sale time over in my Facebook Shop, feel free to grab a bargain. Sale ends real soon though as, after next week, I shall be shutting up shop for a little while, just until school starts back in September and I shall be spending some time with the family having some summer fun and making up for the neglect inflicted on them since my sewing marathon. But not before I've updated you on my latest makes and creations, so sit tight, this posting is a bit 'me, me, me'....in particular, I have been indulging my love for all things 'Pin Wheel', making some cute hair slides...
brooches...
garlands...

and my new fave.... Pin Wheel Name Banners...

I'll be adding these Pin Wheel Name Banners to my online shops in early September, along with some other newbies, you never know, I may even blog about it.


Cupcakes have featured large in my recent catalogue of makes too, here's a 'Happy Birthday' banner with a matching name banner, that was a whole lotta cake...


along with my padded and embellished letter name garlands, here's some I made earlier...







as well as some Happy Birthday padded letter banners, one with a matching name banner too, I love this pink and blue colourway, such eye-candy...


I've made other name garlands in this style too, these were made for a christening of twins, with added butterflies and baseballs!



Another new style banner for me has been this gingham style star garland...


and even some one-eyed monster badges, great for party bag fillers and halloween...I'm making another set as party favours for a Pink Party, more about that in September though...





This is my Sweet Treats Garland, I tweaked it though, on request, to suit my customer's needs, I'm good like that sometimes. She is very cleverly making a hanging mobile and wanted the Sweet Treats to hang vertically and divided into three garlands instead of one, I can't wait to see her finished mobile.




Cupcakes, Flags, Stars and Hearts banners have not been forgotten either, here are some of my latest makes, along with a fab bright stars banner that wasn't just one name but a whole starry message, I love it!











not to forget a run on Summer hair blooms in the form of hair clips, head bands and pony bands, these went down well in June when we had so many sunny days in a row, where has the sun gone now though? come back!


Oh, and rather randomly, we dropped in on a wedding at the weekend, 'we' being myself and my eldest girlie. Her best friend's mummy and daddy were getting spliced at a gorgeous church just around the corner so we had to take a mooch along and see them all coming out after said nuptials...a very glam black and white theme, then off to a fabulous art deco venue for their wedding breakfast, love it...


Work still in progress though.......


it's part of a wholesale order for Hair Clip Tidy's and Mini Hair Clip Holders, on their way to Singapore before I finish up for the summer. There's been more too, but I shall bore you no longer with 'things I've made', blah de blah de blah, 'me me me me me'! 
Looking back on all these creations from June and July though, I do have to ask myself, why on earth am I still broke? Money management, along with time management, organisation and many other skills still evade me.


So, I'd better get stitching my last orders and look forward to a summer break. All orders received before Aug 9th will be made and dispatched as normal, any new orders after that date will be made upon my return in September. Happy Summer Hols to everyone. See you in September with exciting Halloween/Fall/Christmas Ideas!!! Here's a taster...



p.s. Welcome to the world babies Felix and Grace and possibly an Oliver by 
the time I've come back too! 

9 comments:

hello gorgeous said...

OMG Marie! I LOVE seeing all your makes, they are just gorgeous!

I can understand your need for a break after being SOO busy ;o)

I was thinking about you the other day, I came across something on a blog hop which I thought could be up your street too {and you briefly mentioned it in your post}.....mobiles!

Baby mobiles that is, can just see little horses, bunnies, ducks and rabbits merrily twirling above the lil' uns heads....and with your designs they would be stunning! I'm sure they would sell like hotcakes too!

Have a fab summer, "see" you in September! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Jane and Lou said...

Yay - I've been waiting (you show up automatically when I open my blog- Yep, I'm stalking you. ) You are soooo clever, I love love love cupcakes and pinwheels (I featured pinwheels for my christmas in july decorations), but I am in awe of your creative 'brilliantness'. Jane.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Oh my word, I only recently found your blog and have never seen so much felt eye candy - truly gorgeous makes!

Traceyr said...

Your post was worth the wait Marie! WOW!!!

Love all your gorgeousness I think I will treat myself when you come back in September.

Have a great summer holiday.

:)

Natasha said...

A wants you to know she loves the robins and that you should have a rest!
What a lot of work! you have been busy! Love all the banners and really love all the different ways of photographing them.
Hope the hols are going well and you are resting!
xx

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

Hi there, I've come across from your etsy shop.
The things you make are absolutely adorable!! I love the names where you've added buttons, and the felt gingerbread men, and, well, i love it all
:)

Glenys said...

Loads and loads of great work you have there. I likke them all. How do you find the time to do all those?

Andrea said...

Hi,
Your work is lovely and your blog is a treat to look at!
Andrea

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hugs

hello gorgeous xxx