Saturday, 8 February 2014

Opening day!

Well today was the opening day for MOOCH, a new café and gift shop in Padiham.  I popped in and the shop looked amazing, everything was just lovely and the owners had done a fabulous job!

They have a page on facebook if you want to see the before and after shots, please click here.

I went on Wednesday to stock up my little space and I have to say I found it quite stressful and it took a long time as I had to get it just so.  I also had some new additions to my crafty family which I love lots and lots.
My little girl helped with the tags and names.  She used her friends from pre-school (I'm not allowed to say Nursery) and told me what they like to do!

It's not perfect but I've already had a few enquiries and I have made my first sale too!  A lady came into the shop yesterday for a sneaky look and bought one of my neckwarmers.

I'm thinking of  really trying to push my facebook page and blog with a giveaway - has anyone ever done such a thing and has it increased your following?

Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 3 February 2014

An Exciting Adventure

I think I might have found it.............

Yep my crafting mojo has returned.   And with it an exciting opportunity.  I have managed to meet some lovely ladies that are opening a café and gift shop locally.

Mooch is opening in Padiham on Saturday 8th February and I am lucky enough to be renting a space in the gift shop.

I have been crafting to my hearts content and enjoying myself at the same time.  Tonight I have been playing with some stampers and ink : ).

Despite having a poorly household we have pulled through!

I'll let you know how I go x x x x x x x x x x

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy New Year - I am still here!

Happy New Year, I do hope you and your families have had a good holiday filled with fun.

I am debating whether to keep blogging or whether it is time "to give up a bad job".

I've just noticed that my last post was 2 months ago - naughty me.  I have just been so busy trying to fit in craft fairs that the time has passed me by.  My last fair was a week before Christmas so I am still a little frazzled and am trying to recapture my love of crafting without the deadlines and monetary connections.

This post has turned out slightly waffly I do not intent to be down in the dumps, I just need to give myself a kick up the bum and sort out what's important!

Wendy x

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Finished projects.

Look what I found hiding unpublished!!!!!!

There are a couple of projects that I have mentioned before but never followed these up... so here we go!

These are my upcycled chairs......

1960's suitcase....Before

I've never done anything like this before and have had such a fab time.  I love everything I've made and hope that the people that buy them love them just as much as me!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Have a little faith!

Yes I am still alive and kicking; been so busy that blogging has not featured as high on my to do list.

I'm going to try something different from now on and try to keep the posts short and sweet with plenty of pictures!

I decided last week that I would take some of my handmade goodies into work and create a little display.

A work colleague bought a mouse (the one on the left!) for her niece's birthday.

She loved it but her sister was upset and asked her Auntie for a frog.

A frog!  NO WAY could I make one of those!

One night later.........
She loved it too!!!!!

Just have faith in whatever you do because if you try hard enough you can do it x

Friday, 23 August 2013

School Holidays

We are now into our 4th week of school holidays.  Both me and hubby have been sharing the childcare - although I have drawn the short straw in that, when I'm off work I have both children!

One is 6 (nearly 7 as I have been reminded constantly!) and one is nearly 3.  They want to play together all the time but then seem to fight like cat and dog within 5 minutes.

Needless to say I haven't had much crafting time.  But when I have this is what I have been up to......

Polka peg painting for next sale.....

 A bit of papering.......

and voila!.......
And last but not least I had fun with some PVA glue and old beano comics...

I'm looking forward to a little rest in the caravan next week with a stash of wool and a crochet hook - I'm thinking maybe a new blanket!

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Oooops I'm now on a Car Boot Ban

Yep you guessed it Sunday = Car boot.  The Kids were very excited this morning as Granny was coming too!

We got there bright and early and look what came home with us.......
(some lovely thread that I think I can crochet)

(1980's books - I think I can remember them from my youth)
(cute little jelly moulds - these were Granny's find!)
(some old tin dishes - I'm thinking plant pots, maybe a little herb garden for the window sill)

(lovely turquoise wool - maybe Yarndale bunting??????)

(I could not resist - even in it's original box)
(Another flask to go with the picnic stuff and this old flour/icing sugar sifter)
But by far the best find of the day was......
(not sure what all the bits are but there's lots and I can't wait to give it a bit of love and tlc!!!!!)
There were a few more things like a very old rusty key, some vintage material and some old photo frames (crafty project!!!!) but they all be put away!

Needless to say I have now banned myself from the Car boot - that's it until I have done a couple of fairs I am not allowed even a peep!