Saturday, 28 June 2014

Thank you

Dear All

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent me get well wishes whilst I was AWOL and for all your lovely comments on my blog.

I have been making a few bags this week one was an order and a friend asked me to take a couple of her dresses up where they were to long.  I had a craft fair today at our local Garden Centre not made much money took around £35.00 but met up with some lovely girls on the circuit who I have met previously.

I could not use my new soap stand as it was too big for the table I booked which was the only one left and was a small 4ft one, could not sell my cards, bags or aprons as other people were selling those and the organiser tries not to have duplicates of the same craft which I agree with as it makes it fair for everyone then. .

Here is a picture of my latest bags have made both of these in oilcloth.

I am a bit disappointed in the fact that my new sewing machine which Alan bought for me for my birthday in March, a Huskavana decided not to play on Friday just stopped working so it has to go back to the shop not a happy bunny but thank goodness I kept my old one so at least I have a sewing machine whilst sorting my new one out only three months old.  

Hope you are all having a good weekend despite the horrid weather.

Love Alison 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

New Challenge over at Oldie But A Goodie

Morning All

What beautiful weather we have been having, the sun makes the day so much brighter and lifts my spirit.  We had a lovely day out on Saturday going to pick up my greeting card stand, went to Ikea but honestly don't see what there is to rave about not that impressed really but at least I can now say that I have been.

We had lunch in a lovely country pub as we came back avoiding the motorway as the traffic on the M4 to M5 had massive tailbacks, finally arriving home around 6pm.

I am doing another craft fair at Endsleigh Garden Centre again this weekend and already have an order for two large spiral candles which is good news as that means I have already made the price of my table.

It was my turn at OBAG to choose the theme for this fortnight's challenge and I have chosen Baby and the prize for the lucky winner is below

I chose the theme baby as I wanted to use my Mo Manning digi stamp that I have had for ages and never used and it is so cute.

Am off out this morning to the Scrap Shop in Plymouth, you have to be a member to use this shop and my friend Jane is taking me, they sell all kinds of craft stuff amongst other bits and bobs and I need some webbing to make handles for my bags which again I have an order for and need to get finished by next Monday but can do that over the next few days.  

Bye for now will catch up with you all soon, I know I keep saying this but my back is a bit easier and my Fibromyalgia is now settling down again so hey can sit at the computer.

Love Alison 

Saturday, 21 June 2014

New Challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun

Morning Everybody

Just a quick post this morning as we are off to Bristol to pick up a greeting card stand that I can use at my craft fairs and will save me room on my table as it is a floor revolving one bought through Ebay, what did we do before Ebay can anyone remember?

Well today's Challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun  this fortnight is Patriotic Colours, we have lots of sponsors so why not check the site out and see who are sponsors are and of course if you enter and win you will be getting a fantastic prize.

Here is my card

I used my spectrum noir pens for colouring the flowers and beads are from my stash and the ribbon I think I bought from the Ribbon Girl but I'm not sure.

As I said this is a very short post today as I have to get showered and dressed before 8am and as its 7.30 as I am typing this need to move my butt. 

Hope you are all keeping well hugs to those that need one.  I promise I will get around to catching up with you all soon, but sitting at the computer desk is a killer on my back and I can only sit here for short periods.  This post is scheduled so by the time it gets to my blog I will be on my way to Bristol. 

Loads of love for now


Monday, 16 June 2014

I am still alive - Warning Very Picture Heavy

Morning All

Not dead just missing in action again but slowly on the mend.  I have managed to do some crafting on the odd day or two but nothing much.

The decorating is all finished now thank goodness and here are a few pics

This is a picture of the main wall with the fireplace and mirror and my gorgeous new wallpaper

New Ceiling Light

Hearth with my little wooden duck bought at a craft fair

Left Hand Corner on main wall 

Candle I made 

New Cushions I made 

My Beautiful New Lamp 

Lamp when turned on 

Right Hand Corner on main wall, the lamp in the corner is made from cut glass crystal  and was a wedding present nearly 40 years ago but the shade was the wrong colour so used my spectrum noir pens on the shade to achieve the right colour rather than buying a new one. 

Now on to the crafty bits that I have been doing, lots of sewing and again picture heavy.

I have more made up but have not taken photo's of them yet will try and get on to that later today and post it on the blog tomorrow all being well.

I will pop by shortly to do a bit of blog hopping and try and do a bit of catching up but sorry if I miss anyone out as I am only going back 1 day and then carrying on as normal tomorrow.

Love to All


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

New Challenge over at Oldie But A Goodie

Morning Everybody, I am late posting this today as I was up until 4am this morning roaming the house as I was in quite a lot of pain and managed to doze off around 5am.

Well we have a new challenge over at OBAG and this fortnight's theme is Father's Day/Masculine.  I have chosen a very simple card to make as did not want to overload it with embellishments.

I am sorry I have not been around very much lately but I promise I will as soon as I can start commenting on your lovely blogs.

Why not pop over to OBAG and see what the rest of the team have been up to there are some beautiful cards to give you inspiration.

Love to all


Saturday, 7 June 2014

Good Morning everybody

Just a quick post today to let you know I am still alive and kicking and that we have a new challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and the theme this week is Something with Wings.

We have lots of sponsors with some wonderful prizes and these are as follows:

Aurora Wings - $20 dollar gift certificate
                                                           Flat Friends - 4 digi images
                                                               Kenny K - 3 images
                                                          QKR Stampede - 5 images

I chose a Kenny K image and loved colouring her in and making a card, the image is delightful.  so without further ado here she is 

I used my trusty spectrum noir pens to colour my image and backing papers and doily are from stash flowers are from a lady on Facebook by the name of Petal Lu and these are gorgeous made with tissue papers, she must have the patience of a saint to make these 

Hope you take the time to enter our challenge number 12 and Good Luck to all those that do enter.

I will pop back later to catch up with everyone and to let you know what has been happening in my life to stop me from blogging over the last few weeks.

Bye for now 

Alison x