Sunday, 22 May 2022
Friday, 20 May 2022
Meeting friends for lunch today at a local garden centre and buying some plants. We planned to do some gardening this morning but it looks like it may rain. The garden needs it but it could wait until we have tidied the garden.
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Saturday, 14 May 2022
I haven’t made any cards this week but have been busy making these. I am at Dunelm today with my stall inside the shop. A very new experience and no other crafters to compete with. Let’s hope Dunelm’s customers like my things.
I do like trying new crafts and I am really loving this one.
Monday, 9 May 2022
Sunday, 8 May 2022
I mentioned I bought a couple of ceramic butterflies at Hobbycraft. Well here they are decoupaged with some new napkins I bought on Ebay. I look for pretty napkins everywhere we go now. The garden centres are very good for them though they are packs of 20 whereas the ones on Ebay come in packs of 4. I am getting a nice collection of them. I am planning to do some more decoupaging today but first we are going out for breakfast.
Saturday, 7 May 2022
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Monday, 2 May 2022
Saturday, 30 April 2022
We are going out today, starting at a jigsaw festival in Suffolk then stopping at a lovely restaurant and farm shop on the way home where we will have lunch.
Graham is driving the rescue boat on Sunday and Monday at the powerboat racing so I will have two days to myself. I shall mainly be crafting apart from some ironing, a necessary chore. I am trying a new craft which I will share with you soon.
Thursday, 28 April 2022
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Monday, 25 April 2022
Friday, 22 April 2022
Thursday, 21 April 2022
Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Sunday, 17 April 2022
Lessons resumed again a while ago and her latest work is an interpretation of part of her back garden which is covered in bark for ease.
I think she has done an incredible job and once she has varnished it then it will be hanging on her lounge wall.
Saturday, 16 April 2022
It is ages since I made any of these but as I have sold out of owls and only have one elephant left I thought I had better make some more for today’s craft fair. I love sewing them so will be cutting some more out and making more for stock.
Have a lovely day. Hope the sun is shining for you.
Friday, 15 April 2022
Thursday, 14 April 2022
Tuesday, 12 April 2022
As you know I love cross stitching particularly the cute designs from The Little Stitchery, part of Lili of the Valley. I used similar colours to the suggested ones as I have so many threads.
Sunday’s craft fair wasn’t great but luckily I had one customer who loved my goods and spent £22. I had a sale basket with things I made ages ago, many of them the last ones left of things I don’t make any more and she bought several of those. Part of the problem was people unable to get fuel so worried about travelling. We haven’t done a fair there before so have crossed that one off the list. We managed to get some petrol yesterday but our usual garage was out of stock again. There were huge queues at the petrol stations at the weekend.
So this little chap will be going on my stall on Saturday at my next craft fair. This one is one I have done a few times and has always been good so fingers crossed.
Sunday, 10 April 2022
Saturday, 9 April 2022
Friday, 8 April 2022
Thursday, 7 April 2022
Monday, 4 April 2022
What a busy weekend with no time to switch on the laptop to share my latest cards with you. I am planning to do that later today.
It started with a craft fair on Saturday which was a lovely day with plenty of customers. A couple of people I haven’t seen for ages popped in. One came specifically to buy a glasses case and I sold her a matching handbag tissue holder too.
Yesterday morning we went to help to sell at our community jumble sale to raise funds for Ukraine. We chose to sell books and soft toys. The amount of stuff to sell was amazing so prices were very low to sell as much as we could. I was so encouraged to see how many children wanted books.
These pictures were before we opened the doors.
We then came home for a couple of hours before heading to Cromer with friends, a walk along the prom before a meal and a brilliant 60’s show on the pier.
Friday, 1 April 2022
I had gel nails done a few times and have been so pleased with them I now have them done regularly. I thought I would show you the ones I had done yesterday.
Before I had them done the first time I read a lot about them as I didn’t want anything which would damage my nails. I have always loved having polish on my nails but the process of doing them at home is time consuming and after a few days they chip and I have to redo them. I regularly break nails too so end up with some shorter than others.
These just stay perfect, my nails don’t break and all that happens is my nails grow so after about three weeks I have the old polish removed, my nails filed shorter, cuticles tidied and gel polish applied. It also enables me to try out different colours as I couldn’t have such a range of colours at home.
Watching her paint them nail art is fascinating. It is the first time I have had this done. She uses a tool like a small ended embossing tool to apply the yellow dots. Then applies the white dots for the petals and pulls out the dots to form lines.