Friday, 19 December 2008

Giveaway on Kaths blog

I have had an insomnia attack and have been reading the blogs of other crafters. I have been known to dabble in papercrafts myself so was delighted to find this very generous giveaway. It ends midnight tonite so there is still time to get your entry in.

Last Minute Gifts

I thought I would share with you the lovely stocking I was commisioned to make for a newly married lady to give to her new husband this year. The brief was he loves books and the opera. Quite specific and so little time. I am really chuffed with what I have come up with especially as I made it on the day after a sedated hospital proceedure. I am a bit dizzy (not that I would admit that to my husband, because he would stop me doing it), but its come out so well.

It was supposed to be done before the hospital, but the stupid postal service took 4 days to deliver a signed for 1-2 day parcel. Hope they can manage to get it to my customer on time. Fingers crossed folks

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

More Kitty Humour

Ok, my friend sent me this and I think it worthy of sharing.

For anyone who's ever been owned by a cat, I'm sure you can relate!

Job Description for Cats

Bathrooms – Always accompany guest to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do anything. Just sit & stare.

Doors – Do not allow any closed doors……in any room. To get the door opened, stand on hind legs & hammer with forepaws. Once door is opened, it's not necessary to use it. After you have ordered an outside door opened, stand halfway in & out & think about several things. This is particularly important during very cold weather, rain, snow, or mosquito season.

Chairs and Rugs – If you have to throw up, get to a chair quickly. If you cannot manage one in time, get to an Oriental rug. If there is no Oriental rug, shag is good. When throwing up on the carpet, make sure you back up so it's as long as a human's bare foot.

Hampering – If one of your humans is engaged in any activity and the other on is idle, stay with the busy one. This is called helping, otherwise known as hampering. Following are the rules for hampering.

When supervising cooking, sit behind the left heel of the cook. You cannot be seen and thereby stand a better chance of being stepped on and then picked up and comforted. For book readers, get in close under the chin, between the eyes and book – unless you can lie across the book itself.

If a human is working at a computer, jump up on desk, walk across keyboard, bat at mouse pointer on screen, and then lay in human's lap across arms hampering typing in progress.

Walking – As often as possible, dart quickly & as close as possible in front of the human….especially on stairs, when they have something in their arms, in the dark, and when they first get up in the morning. This will help their coordination skills.

Bedtime - Always sleep on the human at night so he/she cannot move around. Litter Box – When using the litter box, be sure to kick as much litter out of the box as possible. Humans love the feel of kitty litter between their toes.

Hiding – Every now and then, hide in a place where the humans cannot find you and…do NOT come out for three or four hours under any circumstances. This will cause the humans to panic (which they love) thinking that you have run away or are lost. Once you do come out…the humans will cover you with love and kisses, and you probably will get a treat.

One Last Thought – Whenever possible, get close to humans, especially their face, then turn around and present your butt to them. Humans love this, so do it often

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Newsflash, Perfect Purses Goes on UK Site

Excellent news for all my UK customers. I have put some of my items on a new site very similar to etsy but listed in pounds sterling so you guys all know whats going on. Its called FOLKSY. I have not put everything on yet, but if you have an item you really wanted but the dollars stopped you. Contact me via either site and I will happily sort the listing for you. We still have until the end of the week to get Christmas orders out, so order by end of Friday 19th December and I will post out 1st class on Saturday so you will get it for the Big Day. I can also by special arrangement send direct and gift wrapped (no giveaway invoices inside) to lucky recipient if you have left it a touch too late. So pop along have a look and do let me know what you think.

Not Such an Angel

Well I have shared my others cats` antics in the litter tray.

This little angel has been a naughty boy.

I have a breakfast ritual of fruit salad , followed by toast and tea.

Yesterday I settled down to breakfast in front of the telly (well you have to start the day right don't you). Halfway through the lovely fruit I think `what`s that noise?`. When I look at the table next to me the little devil is happily licking the jam from the toast which I must point out was the last slice of my gluten free bread. What the heck kind of cat likes jam anyway?
To say I was angry may be an understatement. I went to work hungry and `Tubby` spent an hour or two in the doghouse.

If you are a fellow cat owner you will relate to this. Even if you are not, its still amusing ( I think)
Apologies if you have seen it before, but I never tire of it.

Thursday, 11 December 2008


I have little blogworthy news today.
My daughter, however has managed to snag herself a `treasury` on etsy, where we both sell our wares.

For those of you that are not so familiar with this, its basically quite a covertable thing to get a treasury. You have to fight for a slot they are that popular. You don't put your own items in, but highlight some things you find particularly enjoyable. Often, they tend to colour themed and treasurers tend to try to make them as attractive as possible because the greatest accolade is to get your treasury on the front page. Emmas` treasury is purple themed and she chose to put a couple of my bags on it, so I am very proud.

Here is a link to the treasury, have a quick peek there are some cute things on there.

Also if you havent been to etsy yet, here is a direct link to the home page (you can go to my shop via the link on the right hand side of this blog

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

A New Resolution, and its not New Year!

I have made a deciscion to blog more regularly. I have had a bit of a tough time lately but putting more positive thoughts to paper are theraputic. It helps one focus on the good rather than getting lost in the negativitiy which seems to ensue at the moment.
I made this for a Christmas present but cannot put who, in case they read hehe.
I am quite pleased as its the first one. I think I will make some more as I have quite a few smaller zippers. Watch this space and in the shop they will go. Should you need a hasty present just e-mail me and I could get one out in about three days.
So we have a little bit of time.