Saturday, 30 April 2011

Long Time no bloggy

I have been a bad blogger.  I seem to have been so busy with decorating, gardening, cleaning, tidying and well living, that i have not blogged in quite a long ole while.  Its partially the fault of my new machine and partly the good weather. Stuff has been done but much of it awaits finishing touches.  I did finish little Bailey a few days ago and finally got around to photographing him and getting him listed. You can find him right here and here is little peek now. Isnt he cute?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

So Excited

Remember that song?  the next line is `I might wee`.  Well that's me.  We have been being very careful with money as OH had an employment blip.  Now some purse strings have been loosened and I have just  ordered my last years birthday and Christmas present.  This is she.  I think I am going to name her Martha.  I don't know why, but its a nice name and it was the first one that popped in my head, so Martha it is.

Now, despite the fact that I blog regularly about sewing projects, this is actually my first sewing machine.  The singer I used is really Mums, and was purchased easily 20 years ago and was for different purposes to mine.  To my knowledge she has never had a service and has always been a bit of an awkward customer.  I googled her once to find out how much it would cost to get her serviced and the first result said,  and I quote, "help me before I kill it with an axe!!!!".  There was more, but that basically summed up how I felt about the old girl. I have plodded on with crappy irregular tension, a power lead that falls out just when you least expect it and a light that flickered so much I disconnected it. I shall ask Mum if she wants her back, but I have a feeling that even if Mum says yes, Dad will give a resounding NO!

So, I am looking forward to her arrival and am going to sort the garden out tomorrow before she gets here or it will never get done.  Not sure OH has quite realised what he has let himself in for.  There will be shabby, late dinners and evenings where I cannot be extricated from the sewing room.  It will make up for the endless evenings of football I happily (well ish) participate in.  I shall keep you posted, if you are at all bothered.

Best nip to the loo given the beginning of this post.

Monday, 11 April 2011

New Bunny just in time for Easter

Quick post to show off Barnaby, all dressed for a spring walk in the country. He is just in the etsy shop  for now

Friday, 1 April 2011

BNR this weekend

I have a spot in craftbritannias` BNR on etsy this weekend.  The way it works is you buy from a shop featured in the BNR treasury (ask if its free first as its often a bit busy), then your etsy shop replaces that spot.  Its a good social event and results in plenty of sales.  It does not need to be the item featured BTW just from the featured shop so plenty of scope for browsing and probably finding lots of new favourite shops. You do not have to be a member of the team, but if you are a UK etsy seller I can heartily recommend joining this team as its very welcoming and supportive.

The link to the preview is right here. Look forward to seeing you there.