Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Fairies have been busy

Camilla's been a busy fairy, she's currently flying off to a new home (yey made my first sale!) and she's been in a treasury


Thank you to http://www.joeybb.etsy.com/

Sorry again for the lack of posts this week. I've had lots and lots of orders, which is just fantastic, I'll update tomorrow with some photo's. I've also been adding new collections to my Etsy and Ebay shops.

Other exciting news, my son lost his first tooth. Apparently it came out, with lots of encouraging wiggling, whilst he was drinking a smoothie from the tuck shop at school. Luckily he didn't swallow it! He was very excited when he came out of school, gave me a HUGE smile and said "can you see anything different". After a bit of research it appears that £1 is the going rate for the tooth fairy, a lucrative busy obviously!

He understandably wasn't very keen on having one of my fairies under his pillow, so between making tea, homework and playing, I made a rather cute felt toothy monster, which has, to a very nearly 6 year old, a bit more street cred!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Yey I'm in a treasury

My brand new collection, called British Cream Tea listed on Etsy first thing this morning, (and I mean first thing, 6am, we're early risers in our house!) has been included in a treasury and what a gorgeous one it is. Thank you to


Here it is http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4bef9e3c4d168eefa280e3e9/romantic-dreams

please take a look!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Today I achieved....

First thing, I added Maud the Mauve Fairy to http://www.littlekittenfairies.etsy.com/

I then answered my emails and prepared some banner scheme samples

and a bunting sample

and another

I then wrapped and packed some completed orders in my lovely new blue tissue paper, with my matching new business cards and my mini moo cards which offer a 10% discount on future orders

They included a pretty personalised bunting with button embellishments

and a coastal inspired wedding bunting.

Made supper for the children, I must confess it came from the freezer, but it was a batch of homemade Pumpkin soup, always a guaranteed eat. Ran out of steam when it came to mine and opted for ready made pie, although I did cook fresh vegetables. Andy's on late shift so I tend to be not quite so organised on the food front, although I always cook, I love my food too much!
Then this evening, I've completed the hand sewing on one order and started on another (27 flags long) so far 7 flags appliqued.
I'm now off to bed with a cup of tea.
Night Night

Monday, 10 May 2010

My new venture

Say hello to Little Kitten Fairies.
Andy thinks I've spent too many nights on my own whilst he's been away. The idea actually stems from some finger puppets I made for my daughter, who is currently going through a everything fairy stage. They were, I confess, a reward for her going to bed without screaming the place down every night. Bribery always works. I then became fairy obsessed and so Willow the White Fairy, Maud the Mauve Fairy etc etc was born.

Here's my new shop banner, I just love it! Each fairy has it's own little story and is based around the seasons, flowers and everything a fairy loves to do. I'll share more over the next few days.
I'm currently listing one a day, so take a sneeky peak if you have time.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

I'm back

I've just had two weeks holiday, ten days of it spent at possibly my favourite place, the North Norfolk coast. This time we stayed in Blakeney, in the same house I've stayed in over twenty times. I've stayed there always with my parents, with my nan when she was alive, my brother, friends and now with my family. My children call it the 'big house' and are convinced that my parents own it (if only). Apparently the actual owner told us, that there are children throughout the UK who believe the same. I never tire of it and hope to go back for many years to come. Actually, I must confess we are back there, a little bit further down the coast, in August, hooray!

Coming back though is always lovely and returning to our house. I love to walk around all the rooms, looking at everything that is familiar, with the added bliss that Andy also is home. He managed to catch 7 days with us in Norfolk, hooray again!

I also returned to find that I had been nominated for a Sunshine award by Hazel, her blog http://hazelfishercreations.blogspot.com/ thank you, what an honour.

I've also got some exciting news which I will share, but just a small hint, I've been sewing whilst I'm away and I will show the results tomorrow.

Until then.........