My card drought, that is. Well, what kind of a daughter would I be if I didn’t make my own mum a birthday card? Bless her, 75 today. Before I could get started though I had to clear a path to my cupboard, the conservatory resembled Steptoes yard (minus the skeleton, remember?). So, that done, here is my first card in at least two months! I have used some of my ‘Stampin’ Up kit- the background paper, the white paper flowers and the spotty brads. All gorgeous, I am sure you agree. I guess that I should be rallying some business and get out there, and sell. Any takers for a Stampin’ Up demo party? Form an orderly queue there! 🙂
Remember this? Well, the customer liked it so much that she would like me to make her another one. This time bigger, and I can choose the colours! Which is why I haven’t started it yet, I cannot decide what to use as my main colour. I am thinking perhaps white, with lovely bright colours? Then I go to start and think, maybe a pale green? Or perhaps blue? New year resolution……. to be more decisive…… maybe!?
……… And brightness, in this year of hassle and gloom. Yes, on Christmas day Richard gave me this little beauty of a ring, and we became engaged. Now we just have to do a bit of saving to afford a wedding. Nothing too fancy (Thelma Madine of ‘Gypsy Wedding’ fame will not be needing to check her diary!), but nice and special, like our relationship.
Hello there! 21st December….. already, can you believe it? No, me neither. To be honest, I am looking forward to saying goodbye to 2012, and hoping like a mad for a better 2013. Just a bit better would be an improvement, I am not asking for much. Anyway, never mind that, what do you think of this uber-cool tea cosy? It is for my new friend and customer Lucy. Lucy loves her tea, loves it. So gave me the commission (and huge responsibility!) to make a very special cosy for her well-used pot. This was the result, after a false start or two. I tried a couple of patterns and eventually made up my own, customising it to fit as I went along, and adding a frill, and huge statement roses. I love it and may even buy myself a teapot and cosy it up in similar style 🙂
I have had a very busy week! But then I expect you have too, it is THAT time of the year, after all. Firstly I have been hooking away like a demon. I have had orders for several of The Frayed Knot’s lovely cowls. These are completed, and all except one has been passed on to the happy customers. I still just about have time to make a couple more if required, let me know ASAP. This week I treated myself to some much needed ‘me’ time too, as myself and some friends went to watch a Christmas cookery demo by The Cotswold Chef, Rob Rees. Look at his picture…… I haven’t a clue what he cooked, swoon! And today I have helped out at a Christmas party for our young carers. Such very, very special children. Santa was there (the real one!) and each child received a lovely well-deserved gift. I noticed that one girl hadn’t opened hers and asked her why. She said that she could tell by the feel of it that it was a little notebook, and she wanted to save it for her mum. Truly humbling.
Hello there. It is Friday, at last, and I have seriously neglected you all this week, and maybe last week too-sorry! Things are pottering along. Mum is still in hospital and I continue to trip over, spill drinks on her, poke her eyes with the arm of her specs. Poor mum!
On a crafty note, I have quite a good week. I have completed another ‘Perfect Cowl’ for a customer (the photo is of me, modelling said cowl). These crochet up so quickly, using a 6 mm hook and aran yarn, and the pattern (once you have figured it out) is so easy. I think I may begin another one this evening as people are asking for them. I also have another blanket order, AND I have been asked to make some tea cosies for a tea-aholic. Unfortunately I have only managed to make one Christmas card so far, so I seriously need to get my act together on that. But it is cold in the conservatory (where my cupboard is), and I can crochet on my lovely new sofa………. maybe I should rename this blog ‘Debsofa’. I do actually LOVE my new sofa. It is a big, soft jumbo cord corner sofa, and we can all snuggle on, cats included! Bliss 🙂