I can't believe nearly 2 weeks have passed since my last blog post. I'm so sorry !!!
Things have gone absolutely bonkers here - my first Christmas Craft Fair has been and gone and was a great event - although I do think a little too early for Chrismas.
I've got a school fair this coming Friday evening and then next Saturday I'm off to the Country Living Fair in London. I just LOVE this event - it's my favourite favourite place to go and I've been saving all of my hard earned pennies (or rather Paul's hard earned pennies) to do all my Christmas shopping there.
I've realised that I'm booked to attend 5 Fairs before Christmas and am slightly panicking over my stock levels and wondering how on earth I'm going to find time to make new goodies for these events, as well as keeping on top of my own website and in particular my NOTHS shop (which is turning into a complete nightmare saleswise as they don't give you the option to put how many of each item you have and I've been selling out of stuff and not realising it !!) Added to that I was fortunate enough to have my fabric covered drawing pins featured in Cosmpolitan Bride magazine last month, so have had a run of sales on them.
So, last week was Halloween and my little madam and little man wanted to go trick & treating, but as we live in a village which is what I'd call a "drive through" village, and there aren't many footpaths, thought it was a tad dangerous to go wandering about in the dark knocking on the doors of people that we don't know. So, we jumped in the car and drove over to my parents and did trick or treat on them instead.
And we also did our Bonfire Night last night. Fortunately, last night was cold and clear (unlike tonight which is wet & windy) and we'd bought some of those single ignition firework boxes and lots of lovely sparklers. After a false start on one of the boxes with Paul lighting it and it not going off, we finally managed to get it going. I have to say though that I think those all-in-one boxes are a bit of a rip-off. The just fire up into the air for about 20 seconds and that's it !! Never mind, the children enjoyed it.
And today was spent taking Sam to a friend's go-karting birthday party this morning and then this afternoon, I managed to sit and cover over 100 teeny tiny buttons to use on various projects.
Oh, while I think of it - I've had a new delivery of felt balls - this time I've got embroidered felt balls, mirrored felt balls and tie dye felt balls. They're all available for sale on the website right now ! I'm hoping that on Monday I'll get my new shipment of plain and beaded felt balls, which I've been waiting nearly 2 months for ! Never mind - I know they're worth the wait !!
Right - Saturday night is "Strictly" night - I'm off !!