A Sneaky Peek

Helloooo !!

Hope you're all enjoying the glorious weather we've been having ? Doesn't the sunshine make you feel happy ?

As I haven't got a huge amount to tell you about lately I thought I'd show you some latest pics of my studio.

It's rapidly filling up and I am starting to get slightly concerned that I'm going to run out of space !! The buttons still haven't been organised properly although my assistant Alison says she'll be on the case very soon as she's fed up with hunting through drawers trying to find what it is that she's looking for - sorry Alison :o(

I had some of those lovely floating shelves put up to display lots of "samples" (oh, and my digital radio which is tuned to Absolute 80s !)

The metres of thick felt sit on the bottom shelves (I think you can just about see them below) and the lovely Gillian Gladrag felting kits reside on top of the shelving units (that just shows how little space I have left !)

Whenever I get a delivery of felty goodies in, I always end up with giant boxes sitting around for weeks because I don't have enough room to put everything away - you can see one of the boxes in the photo below

There is still one wall left which doesn't actually have any storage units so I really need to get myself down to Ikea and pick up another couple of units. I feel the need for some more sweetie jars to be displayed on them, especially since I have a new line coming in very soon (watch this space !)

Now, do you remember this picture ?

Well .... look at it now ! Unfortunately, our field is still not properly fenced, and is now also home to a large digger (not ours sadly), but it has now at least been cut down so we can use it. The children love to go out there and have little dens in the trees which border the farmer's field. A very expensive, but worthwhile purchase.

See you soon !



Today I had a couple of little visitors to my studio

Meet Master and Miss Mouse !!

Master and Miss Mouse normally reside in Grace's bedroom (when she's in residence !) But when she goes out, they sometimes get a little bit cheeky and pay me a visit in my studio.

They like to play hide and seek in amongst the felt

the jars of felt balls

and behind the bits and bobs on my shelves.

Cheeky little things

Today has been a lovely day ! Hubby took Sam & Grace out ALL DAY ! Now, I don't want you to think I'm sounding mean, but having a whole day to myself (on a weekend) is absolute bliss. I gave the house a good "bottoming" this morning (as they used to day in the good old days!) I then had a very leisurely lunch in the garden whilst reading the latest edition of Country Living magazine. And then I spent ALL AFTERNOON in the studio. I did up a couple of orders (just to keep on top of things), refilled lots of jars etc and then started a little project that I have been wanting to do for ages. Can you guess what it's going to be ??

I hope you've all had a lovely day too !!


Take time to relax

After our recent sad news and various other troubles that we have had to deal with recently (surely we've had our lot by now !), it was lovely to be able to take some time out with the kids last Thursday to visit my friend's new beach hut (yay - they accepted her offer !) And with a mini heatwave in the South East, it was perfect weather for a day on the beach.

Uncle Albert still needs a little bit of TLC, but it was fantastic to be able to sit and drink tea in the beach hut whilst watching the children build sandcastles on the beach and not have to be actually sitting on the beach myself. I am one of those strange people that has a bit of an aversion to sand, so it was lovely to have a very civilised lunch in the hut with sand-free sarnies ! Thank you Amanda for a fantastic day. Maybe next time we should take some Pimms and your funky new picnic basket ?!

Of course, the lovely weather also makes the garden grow and at the moment it is looking particularly green. This is the view I have from my studio

and I do spend rather a lot of time looking out of the window when I should be doing up orders. We are still waiting for our roses to bloom - they're normally in full swing by now but I think with the terrible winter we had, they have decided to bide their time. Never mind, I'm sure they will be worth waiting for.

Unfortunately, not a lot of crafty stuff this time (it has been half-term), just a couple of new additions to the website to tell you about:

3 new designs of embroidered ribbon - scary monsters, dinosaurs and sky rockets

And I am now offering the 4mm thick felt in metre squares. Priced at £18 per metre (fantastic value for money especially as they're all handmade from 100% wool felt), you can find them in the 4mm thick felt section - just select the size you require from the drop down box on each colour. Limited supplies at the moment, but if they prove popular (and they are selling well) they will be stocked in larger quantities.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave comments on my last post about baby Freya. You are all extremely kind and all of my family are touched by your kind words - thank you xxx

In Memory

In memory of my niece Baby Freya

22nd May 2010 - 31st May 2010
Aged just 9 days old

Sleep well little angel



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