Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scrapping & Stuff

I had a lot of fun on Saturday scrapping with the girls. It's been a while since I did much in the way of scrapbooking. Well, strictly speaking I didn't scrap; I crafted.....made a wee notebook using the bookbinding technique. I kept to the day's theme of Breast Cancer Awareness and I used some lovely bright pink papers. Sorry no pic, yet.
I also raised some money for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation raffling a necklace I made last weekend. I'm very pleased to say that $60 has found it's way into the BCF's books. Thanks to those ladies who helped by buying a ticket.
I am having another sale in the shop in a few weeks. Saturday 18th June 9am-3pm. If you can drop by that would be fantastic. All beads, findings and jewellery will again be at 50% the labelled price. I will also have my new range of scarf thingies on show. I'll be throwing in a few scrapbooking items as well so feel free to check out the "bargain bin"!
Hope your week is going well.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Neck warmer.....or what is it?

Well, I had my sale today and I had a last flurry of finishing off the knitted "thingies" so I could have them on display. I had what you might call an epiphany last night - I had some kilt pins which I decided could be used to "hold" them together. I have to say I think it's worked quite well. I made some dangly things to hang off them with some beads as well to make them a feature of the end product.
So now my dilemma is - what do I call them?? A neck warmer doesn't really sound that flash although that is exactly what it is. Let me know you're thoughts and the best idea gets this one (pictured) as a prize.
With last minute advertising, I didn't get too many customers, but thanks to Bo, her mum and Natasha and friend Jo G, I've made a few dollars. I'll be having another sale soon - just got to determine what date. Watch this space.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sale Confirmed!

Better late than never - yes the sale is on. Tomorrow 21 May. All beads and jewellery and a few bits and pieces from my scrapbook cupboard.
Officially 9am-3pm but feel free to pop in anytime.

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Long Time No See

Yes, I'm sorry it's been rather a long time since I last posted, and I'm afraid it's quite likely that it'll be a bit longer yet before I gear up to regular posts.
Things have been topsy-turvy lately with our house on the market. It's been over 2 months now that we've been on the market but not even a sniff yet. We did have an offer on a lovely house - smaller! - in Le Cren St, but as of last week we lost that one to another (cash) offer. We'll go looking again soon but will wait until something happens here. Fingers are very tightly crossed that it's not long!
As a result of having to keep our house tidy for potential buyers, I've put most of my craft stuff away and dare not get too much out otherwise I'll build another mess. I have been doing a bit of knitting; I don't have a name for what they are yet......it's like a collar, but more like a scarf. I'm using up bits and bobs I collected during my weaving phase. Lots of fancy bits. Once I get them finished off and some photos I'll post them here. They will be for sale so watch this space!
Speaking of sales......I'm planning on a sale of my beads and jewellery. I'm hoping to avoid advertising in the paper to keep costs down, so please please please spread the word! It'll either be 21 May or 28 May but if you're lookin' for some beads, feel free to pop in - everything is half price from now on. I'm working full time at BP at the moment, while the boss is away on leave (4 weeks or so) so weekends will be the best time to drop in.
Catch you again soon.