Thursday, 29 January 2009
Pini the gerbil
Pip the gerbil.
Currently they are living in my old hamster cage which is plenty big enough but they have managed to massacre the inside. The once cosy little house is now missing half the roof and one of the sides, the excersise wheel is just a spinning disc with no where to run on and i fear they will soon break through the metal bars! They are very hyperactive and no matter how much 'play time' they have they still insist on chewing anything and everything!
So i have been thinking and scheming for a few weeks to get them a new, fun house. I finally decided at half 11 last night to just take the plunge and spend a rediculous amount of money and buy them the luxury Rotastak Creepy Castle Mansion! It really is a gerbil mansion - it hasd a large living area, two smaller living areas, three small watch tower areas, a wheel and much more!
They are very excited about their new home, and we can't wait for it to arrive!
I will put up some pictures when it has arrived (and when we have managed to put it together!).
x x x
Monday, 26 January 2009
After a few more days of thinking, a lot of research and discussion and talks with various people I am motivated more than ever before to do something about fulfilling my shop dream! I have enquired about rental costs for a larger unit at Botany Bay and am starting to put together a business plan and do scary things like cash flow forecasts! hehe.
I want the shop to be an eclectic mix of hand made goodies from across the country, I will obviously stock my own handmade creations but I really want to stock as many different types of 'craft' by as many different crafters and makers as I possibly can. I see it as being a handmade treasure trove!
And the big question!
I want to see if there would be an interest out there for placing products in the shop on a sale or return basis? If anyone would be interested in in this or knows any who might be I would really appriciate to know about it. I really just want to see if there would be any interest at this stage.
Please feel free to spread the word to anyone and everyone and please leave me a comment if you are remotley interested!
x x x
Friday, 23 January 2009
Well i'd better check the banana muffins!
x x x
'I am well impressed with your website. I love crafting too, however never worked with felt. lol. Just finished a degree in advertising nr manchester which was cool. but now tryin to do someting fun and creative... n what ure doin is really good. with your own buniess set up and everything. Good luck with that, n i might follow in your footsteps if i ever find out how to set up my own website. lol. GOOD LUCK, not that ure needin it ,. xx'
I have not being doing this crafting thig for long but its things like this that make me want to continue. It has made my week and I am dancing around my living room as I type!
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Thursday, 22 January 2009
(I must appologise about the picture - my camera is playing up so i'm having to use my not so good phone!)
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
So off he went on yesterday morning into Preston and arrived back later that day with at least a weeks work at the place he worked for a few months last year - success. he is still looking for another job - i must admit he is making an effort.
He is still messy and loud but he does seem to have discovered that we DO have a dishwasher and that it is easier to put the dishes in it than have me nag him all day! He even hoovered for me while i was out and i only had to ask him once!
So i must admit that i am impressed at how much he has matured in just a few months.
x x x
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Friday, 16 January 2009
I am infact contributing a little handmade treasure to the Cuteable giveaway.
Thank you Daisie for being on the ball!
Thursday, 15 January 2009
I've had a very busy day today, making lots of lovelies. I got three parcels through the post this morning, but i'll have to wait until tomorroe to tell you about them because my camera battery died and i left the charger at my mum and dad's *sob sob*.
I am nipping up to see my mum and dad for the weekend as i have another craft fair, this time in Penrith, on sunday. I will get the camera charger and get snapping!
x x x
I made a simple flower that makes a cute little girls headband...
A small heart stuffed with my left over felt scrap and decorated with some spare brads and...
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
I then spent just aslong trying to find a pattern that i would be able to follow and that was simple enough to allow me to produce a reasonably decent outcome - or i fear i will be dissappointed and give up - i need to stay positive!
I eventually found one that only required me to knit two very large rectangles, sew them together and hey preston...i shouold have a poncho!
So far i have done about 1/3 of the first rectangle...
So stay tuned for the outcome!
Some cheese scones....
I live with my wonderful boyfriend, Martin, and our two lodgers in Preston but i spend a lot of time at my parents house in Cumbria which is also where my two ponies Monty and Rhona live! I dream of living in a cosy cottage by the sea with two dogs and a gaggle of children but for now i have to settle for my two cheeky gerbils, Pip and Pini!
Martin embracing the country side dress code!
My wonderful family!
I'm going to try and post on here as often as i can although i'm not promising it will all be very exciting!
Thank you for taking the time to read this!