Sunday, 6 November 2011

It's beginning to look at lot like .....


My little workshop and my elves (ho ho ho!) is in full Christmas swing with all sorts of lovely creations under way...

I am launching a new range of baby/children's items as I have started doing the Baby & Children's markets up here, plus with teaching wee ones I get to know what is what and what is needed and what is not, lol. So I have some BuzyBaby dribble bibs waiting to be finished off and have added baby personalised onsies to the custom tee range. Another new range is the 'mummy and me' tote bags, these are made from durable cotton duck so you can get rid of all those carrier bags and help the environment and loot stylish in the process!!I already did a load of aprons and 'tool' tidies last year, these are great and can be used for all kinds of arts and craft stuff, as well as a grown up version for make up brushes etc.. I also need to finish of some tooth fairy pillows as had a couple of orders in and these usually do really well at the craft fairs...

So, lets talk about CHRISTMAS!!! Well, I have 6, potentially, 7 craft fairs coming up.. I am going to be a buzy little bee and have been making loads of gorgeous Christmas creations. I am still doing the personalised stockings and sacks that did so well last year. But I have also added some new ranges... a more 'modern' stocking, Christmas bunting, a Christmas version of my quilted patchwork cushion, a whole load of new feltie friends to join the Christmas menagerie .. and loads more. I am really pleased with progress, although my to do list is still huge.. I am trying not to get stressed.... I still have a load of custom orders to do on top of this, so I am trying to put all my previous time management training to good use!

I realised yesterday, than there leave little time for me to actually get the tree up, and make my house literally look like Christmas's threw up, haha .. the only possible free day is 28th November, so that is when Christmas will officially hit home.. ho ho ho!

I did 8 hours sewing today - so I am taking the night off, enjoying a glass of wine and some sky+ catch up!!

Night all

Friday, 4 November 2011

314 days ......

until we are back in Florida ... I moved our holiday forward from October to September, but at £300-400 saving on flights it just had to be done.. I am naughty and will be taking Ethan out of school. But he is still young, and this years holiday was last academic year and next years will be next academic year ... so just have to make sure he has minimal days off this year!! I also bought our flights yesterday ... ok, so i was a little (well a LOT) sick in my mouth when i read out my debit card details, I can tell you ... but at least that is everything booked now!!! I am planning all our dining options (we are staying onsite in Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, and Disney were offering free dining!!) .. so it gives us a rough plan for our days .. I have between now and 18th March to finalise this, then I can book all our ADRs (Advanced Dining Requests) .. planning a Disney trip can quickly become addictive... I have read 3 guidebooks and am on the DIBB daily!!! So exciting!! Plus I think Deb, Geoff and Joshua want to go back the following year, kind of think the wish they were coming next year now :-(( so looks like we will be going in 2013 too!!! Bonus... (travelling with my sis = mega cheap virgin flights and an upgrade :-)

I have also pretty much finished my Christmas shopping... bought all the wrapping elements yesterday too. Need to get organised as I have 5 craft fairs so far, so need to spend that time getting organised, whilst still allowing time to enjoy the festivities!!

I am currently chilling with my coffee, before i head up to school for the walking club... the sun is streaming in and making it glaringly obvious that i need to clean my windows .. oh and it sounds like one of the cats has been sick .. o the glamorous life i lead, lol!!!

Enjoy your Friday everyone!!