Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Busy,busy,busy. Preparing for a craft sale on the 24th so I am actually crafting this week!
At the back is a massive box a friend made for me out of a wine box I'd thrown out! She was horrified at the waste and came back with this! Am I the only one who has a big box where I shove all sorts of bits and bobs and then goes through it once a week? Thought so!
In the middle is a vase of balls, yesterday I made a felt ball garland using ready made balls. The next step is to make my own balls! Trying to work out how much to charge by doing research on Etsy. About £12.50 looks average. At the front is a pack of Kraft card stock, some buttons, some K&Co sticky backed papers and a Stampin' Up postage stamp punch. I made one card the other day and decided I'd make a few more. To the left is a big box of different craft things that I am using at the moment. I find it easy to shove everything in there, slip it under the table and Bob's your knob everything's tidy.
Oh, and a few of the felt hearts I made the other week waiting to be made into a garland and one to be popped onto a Valentine's card.
That's me for this week, why not hop over to Julia's blog and join in?

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Not a lot of action today apart from preserves!
Thought I'd show a shot of my tidied up craft storage. I won't show you the 'shoved it all under the bed because people are coming for dinner' shot though!
On the right there are jars of spiced plum jam awaiting labelling and two jars of rhubarb and blood orange jam awaiting eating! The rhubarb is purely for me, although I may give the tiny jar to my Mum, so generous. As the rhubarb was £2 for 400g it isn't cost effective to sell. In the summer I get my rhubarb from my neighbour but I do think that forced rhubarb makes such a pretty coloured jam. Well, if you don't burn it, it does! (whoops) My Mum suggested I give my neighbour a bucket and ask her to force some for me! I think a better idea is for me to buy a rhubarb crown and grow my own.
My beautiful ribbons take pride of place on top of my drawers and nestling between them is my faithful ATG, now restocked with genuine Scotch tape, so much better than the 'bargains' from Ebay.
Speaking of which, I have just answered the door to the postman who has just delivered a large box. I really must check out what 12 cm is before I bid on something!

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Take care