Monday, 29 September 2008

Alphabets and Ninjas

With no work yesterday (or today for that matter!), I had a pretty productive day overall. I didn't get to do the fun kind of shopping I was hoping for as it just isn't very good for that where we live and didn't quite get ourselves ready in time for travelling to Bristol or Birmingham, but did get to do some of the boring "stuff we need for the house" kind of shopping. When we got home we ate lots of toffee yum yums and I made many beads with some special cutters that Johnny spotted for me.

Obviously they are cookie cutters really, but then so are all my other polymer clay cutters and they've always worked pretty well and as it turned out so did these. I was really pleased as although the principle would be same as with another cutter, letters are a lot more delicate and fiddly overall. But (well I think so anyway) they are quite well defined, you can certainly make out what they are meant to be anyway. These are for my niece, well one of each letter at least, but I'm thinking about doing custom orders for my shop.

I also made some more of these little fellas who were originally for the UK etsy challenge. I haven't participated since back then, over a year ago now, but am thinking of doing so again soon. October's challenge is King Arthur! I have absolutely no idea what I'd do for that, but I guess that's why they call it a challenge!!

Anyway...these are my new ninjas who will be making their way into my shop sometime this afternoon.

There's not much else to share yet for today, but I intend to spend the rest of day crafting, so no doubt there will be tomorrow at least if not later on this afternoon!!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Boiling Baths and Beads

There is still no hot water or heating in our house...and probably won't be for another week, which really is truly rubbish! However it does inspire me to be a lot more crafty in the evenings, especially when it comes to making polymer clay items, as I am constantly being asked to by my boy, in order to have the oven on for a while in an attempt to warm the house! Having a bath also warms the house quite well as it takes well over 30 minutes, an electric kettle (bought especially for the purpose) an old fashion whistling kettle and two saucepans all heating up on our gas hob to provide enough hot water! I'm only grateful that we have a gas hob, if it were electric I don't know how we'd survive, it would take twice as long to get half the amount of hot water. There is a plus side to all this, which is that we're not paying rent the whole time we are without a working boiler, which is better than nothing I suppose.
Anyway...this is just some of what I have achieved over the last few chilly nights....

I best be off, hopefully at least, we're going shopping today, that is if I can get the boy out of bed and boil a bath in time.

Happy Sunday xx

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

New Fabric

When I returned from work the news that we still had no heating or hot water (it's been over a week now!!)....there was also this lovely little package waiting for me. Which made the bad news seem OK very briefly!

They came from reprodepot and arrived very swiftly indeed.

Now I just have to decide what to make. I always grow far to attached to fabric, not wanting to make anything out of it as though it is more precious to me in it's original state! Or case it all goes wrong I suppose!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Buttons and Bags

Now available for sale in my shop are the cupcake and toadstall buttons....


some very lovely shopping bags.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Baking Cupcakes...

Along with the many fly agaric mushrooms I created yesterday I also cooked up a whole load of cupcakes.
Today I shall be getting these ready to post in the shop and stitching up some more shopping bags.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Shop Reopen!!!

Horay Horah!!!

I have reopened my etsy shop! Come take a look if you like.

There will be many many new items to be added including bags and lots of new buttons.