Monday, 29 October 2012

Well that was CRAZY !!!



Well this is my second time on here today to blog , but my first attempt I had to abandon . I came on here earlier today all excited with a big triumphant announcement of my shop opening
(www.etsy.com/shop/handmadeoveryonder ). But goodness me how unbelievably fabulous , within 25 minutes of my shop opening everything was gone !! I was quite dazed by the speed of things . So on with more stock .
Wow, I'm quite amazed !!!!!
I've got two local craft fairs booked and now a shop to stock so it's busy  busy busy and I love it . These mini business cards came from moo.com last week . I was soooo giddy when they thudded through the letter box as well as being seriously impressed with the quality and speed of service .

and here's a little ta da !! I got an idea yesterday for a pin cushion and worked it out on a lazy Sunday afternoon . I can't read crochet patterns let alone write them but I want to write the pattern down so will be enlisting the help of a Fab friend . So here's a peek at my crochet pin cushion.




So these might make there way into Etsy shop too and some Christmas mice will be scurrying that way as well,  very very soon .

But tomorrow I do need to indulge the boys and do some Halloween baking ready for Wednesday , I have been preparing in advance some chocolate skeletons . To make them even more ghoulish I've put strawberry jam inside the skull so when the kids bite into them it's likes exploding brains , gross !! I know but it has to be done . The boys will love it !!

                                               SO HAPPY HALLOWEEN  EVERYONE

May I also apologise to anyone eager to buy from my shop that it sold out so quickly, I promise there is more stock coming soon.

So ta ta for now and thanks for popping by . ( I will Post on here first next time in advance of new Etsy stock to give people a heads up ).

Sunday, 14 October 2012

nearly...!!

 

Well , it's busy around here at the moment , all the Hares are finished and quietly sleeping in their calico bag's patiently waiting for me to open my shop . I'm loving my new working week and am using my sewing days to the fullest . I have so much I want to share with you , I'm quite giddy with creativity at the moment . Firstly , I have made some time to sit and design  my product labels . As I am doing every thing on a budget of zero there is no money for fancy Graphic Designers , so as you can imagine I am trying to do everything myself !! But I am quite pleased with what I have come up with so far .







I have just got my business cards to make this week ( along with lots of other business related stuff ) , now I have finally decided on my business name .This has been a long process with lots of ideas bounced about and I ended up with ' Handmade Over Yonder' with a subtext of 'textile pieces handmade in the Yorkshire dales' . I am really proud of my Yorkshire roots and being a Yorkshire lass and I want to encapsulate this through my work .Today I have just set up a Facebook page if any of you are on Facebook why not pop by at www.facebook.com/HandmadeOverYonder and say hi .I am hoping by the end of this week to have an Etsy page up and running , where these lovelies will be heading .



So much to do !!!  As you may have noticed there is a bit of a Christmas flavor to my makes . I have  booked a table at  two craft events  , one at the begining of November and one in December. So it's full steam ahead with Christmas makes !! Some of these will be making their way to Etsy in the not too distant future !!




I have so many ideas at the moment I have to try and keep myself  focused !!
So with this in mind I'm off to do some jobs on my 'To Do' list.
Thanks for popping by and ta ta for now . X