Wednesday, 30 May 2012

When it doesn't go your way, but it isn't bad.

So a number of things have happened today. This first thing I did was curse the fact that this is the first two days off in a run I've had in the past few weeks. We lost a member of staff and as a result I fell for the old 'Do you want to do some over time? It's paid'. Now generally I say no... however I do need to pay some bills so swings and roundabouts. My fault so I can't complain too much. Apart from the fact the alarm went off at 6am for the hubby to get up. He didn't move until I crawled out of bed to turn the alarm off. Not impressed. No lie in for me then.

Thought I would cheer myself up and went on the hour long bus journey to our nearest Hobbycraft. That was fun in all fairness. I ended up spending a small fortune. Got some funky beads I've been looking at for months which I've already started working with. Some more felt. Can never have enough felt. Magazines - just because they are a bus journey staple and done.

I then thought I would be sensible. I have managed to rip two pairs of jeans in the space of two weeks. Do you think I can find a standard pair of black, boot leg, long length, no frills jeans anywhere? Like hell I can. Disappointment there.

Cleaned out the kitchen cupboards when I got home only to be completely surprised at how much crap I had stashed in there that had gone off. Naughty me.

So I finally decided I needed a break from it all. The cleaning can wait until tomorrow and the blogging can be the stress release :)

Most of my makes recently have been small items - mainly supply and demand in all fairness. So whilst today I am indulging in something more extravagant I am yet to have the pictures to show for it. That comes tomorrow after I attempt to at least try and clean the house a bit. Not only that I need to get my butt into gear and get my pics uploaded for the CRAFTfest event.

Memo to self: maybe total self employment is not your calling. You at least need to be partially organised.

However here are a few of my newer items just so this isn't a picture-less post.

Just to end this post on a random note:

I am currently trying to gut the house of all the rubbish I don't need. Have you every noticed some weeks you never have a full bin and the weeks you really need more space the dustbin men are always a day late.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Not crafting, just moaning.

So once again I have been very slow on the blogging front. Not because I don't want to and not because I don't have time, but simply because my husband has a mistress in his life. It's the house hold computer. He's always been a gamer but recently he won't get off the bloomin thing.

So in order for me to get back to blogging I need some help. Where can I pick up a decent laptop for minimal cost and isn't second hand? I just can't find a usable comp for a reasonable price.

Plus I need a plan. A plan of evil. A plan that will get all geeks off their computers and back into the real world.

By the way, I promise that Wednesdays post will be craft related lol.

Friday, 11 May 2012

No time to waste!

I really don't seem to be able to find a balance at the moment. Every time I think I have a few spare minutes to blog I end to being caught up in some other mundane event. Either that or hubby won't leave the computer. I think it is time I think about getting a laptop. Even though I hate laptops. Those little mouse pad thingys and then the fact you can sit it on your lap. T.V. dinners revisited or something.

However, since I do have a spare five now I thought I would do something creative and post. Then catch up with other peoples posts and have a good read and a comment here or there. That's my morning set :)

So as you can tell from the mini rant things have been quite hectic over here. The reality of work has been pushing me to limits that shouldn't exist. Mainly because we are now short on staff and 6 day weeks are cripplers. Especially when you are trying to run a second business on the side. However, this is a means to an end and the extra cash means I can by more beads and materials.

I have been working hard on some plushie monster patterns and have spent a fair amount of my 'yet to go in the bank' wages on furry material. In the next day or some, and with a little luck I should get down to some sewing and cutting and get some plushies on the rise so to speak. Just undecided on if I should create my own eyes or spend out and go for some glass eyes. I guess I need to search for a cheap supplier here in the sunny UK.

I have had a good week in sales which is always a bonus. As word of mouth spreads about our online presence I have been getting more hits on the old Folksy store - just goes to show that patience does pay off.

I don't have much to show you in the way of new creations but here are a few photos anyway.

So not much to show for my time at the moment. But keep posted. So looking forward to getting these plushies done :)

Plus with a little luck, I might have something to show on Handmade Monday as I have missed out over the past couple of weeks. Only myself to blame...