Sunday, 29 July 2012

Time consuming and not the best day for it

Well, so far so good. Post two after a dig back into the blogging world.

Today I thought I would try and catch up with taking photos of my makes, smartening up the ones I already had as the lighting to too dark in some and finally getting everything loaded to the relevant sight. Whilst I have done some snapping the light has not been great and I couldn't be bothered with the light box today. As a result I think I have about 5 items snapped - most of which I can't really use. A shame, however tomorrow is another day.

I have been digging into my cross stitching recently and been visiting one of my favourite Etsy stores to get yet more PDF's. If you haven't already, and if you like manga style images, check out PDFcrossstitch. Love their designs and so much fun to tackle.

Can you guess what it is yet?

I've made and sold lots of jewellery over the last few weeks, again mainly to friends, family and the word of mouthers, however little by little sales on line are picking up. Hopefully things will continue to grow. 

I don't have many photos for you I am afraid however here are a couple of recent accomplishments.

And something a little less craft related...

As some of you know we lost one of our cats going back in April (part of the reason I think I lost my blogging mojo). We quickly jumped in and got another kitten. It was touch and go for a while. Our older tom, Garfield really didn't take to her and she did nothing but hiss and spit all the time. However as the weeks have gone on she has settled in well and now acts more like a dog than a cat. I have a shadow wherever I go. Cute but slightly annoying when I am trying to get jobs done. 

There is one other issue...

She LOVES to eat paper! Bills, envelopes, contracts, designs, books... House rule one: NEVER leave your paperwork unattended - because the cat might eat your homework!

Finally, in order to celebrate my mojo returning I would like to invite you all for a chance to win a ma-hoo-sive pile of crafty goodies. I am currently doing a give away and you are more than welcome to join. Just comment on the previous post (Relaunch Giveaway <----- heres the lil' link :) ) The more the merrier.

Now off to Handmade Monday

Thanks for the mooch :D

Saturday, 28 July 2012

3...2...1... Relaunch. GIVEAWAY!! WOO-HOO

Anybody that tells you all you need to do is organise your time to get everything sorted - well they lie. Either that, or I just have zero points in that area of skill. I have tried time and again over the past 6 months to get the time together to write regular posts. So much so I have failed at every hurdle. 

I got rid of my old phone, got me a nice snazzy one. Realised I could read other peoples blogs whilst hubby took control of the computer... then realised that every time I tried to post a comment it wouldn't send through. Worked out how to get over that hurdle. Found out why I couldn't post on my own blog via my phone. Jumped that bad boy too. Realised I could then download a Dropbox app to my phone... and there goes the next hurdle. Then it all fell into place. I don't need a laptop - just the desk top once in a whilst and my trusty old Galaxy Note. 

When I got everything sorted I then checked out how often I posted in the past couple of months - My head hangs in shame!

So I then took to crafting, photo snapping, Dropbox saving, Picmonkey using, caffeine drinking and general hell raising. 

I have no excuses! I am set up and ready to blog with a vengeance. This gal is on a mission to get back to not just reading/unable to comment on the old blog world, but comment, read and type. I CAN TYPE AGAIN. Modern technology often eludes me, however I now have it's evil plans in my grasp. Either that or I read the instruction manual without realising it :)

So to celebrate my relaunch back to the world of crafty goodness I thought I would host a mini giveaway. I recently sorted out my beads, scrap booking odd and ends and other items of fun, just to find that I had things sitting there I have never touched. These items need a loving home! So I put a load of items in a glass jar and there they sit... Until one of you fantastic fans get to be named the winner. I am afraid the jar stays with me, however you will get everything in that jar and maybe a couple of extra goodies too :)

It would be great if you could join the fun. Make this relaunch a great way to celebrate all things handmade! All I want you to do with leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what you love most about buying handmade. I will announce the winner on Saturday evening next week. Of course the winner will be picked at random. 

So here's just a small amount of what you could win (like I said, I have a few extra goodies that may find their way into the package a good surprise).

Get your friends along too. The more the merrier. Happy crafting and good luck!