Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Panic Stations !!! .......

Morning all, I don't know where the time goes, but it seems to be going extra fast in my house at the moment !!

What with trying to finish orders, make extra things for my craft fairs, do the craft fairs and still try and do the housework, I don't know if I'm coming or going LOL !!

Very busy week last week. I ended up doing 2 craft fairs on Friday, straight after each other. One Saturday and one Sunday. 

I feel extremely tired, and i'm starting to panic a bit, as I don't think I'll get everything done in time.

I've finished making this Santa Cushion, which was an order.
 Now in the process of knitting another jumper for a customer. After a while, my hands ache from doing to much knitting, so I then have a break and do some crochet. I haven't got any orders for crochet, so I decided to make a couple of Nordic Gnomes. These are very similar to the gonks that I made a while ago, but the hat is much taller, and there are no arms.
Have another busy weekend ahead, as I've got craft fairs Friday and Saturday, and Monday. At least I'll have Sunday off in between this time.

Going to try and do all my Christmas shopping tomorrow with hubby. 

Hope you are all well and are more orgainised than me !!

Bye for now x

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A Herd Of Reindeer.......

Morning all, a little late with the blog today.....I've been a busy girl LOL !!

Here is an order that I've just completed. A friend wanted 5 reindeers....all different for Christmas gifts.  They are relatively easy to knit ...but still takes time to do. I must admit when I was on the 5th one I'd had enough of knitting them.

My friend would also like an initial put on each one, which I haven't done yet, as wanted to show them like this.

I've had a busy past week of craft fairs, doing them Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The beginning of them were great. Did really well Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Less Saturday and almost nothing on Sunday. The Sunday one was supposed to be a Christmas market, but there were a lot of tables selling jumble. I think it either put people off coming in, or if they came in they weren't willing to pay full price for my or other stall holders items. 

Nothing now until Friday. Then I've got Saturday and Sunday too. 

I was lucky in that last Sunday my lovely son and his girlfriend cooked Sunday lunch for me and it was ready when I got in.

......I might push my luck and ask them to do the same this weekend !!!!!!

I've started my next order so might not be around for a few days.

Have a good week and hope to see you soon xx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Feeling a Little Blue !!!!!

Morning all, the title doesn't describe my mood....I'm very happy, although extremely busy at the moment.  I knitted this reindeer from a free kit in a magazine, and although I wasn't going to knit him in these colours, in the end i decided why not?. I must admit he would probably look good in browns and beige, but he will go on my stall tonight. 

I forgot to update yesterdays blog with the results of Mondays craft fair. Pleased to say i sold quite a few things, and took a couple of orders too. A lot of the people there, will be at the Christmas Market tonight, as it's being held in the same place, so I'm expecting to sell more ......fingers crossed !!

The local florist that kindly asked me to supply a few items, has sold a Christmas cushion, and taken an order for another one!! I'm going to have to knit and crochet at supersonic speed to complete all for Christmas LOL !!

Must dash now....needles wont wait for no woman !! x

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Bauble Sweets......

 Morning all, last of the sweetie makes for Christmas. These plastic baubles are smaller than the ones I made for pets, at only 6 cm in diameter. I've filled these with sweets ranging from smarties, dolly mixtures, fruit drops, skittles, etc. 
 I used a glue gun to stick the poinsettia flower on either side of the ribbon. 

Yesterday's craft fair was

Next one is Wednesday Evening - which is advertised as a Christmas Market...fingers crossed for me !!


Monday, 6 November 2017

More Gifts....... !!!

 Morning all, it's back to school for all now....that means it's only about 6 weeks until Christmas !!!!

Another quick idea for a gift. I bought a set of 3 plastic Christmas mugs and have filled them up with sweets and wrapped individually for a quick and easy gift.

I'm doing a craft fair this morning, so will report back on how it goes tomorrow.

Bye for now. x

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Santa's Trousers.......!!!!

Morning all.

A quick blog today, showing another make for the craft fairs. I bought these santa trousers on-line during the summer, with a few of making them into something fantastic........couldn't think of anything fantastic to do, so decided to just fill them up with sweets for a different selection box. I've wrapped them in Christmas celophane for more of a gift.  Cheap and cheerful gift - that are great for kids.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Christmas Gifts......For Pets.....!!

 Morning all, weekend here at last !! Hope you've had a good week so far. I'm still beavering away in the craft room, trying to finish things ready for the Christmas rush !!!!

I had bought these large plastic fillable baubles last year, and have never used them. I came across them, whilst looking for something else, as you do LOL !!, and decided to make them for pets. I've filled one half with dog/cat treats and the other side with a gift for the owners. The cat one has a catnip toy and a keyring, and the dog one has a light up keyring. I found an image on goggle of a dog and cat paw, which I printed out and laminated. Then added it to the bauble.
I've only made 3 of each of these at the moment to see how they go,but I've still got a few more baubles - just in case !

More things to show over the next few please pop by if you have the time. x