Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
that means... that's right... lots of crafting!!!! I'm going to get super organised in January, and create a whole new range of products which I've been dreaming up.
To celebrate, I welcome any comments containing ideas for new characters to build into my new range. Already I have flowers (many of them), christmas characters, Mrs. Cloud, hearts... Any ideas received in my comments before Christmas will be entered into a little draw and I will send the winner a New Year's parcel of goodies...
Ideas on a comment, please!
Monday, 8 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Also, an individual Snowman decoration, and my Mrs. Snowflakes. I won't post the pictures, as they've only been featured recently, but you can see them over there -> in my etsy pic!
In other news, I've decided to try a slightly new craft...button making. I've ordered some supplies from Blooming Felt so I will be experimenting with them after this weekend's craft fair. For which, incidentally, I am feeling a little underprepared - I am going to sew lots of things together tonight and tomorrow and by then I should hopefully be a bit more ready! :)
Sunday, 23 November 2008
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Sunday, 26 October 2008
Before I start, I just realised that it's only 5 in the afternoon and it's DARK! And raining!
I don't actually mind winter, in fact I quite like the whole staying in where it's cosy thing, but I think it's always a slight shock to the system when the clocks go back.
I've been fiddling about with my website this afternoon and have managed to put my lovely Christmas decorations in pride of place on the front page!
Thank you to Sarah at Blooming Felt for giving them a lovely mention in her blog, too! :)
Back to work tomorrow, but I need to do lots of crafting in the evenings, to prepare for the two craft fairs I have coming up in November.
Happy Sunday everyone xx
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Have a look here...
It was so much fun! I had to look through lots of different craft items on etsy and choose some to go into my treasury - I chose the theme of Rudolph & Santa as I came across so many cute reindeer things and Christmas seemed a bit too vague.
You have to wait for the number of treasuries to drop below 333 before you can make one, so I was watching the screen for ages! Now I know how to make them, I'm going to make more!!
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
I have packaged everything up (very carefully, I didn't want any of them getting travelsick) and sent them all off today, so a supersized load of my Christmas decorations are winging their way to Blooming Felt ready to appear at some craft fairs in the South. :)
I'm going to have a relaxing evening tonight, and then get going on creating some more felty goodness tomorrow. I've got another craft evening in 3 weeks, so I need to get ready for that - and have you noticed how Christmassy it's getting in town? With any luck, there'll be lots of keen shoppers at the next two craft fairs!
Hope everyone is well :)
Monday, 13 October 2008
I was a little surprised, and extremely happy, to sell out of these yesterday at the Ordsall Hall craft fair - yippee!
Sunday, 12 October 2008
I also got to meet two lovely people from www.craftforum.co.uk - Ruth from Tip Top Toppers and Susie from SusieQ cards - was great meeting u both :)
I've got a stack of crafting and other jobs to do this week but I think I'll make a start on that in the morning!
Thursday, 9 October 2008
In other news, I'm very excited to have had my very first wholesale order!! Woohoo! Lovely Sarah from Blooming Felt has asked for a job lot of some products and I'm well on the way with getting them all finished!
Monday, 6 October 2008
Hi Peggy...These are soooo cute and very reasonably priced. Great idea! BTW, I love everything there is about England!!! Wish I were there, too.
03 October 2008 07:05
Monday, 29 September 2008
... making Trick or Treat bags for Halloween!
Keep the comments coming for entry into this month's freebie!
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
I've also been doing some evening jobs this week as well, as I am also a teacher, so that has been keeping me really busy - it feels like such a novelty to be in the house in the evening!!
This is a pic of my doggie who's had a doggie operation this week - luckily he's recovering well!Have just been reading my virtual friend Claire's blog and I think I feel the same about losing the crafting mojo. :( I just don't know what it is, but I am going through a phase where I don't feel motivated to make anything. It's probably because I haven't had much spare time recently, but I sometimes worry that people don't like my creations...although my logical side tells me I'm probably being silly! Poooo.... I'm looking forward to the craft fair on 12th October and I have a week off work the week before hand to prepare - that should sort me out!! :)
Does anyone else go through phases like this??!
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Hope everyone's having a super weekend - I'm loving this chilled out Sunday. Have been busy at work all week so I needed a day of doing not much!! Only 3 weeks until the craft fair at Ordsall Hall in Salford now - better get preparing!!
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Monday, 8 September 2008
Saturday, 6 September 2008
I'm going to really enjoy the chance of a relaxing Sunday today..drink lots of tea...do some sewing...watch tv... :) woohoo!
I went to Bury Market in Manchester yesterday, it was great, and I can really recommend it to anyone who lives near to Manchester. There's loads of great fabric stalls, including a few who sell all the trimmings (zips, buttons). We also saw quite a few cardmaking stands, people selling the papers, trims, pens etc. A fun day out if you're in the Northwest, plus we stopped at Heaton Park on the way home, and actually managed to catch some sunshine!!
(a felt ice cream cone!)
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Anyway, it's been a massive learning experience for me to design and build a website, so I'm quite proud of myself. I just hope that people will tootle along and have a look at my things and leave me comments.
I'm not charging postage for this first weekend (Friday 5 - Sunday 7) as it is my grand opening (!!!) so I want as many people as possible to stop by and grab a Mrs. Flower or two!!
Wish me luck everyone :)
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Only a very quick note this morning to say hi as I'm going swimming in a moment! Yes that's right, exercise on a Sunday! eek!
I hope to be back later on with photos of my recent pot plant decorations, felt embelishments, and the all new Mrs. Cloud :)
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Had a good-ish day at work today...good because we had a good laugh and it was nice to start the week on a Tuesday...ish because I feel a bit as though I have reached a natural end with my day job. It's exciting times for me at the moment though, especially with PeggyCrafts, and also because I am soon to be starting some voluntary work in a primary school which I'm really looking forward to. So, plenty of things for me to look forward to!!
Nipped into town after work today with the main aim of getting my new specs adjusted. But I accidentally found myself going into a fabric shop! I just don't know how it happened!! :-) Only spent a tiny little bit though, and bought a few new sheets of felt!
Really looking forward to Friday next week when my site will be open to the public :) I'd better go now and get to work on some of the Pot Plant Decorations I'm going to be selling..like Mrs. Bee (below!)
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
I decided to bring it forward from my original date because I find that I work better and quicker when I'm under some time pressure, so the five weeks I had given myself to spare were doing me no favours. So now I have just over two weeks to go and I am going to pack in the sewing!!
I hope as many of you as possible will come and visit my new site on 5th September. :)
Lots of love
Monday, 18 August 2008
It's quite good fun actually, I just watch the TV at the same time (occasionally have to throw some away if a good bit came on and I cut the wrong way)
I've got a craft fair in mid October which seems to be coming round really fast, so I'm making some advanced preparations.
I have to admit though that I am WELL behind on my robot swap. I have got some cool ideas but I need to get on with getting them onto paper!
Friday, 15 August 2008
Anyhoo, had a very busy day at work today so I am very glad it's the weekend. :) And plus, my Mum is coming to stay!! Woohoo!
Craft-wise, everything is going really well - spent a lot of time snipping out new shapes of felt yesterday so I'm all ready for doing plenty of sewing over the weekend. Website launch date is going to be September 26th...yes put it in your diary people...only 5 weeks to go!! :) So this week apart from sewing I've been deciding on the 6 categories to go on www.peggycrafts.co.uk
Craft & Scrapbooking Supplies
Keyrings, Magnets & Brooches
Make your own kits (I'm especially excited about this one!!)
Tags & gift-wrap thingies
YEY! I'm sooo excited!!
Will put piccies up over the weekend :))))
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
I've also been informed by Claire that I'm going to be in a robot swap!! Yey! I've never done a crafty swap before and I didn't know how to go about joining one, but Claire has become one of my favourite crafters so as I was busy checking out new creations on her blog, I found out how to sign up - yey! I'm not too sure how my robot design will turn out yet, but I'm very excited!
Meanwhile, Mrs. Flowers have been getting up to all kinds. I've been very excited to learn about a new shop which is opening soon who will be stocking my Mrs. Flowers - and shortly they will be available to buy on my very own website which is coming along nicely!!
Monday, 28 July 2008
Had a nice day at work today, not too frantic and some of my friends had returned from their holidays so it was nice to catch up, although I was jealous of the suntans! I'm going to stay in and watch some tv tonight, and get on with some sewing- I have got a sewing to do list going on!
It's my bro's birthday tomorrow so we're all going out for a meal in chiquitos - really looking forward to it and have got him a super pressie!!
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Anyhoo, onto chirpier things, we've got a new TV today! It's huuuuuuuuge! Rick did all of the setting up / shifting furniture around to make space for it, and when I came home from work it was all ready! Yey! Never before have I watched hollyoaks in such glorious technicolour!
Had a good day at work today, nothing too exciting happened but just a nice pleasant day. Plus, the weather is LOVELY here so I enjoyed my early morning walk to the bus stop!!
And finally I had a slip from the postman today telling me there's a parcel for me at the post office - how exciting - I have no idea what it will be. I'm going to collect it tomorrow - fingers crossed it's something nice and not dull like a gigantic bill!
Saturday, 19 July 2008
I've been brainstorming this evening on how to develop my ever-growing family of Mrs. Flowers, and I've had some good ideas as to what I'll do next. The latest Mrs. Flower wants to say hello...
Monday, 14 July 2008
Saturday, 12 July 2008
It's been a while since my last post - I've been away on holiday for three weeks and since I came back last week I've been back to work already and trying to make our new house look presentable and pretty!!
Our holiday was absolutely amazing, the weather was wonderful and the theme parks were fab. NY is a crazy city, so much going on and so much to look at, we were totally overwhelmed but in a good way. I am glad to be back now, there's nothing like a holiday to revitalise and inspire you!
I'm planning all kinds of exciting things for PeggyCrafts. My website is still under construction and will be launched in the autumn, so meanwhile I'm going to get busy creating. I had so many ideas whilst I was away, mostly inspired by things I spotted in Disneyworld or NY - I just hope I don't forget them all (must remember to start carrying a notebook around with me!) So, pics will be following shortly.
I'm off to see Hancock (?) at the cinema this evening which should be good, and our friend's mum who is coming along is a real-life TV star!! I'm very excited - don't think I've ever met a celebrity before!!
Sunday, 15 June 2008
We're also moving house tomorrow so I've spent most of my weekend packing, dusting, moving, shifting and tidying - and a lot of sneezing! Most of my things are in bags now so it's just a question of moving (our new flat is very close by so that's good!)
Congratulations to my friend Z who passed his medical finals this week - yey Z!
And in very happy news - my mum's coming over to visit today! Even better, we're going shopping!! Holiday on Saturday - only 6 days to go! Yippeee!
In crafty news, I've started building my new website which will be up and running in late summer. It's taking me a while to get used to the new programme, but I'm getting there. Meanwhile I've been creating a whole family of Mrs. Flowers ... they've been busy posing too...
Monday, 9 June 2008
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Well I am very excited to announce the name of my first freebie winner... (drum roll please) it is...
I was flummoxed as to how to pick so I gave each comment a number and then the first footballer number which came on the tv was the winner! Hoorah for some random German football player! (Got to make the most of all the footy on tv)
Please can you send me your address, craftyjan, and I'll post your parcel out :)
I've been busy felting today, partly making the above pressie and partly starting to prepare for the craft fair in October. Yes it's ages away, but it's good to be ready! I might try to sign up for another one around the same time, as well. I haven't taken any pictures today, but I will do soon.
I have been sitting outside in the sun today as well - until it got too hot! Yes that's right, too hot! (I have very fair skin, you see). Rick and I went to collect our holiday tickets from the travel agents yesterday - only a week and 6 days til we go :-) I'm sooo excited. I'll put up LOTS of pics when I get back!!
Back to work tomorrow and it's going to be busy..have got my coffee supplies at the ready!
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
Thanks for your kind comments and e-mails! I'm a little snowed under both at work and outside of work at the moment. Work (my actual day job) is seriously crazy - I have piles of paperwork to go through, training courses to go on, and an office move next week! But, we're all managing to stay sane (just) and have a laugh.
Don't forget to comment / e-mail this week as I'm going to be sending out my freebie prize at the weekend - to say thank you to everyone who's putting up with all my crafty chattering! (either online or in person...teehee)
Better get back to work..eek
Monday, 2 June 2008
Sunday, 1 June 2008
Have had a very busy weekend, but it's been really fun. We all went to stay at my mum's last night which was great - we had a lot of tasty food, watched the final of Britain's got Talent, and had a good laugh. :-) Also went to a very fun housewarming party on Friday, but have also fitted in some crafting today!
Mrs Flower III - for our friend Yvonne :-)
Sweet dreams everyone!! zzzzzzzzzzzzz