Wednesday, 31 December 2008

New Year's Eve!

Hello everyone,

Firstly, did everyone have a great Christmas? I hope so. Mine was really nice - at home with my family for a few days and my boyf came along too, so it was really enjoyable. Here's a pic of my dog after the present-giving festivities had ended... you can see what his favourite present was!!

A huge thanks to all of you who left comments on my left blog post to help me think of new ideas for the 2009 peggycrafts range! My out and out winner, mostly due to sheer volume of ideas, is lovely TipTop! Ruth, please could you send me your address, and I will post out a little thank you to you! I particularly like the idea of pencil toppers - definitely going to get going on that one - and felty alphabet and animal characters too. Thanks everyone!
Well, I'd better get on with cleaning my flat now, ready for our New Year's guests this evening! Happy New Year everyone!!xx

Monday, 15 December 2008

Mrs. Snowflake and Competition Time!!

Look at Mrs. Snowflake on top of her tree :)

I've had some good news today - it's been confirmed that I will be going part-time in my day job after Christmas and

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

Sneak Attacks

I've just found out about the coolest thing which I'm so taken with, I decided to post about it. There's a big group of people who log on to and participate in 'Sneak Attacks'. Basically, everyone goes to a little-known, usually new etsy seller, one who hasn't had many sales yet and looks as though they are struggling to get started selling their crafts. Then, as many people as possible purchase something from their shop, meaning that the seller gets squillions of sales all in one go! What a confidence boost to new business owners!

Well that's my sharing for the day. How are all of you?

I was thinking of having a little sale as well. I've got one Christmas stocking left (tree design) who I'm hoping will be snapped up before Christmas. Anyway, it's now 25% cheaper at my etsy store, and may even have a free gift thrown in too. :)

Thursday, 4 December 2008


It's very cold up here in the north these last few days... I'm at home with my fleece and scarf on and I'm enjoying the little bit of warmth given out by my laptop!

It's been another busy week, and Friday has come around really quickly. I've been out for coffee with my friends this evening, which was nice - we chatted about school and teaching (we're all teachers of one sort or another). Last night I was sliding about in my car going between lessons, and my favourite pupils gave me a bottle of wine to say thanks for their lessons so far - so that was very nice.

On the crafting front it's been a little quiet - the fair we were supposed to go to last weekend was cancelled unfortunately. I'm tootling along nicely with etsy and the website - and have an order from a work friend which I will complete over the weekend for some Mrs. Snowflakes!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

New Etsy items

I've been busy on my lunch break today adding new items to Etsy. Firstly, I've added my cute little Mrs. Flower keyrings onto there...

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

I'm so happy :)

Because, I've been given a blog award!!! :) :) :) :)
Lovely TipTop has named me as one of her chosen people to receive the proximity blog award. For the following reasons...
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming.
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.
They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement.
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!
Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
Now, my job is to pass this on to 8 more people. Hopefully, they will smile as much as I am doing!
Sarah at Blooming Felt, who has lovely pretty things!
ClaireP, whose blog entries always make me smile, and whose to do list is possibly longer than mine..
Sarah, because my Happy Tree is smiling down at me from his shelf :)
Sara, because she always has a lovely comment to share..
Rachel, who sent me the most lovely swap package, and whom I am still hoping will start a crafty business :)
Teacher man, whose blog I found when researching teacher training, and who makes me laugh out loud whenever I read new entries! (no idea of his name!)
Swirly, who has a blog purely for the joy of cute things (what more could you ask for??)
and finally,
Carolee Crafts, who is an enthusiastic and helpful on the craftsforum.
Phew, that took a while! Thanks again TipTop!x

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Doodles :)

Hello everyone,
Just a very quick post to say that if anyone lives in the Tadley / Basingstoke / Reading area, please go to visit a brand new craft shop which has opened on Franklin Avenue in Tadley, called Doodles! I am soon to be selling some of my PeggyCrafts items there alongside lots of other very talented peoples' craft work. Good luck to the two owners, Melinda and Katy, I hope it goes really well for you guys!!


Meanwhile, a little picture of some Mrs. Snowflakes...

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Full steam ahead

Hello everyone

I've had a busy weekend preparing for my next craft fair which is this coming Wednesday. I've been making lots of felt phonecases,

more Mrs. Flower keyrings and brooches...

and also, some very cool Christmas stockings!

All available on my website and at etsy. :)

Monday, 3 November 2008

Some recent pictures

A few pictures of the decorations I've been making recently...

It's no wonder I have sore thumbs!


Saturday, 1 November 2008

Busy me

Hello everyone

I've realised that another busy week has gone by since I last posted on my blog. It's been very action packed - I've had another big order through my website which I've been finishing off today ready to post on Monday. And a few friends have been requesting items as well - which are also nearly done!

We had 'Wear it Pink' yesterday at work to raise money for Breast Cancer Research, which went really well - everyone looked very pretty in pink AND we had tasty pink fairy cakes - hmmmmmmmm!

You may find it uncool that I'm blogging on a Saturday night ... as do I ... we did have plans to go out, but unfortunately our friend has come down with nasty old food poisoning, so we have postponed for another week. On the plus side, I have enjoyed a nice glass of rosé and the X factor... ;-)

'Til next time, I'll leave you with this pretty pink flower xx

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Website re-jig

Hello everyone,

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

Etsy Treasury

I made an Etsy Treasury today!

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

Halloween sale!

I forgot to mention earlier, that I've reduced the prices of my Halloween Trick or Treat Bags to £1.50 - I would like to send them all off to happy trick or treaters before the day itself! I have three left, so if anyone has three kiddiwinks who plan to go trick or treating, just pay for two through my website and I will throw the 3rd one in for free!


I've realised that I've not posted for over a week now - eek!! I've been so busy, I just don't know where the time's gone. It's a hectic time of year at work, and I'm also teaching a few evening classes too. And, most excitingly, I've finished my very first wholesale bulk order!


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

Christmas Decorations

Evening all,

Just stopping by to post a picture of my new Christmas decorations..

These packs of five little Christmas tree buddies are available on my website and etsy shops now and cost just £6 for a pack of five!

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

One down, two to go

I had the first of 3 craft fairs today at Ordsall Hall in Manchester and it went surprisingly well!! I'm very pleased to say! I made a nice profit (not going to put me in a new tax bracket, but it may cover a few small purchases in hobbycraft) which I was really pleased about, and received many nice compliments about my things. :) Hooray. My mum came along too which was great - thanks mum! :)

I also got to meet two lovely people from - 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

Craft Fairs Galore

I've got three craft fairs coming up in the next two months. The first is this Sunday at Ordsall Hall in Salford, near Manchester. I've been umming and ahhing about whether it's too early to have Christmas stock at this one - so I have decided to just take a bit of Christmas stuff with me and see what happens.

Then there's one on 12th november at Cloverlea school in Altrincham, and finally one on 30 November at Port Sunlight on the Wirral. Phew! I certainly won't be getting bored!

One of the things I'm hoping will attract some interest is my Halloween Card Toppers.

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

Freebie winner announced

Hello everyone! I'm pleased to announce the winner of my halloween themed freebie this sunny October evening... congratulations go to... doo doo dooooooo


Debbie said...
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

I asked to choose me a number between 1 - 20 and it chose 17 - hooray! Debbie, please could you e-mail me your address (helen at peggycrafts dot co dot uk - hope my anti spam technique is legible!) and I will post out your pressie. :)

In other news I have been extremely busy creating a new set of seasonal buddies...

These festive tree decorations will be in my etsy shop and my website soon!


Monday, 29 September 2008

Trick or Treat?

I've got the day off from my regular day job today and I've been spending it wisely!

... making Trick or Treat bags for Halloween!

These will be in my etsy shop in a few minutes and on my website too. Only £2.50 ($5) - total bargain!

Keep the comments coming for entry into this month's freebie!


Sunday, 28 September 2008

Returned mojo and freebie

Feeling a lot more inspired by crafting again now, I think mostly since I've had a good sleep or two!! I spent a great day with my mum yesterday as well and bought some nice new fabrics so I'm going to have a creative afternoon.

To celebrate the return of my mojo I've decided to have a freebie giveaway! Anyone who leaves a nice comment on my blog between now and next Sunday will be entered into a draw, and that person will win a selection of the goodies I'm preparing to take to the craft fair in two weeks.


Helen :)

Friday, 26 September 2008

Friday feeling

I'm sooo glad it's Friday evening - it's been crazy busy at work this week and I really need a rest! I'm going to visit my mum tomorrow and we're doing a spot of shopping and coffee drinking in town :), then I'm going to not one but two housewarming parties tomorrow night! yey!

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


Voila my new Halloween Card toppers....

They're available on my website and etsy shops now.

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!!


Helen x

Sunday, 14 September 2008

I'm one of the Folksy folk

I have a folksy shop!!

How exciting!

Been busy creating my halloween range of felt card-toppers this soon... :)

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Scented Mrs. Flowers and Freeeeeeebie

I've just added some Scented Mrs. Flowers to my website - they look and smile just like my normal Mrs. Flowers, but they are filled with lovely potpourri so they smell gorgeous! I've got two different scents at the moment - vanilla and rose - and also a version which is empty, so that people can add some of their own potpourri. I might add some more scents at some point - depending on how well they sell.

Here's one as we speak hangin' around at the window...

Meanwhile, I've decided to have a little freebie session, to cheer myself up after finding out that I didn't guess the weight of the buttons correctly over on Sarah's blog :( ... teehee... The prize is going to be a Make Your Own kit, so that the lucky winner can have a go at making their own friendly flower. For everyone that orders something from in the next week (until Thu 18th), there will be one of these popped in the package as well. :) hooray!
Anyway, that's all for now, Friday tomorrow and then the weekend, yey!

Monday, 8 September 2008

Saturday, 6 September 2008

I'm online!

Well PeggyCrafts has been up and running for two days and it seems that a few people have been stopping by already to see it. Thank you to all who have spared a minute to visit my Mrs. Flower population! :)

I'm going to really enjoy the chance of a relaxing Sunday today..drink lots of some 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

Finishing Touches!!

I'm spending this evening finalising my website and adding pictures. It feels as though I've been picture-taking, uploading, tweaking and typing forever now - I really admire crafters who have huge ranges of things on their sites!

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 :)

Helen xx

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Big Bro

Yes that's right I'm watching Big Bro. Nope, not embarrassed, I love it!!

Also went for a nice swim earlier on and decided to stop at Tesco on the way home for milkshake ingredients :))))) Hmmm! Our super milkshake tip is to add a couple of scoops of Ovaltine to a milkshake, it makes it all tasty and sweet and sooo nice - it goes with any flavour and it's sooo good!!

Only 3 days, yes 3 days until opens itself up to the big wide world, I'm very excited and have been sewing like a crazy lady for the last few weeks. I've decided to make a whole category for felty embellishments, because all the cute ideas I have could be used for anything - pins, card toppers, bag decorations, all kinds :) all will be revealed in a day or two :)

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Easy like sunday morning..

Good morning folks,

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

Bloggy blog

Sorry, I couldn't think of a very interesting title!

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 Mrs. Bee (below!)

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Not long to go now :)

I've been really busy preparing for the launch of peggycrafts this weekend...




Don't forget 5th September when you can order your own Mrs. Flower.

Have a super bank holiday everyone :)

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Website launch date!!!

Yey! I've decided on a date to officially launch which is (drum roll...) 5th September!! Hoorah!

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

Helen xx

Monday, 18 August 2008

Snip snip

I've been sooo busy cutting things out recently, I really think I might have given myself an RSI!

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

Scary Film :(

I've decided to do some very late night posting as the boys are watching a VERY scary film on tv ... it's called the Grudge... if you've ever seen it, you will know how scary it is too!! :( So I am keeping my eyes firmly on my nice bright computer screen! Phew!

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

Mrs. Flowers
Craft & Scrapbooking Supplies
Felty Greetings
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


I had a very stressful time this morning trying to get to a craft fair / general market type place in the city centre. I found it ok (thanks to Rick's trusty sat-nav) but when I got there, it was £3 to park. But oh poo! I only had £1.50 with me, and as it was in the middle of nowhere, I had no idea how to get to a cash point! :( I thought about parking on a nearby street, but there was some slightly scary-looking 'travelling folk' nearby and I was too worried about leaving Flo.

Anyhoo, in crafty news, everything is going nicely to plan for my website launch next month. I've been busy sewing, sticking, purchasing things from hobbycraft and organising my website. Not long to go now - I'm aiming for 1st October. :)

Well I'm just about over this morning's chaos now so I'm going to have a cup of tea and get on with making some more felty goodness.

Have a lovely day everyone

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Mrs. Flower Keyrings

I've been working on some Mrs. Flower keyrings recently..I'm really pleased with how they have turned out. :) They are so smily, I find myself smiling back at them like some kind of crazy woman!

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Mrs. Flowers are everywhere

I'm having a really relaxing day today which is much needed after a busy week at work and a late night yesterday - went to a wedding of an old friend which was lovely and the bride and groom looked very happy. :) ahhh.

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

Website working!!! :)

YEY! My website troubles are now long gone and is up and running! I have a LOT of work to do on it yet so you'll be seeing lots of 'under construction' signs in the next few months, but I have lots of plans for it and I'm really excited. Please keep checking back for developments!!

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


I've been on the phone to a customer service department quite a lot recently and it's getting very frustrating!! This particular company's customer service dept is in Australia of all places, so I'm worrying about my phone bill... :-/ and I keep being told that I'm next in the queue, and that my call is important to them...but they just don't know the answers!! POO! I'm only trying to get them to do a simple would think it was rocket science??! :(

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

Nice weekend

I've had a really nice chilled out day today with some sewing, some housework-type jobs and a bit of a lie-in. :) Unfortunately Rick is not too well but he's on the mend now and is even managing to drink a milkshake! Had a really fun evening last night with some friends playing monopoly - it got a bit insane after a while as we all wanted to win (of course this had nothing to do with all of the wine we were drinking teeheehee)

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

Many things going on

It's been an insanely busy day at work today, so I'm going to chill out this evening with a well deserved pair of pink slippers and the TV! Also going to do some sewing :) and catch up on some jobs in the flat!

Saturday, 12 July 2008

I'm back!

Hi everyone!

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


This week at work our office was relocated, which meant packing up everything and moving to another building just over the road! Our new office is quite nice and I am now sharing an office with some of my favourite people at work :)

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

Website Troubles

Evening all,

Grrrrrrrrr I'm having all kinds of website troubles this evening. As some of you may have noticed, has been offline for a while. I decided to switch to a new host, which is more creative and straight-forward to use. But now I'm having problems with moving my old domain over to re-use. The nice people at my old host sent me step-by-step instructions on how to do it, and I SWEAR I'm following them exactly, but I keep getting an error message! POO!
So have sent them another e-mail and hopefully I'll be up and running in no time!

I'm very excited for getting my new site underway. I'm going to have all my things organised into different sections, and it's going to be really easy to use as well as being extreeeemely pretty!

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Freeeeeeeeeebie winner and weekend catch up

Hello folks,

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


Hello everyone

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

Helen xx

Monday, 2 June 2008

So much to doooo

Hello everyone

I am finding that I keep thinking of more and more things I should be doing in the name of PeggyCrafts and it's hard trying to fit everything in! Tonight I'm going to be updating my blog, creating letterheaded paper, and hopefully doing some more sewing if I get the chance. I received some compliments on my homemade felt phone case today so I might make some more of those.

I've also learned that I have a stall at a craft fair in Greater Manchester in October so although it's a while away, I intend to start making things soon! :-)

I've got the day off work tomorrow, so I'm going to do some tidying, some crafting and some shopping!! Only two weeks til we go on holiday now :)))) yey! Need to pick up some suncream and some summery clothes. I forget if we've mentioned before, but we're going to Florida. Yey!

Oh yes and most importantly I am having a mini giveaway to celebrate posting 100 messages on the craft forum. Please leave a comment on my blog or on the forum by Friday and I'll send a celebration pressie out to a name drawn from the hat at the weekend. :-)
I don't have any new crafty pics so I'll put on this pic of some fireworks instead!

Sunday, 1 June 2008


Just a short post tonight, it's past my bedtime already!

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 :-)

A case for my mum's new phone

Then my phone got jealous so I had to make another one ... tee hee

Sweet dreams everyone!! zzzzzzzzzzzzz