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 :)