Wednesday, 26 September 2012

I'm still alive !!

Ok in case anyone was wondering I am still alive!!!  I have been a bad blogger these last few months as I have had so much going on.  On the positive side one of the things that has been keeping me from blogging is the amount of orders I have been working on recently.  Things have just gone crazy over on my Facebook page over the last few months which is excellent news. I still can’t believe how busy I am and amazing it feels that people like my items enough to want to buy them. It is only 18 months since I set the page up and at the time I never dreamt it would prove as successful as it has done.   Don’t get me wrong it hasn’t always been easy and its hard work – working fulltime in my day job, running scratchycat fulltime in every other hour as well as raising a young family and make time for hubby and Little Miss G means I never stop!. One day it will all be worth it I hope and I’m under no illusion that I wont succeed unless I give it everything.   I have recently taken on a new assistant to deal with some admin work which takes the pressure off a little.  I never realised how time consuming it can be sending invoices, answering e-mails, networking, wrapping parcels and posting items etc.  Now I have an assistant to do lots of those types of things I can focus more on the crafting and producing the products.  Anyway as well as running my Facebook page I have also opened a new online shop.  Now I have had a website for a while but its never really done what I wanted it to so I decided to start from scratch (excuse the pun).  I got the lovely Jamie from Click business Solutionsto build me a new website and then I have spent the last few weeks uploading new products.  If you want a website building I would highly recommend Jamie. He offers a professional and friendly service and nothing is too much trouble.  I will definately be looking to work with him again in the future.  Anyway to celebrate the launch of my new website I am offering the first 20 customers 15% off their order. So if you haven’t been for a nosey go and check it out now.  Make sure you register to claim the discount and to receive future promotions.   I’d love to know your thoughts when you’ve been to check it out…..

Monday, 30 July 2012

Personalised Wedding Cushion

Today i thought I'd share a recent commission i have just finished.  A customer who has purchase a few items off my Facebook Page contacted me recently and asked if could make her a personalised wedding cushion with a VW camper van on.  I loved making it as i don't get as much time to do applique projects as I'd like.  On this occasion i decided to do it slightly different and found a handy tip that i will always use from now on.  Instead of appliqueing the cut pieces onto the cushion face i decided to heat n bond the pieces first and fix them in place then applique over them.  I'm so glad i did it made the process so much easier as the pieces didn't move around and were easier to cut out as well as they were a bit more sturdy.  Anyway what do you think of the end result?......

Wednesday, 4 July 2012


Today i wanted to tell you about a GIVEAWAY i'm hosting over on my Facebook Page.  Its to say thank you to everyone who has supported my page and a celebration about reaching 2000 likes.  If you want to enter the giveaway pop over to my Facebook Page and check it out.  It ends on Saturday 7th July 2012.  Good Luck everyone xx

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Teachers Gifts

Well its 2 weeks today till Little Miss G finishes school for summer holidays! Which means finding 8 weeks of entertainment and at least 5 weeks of help with looking after her while I’m at work.  Last week I made Lili’s Teacher’s gifts so I thought I’d share some other teacher gift idea’s that I have made in this post with you all. 

As with everything i make they are not hard to do so if you want to have a go and don't know where to start then drop me an e-mail or if you can't be bothered making one but want to buy a Teachers Gift then pop over to my Facebook Page where there are lots of items to choose from.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Happy Holidays

Sorry for my noted absence recently but we have been off sunning ourselves in Gran Canaria.  It was a well needed break after i have been so so busy this year.  Having said that we nearly didn't get there!.  4 months ago when i booked flights i checked my passport to make sure it hadn't expired - no 5 years left.  Now because i renew the passports at the same time then i didn't both to check any others BIG mistake!!!.  It didn't dawn on me that Lili's is only for 5 years because she's a child!!!!  So 4 days before going when i go to enter the pre flight information online i almost have a panic attack!!!.  Ok keep calm i'll just ring Liverpool passport office and spend a whole day (that i don't really have to spare!) sorting out a new one.  Oh no those days are long gone when i rung up the passport central number i was told they offered a same day service and a weeks service at all offices.  I explained it was less than a week till we go so could i have a same day appointment please.  Apparently not as as the next available appointment at liverpool was in 2 weeks time (erm why are people being booked in to a same day service when they fly in over a weeks time surely thats what the week service is for!!). To cut a long story short the only uk office with a same day appointment before we were going was Belfast!!!.  So off i flew to sunny Belfast (and it really was) to get little Miss G's passport renewed.  Alls well that ends well but not an experience i want to repeat!!!.