Archive for November, 2012

Exciting News

I have exciting news, well I think it’s exciting, I hope you do too.

As of today you can find the full JAK & GEEGEE range in a bricks and mortar shop! I’ve just finished the final touches to my little concession in Lilypie Cafe, Chart Sutton. It’s a great place to go for lunch with friends and a look through all the treasures available to buy there. What’s even better they also offer a range of craft and cookery courses.

Here’s a dodgy (sorry) photo of my display, you can find it at the top of the stairs.

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Handmade Gift Exchange Winter 2012

Today I signed up for the latest Handmade Gift Exchange, organised by Linda over at Craftaholics Anonymous. This will be the second time I’ve taken part in Linda’s exchange, the first was earlier this year (you can read more about it here). Last time I opted for the UK only section of the exchange, but this time I’ve signed up for the international, I think it will be great to make friends with someone a bit further afield and hope they like whatever I decide to make.

Sign up is open until 7th November, then you receive your partner on the 8th/9th. This time it is slightly different, instead of being anonymous like last time, you make for the same person that makes for you. I’m hoping this way I will be able to learn more about my partner and hopefully gain a new crafty friend.

If you are thinking of joining a swap but haven’t done so before I would recommend this as your first. I found it good as there was no minimum spend and no theme, there is no skill level so you don’t feel that pressure of “will it be good enough?” (well that’s how I felt anyway). The whole point of it is to meet new people and try making new things. Lets be honest everybody likes to receive something in the post, whether big or small, especially if it has been made just for them!

October round up

Can you believe another month is done? I feel like the beginning of the year was quite slow but now the weeks are just all blurring into one.

I’ve had my hands full this past week as its been half term so I’ve got to be honest I’ve been a bit slack with “Photo A Day” but anyway here is what I managed this month.

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The 13th I was at the Knitting & Stitching show and was so busy shopping that I forgot to take a photo Oops! As for the last week the monsters and craft fair prep has had me very busy. To be honest I feel a little disappointed I didn’t get more taken but will definitely make the extra effort for November.

So here’s Novembers list –
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If you haven’t read my blog before or heard of Photo A Day then head over to Fat Mum Slim’s blog, she’s the mastermind behind it all. The rules are pretty simple, each day you take a picture to represent the given word for the day and them post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Flickr for everyone else to see. Follow me on twitter pr instagram to keep up to date with my photos and I will follow you back 🙂