Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Follower Lucky Dip

Finally I have 25 followers and will be doing a lucky dip on Friday to choose the winner of this cupcake heart clock, it can even be personalised for free.Theres still time to join.

some more cupcakes

Friday, January 21, 2011

What do you call yourself ?

         One of my biggest dilemmas since starting my business 10 years ago is what do I call myself?

           Am I an artist, designer, crafter, business person?

 I hate filling in forms that ask what your job is, somehow crafter doesn't sound serious or successful does it? This is a question that has perplexed me for years, on going for a mortgage interview and asked what my profession is , my response was ' I make things' ( almost as if it's not a real job ) hardly profession or successful sounding- even though I was making more than my husband!

Just wondered what your views are?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It won't be long now

All my seed and plant catalogues arrived this week and have got me all fired up for the growing season , so much so that I bought a polytunnel today - a proper one, not like last £50 piece of rubbish bought from ebay last year that blew away before I had even planted anything in it!!!

Hopefully I get it built by the end of February - a little job for my husband, lots of piccies to come.

Spotty roses havent been invented yet, most of my roses are splodgy


My eldest son Saul had one or two friends over or so he said, I dont know how they all managed to fit in his bedroom.

Spots,spots and more spots

The kitchen is turning moe and more spotty these days and this is my little treat to myself this Christmas, a  Cath Kidston house - sewing box, not that I have much time to sew but I do have a few sewing projects in the pipeline that I will get done before the allotment season starts.

and heres a few personalised pieces I sent out last week, I've been quite busy since New Year, but nearly through all the orders now just the tax man to keep sweet this week and then I can crack on with some new designs.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snowy Cumbria

meet our singing snowman

I think he's singing ( or shouting for help )

A few days later he thinks he's Elvis - or trying to hide from us

A very berry tree - should keep the birds happy

My youngest - Cahal

Fudge waiting to attack any unsuspecting sledger - he downed a few, just wish they'd take their broken sledges home ,the whole of the lake district is littered with bits sledges

Rabbits like Leeks

Went to check on the allotment last week , just before the snow melted and the poor rabbits have had a nibble of the leeks. I don't mind though, they can eat the green bits and I'll have the white bits, they must be really hungry as we've had snow for weeks now.

not a sign of life down the allotments only me and Fudge

This is my allotment (lottie ) Believe it or not I've managed to squeeze in 6 cherry trees, 3 apple trees, 3 plum trees, 9 blueberry bushes, 300 strawberry plants and so on. I went down to dig up some parsnips,turnips and celeriacs but the ground was way too hard so had to buy some . I can proudly boast that I hav'nt bought an onion for 2 years.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Decorations 2010


Fudge peeping over the snowflake stairs

A pink christmas kitchen

How do you get good pics of a christmas tree when the lights are flashing away?

Everything but the kitchen sink on my living room tree

Just spent all day taking my many decorations, took me a whole week to put them up and only a few hours to put them all away. Everything but the kitchen sink on my tree !