Monday, 28 November 2011

I got Published and other News

Hello all how are you all? The weekend seems to have whizzed by in a blur. I have been sitting on some news for a few months now and am super excited about it. Made by Mum has been featured in the Country Lifestyle Scotland Magazine christmas shopping Guide. Can you believe it I was bursting to tell all for ages well now I can. I have been getting lots of enquiries and orders through the exposure so I am doubly excited. Hope you enjoy reading it. Its available from large newsagents.
Now onto other news my order book is bursting with orders that have to be complete before Christmas so I have decided not to take any further custom orders this year. Not to worry though as my online shop is full of gorgeous gifts and goodies all made and ready to post. Remember The early bird catches the worm December is only 2 days away and the post is already slowing up.

Happy Tuesday

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Not My Custom but

Hi everyone being a Scot through and through I have taken a great interest in Thanks giving, I think it is a wonderful tradition and wanted to take the opportunity to tell you all what I am thankful for.
My wonderful children I love you all so so much.
My patient and caring husband you make me complete.
My frail old Collie Becky I am glad you are still with us.
My energy to enjoy you all and realise how lucky I am.

Happy Thanks Giving to you all.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

What's My Name Again

Hi everyone I am sooooooooooooo tired I could fall asleep standing up. I have lots still to make for this weekend at the Green Gallery. I have shop orders to get out and online sales. How did Maggie Thatcher survive on 4 hours sleep? I can't even remember my name at the moment. So I will leave you with a not brilliant pic of my stall at the Cancer Research fair.
Happy water day it is.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

I'm Back

I was suppose to post this in the week but lost my camera in amoung the millions of boxes I took with me to Dumfries . I found it is here you go.
Hello lovelies I am suffering from frazzled brain. I had a lovely time in Dumfries but now I am home with a massive amount of catching up to do. Orders are coming in thick and fast and I am working really hard to keep on top of things. My crayon wallets, pencil rolls and art wallets are super popular gifts for budding artists and my bamboo blankets and bibs are wonderful for first Christmas gifts. I have also had a lot of interest in my eco facial pads with many little bamboo squares heading for stockings up and down the country as well as over seas, remember they are great for taking make up off too so not just for little ones. I had better get back to it so will leave you with a couple of pics of my stand at Dumfries.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Christmas Spending

I have just been listening to a radio programme about Christmas spending. Even though the economic situation is not good people are still prioritising their children. The average spend this year is £350 per child. Deep breath I have 4 remember. I have always been a believer in a thoughtful gift rather than an expensive/pressurised buy. I put a lot of thought into each and every gift and I have to say I find it far more enjoyable and satisfying than hitting the High Street. I love to shop at Craft fairs and of course to make my own. Handmade really is a good buy for the price conscious shopper its original, excellent quality so will out last anything made in a factory and will show the recipient how much you care about them that you found them something so special.
Please support handmade this Christmas and give your bank balance a break.
Happy Friday

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Green Gallery Christmas Fair

Hello everyone I wanted to show you all the fabulous flyer that has been made up for this years Christmas Fair. Becky works so hard putting this wonderful weekend together . This year the fair is being held a little earlier on the 25th - 27th November. Friday night is ladies night enjoy some Christmas shopping with some scrummy nibbles and a glass of bubbly couldn't get much better. Or bring the family on the saturday and Sunday and enjoy free cakes and teas and coffees. I will be there on the saturday and sunday this year and am really looking forward to it.
Hope you can come.
Happy Thursday

Monday, 7 November 2011

Christmas Shopping and Ordering

Hello all how are you? Did you enjoy the fireworks at the Weekend?
I am in the process of cranking up in anticipation of the next few weeks busy busy. I have a full line up of some fab events some new and some I have been to in the past so I have a few butterflies.
First up I am off to Dumfries next Monday and Tuesday for a lovely fair held at Easterbrook Hall its in aid of children with cancer. Then the following Monday and tuesday I am at Scone Palace for the Cancer research christmas shopping event. Then on the 26th and 27th November I will have a stall at the Green Gallery Christmas Fair in aid of Artlink Central another worthy cause and finally on the 3rd December I have 2 shows . In the Morning I will be at Madderty Christmas fair and in the Afternoon I will fly down the road to Morrison's Academy in Crieff for their Christmas fair. Quite an undertaking.
Because of all these fab shows, orders will be taking longer to get made up and my order book is very full. At the moment I am thinking the 5th December for last orders for Christmas not long at all.
Better get back to the sewing machine.

Happy Monday.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Discount day

Hi everyone I have had such a fab week lots of sewing and orders are pouring in. I wanted to share my happy feeling with you all. I am offering a 10% discount to all my friends and followers on all my shop goodies. just enter 10today when your at the checkout. It won't last for long.

Happy Friday and happy shopping