Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Craft fair on Saturday

Well my sewing machines are boxed and most of my supplies and equipment is packed up too. It feels really strange not to be sewing. I have not had a day not sewing in years. I am filling my time very easily with lots of horrible jobs. But every now and then I go and have a wee look at the goodies I have made for this Saturdays fair, they are all packed in see through plastic containers, very handy. Bags and tissue paper has been purchased, apron ironed and note to self to get a float together. I am really looking forward to seeing all the lovely products on display and chatting about sewing with people and hopefully making a few sales to send me on my way. Please pop in and say hello if you are in the area. Happy Tuesday.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Pitcairngreen Craft fair

Don't call me mad I already know that, but last week I was invited to the Pitcairngreen craft fair. I have been trying to get a stall for several years and since it is such a great show I decided to say yes. It's held the day before I move. No worries right? There is very little sleep happening here at the moment I hope it will be worth it. Let me show you some pics of my make up bags that I will be taking with me, these will all have a gorgeous little pack of reusable bamboo make up pads inside, great for Christmas giving. I am also working on crayon wallets, art cases, bibs, pencil rolls and little purses. Do you have any suggestions as to any other things I might russle up? Happy Tuesday.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Cinnamon apple Jelly

My kitchen smells wonderful. I have been making some cinnamon apple jelly as sweet leaving gifts. I thought you all might like to try to make some yourself. I didn't follow a recipe I cooked 5lbs of Cox apples (skins on) with a lemon. some root ginger and cinnamon This took a few hours. Keep the temp down and go for a slow cook. Once you have a big pot of mush rig up your jelly bag over a big pot and drain the juice off over night (do not stir or prod) just be patient. Measure your juice and add about 500g sugar to every pint juice. Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved then a rolling boil for 10mins. Pot in sterile jars and feel all warm and fuzzy every time you open your cupboard. Let me know how you get and send me some pics. Happy Sunday.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Not on the High Street

Hello all hope you are well. We are just about to start the tattie fortnight here so its time for me to get my house packed up. I am getting the jitters about our move we all are. I know its going to be great but its the thought of saying goodbye to so many lovely friends that is so hard. I am trying not to think about that side too much I mean there's phones, the internet etc etc on Guernsey. So apart from the move I have more big changes on my mind. I have been accepted as a seller for Not on the High Street. I am thrilled only 5% of applicants get accepted. I will be opening up my shop in the new year with some lovely new designs. I am working on getting my initial collection together. What would you like to see? Any old favourites or new ideas fire away, I always love to hear from you. Have a great weekend.