Friday, December 31, 2010

Just intime to welcome in 2011...Spring stock...

Just in time to welcome in Spring stock :)

I am very excitied about the new fabric I have edition cupcake´s :) There will be lots of gorgeous new items arriving over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled
I hope everyone has a wonderful evening tonight and here´s to an amazing 2011!!! x x x

Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 brought Gorgeous Nephew Charlie...

I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo in love with my nephew. I mean...look at him...How could I not be? ? ?

But seriously, it was more than love at first sight. This little man has me...completely - hook, line and sinker.

I hope 2011 brings me more "Charlie-time" :) :) :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I would just like to wish everyone a VERY Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2011. I am offically signing off from the shop today as I fly to the UK tomorrow for 5 days. Lots of madness (packing, cleaning, sorting...etc) before we today´s going to be a bit stressful me thinks....

I hope your Christmas´are magical and shared with the loved ones you want at this time of year. Merry Christmas! x

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Two sales today....Yay! :)

I thought that I wouldn´t be getting anymore sales over the holiday season really...well maybe the odd one...but last night I had another 2 sales! I sold this new plaque I uploaded only the other day :) Which I am really pleased about, this is my quote for life and I painted it on my studio wall to inspire me, so I thought it was about time I shared it with the world and made it into a plaque...and voila! and even better it sold so quickly!
The boyf is ill today...something in the 7 years we have been together I have seen VERY rarely. He has a fever and a bad chesty I think he´s coming down with flu. I´ve been doing my nurse part and fetching him pain killers and water :) Fingers crossed he feels better tomorrow.
Well...not long till the big day now :) Yay!
Happy Sunday Everyone! x

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Handmade in Spanish...

Living in Spain for nearly two years now, having Spanish "family" and having Spanish friends I am of course now getting the odd request from them for my signs or "Plaquitas" in Spanish :) So Voila! The first Spanish order.
Feliz Navidad! or Merry Christmas to you and I English speakers. I do of course speak some Spanish and I think I would like to be able to develop the shop into a bilingual shop with bilingual products.....but that would need some time.....!!! As they say here in Spain Poca a poca... Slowly, slowly :)
I am going out this afternoon to my day job´s Christmas party, It´s normally a great shindig and plenty of laughs are had. Now just to find something to wear.....
Happy Saturday everyone! Not long till the big guy comes!!! :) x

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Last few days of business...

Its the fast few days of the shop being open, until the barn doors are closed for a few days.

I have the last couple of local orders to crack on with and then Saturday can rest.

I feel I am very deserving of this Christmas...!!! I have worked my little socks off!! I have been very lucky with my Etsy shop this year and although it has been hard work, I have loved every minute of it :) My New Year´s Resolution...? To work on my Etsy shop even harder! ;) and I am opening a second shop next watch this space :) 2011 is going to be a very, very busy year :)

Happy Wednesday everyone...half way through the week! I can almost smell the weekend! x

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Handmade gifts and wrapping....

I´ve been a busy bunny this weekend :) But doing things I want to do :) Making gift bags for pressies for Christmas for friends and family. I love making things for the people I love. I made these gift bags and another two, plus I have three on the go! lol
I attached some gingerbreadmen brooches to them to make the gift bags look even nicer and it´s another little pressie ;)
I must say...I´m kinda impressed with myself!
I now feel well and truely festive and so much so that I really don´t want to work next week!!! lol :) But at least its the last full week till Christmas! :)
Happy Holidays everyone! x x

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mr and Mrs Gingerbreadman had a baby...

...hee hee. I´ve called him Mini Gingerbreadman :) and then very cruely attached him to a pin and made him into a brooch :) lol

I´ve been wearing him all week and had lots of lovely comments on him :)

He´s just perfect for Christmas! You can get your very own:

I hope you´ve all got that Friday feeling! x

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A busy day ahead...

I´ve got a very busy day ahead of me. Back to work after three days bank holiday (thank you Spain!) and then in my break I have to get a train to central Barcelona and visit my dentist (one of my phobias) who may or may not remove a problem tooth, do a root canal or none of the above....however in my head there is also the option of rip out all of my teeth one by one because they are all rotten. The grown up in me soon realises the chances of this happening are seriously minimal, however the 8 year old phobic in me thinks this is a real possibility. Lol
I then have to dash back to work, to do two more classes, when I may or may not be fit to do so. I am also hoping from a finacial point that no work needs to be done...but I realise after being on anti-biotics for a week...there´s a big chance a lot does....
So then after my two classes...dash to the post office to send off a moutain of orders, dash back home and I have three or four things to list on the shop, a couple of orders to finish for posting tomorrow and at some point something to eat! :)
No rest for the wicked eh?
Happy Thursday everyone! x


The postman is going to love me in the morning! :) lol

I´ve finally caught up with orders and got waaaaaaaay more orders than I expected! :)
I love sending off things - I love receiving things through the I often wonder if the recievers of these parcels will get as excitied as I do, when they get them, rip off the envelope with excitiment and have pleasure opening the tissue paper parcels to see their purchases :) rest for the wicked...two more orders to go today! Happy Wednesday everyone...not long till the weekend! x

Homemade Christmas cake :)

Christmas cake is a pain in the bum to make. Especially the reciepe I like to use! Although it´s easy to takes ages of preparation; zesting and juicing oranges and lemons, chopping up nuts after roasting them....the list goes on...

So every year I make it, I have to give myself an afternoon to crack on with it, so I´m not under the pressure of time. So yesterday, being on holiday for the last 4 days I thought it was about time I gave myself time off from sewing and packing and get cracking with one :) and Voila!

It has yet to be iced and marzipaned...but I quite like it on it´s own ;)

(pics of before it´s numerous hours in the oven...and after. Yum!) Merry Christmas Everyone! x

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Signs!

The Etsy Epat team I am involved with are having a BNR sale! :) So for this i got cracking last night and made a couple of new signs to put in the shop. I love making signs as it was the first thing i started to make when I started the shop by going round craft fairs selling and they always got such lovely remarks about them. I used to love watching peoples faces as they read different ones :)

Caught red handed....

....little monkey!

He is terrible with tissues or paper...he has an burning desire to rip them up into little pieces and spread them everywhere. Naughty kitty!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Crafting & Creating...

Today I am up early. Not because I have to, infact I really don´t! I´m up because I am excitied I have the day to myslef to do as I please :) I can´t remember the last time I could slowly potter around creating or not, crafting, or not. It´s a nice feeling.

So, this morning I am going to pop into the English supermarket in Barcelona for some festive treats ;) I´m thinking mince pies, christmas cake, ginger ale and hopefully some gamon as I can´t get any anywhere to make a ham! Now, don´t get me wrong, on a day to day basis I eat more and more Spanish/Catalan meals...but it´s Christmas! How am I ever going to believe it´s christmas without a mince pie!
Then this afternoon I am going to create and craft till I am sick of creating...(it will be a late night then! lol)
Oh! I had a returning customer to my shop as well....more gingerbread ladies! :)
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! Happy Sunday! x

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The weekend has arrived! :)

Finally I have time to stop and sit down. Relax.

The past fortnight has been crazy busy with the day job and orders and I now feel I finally on top and I have conquered the moutain.

Thank goodness for that!

One of the perks of living in Spain is the bank holidays...they love their bank holidays over here! I have three days off (monday/tuesday/wednesday) next week as bank holidays ;) So I get a 5 day weekend :) ahhhhhhhh.... I am not planning on doing much, just getting on top of everything and getting re-organised! I am going back to the UK with my better half for 5 days over christmas and I can´t wait! :) See my family and friends and get that lovely warm feeling in your soul that fills you up. I also get to meet my new baby nephew Charlie, who is going to get well and truely spoilt by his auntie Sam :)

So the photos are of the Christmas tree in my studio (pink of course!) and the lovely, lovely, lovely ribbon I bought (20mtrs) for my gingerbreadmen. It looks so lovely on a reel like that! and very christmassey too! For those of you in the UK.....I hope your still managing to enjoy the snow! I´ve heard it´s been a bit of a nightmare....and for everyone else "Happy weekend!" and enjoy the festive feeling this lovely time of year brings you!