2013 review, and goal setting 2014

With New Year just around the corner it seems a perfect time to reflect on the past year. What a year it has been, thank you so much for your support.   The highlights personally have been: Developing relationships with other bloggers and makers Regularly taking part in Handmade Harbour Guest blogging Social Media course Moving … Read more

Gift Tag plea.. create your own upcycled gift tags

Recycled Gift Tag Ideas In our family there is a birthday just before Christmas, Christmas, and then a birthday. Coupled with five siblings to be more than generous to our children, we inevitably have carrier bags of gifts stuffed into the wardrobe.   Yesteday evening we were busy hunting for names written  on wrapping paper, … Read more

Sew Mama Sew – Sew Sweetness Bag Competition

Sneaking in at the last minute I have finally finished one of the three Naughty Secretary Bags I have cut out for this competition running over at Sew Mama Sew! Rather handily this tote bag is doubling up as competition entry plus a Christmas present – yeah, I have started making presents! (nothing like last minute) … Read more

Rhine Valley Bag Giveaway

I am delighted to introduce to you the Rhine Valley Bag.   Having just finished testing the pattern for Anna over at Charmed Liebling I am chuffed with the finished bag, complete with two external pockets, two internal pockets and zipper closure. As usual the pattern was well written, and easy to follow step by … Read more

Christmas Jam Jar Tombola

It is a very busy time of year, especially if you are running a small business – this week I have (squeezed in) enjoyed preparing jam jars for the school jam jar tombola.    The kids loved making biscotti, and chocolate fudge, the left overs handily doubled up as my work colleagues Christmas cards (I would much … Read more