The countdown to end of term is finally complete......
From now til September I'll be crafting away to my hearts content.
Plans for the holidays include a BIG sort out in my little craft room. It's way overdue for a good tidy up & I need to be strong & throw things out.... *scary..!!
I'm trying to work on a costings book for all my yarn - a record of what I've got & a breakdown of price by weight so I can be quicker at working out the price of any piece of crochet work.
I've made a start & try to add in 5 - 10 balls every few days - it's a mammoth task. I have yarn everywhere... hehe.
A 'must do' is sort out my tax return. *very scary..!!!
I don't need to have it in yet but I had a go at filling it in the other week - after the basics I felt totally out of my depth. I'm going to call into the local HMRC drop in centre for some guidance & advice.
Along with that I'm thinking of changing the business name - nothing too drastic though.
I might drop the '& Cards' at the end and become just ....
or Crafty Gifts by Jo,
or Jo's Crafty Gifts.
As you can see - I'm still not certain on a new title just yet.
I may just leave well alone...lol.
Any thoughts you guys?
Last week we had a very successful 'Super Learners Activity Week' at school.
As usual - I was involved in the craft activities & I was so pleased that my felt key rings were again something the pupils enjoyed making.
It's so cool to see lots of their designs being toted about on keys & bags...
Some pupils even said they would love to have craft lessons to be able to try different projects.
Maybe I'll look into that....
Crafty Gifts & Cards is booked in for three autumn/Xmas fairs now - all in the Neath area. I'm still waiting to hear from the people who approached me at the last fair I attended but I suspect it's too early for the school as they are not working over the summer.
I'm still formulating my plans for house party style events & thinking of ideas, contacting other local crafters etc... I'm looking to do the first one for Xmas & see how that goes.
In the meantime I have an order for a stitched picture from Joanne who saw the one I made for Gemma over on My Shabby Chic Workshop. Joanne's will be the same except she wants her house name stitched into it plus two cats. Looking forward to starting it very soon.
|Gemma's Stitched Picture|
At last..... I can reveal the 'secret project' I've been hinting at over the last few weeks. It involved two workmates: Sharon wanted me to make a bag for Helen as a gift from her year 10 pupils. Not any old bag though - it had to be a Wonder Woman bag...!!!
After much discussion me & Sharon had a plan - designs were agreed & the bag was made - here it is.....
|Wonder Woman Tote Bag|
I'm pleased to say Helen was delighted with it.
Enjoy the weekend Bloggettes....