4 January 2014

Happy New Year

Here we are then - another year about to start.

I'm wishing everyone a healthy, happy & fulfilling New Year.

So...  what have you got planned for the coming months? 
 Here at CG&Cs HQ there's already been a flurry of activity with some quick orders.

Judi asked me to do something with her daughter's old roman blind - we decided on a drawstring laundry bag and here it is, ready to go off to its new home next week.  I agree with Judi - this fabric is far too pretty to throw away and with the original lining still attached, it makes a good, strong laundry bag.

The newest CG&Cs project is  
"Personalised Hoops"

I ran up this example using my initial and some pretty flower motifs made using my new Sizzix. I think you'll agree - it makes short work of cutting out intricate details like these flowers.
And...  think of the possibilities - births, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays - the list goes on & on.... I've just been playing around with some different fabrics & textures & came up with this today - it would really suit a wedding or engagement style hoop wouldn't it?


I've been trying to complete this keyring since before Christmas - good job my customer had forgotten all about it...!!! It was another project from the book Teeny Tiny Crochet by Catherine Hirst, but to get a larger effect I used a size 4.5mm hook instead of the 1.5mm suggested in the pattern.
I don't think my poor old eyes could cope with crochet that small anyway..!!

Four-leaf clover key ring

So...  it's back to the day job for me from Monday & there's some anxious times ahead for not only me but all the support staff that are hoping to get positions next September in the brand new school. 
*More news on this when I have it.....  

Enjoy the rest of your weekend my lovelies... 
See you all soon,

PS:   I'm after some bloggy advice. How do you add more tabs to the top of your page? I've seen many with extras like a shop, photo gallery & so on but I've just had a peep around in the dashboard & couldn't work out how to do it..!!
HELP... please


Chrissys for Cards said...

Hi Jo, lovely makes.
To get extra tabs, go into design and click on pages. Then you can name them, put them in any order you want and have as many as you want. At the top of you blog page, on the right hand side it says new post, and next one along is design.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Jo and best wishes in regard to the new school changes....
About the tabs....click on design at the top of your blog...just add a new page for each subject and then you have a choice where to position them (as the comment above)...I hope that's helpful!
Susan x