27 April 2014

Hello again...

Time to share CG&Cs news & things from my little corner of the world...

I'm pleased to announce that I have finally secured a position at the new school. It's been stressful as you may imagine but now it's time to look forward...


Back on the crafting front - 
there has been a holiday 'lul' going on. My next three orders aren't needed til the summer & September so I'm taking it easy & thinking about doing some things fro ME...  After a fab refreshing break away, I'm back & full of  jeux de vie...

I love the chunky knit cushion covers that are everywhere at the moment. 

An example

Now
I don't knit anything except plain stitch but that seems to be popular so I'm going to have a go.


I found this fab yarn in a sale at only £1.90 per 100g ball and got 5 hoping that's enough for two covers. AND - just to be on the safe side I downloaded a fab tutorial from the famous 'Dummies' range.

I made this cover some years ago & decided it would fit in very well with my design plan...

9 panel crochet cushion
Staying on the crochet theme, 
I've been hankering after this book for quite some time & when
The Book People had in on for £3.99, I just had to get it...

Yay... new book..!!

There are lots of lovely project in it - I really like the round cushion shown on the cover & the baby projects are really sweet...


CG&Cs HQ re-vamp...!!
It was long overdue & I knew I had to be firm with myself & throw things out (arghhh)
but now it's all done & I'm delighted with the results.
There were compromises to make - I'll still have to set up my sewing machine every time I need to use it but at least I can now open the door fully & walk around inside..!!
Here are some photos.....



 


Tutorial Time:  not one of mine today...

 instead I'm sharing a fab crochet tutorial by a talented blogger - Mooglyblog 


Take care everyone....
See you soon


9 April 2014

April...

April.....

The month of showers & the promise of warmer weather & lighter evenings.



Here at CG&Cs HQ there's been a flurry of activity.... I had already booked a craft fair in Neath several months ago but a new fan to my facebook page asked me if I'd like to go to another AND it was less then  10 minutes away from home...  *smiles.

So last Saturday, 5th April Crafty Gifts & Cards set out her stall at 
Penywaun Club, Aberdare.
Not a good day but I've dipped my toe in the water to see if there's any improvement in 'stall life' but sadly, no. One sale all day but lots of new friends & contacts so not all bad.

Sold
AND

...on the 12th April I'll be at ST David's Church, Neath.
As I always say ~ if you're in the area, do pop in and say Hello...

Let's hope people will be in holiday mode - it's the Easter break here in Wales.
Two weeks off for the students & for the staff too (woohoo).


Other things happening are.....
Two orders for wedding bunting for friends at work, bears hanging decoration for a new grandchild & recent sales for this super-cute Tooth Fairy star & Three Bears nursery decoration.



There seems to be a 'baby' theme going on recently.


More baby orders...




Hopefully, I'll get another tutorial organised for later in the month but as I'll be on 'school holidays'
I won't promise. My Photo Gallery is all about weddings this month so I hope you'll enjoy it.

My CG&Cs HQ re-vamp is coming together...
Plans have been made, shelving bought, storage boxes collected.
Progress photos coming soon...


Enjoy the rest of your week
Take care