22 December 2014

~Merry Christmas~

Are you ready for Christmas?
I'm never really ready - there'll always be something forgotten, misplaced or eaten before the big day but it all works out in the end...  As it happens, I'm feeling pretty organised this year. 

Cards written & delivered - check
Decorations up - check
Pressies sorted - check
Chocolates/goodies bought - check
Turkey defrosting - check

Yes, I know - it's all going far too smoothly. 
There's a spanner with my name on it waiting to jump into the works at any point..!!

Crafty Gifts & Cards made some great gifts this year and also started a new venture, the crochet class. I'm hoping to expand on this original idea a little more next year - something along the lines of workshops to create an item in a few hours. It needs some fine tuning yet but who knows......

Something I must improve on is my timing; making winter gifts in the summer and vice versa. 
This Autumn/Winter the Infinity scarf proved to be very popular. I made one for myself in early November & ended up making six more..!! 
Luckily they are a quick make so no-one was disappointed.




Cream & pink

It's been busy but I managed to make this little runner made with free fabric from issue 7 of  'Love Sewing' magazine.

 As you can see, the fabric wasn't really long enough for a 'proper' table runner but it looks fab on my dresser.
I simply pinked the edges of the fabric & backed it with cream felt.
Just to finish, can I say 'Thank you' to all the great people who continue to support CG&Cs.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas & a happy, prosperous New Year.

Here's to 2015 - may all our dreams come true... 


5 December 2014

Christmas is almost here....

Hello...   Once again time has got the better of me & my blog has been neglected. 
It's the season to blame - always my busy time with fairs, orders & of course having to fit it all 
around my 'day job'. 
Glutton for punishment - that's me!!
Best seller of the Autumn/Winter season has got to be the crochet Infinity Scarf - I've had a steady stream of requests & have orders for six. In hindsight, I should have been making these during the spring/summer in readiness for the colder weather but, hey-ho - there we go. 
I promise I'll be making more as there's lots of winter weather to get through yet!


Talking of crochet, my next 'crochet class' starts on January 6th & I have a full compliment of ladies eager to hit the hooks. I'm more organised this time too & have even created lesson 
plans for each evening over the six weeks - get me!!

Class promo...

I'm organising the gifts in readiness...
selecting the yarn...
now all that's left to do is remind everyone who's signed up.
I can't wait...!!

AND... even more fantastic is that I have four ladies signed up for another course in April..!!

I'm gobsmacked..!!
From something I mentioned in passing to a friend over a year ago to having people on a waiting list is truly amazing. How lucky am I to be doing something I love.
Now all I need to do is win the lottery & do this full time &......  
Ah, there I go again - another flight of fancy.


There are still plenty of Christmas decorations left so if anyone is interested, check out
my facebook page

You'll find all available decs in the recently updated
"Christmas at Crafty Gifts & Cards" 
photo album.

Last but not least - my order book is now closed til the New Year.
Thanks to all who have supported me again this year - it means so much to me...

Bye for now