Sunday, 26 April 2009

A busy weekend

Just a little update on what I have been up to.

Yesterday I was at Indigo Mill's spring retreat. It was a great day set at Granary Courts. Steph put on some great classes and we had plenty of time to scrap, chat and relax. I actually put together 4 LOs yesterday! This makes my current total for 2009 up to 7 LOs now. I know I am so bad and should be scrapping more. I really did get into it yesterday though and have so many ideas after taking Steph's messy class. I'm going to dig out all my paints & inks and start playing a bit more.

I will photograph my LOs and post them on here soon(ish). You know what I'm like with posting updates so they'll be here eventually hehe.

Today was spent in the garden seeing as it was such a nice day. We've dug up the area that we are gravelling to just need to order big bag of peagravel and get it down. It makes the garden look so much better. I am in agony now after all that digging but hopefully a good night's rest will help. I'll never learn lol.

Oh, and my first craft fair is booked....

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June at Bakewell. I will be holding a stall for all my handmade gifts. I wont have my soaps that weekend though - they will be on my brand new online shop when I finish getting it built though. Don't worry I'll fill you all in lots on my craft fair appearences & my online store over the next few months lol.

And if you want something to inspire your crafting - there is a new project up from Karen on Easy Craft Projects and another from Deanne will be online shortly.

And also, as you know how infreqently I update my blog - you can follow my day to day going on over at Twitter - see my updates and a link to follow me over on the right >>>

Lisa x

Saturday, 18 April 2009


...are all falling into focus.

It has been my dream for so long now to have my own business doing what I love. What do I love - well making things of course!

This week, many decisions have been made, plans have been put into action and I can now tell you that I will be finally getting underway on this master plan of mine to take over the world with my handmade gifts! Well not so much take over the world but at least be semi successful.

I am doing this all properly too - lots of planning, costing and everything. I will be starting out at local craft fairs and opening an online shop.

Hopefully over the next few weeks I'll be able to start posting some sneak preview pictures of products.

Easter was spent looking for inspirations and supplies.

I am really excited about my new venture. Like I said, this is something I've wanted to do for a long time - it is my dream. This is what I want to do when I grow up hehe. So fingers crossed.

Lisa x

Friday, 10 April 2009

Busy Bee...

Yep that's me! I've been busy working on various web design projects - including the new Easy Craft Projects site. I'm loving the new design - it reminds me of a sweet shop. Hopefully we're going to be working on it quite a bit this weekend and getting closer to being able to make some of it live!

Ok, enough teasing now because I know you all want to see what I'm talking about hehe.

I have 6 days off now! Yay! I have so much planned. Though my main rule for the next 4 days is to make time for me - do the things I want to do and not worry about work, websites or anything else. I'll be around to do various bits & pieces but I'm just not going to get stressed if I don't want to do something or I don't finish something.

I have been crafting a little recently- - putting together a new storage system for my clear stamps. It's not finished yet but when it is I'll photograph it.

I've also got some top secret missons to complete this week for the Indigo Mill retreat at the end of the month. I can't wait - I know it's going to be a great day. Steph has put so much work into organising it all, she's a true star!

Right now, I am off to start this relaxing thing - open my Easter Egg (shhh...I know it's a bit early) and cuddle up on the sofa & watch some TV.

Lisa x