Monday, 28 November 2011

Craft Fair Creations!

When I've not been making soup (lentil and mango - mmm!) or rushing off for long hot baths to combat this chilly weather, I've been working hard to get lots of products ready for the craft fair but it's been great fun coming up with new items for the Crafty Mushroom "range"!

First up, magnetic memo pad holders for the fridge:

And long shopping list pad versions specifically aimed at pet owners!!

And, using the same wee animal characters, a few keyrings, for pet owners that know their place!

I wonder how these will go down at the fair? If nothing else I might just have sorted out a few Christmas presents!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Post-it Crazy!

With just over a week to go until the next Craft Fair, I decided it was high time I made some more stock! So I've been going a bit post-it crazy!

These cute little post-it books are inspired by this clever lady and are great fun to make!

I tried to make some bigger ones too, but the post-its were quite heavy and kept unsticking from the backing card so I decided to hold them in place with a bookring instead:

I've also been making loads of other things; no pics yet, but they are items in the same "vein" as this little calendar:

Right, I'd better get back to work. Those papercrafts won't make themselves you know!! :)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Cards Completed

A couple of recent card commissions:

Hopefully the recipients will be happy with them!

Friday, 18 November 2011

A Wee Extra

I've decided that the next three people to purchase from my Etsy shop will receive a set of cute animal mini notecards absolutely FREE!

The cards measure 4" x 3", are blank inside and there will be four designs similar to those shown in the pic. Envelopes will also be provided and there will be no additional postage charge for the item!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Steamy Windows!

I picked up my new business cards and sticky labels today - woohoo! They feature my wee mushroom character and I can't wait to start using them!

I've got one jute bag and set of notecards completed, using nice wee butterfly wording tags from Craftwork Cards:

I really need to do something about the condensation on my windows!!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Cosy At Home

I'm having a Cosy At Home day today, which means a nice lie-in, leisurely lunch (spinach and mushroom mini pizzas), crafty afternoon, an Irish Coffee, pasta for dinner and, later on, (hopefully) a bubble bath and X Factor! It's nice to have At Home days once in a while!

Craft-wise, I'm playing with felt again as I've decided to make more jute bag notecard gifts because they've sold well recently. Photos to follow...

Meantime, I've made another two sets of tealight gift packs:

Christmas Berry-Scented

and Cupcake Cinnamon-Scented

They're great fun to make!

Enjoy the rest of the day folks!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Muffs and Bings! (?)

It's been a busy couple of days. I was helping a friend at her Bags, Jewellery and Accessories charity sale event yesterday and took along some of my tealight gift packs ; they were all snapped up pretty quickly but I forgot to take a photo of them beforehand - doh! There was some lovely stuff available. One item I had my eye on was something like this:

I thought they were fab but when I tried a pair on they just didn't suit me :( Pity, they would be just the thing to keep my lugs cosy!!

I said I'd show some photos of the walk Himself and I took last Sunday - we visited the landscape-dominating "bings"; huge piles of spent shale which are the result of extensive mining in the area for shale oil during the last century. Now nature has taken control and they're starting to grass over but the bright orange colour does lend an unearthly ambience.

It's a very popular location for motocross riders and quad bikes - they were whizzing about all over the place!

And once again, it was superb weather!

Today I've been approving the proofs of my new-style business cards and labels which should hopefully be ready soon - very exciting!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Meet Me On Monday #14

My Uncle has recently moved into a new "pad" so I made him a card to wish him well; he's a big Doctor Who fan so I just had to incorporate this theme!

Not that I'm insinuating that A) His new place is anything like the TARDIS or B) My Uncle resembles in any way, shape or form the alien in the drawing! Just thought I'd better clear that up!

Himself and I took advantage of the lovely sunny weather this weekend to visit two very interesting places in my local area. I was inspired to take my camera on both occasions.

The pics I'll show tonight are from our visit to Bangour Village Hospital. I have a great interest in Urban Exploration and even though we didn't get to go inside any of the decrepit buildings, it was fascinating to wander around the extensive grounds of this abandoned hospital and to imagine it when it was fully operational!

I'll post pics of our second outing next time!

And now it's time for

Meet Me On Monday #14

This week I shall be...

MAKING: Lots of tags with Christmas Cupcakes on them!

EATING: More fruit and veg than I have of late. I think I've been eating too much brown and beige recently; it's time to reintroduce some colour!

DRINKING: Anything but coffee as I seem to have gone off it. Again.

PAMPERING: Myself with some new skin products to combat winter dryness and wrinkles!

BAKING: Absolutely nothing after the Whoopie Pie disaster last week. Bleh! Shop-bought cakes it is then! :(

HOPING: I get to meet up with a friend for a girly natter!

Join in here and have a great week!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Window Dressing!

I was able to be a bit creative in my day job (at an optician's) this week, when I was asked to do a window display for kid's spec frames. So I brought some bits from home and set to work and was quite pleased with the result.

I covered each shelf with bright-coloured paper, added a card featuring my fairy princess design to the "girl's" shelf, a card featuring my robots to the "boys" shelf, and I made some paper bunting and a sign. I think the bunting came out pretty well! Hopefully it will catch people's attention!

Also this week, a crowd of friendly-looking monsters have found their way onto my desk:

They will be appearing on a new set of cards soon!