Thursday, 26 August 2010

Kitsch and Stitch on Facebook

Well it's hardly a revelation; I've been on there personally for ages and the shop has been on for quite some time. It has taken a couple of kicks up the behind though for me to do anything about it...a bit like this blog :)

Like the blog, the fan page has sat for months with no activity and no setting up at all. A couple of weeks ago though I got a fan that wasn't me, anyone I knew or from round these parts. She was from York, which is a couple of hours drive away from me, and I have a sneaking suspicion that she added me by mistake, but hey-ho, I have a fan.

Today I had a fan page suggested to me by Kay from lilidrawspictures...funnily enough, that being the lilidrawspictures fan page on Facebook :) Of course I 'Liked' the page, Kay's work is equally as lovely and quirky as she is. The light bulb didn't go right on but the dimmer switch was certainly being messed with. At Craft Candy, we all want to be like Kay; she has 28 hours in her day, 9 days in her week, and can do anything she sets her mind to. I was feeling brave so I says to myself, I says 'Alison, you can be like Kay too!' I wasn't going to be too ambitious, one thing at a time you know, but this was what I needed to get me going.

My Facebook page now has stuff on it...hurrah! My blog now has a link to my Facebook page...hurrah! The house is the same mess that it was this morning, I've spent all day in my PJs and hubby is home in less than 3 hours....urmmmm...wellll....never mind :)

So if you're feeling in a charitable mood you could click on the little link on the right (just over there...yes, you've got it) and then treat yourself and go to Kay's lovely Facebook page and add her to throw some good karma her way.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Every Cloud...

A few of the Craft Candy girls and I were looking forward to a great weekend recently at an event that was very much our style. Sadly, due to a few 'technical issues' at the event, it ended up being a bit of a flop as far as sales went. I am a prize whinger, as anyone who knows me will happily tell you, but once the bluster is out of the way, I'm quickly back to normal and looking for the positives. This time I found quite a few

1. I got to spend ages talking to my new friend Laura of Laura Lou, a recent member of Craft Candy that I hadn't got to meet yet.

2. I got the world's best swap; my sock bunny Percy for a great book made by Heather Dewick using pages from Ladybird books for the cover and end papers.

3. We were able to listen to some great music from people such as The Everly Pregnant Brothers.

4. We were as delighted watching, as Sabine was making, her lovely new wicker wreath and basket, as taught by the ever talented Rachel.

5. Though I had spent what felt like 500 hours, in the previous 2 weeks, making new stock, I now have plenty of things to update my Etsy shop and actually list on my newly created Folksy shop.

All in all we had a fun weekend, spent with great friends...who cares if we're still all penniless :)

Elves and the Shoemaker

Well that's what it felt like in my room a couple of weeks ago. The end of the school year was drawing ever closer and the Supply Teaching was virtually non-existent. I had a fair to prepare for so the batch making began. As  you can see, there was more than a passing resemblance to the lovely little pieces of leather in the story, when I was making my new Raggy Birds. In the top left hand corner you can see the red felt and yellow Moda fabric that was used to make the lovely little guy that went into the raffle at Candy Floss (which was a great success especially as I avoided getting my photo taken again :) ). Sadly, my camera and the lighting were against me so I don't have a picture of him to share but trust me when I say he was a cutie. His brothers and sisters made it into the light tent this morning and have now been listed, split between my Folksy and Etsy shops.