Thursday, 17 December 2015

It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas . . .

Hello crafty peeps - a very quick post today to say Farewell for the Christmas break.  I've been quite busy creating some new stock the last week or two - some lovely new ideas I've enjoyed making!  The Christmas stick ons are on the windows (we had some lovely clear crisp sunny weather earlier in the week) . . .

. . .  and to further update, Ji-ji the cat is fully recovered after her trip to the vet and has been getting thoroughly spoiled - and yes, here she is sleeping on my crochet throw which took me 3 months to make - she does love it though :) :)

I won't bore you with lengthy photos of my recent creations but I have started up a new blog purely to list my new stock :) When I started my new craft business I thought of creating a supporting blog for my new online shops but temporarily shelved the idea.  It now seems like a good idea to keep some of my lengthy craft posts separate from purely stock/business related posts although I'm sure both will converge and cross over!

I now have set up an additonal blog to update on new items added to my online shops called 'Tweed and Yarns'.  I will keep my Tweed Thoughts blog (this one!) going as a more personal craft diary and to just ramble on about what I'm making, different crafting techniques, inspirations, etc.  Pretty much as usual really!  You can of course click on my shop links anytime and I'll make occasional references to new 'makes' here too :)  Business as usual, just an extra blog for 'crafty biz' specifically!

Well, better dash - I now have two blogs to maintain and some tweedie creations to make and perhaps to knit!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas - I look forward to reading all the lovely craft blogs that have kept me inspired up until now - you're the best!

Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur!
(Merry Christmas and a Happy New Yeat)

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Something for the shop, at last!

Finally I have managed to make something for my shop, photograph it and list it - Yay!  Why so long - I don't know but it does take time to create something from scratch, take some pretty photographs and write up a decent description, etc, etc. - it's tough being a 'one man band' LOL!

Anyway, I added these three iPhone 6 sleeves to the shop today . . .

A lovely work colleague asked me to make one for her phone and it was such a good, snug fit, it seemed daft not to make some more, so here they are :)

I lined them in some pretty cotton fabrics . . .

I think the buttons look quite pretty too . . .

You can tell I'm quite pleased with them LOL :)

I think they've given me just the motivation to get moving with making more stock now, so I'd better get going with that!

See you soon :)
Alison x