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Gifts!

I got a nice bundle of pressies yesterday which made up for me spending an entire week making chocolates (including 3 days booked of work at last minute). So whilst the carpet fitters were in putting down the new carpet you can see in these photos(!) I was crammed in the conservatory with the crying dog and all the furniture opening my packages and it was just the pick-me-up I needed.

Firstly I decided I was going to be naughty and open my secret santa gift from the Crafteroo forum. I organised the partners so I know who sent to me, which is slightly cheating! Anyway thanks SO MUCH Ali, I am thrilled with what I got!


A hedgehog pin cushion, a hedgehog make-up bag (how did you know mine was dilapidated?), some gorgeous print fabrics and a book!

For those that are wondering, “Why the hedgehogs?”, I am on the waiting list for a baby african pygmy hedgehog of my own in the new year 🙂

I also received three charms in the post which I will attach to a bracelet when they all come in. These are from an X Factor Sweepstake that we had over on the Craft Pimp forum. We were all allocated an act- some got another when theirs left as there were 10 of us in the swap and 12 acts- and I got Little Mix, who won! So I get a charm from each of the other participants- lucky me! 😀


From left to right… Jo, Vic, Fiona

I can’t wait to see what else come! My OH particularly likes the metalwork one by Jo, but my photo is a bit pants at showing them off. I’m very pleased with what I have so far!

I have a huge quilt to get done in time for Christmas, I hope to show you that soon!

Sneak Attack!

I am the sponsor of tomorrow’s “Sneak Attack” on Etsy at 2pm EST/7pm GMT, where basically we try and get as many sales for an Etsy shop which doesn’t have many so far. The items are in a price range of $3-$36 so there’s something for all budgets. It’s a jewellery shop, bt I can’t tell you any more, otherwise the seller might find out! There will be a post or two on the forums where the seller will be revealed ath that time.  Anyway, there’s no obligation to buy, but we hope you will, the last one got 39 sales in a few hours, which must have been fantastic and overwhelming at the same time. It’s all about community spirit, innit 🙂

The link where you can find more information is at: http://www.handmademovement.com/

Newest addition

Got some great little fruit slices from Stefanie Kilgast of http://petitplat.etsy.com and here’s some quick snaps of what I’ve done with the orange slices so far!

Orange slice pendantOrange slice earrings

Orange slices ring

Pendant will be £12, earrings £10 and ring £8. Will put on the website if they don’t go tomorrow once the reins have been handed over!