Sunday, 30 November 2008

It's Chrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrristmas!!!!

It's official, it's the Christmas season - I've seen the Coca Cola advert!!! So today I broke down and put the Christmas decorations up. The house looks and smells gorgeous.......loads of Yankee candles all over the place making the house smell of cinnamon and mistletoe. We had to go to Dobies today to get a tree stand though because one of the dogs broke the one we had. I could've spent a fortune in there. Funniest thing they had in there was a singing Santa band - the kids loved it........there were crowds of them standing around the display, singing and dancing along. There were also lots of owl decorations around - what's that all about? You don't naturally connect Christmas with owls!! Personally, I thought they were a bit too realistic for me. Saw a black Christmas tree in there too and was sooooooo tempted, but I resisted. Have to say, it reminded me of one of my friends when I saw know who you are!!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Craft Fairs

I have decided that Craft Fairs in the Fife area are like buses. None for ages then two turn up at the same time! My last fair was in August, none in September, October and November.......well I was booked in for one in November but unfortunately it had to be cancelled by the organiser, but I have TWO in December........the 6th and the 13th.

No idea how I will do on the 6th - the organiser asked me if I was going to be selling Christmas Cards because the organisers were hoping to sell their own. Hmmmm, funny that, a cardmaker selling Christmas cards at a fair in December........let me think about that one. However, since the organisers are the Sue Ryder organisation, I had to say I would keep them to a minimum - a sucker for a good cause me. So, I had to do a quick re-think. Came up with these - a tiebox with six handmade cards for different occasions inside - hopefully people will buy them as Christmas pressies instead.

So, if any of you are in the Elie area on Saturday 6th December or in Balerno on Saturday 13th December - pop in and say hello.
Well, where to begin. I've finally succumbed to the pressure and started this blog, although what I'll write I have no idea. I've looked around at other people's blogs and have been so impressed by how interesting they are...........unfortunately I have a singularly uninteresting life lol.

So, about me, I'm 44 years old and have FINALLY decided what I want to be when I grow up! Two years ago I married my (now) husband and decided that I wanted to make my own wedding stationery. I have to say, they weren't that good lol, but it brought back my love of art and design - I studied Art & Design at college. I started making my own line of greetings cards, improving my techniques and designs and then this year decided to break into the Wedding Stationery line. I have a feeling this blog will have a lot of comments on the trials and tribulations of starting a new business!