Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Missing in action.....

Gosh, where have the last couple of weeks gone? Well, it's been a bit mad around here of late, what with courses going on, orders coming in, and a nice little break to Edinburgh.

So, what have we been up to? The knitting course was fab, Karen did a great job and we all had a lovely day blethering away to the sound of clacking needles. As usual I forgot to take photos (taking part and playing hostess isn't the easiest you know!) so you can see us in action over on Karen's blog here.

Then we had the needle felting course the following week with Katie, 6 lovely ladies came along to learn how to needle felt and all made a really cute little angel. I have to admit to getting a rather warm fuzzy feeling inside while watching everyone felting away, all quite content (with lots of tea and cake!) and learning a new craft. There is something quite special about promoting crafts and seeing everyone go home rather pleased with their creation from the morning, plus rather sore arms from all the needle jabbing into wool tops!
Gregg and I then took ourselves off to Edinburgh for the night as we were attending these awards. Friends were finalists for a couple of awards and had invited us along to join them, we had a wonderful night with scrumptious food, great company and then a rather plush hotel to return to. We battled George Street in the wind and rain on Saturday and I at last made it to the Cath Kidston shop, believe me, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.
So, back down to earth with a rather large bump this week, back to the sewing as deadlines are looming........
Happy Tuesday.
L x


Wild Rose said...

Hi Lisa,

It all sounds so cosy and inviting.

How I would love to take a look in the Cath Kidston shop!

Marie x

tash said...

It all looks so lovely, and such a cosy place to do some crafting. One day I will absolutely come to one of your events if I have to drag Mr. VP up for the day too!

What a lovely hotel you were in, definitely something special for the night! Glad you had a good time and are having fun :)

tea and cake said...

All looking lovely and cosy once again. Can't wait for the next one with such a lovely warm welcome - and cake, too!

Janneke said...

Hi Lisa,
Finally, finally i will leave a comment for you...i've been following your blog for more than 1year and just wanted to let you know that you've been such an inspiration for me to do/make/organise things.(next to being a stay-at-home-mum )!! I am making home decorations from fabrics, wood etc.
And last april i turned my house into a shop for 1 day and i organised a sale :)(pictures on my blog: april 2008) Wow, so exciting!! But it went very well.
At the moment i am busy for the 15th of november for a "winter-evening-sale" with nice decorations, also for Christmas. When i was thinking about this all today i thought it was all because of you, haha. So thank you very much :)
By the way 2 weeks ago we were in Edinburg as well and it crossed my mind to go and visit you, but after looking at the map it turned out a bit difficult without the car. But who knows, maybye one day !! Have a nice week ....
Greetings from the Netherlands,

Pipany said...

Such cosy pictures Lisa. Glad it all went so well for you xx