Friday, 14 February 2014

A week of ups and downs

A week today I visited one of my longest standing customers who use my design service. I took Bob, I thought some of you might be worried about him as he hasn't been seen for a while and of course rabbits don't hibernate so here he is.


You can see we went to the Wold Top Brewery, high on the Yorkshire Wolds and it was the most lovely, bright, sunny winters day.
Had a great meeting and came away with lots of work in the pipeline so handmadey things will have to take a back seat for now.

Although I do have one or two things which just need finishing for the forthcoming Harrogate event. I have moved from gloves to birds.


Brooches and a pendant with one of my seaglass wrapped beads and little cotton pouches to package them in.



In amongst the 'ups' for the week was a lovely birthday parcel from my dear old school chum. 


Look at this cute book of felt zombies,


And what fun I'll have making and decorating Russian doll biscuits :)


Bought myself some Liberty fabric from the new range of art fabrics, these are Mackintosh inspired.


So I had a good day and then as usually seems to be the case living here, I get slapped around the chops with a wet fish the next day and have a bad day.

The strong winds have whipped off one of the new roof tiles leaving a hole again to the elements. I had the stress of the dreaded call to inform the landlady and I had the more or less expected response of not really being that bothered to get it replaced and protect her property. It does get me mad when some people must be so well off with their property portfolio that they do not have to worry about maintenance like us normal folk would.
Anyway I've informed and sadly the only one worrying about it now is myself as the rain is battering down again and the winds are picking up with the potential to whip off some more tiles near this hole.

Lets end on a slightly more positive note, I've had some fabric samples back from a UK print place and they are excellent, just as good colour and quality as Spoonflower so hopefully I will be able to move some of my designs there and have more fabric for sale in my shop and maybe a bit more competitively priced. If you fancy a go at digital fabric printing (free delivery too), check out

http://www.wovenmonkey.com/

Happy Valentines Day everyone and hope you are managing to stay dry!

3 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Good to see Bob out and about. :)
Lovely birthday package too, belated happy birthday wishes!
Lovely makes as well, those little pouches are very pretty.
I love the new Liberty fabrics.
Happy weekend, fingers crossed for a drier one,
V xxx

Helenjean said...

The bird and bead necklace is lovely, and the new liberty art fabrics are stupendous. Aren't landlords a strange breed? My daughter's last year thought it odd that I was uneasy about the rear door to her block of four apartments being permanently unlocked with no available keys.

Anne said...

Just catching up Sally. I love your pendants, they are beautiful.(mind you, I do love all your makes!).