Monday, 30 January 2012

Table Taa-daah.....

 I've now finished painting my table.
Sorry about the poor quality photos, these were taken in the evening..

This one wasn't :o)

Her name?  Dolly -obviously :o)

The first daffodils I've seen this year.
Beauties aren't they?

Have a great day..

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Crafting space

The trouble with having a full household and being a crafter/thrifter is the lack of your own space. I find it hard to get going with crafting if I have to keep putting it away to make room for something else. That's the main reason I gave up my card making, because when we moved house I no longer had a craft room so it was hard to leave half finished cards, or actually find the product you wanted to use!

I'm determined that with my new emporium I'm going to keep the sewing going!
So with that in mind I've been on the hunt for a tea trolley (how apt lol) so that I can pop my crfats on it and wheel it from room to room as and when I get a chance to do them!
But alas, all my searching was in vain, as no tea trolley emerged :o(

But, I did find this..

Isn't she a sweetie?

Just take a look at those legs!

And the sides pull out to make a much bigger table so I can take up even more room! :o)

And look at those dinky feet!  Wheels!!   She wheels like a dream too!
But alas, she isn't as beautiful as she might be, so I've had to get the sand paper out.
Then the paint and brushes....

I'll show you her as soon as she's finished :o)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

At last.....

Well, at last I have what I'm going to call my Teapot Blog, up and running!
I've been prettying it up for a while, making it as colourful as I can, and now I can start logging the items coming up in my new emporium shop on Etsy.

I've been sewing away on these brooches..

I've got several of these on the go at the moment. But my idea is to try and list at least one thing in my new shop every day.
These little teapots are all my own design, so I really do like these as I feel they're very original..:o)

For the packaging I've made some sizzix teapot die-cuts as I thought they look quite cute on them..

...With Teapot Lane stamped on the back...
The only thing I'm still thinking about now is whether or not to put them in cellophane wrappers too?
I'll have to think on that one and see how it goes.
I was really pleased that one of my bestest friends favourited one, then I had someone else whom I don't know favourite one too.

Then I've been researching my little tea-time bits for this shop too..
Below is a little 'Limoges creamer/jug' that I shall be listing later today.

And the next one is a little Axevale Pottery creamer /jug. It is so sweet!  I put this one in the shop earlier, and someone has favourited it already :o)

I love nearly all the 'Devon' potteries items as they are generally so pretty, and the bonus is, like this one people don't generally use them. They either keep them as ornaments or just for 'best. So they are nearly always in good condition.

I still have several items to finish researching, then popping them on the shelves..
I've got my final packaging to sort out.
I bought a dis-continued die off of ebay from America last week, and I got it today. It was quite a bit of money, but I have to say that it was so worth it!
I'll take some photos tomorrow and put them on so you can see. I shall be using it to make tags with for the Emporium.

I also need to get an Etsy banner sorted out. I know the type I want, but I only gave myself a certain amount of money to get the vintage bits and bobs, and things for packaging, so that will have to wait a couple of weeks.
Well, this is my first post for my new store finished.
I'm hoping my next post won't be as long as I want to just try and do a small post everyday with my latest bits 'n bobs, so that I keep up with it all.

This is supposed to be a log blog after all :o)