Wednesday, 27 October 2010

'I'll try and do a proper post with photos during half term', that's what remember saying but It's just not going to happen.
Well who wants to see photos of a sewing machine......a very nice sewing machine......a VERY reliable (fingers crossed) sewing machine........a newly serviced sewing machine.

I have sat at my sewing machine for the past I don't know how many days and I'm loving every minute of it. Yes, the orders are still flooding in and I keep thinking I'll wake up one day and it will all have been a dream.
I will be back soon with photos I promise.

Back to the day job on Monday for a rest!

I hope you're all having a fab week x

PS, Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on the last post. I'm sorry I can't reply to you all individually at the moment but as soon as Santa has been, normal service will resume!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

It's good news week.

I just wanted to drop by before I shoot off to work and update you on things here.
The orders are piling in still and i'ts just FaNtaSTiC! I'm finding it hard to manage the day job and the business, so...........................I handed my notice in yesterday and I leave in a month!

I will miss everyone at school, all the friends i've made and of course the children but i've realised over the past year that life is too short and you have to grab every opportunity while it's there.

It's half term next week and i'm hoping to get time to do a proper post with photos.
I hope you are all well and having a lovely week.
Bye for now x

Monday, 11 October 2010

And so they keep coming!

The orders flooded in yesterday too. I just cannot believe it, it's such good news.
I love my job but as I've said in earlier posts, I'd love to design and sew full time. I came in from work yesterday and started printing off orders and began sewing. I had my husband cutting fabric, my son cutting wadding, my daughters boyfriend cutting elastic, all three packing up orders while I sewed and sewed and sewed.
At 4am, when I couldn't sleep I was up doing more of the same.
I'm off to the day job at 8.30 but before I go I just wanted to pop by and thank you for all the lovely comments you have left me. Your words of encouragement have meant so much to me, thank you.

PS...........the first order of the day has just arrived for three cases.........yee haa!!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Weekend? What weekend?

It began on Saturday morning when the NOTHS calalogue came out and the orders came flooding in. I never imagined I would be THIS busy but they did warn me.
These are just some of the orders. There are more to do .........
And more to print off!
There was a lot of high fives being shared in my house this weekend!
I hope your weekend was good too.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Fame at last!

The new Christmas Gift Guide from Not On The High Street is out today and I'm in it! I was asked by them to adapt my sunglasses case and design a glasses case for Grandparents. I made a few prototypes and emailed them photos. When we were both happy with the end result I then agreed to be in the gift guide.
I received my copy yesterday and I must say I'm very happy with the result.

What do you think?

I've just been on the phone to my sister and we both said we wish our parents were here to see it, particularly our mum whose name is on all my products.

Thanks mum for teaching me to sew all those years ago x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Pumpkin Patch

I met a friend for coffee and cake after work today, naughty but nice!

We went to a farm shop just around the corner from where we work. It's a really lovely place where all the produce looks delicious.
They sell jars of jam, chutney, fresh meat, cakes, bread and all things yummy!
Outside were trailers with hundreds and I mean hundreads of pumpkins,
all shapes..........
and sizes...........

and colours.

Oh how I LoVe the colours.
The rich oranges and greens.
Halloween, here we come!