Monday, 28 May 2007

Cards, bookmarks

I have finally got the cards finshed that i painted last week. Most will get listed on Etsy over the next day or so.

I have also listed 3 bookmarks -- this floral one is my favourite and is my entry to the UK Etsy challenge for May:

Friday, 25 May 2007


The lovely Kezz ( bought some of my flapjacks and has written about them in her blog ! (
thanks Kezz !

For those of you who can't wait for me to add more goodies to my Etsy shop, see my website ( for details of other things I can make !

Thursday, 17 May 2007

Salt Dough

Inspired by a book from the library, i have another go at saltdough. When i did it with the kids we always got lots of air-bubbles which spoiled most of the pieces. This time it is much improved but still not absolutely perfect. I am hoping to make some fridge magnets or brooches out of them if i can find some small magnets to stick on the back. I think they might need another coat of paint before i varnish them.

Sunday, 13 May 2007


Weather has been very changeable today -- some brilliant sunshine & some heavy downpours. When the two coincided we got some terrific rainbows :

it doesn't show well in this pic --but it was actually a double rainbow -- there was another faint one above the one you can see here. More pics on my flickr page :

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Say Hello !

I have been looking at my site visitors statistics. I am getting visitors from all over the world , which is great !
Most visitors are being referred from a link in the etsy forums but there are a few random ones. I would love to know where you are & how you found me , so please say hello & leave a comment if you feel like it !

Etsy down

Etsy was down when i logged on this morning --and still is now !
I hope all the professional whingers don't give the admins too hard a time when they finish working on it -- i got very fed up last time it went down --stopped reading the forums in the end apart from posting in the "thank you etsy" threads

Saturday, 5 May 2007


I have finally got around to listing some more stuff on etsy. I have still got some more to go up -- but at least i have done the photos, worked out the postage etc so shouldnt take too long when I have time to do them.

I have also signed up for a free flickr account for posting pictures on. So far i have only got a couple of christmas cakes & a birthday cake up, but hope to get more cake & craft pics up soon

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Featured Seller!

Today I have been chosen as featured seller on the Etsy Greetings Blog !!

May 1st Mayday on Eccles Pike !

Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men had a beautiful morning for their annual dancing at dawn celebration of May Day. See here for pictures of previous year's dancing :
Despite the small audience (only 4 this year!) they danced a good long set to greet the sun , arriving here for breakfast around 6.30. Many bacon butties and much toast & marmalade consumed !

Next outing for the Morris Men will be next Monday (May Bank Holiday) at the celebrations on Chapel Market Place during the day then out again in the evening at Old Glossop (who forgot about Bank holidays when arranging the programme?)

have now been given some photos taken this morning ! the first is a lovely view of the sunrise at 5.45 am , then a team photo at 5.46 am.