Sunday, 8 February 2009

Wassup

Thanks so much for all your encouragement on Simons career change. I am certainly breathing a little easier now!
Aren't these flowers gorgeous? This is a tiny snapshot of a massive bouquet given to me as I finished work yesterday,I am moving to a store in my own town so much more convenient for the family. I love when people give me something that is so 'right'; bright and exuberant. So after managing to get my flowers home there was another lovely package waiting for me. I love the work of Dogdaisy and Simon bought his sisters Christmas present from her. I saw she was making hearts on her blog and really wanted to get one for Simon for valentines day so I did......Dog daisy was so helpful with colours and putting a loop rather than a brooch back on (we are hanging it in a picture frame). I was totally thrilled with the heart and even pleased-er (yes that's a word!) when I found an extra treat in the envelope. I am currently wearing that gorgeous brooch as orange and green is one of my favourite colour combos.
I allowed myself a little retail therapy before work as Ramsgate has the most amazing haberdashery shop. Literally floor to ceiling buttons, ribbons etc etc etc. This little pile of felt is for a brooch making evening I am hosting here on the 20th, the edging for some cuffs for Tamarisk and the thread well, that was bought because it was only 25p a skein- I'm going back soon for more. The DMC tapestry cotton is brilliant stuff I bought some on holiday in Bruges over 6 years ago and have just been able to bring myself to use it so I was particularly glad to see that in the clearance shop.
Sorry this post is such a mish-mash but finally I wanted to tell you about my big plan for the summer. I have booked the Sandwich Guildhall for A Makey 'do', I have set up a blog for this event which I am organising not for profit but for the opportunity for a crafty type get together and community event. Tables are available for traders if you are near East Kent and fancy a day out on July 11th. Meanwhile if you have any advice or ideas on how I can make this event a success I would be very very grateful.








11 comments:

niftyknits said...

Really looking forward to the Makey-do! See you there xxx

Kitty said...

Oooh good luck for the makey-do. We found putting an ad for ours in local 'what's on' type publications was good - as was putting little posters in shop windows, schools, etc. Other than that - word of mouth! Wish I lived nearer - I'd be there with knobs on!

I love Jackie's brooches too - the heart and square brooch are stunning. x

Gina said...

Love the sound of the makey-do and would love to be there... but July 11th is the date of a family wedding! Darn!

saraeden said...

The makey-do looks great !! Can you send me your address again so i can send you some wool , i have some fancy wool and some chunky wool would that be useful to you ?

Sara x

JuliaB said...

Good luck Jenny in your new job. Lovely flowers. And great idea to set up a crafty do! xx

MollyandIzzie said...

The crafty do sounds like a great idea - there a a few good 'whats on' type of websites. i always use them when i'm looking for craft fairs to attend so you might want to try those - most are free too!

I love the heart, i bet it will look lovely in a frame.

x

Jackie said...

Glad you like them.
the makey do sounds like fun.Good luck.

Sharon said...

The Makey-do sounds great, a bit far away for me though!
Good luck with the new job!

liz said...

I'm interested in participating in your makey do, although not sure in what capacity. heard that Sandwich is a lovely place.

Primrose Corner said...

Best wishes for the 'Makey do'. There's something on my blog for you.

Tip Top said...

Wow! Lovely flowers! I'd love to help with your makey-do but a little too far away for me - but if I can help with anything from this distance, just yell!