Fabulously Fun Family Tea Cosy

However, it didn’t start out like this. In my imagination it was going to have a string of bunting flags rather than the hearts. And the flags were all going to be in the sunflower print. I was going to launch the tea cosy in time for the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend celebrations and had imagined street parties up and down the country with tables laden with sandwiches and scones, jugs of Pimms, and string of bunting all along.

The Penicuik Storehouse

Do you ever have days where you start out happily bobbing along, thinking that you have a plan for the day and that you know what needs to be done, and then, all of a sudden, out of the blue, something quite unexpected happens and sets you off on a different track?

But in a good way, though (no disaster movies here thankyou!)

This happened to me last Monday. I was merrily going about my day when, out of the blue, an email popped in to my account, which I knew instantly was going to be very good for my business.

My Bear Paw

I’m often asked where I get my supplies of fabrics from. My stash of fabrics and haberdashery materials. As my business really took off during Lockdown I was pushed in to buying fabrics and haberdashery from on-line stores. I found a couple of really good on-line stores that I now buy from regularly. It’s alwaysContinue reading “My Bear Paw”

Support The Makers Market – Sunday 6th March

Sunday morning came and the sun was shining. Yay! Always great to have good weather on market day. It encourages people out and about. I arrived at the venue and took the first of my things inside. At first, I couldn’t see where my table was. There were lots of people milling about, setting up, and bustling around. It took me a wee while to just find my bearings and adjust to the setting. Then I noticed my friend’s table sign – crisp white and a gorgeous purple – very distinctive and I knew straight away that it was her. I headed on over and found my spot next door to her. Thank you Carmen for arranging to put us together – you are a star!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s a perfect opportunity to spoil our mums and let them know that we are grateful for all that they have done and continue to do for us. It’s a chance to treat them and make them feel special. Perhaps you might buy your mum a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Or a special box of chocolates? Maybe a trip to the beautician for a relaxing treat? However you choose to show your love, you’ll know what your mum would like best.

Winter is upon us

The weather has taken a turn this week and we’ve had snow, frost, biting wind and gales here in Edinburgh. All in one day, it seems! This turn of seasons makes me want to hunker down and stay indoors with a good book and great coffee. How about you? Add to that a snuggly blanketContinue reading “Winter is upon us”

Not another bunch of flowers….

Some of the most precious gifts that I’ve received over the years have brought memories and reminders with them. Reminders of people or places whenever I use them. Take our carving knife set that we have at home, as an example. Given to us by Maurice and Alison on our wedding day, every time that I use the set I’m transported to their sitting room deep in conversation and debate, and caught up in their vast knowledge of life.

Feedback and Review

If you are a regular on social media, you’ll often see posts from small businesses talking about a recent piece of feedback or a customer review that they’ve just received. These are invaluable to small creative businesses as they help future customers get a feel for what they should expect both in terms of productContinue reading “Feedback and Review”

TWOO All Wrapped Up

There’s a lot of truth in that Sound of Music Song*… ‘brown paper packages tied up with string…’ These are a few of my favourite things. I love the care and detail that goes in to carefully packaged parcels and gifts. A very dear friend of mine is an absolute expert and birthday and ChristmasContinue reading “TWOO All Wrapped Up”