Sunday 22 November 2015

Keeping busy.... (very busy...!)

Hello all - and apologies for a bit of an absence! I don't know where the time flies to sometimes and I must also apologise for being a bit of a rubbish blogger! I will really try to make proper time to sit and have a browse at everyone's blogs and catch up with all your crafty makes.

It seems to have been a busy time at home and work - and with crafty things too.  I'm busy preparing for a Christmas craft fair on Friday this week - so all sorts of papercrafts and crochet bits are being gathered together. I've made quite a few of the crochet mini Christmas stockings that proved pretty popular at fairs last year (and buying chocolates and goodies to put in them!)

And I've also made a few more of the crochet garlands with the cute crochet 'stars' - these are the ones from last year that sold so I'll take some pics of the new ones for this year! 

And I've also kept busy making some orders for Knitted Knockers! It's so nice to use my yarn addiction to help other women! Catch up with their Facebook page HERE to find out more! 

I've also been trying to make a few Christmas cards for my own 'stash' - but I've a feeling that I'll be a bit behind with my own cards (& have to buy some!).  I did quite like this simple design using stamps I've had for ages from Chocolate Baroque and I love the sentiment on this one.  

I've used distress inks and added some gilding wax to give a slight sheen but sadly this doesn't show up on my pics! 

And there seems to be endless things to do at home! We've now sorted a little car as our youngest is learning to drive - can't believe my 'baby' is driving, another thing for me to worry about! And our daughter Lauren had an interview this week and has been offered her first teaching job at a lovely primary school in Sussex!  I'm so thrilled for her (even though I wish it was a bit nearer lol!). And of course we have our new addition to the family and we went for lovely baby cuddles last weekend with our new granddaughter who is just adorable! (But it's only natural that all new babies are adorable I suppose!).  And our son Jack enjoyed having cuddles with his new niece Isabella

Sorry for the rather long and rambling post - and I'll try and catch up with all your lovely blogs during the week! 

Back soon,
Kim x 


  1. Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother to Isabella Kim - she is beautiful and Jack looks really happy with her! All your makes are lovely and I wish you all the best at the Craft Fair - Michelle x

  2. Gosh Kim you certainly sound busy! I love your little crocheted stockings, really cute and your cards are very striking. Baby Isabella is so cute and you must love your special cuddles xx

  3. Such a fab collection of crafty makes Kim. I have a Fayre next Sunday and, like you, hooking like mad!! Love your snap xx

  4. Wow busy lady. I must admit to missing your posts Kim...I look every day! As I said busy lady with lots going on. Fabulous projects as usual Kim and just love the cards x

  5. Oh my goodness! She looks so tiny. Precious! Your crochet pieces will make lovely handmade touches in someone's holiday home and the cards are wonderful. Don't forget to make some down time for yourself. Hugs!

  6. Your crotchet makes are just adorable Kim, I LOVE the stockings in particular! Your cards are pure elegance. My gosh it is all happening at your end. Isabella is so cute and looks tiny.
    Good luck at the craft fair on Friday and huge congratulations to your daughter.
    Gina xx

  7. Love the cards. Simple yet elegant and chic and oh so very pretty.
    Pretty crochet.. I haven't done that for years and years but love the little stocking and garland. The stocking is a fab idea and I can see why it would be a good seller.
    Your grand looks so tiny. Probably is hard to believe your son was that small once too.

  8. Wonderful stockings, love the cards, Congrats to your daughter on her new job and congrats on the new grand-daughter too. Have a great rest of the week.

  9. Gosh you have been busy ... good luck with your craft sale! Gorgeous pic of baby Isabella, your son is a handsome dude too!


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Kim x