Saturday, 17 June 2017

I have almost forgotten how to blog...!

I have just realised that it has been over 6 months since I last blogged. 6 months! Wow. So much has happened in that time.

Firstly, let me ask any of you who may still follow this blog if you are OK? I surely hope so!

Secondly, I must tell you why I have been so quiet on here. Well, apart from the fact that I have been more involved with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than Blogger, we as a family have suffered two close family deaths - both within 2 and a half months of each-other. First my step-dad, David, to the dreaded cancer, then my brother, also called David to an unknown cause at present. My step-dad was expected but my brother was not, so it's been a shocking time of it just lately and I wouldn't wish it on my enemies.

To top it off, I did my back in and was out of action for around 3 weeks and then my poor husband, 3 weeks ago, tore a muscle in the back of his calf.

Not to mention terrorist incidents you will no doubt have seen and the elections and the Grenfell Tower fire...

Yeah, Annus Horribilis so far.

My advice, should you wish to use it is hug your children and loved ones for longer tonight, tell them you love them, show them daily, be nice to all, show respect, let hate dissipate, do what you love and live life to the full, as though it's your last day as one day, it will be.

Anyway...

After all that, I do have some good news, I have been making items using FABULOUS Harris Tweed wool! Oh wow, I have managed to find a source with acceptable prices and so have spent A LOT of money on it and have been busily designing and making. I'm going to show you some photos:

Shoulder Bags with Internal Zip Pockets and Magnetic Snap Closure
I also have red and and blue themes

Covered A5 size Notebooks with Flap Closure and Pen

Various colours of Cosmetics, Make-up or Toiletries Bags



Various colours of Cross-Body Tweed and Eco Leather Bags



The Small Messenger Bag with Two Pockets and Adjustable Strap

Ladies Glasses Case (made as order number three from a regular customer)

Padded Mobile Phone Cases in Harris Tweed and Eco Leather

Coin and Card Purses in Presentation Boxes.

I have a million and one other ideas that are in my head (and written down) and I intend to act upon then, after I have completed and order of 10 Vintage Handkerchief and Linen Bridesmaid Pouches which I am very happy about.!

That's all for now, have a lovely weekend and thanks for reading, perhaps someone would leave me a feedback too :)

Julie.

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Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year and Items!

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and are already getting into 2017... I had a lovely time relaxing and enjoying time with the family, but I am really ready to get back into work! So much so that I started 4 days ago... #cantresist

This blog is picture heavy and hopefully the photos are self-explanatory...I will apologise for the lighting in the photo as most of these were taken during bad weather...enjoy! Oh, and all of these items can be found on my Etsy store if you wish to make a purchase. Thank you for reading.

Large Doilies Shoulder Bag in Navy with Internal Zip Pocket

Doilies Cross Body Blue Bag with Internal Zip Pocket

Doilies Cushion, Large with Golden Button

Freehand Machine Embroidery Glasses/Mobile/iPod Cases
Three Piece Make up and Toiletries Set, Blue Floral

Floral Lined Scottie Dog Wool Coin Purse
Small Wool Plaid Cushion with Flower Brooch

Small Brown Chevron Wool Cushion with Flower Brooch

Small Wool Plaid, Denim and Brown Wool Chevron Cushion with Button Detail
Small Botanical Garden Cushion
Three Piece Make up and Toiletries Set, Blue and Pink Floral
Denim and Floral Mobile Phone Cases with Earphone Pockets
Three Piece Make up and Toiletries Set, Brown and Burgundy
Large Scottie Dog Wool Plaid, Brown Wool Chevron and Denim Cushion

(C) FMN Crafts 2017