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  1. I cannot believe how busy I have been this month. I intended to make good use of this 'quiet month' and catch up on some paperwork and make some adjustments to the site, but just not had a chance. Oh and also get some DIY done.
     
    Instead I have been work work working, while the house is falling apart and I've still not done a thing towards Christmas.
    Christmas is in 10 days time and I've not bought a single present, written any cards or put any decorations up. Oh that's a lie actually the dog has got a box of pressies, well he's easy to buy for. Do you think if I don't have time to do any Xmas shopping my family would mind opening a nice squeaky toy or a rather delicious bone? No I don't think so and I shouldn't think Bailey would be too impressed at having less goodies.
     
    So I must pull my finger out and get my last orders finished so I can go out and join the other people that have left things till the last minute......oh what joy! An hour or so of shopping in the crowds and I'll be craving my sewing machine.
     
    Next year I will be more organised!
     
  2. I've just put an order in for some lovely Guipure lace. I've got white & cream coming and I intend using it for the garters but might be a bit adventurous and try it on the ring cushions. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will have some made up on the site. I've also got lots of new ribbon colours coming. Ooh it's like christmas come early......I love having new stock.
     
    I'm busy working on new colours for the crystal dolly bags at the moment. I'm going to start making them with the contrasting handles to match the colours of the crystals I've used. Just a bit different to the way I normally make them and I have to say they are looking good so far. The pictures for these will be on the site by the weekend.
     
    Better get off this pc and get working again!
     
    UPDATE.......Lace arrived and here's a picture of the first garter I have made with it.
     
  3. I've just started building a new gallery page but am in need of pictures. I did have quite a collection but lost them all when my last computer died on me.
    Any customers out there that have any pictures of anything I have made, from their big day, that you wouldn't mind me using on the site please get in touch. I would love you forever........
  4. I must apologise for my lack of entries in my blog, I really haven't been very good at this 'blogging'.
    On the plus side the main reason for not having written much is that I have been so busy with orders that it is mainly due to lack of time. Still winter will be here soon enough so hopefully I will have time to catch up with lots of things and get started on my list of things to do.
    Apart from being busy with orders my 'baby' Bailey, the gorgeous fella below has been a bit under the weather. This picture was taken before Bailey, as usual, ripped the eyes off.
     
    Bailey
     
    Bailey has got poorly hips. Hopefully beginning hydrotherapy soon to make them a bit stronger. Not that you would think he was ill the way he behaves sometimes. He regularly appears in my sewing room throughout the day for either attention, food or it's time for walkies. I wouldn't have him any other way though.
     
    So I promise to try and be a bit more regular at posting but we will have to wait and see how well I do.
     
    Debbie & Bailey xx
     
     
     
  5. Where on earth did the last 3 weeks go to???
    Can't believe how quickly this year is flying by.
     
    I've been working flat out at the moment as I'm having a much needed break soon.
    Got my best friend and her little boy coming to visit all the way from Kent.
    I only get to see them once or twice a year so I'm really looking forward to it.
    The garden is getting a tidy up today in anticipation of having some nice sunshine while they are here, so we can hopefully have some BBQ's in the garden. That's the plan anyway but the good old English weather very rarely goes to plan.
     
    I've been so busy with orders that I've still not managed to make up all the new designs I've planned, I will get there in the end though.
    Although I will be having a week off from 1st August I will still be around so please feel free to email or call me.
     
    Debbie x
     
     
     
     
  6. What a busy few weeks I have been having.
    The new site has taken off better than I could ever have hoped for. I've been putting in lots of extra hours but it's all worth while when I get such lovely messages back from happy customers.
    I must admit I've struggled on some of the hot days we've been having lately. I've had to drag the fan out to cool me down a bit.
    I may need to invest in an air conditioning in the future because having a window open in the workroom doesn't quite work. A strong gust of wind and everything goes flying. Apologies to anybody that has walked past the house lately and heard me saying bad words rather loudly after having to pick the box of cottons up off the floor yet again.
     
     
    I had an interesting customer this week. I had an order for a garter to be made for a man, to go under his kilt. So instead of new new surname for the bride he had his name on it instead. The guests are in for a shock when he lifts his kilt up!!
     
    I've put some new designs on the site this week.
    I'm now making cute little ring pouch bags. Only 4 inches high and perfect for anybody that doesn't want to go for the traditional ring cushion. They can even be embroidered with the new of the bride and groom on the front.
    I'll be adding some different colours very soon.
    I've also added some new ring cushions with coloured bands on the front and a gorgeous diamante heart in the centre.
    Stoles/wraps have gone on as well. In time I will have new colours on show.
     
    Right....better get back to work!
     
    Debbie x
     
     
     
     
  7. Well, the first month of my new site has kept me a very busy bee. Lots of lovely new customers, some of which have given their comments in my guestbook. Thank you for all your lovely words.
     
    I've just had a lovely delivery of new fabrics today. I've ordered some totally different colours to what I normally use and now have an even larger range in burgundy satins. I can't believe how many different shades are available in burgundy nowadays.
    So the month ahead will be very busy making up my new colours and hopefully designing some new products, my favourite part of the job. I've got some new shades in blue, green, plum and 2 new gorgeous cerise pinks.  
    I've also had a new delivery of Swarovski Rhinestone Crystals. So look out for even more items with a bit of bling. I love a bit of sparkle!
     
    2nd £21.99 garter piccy
     
  8. Hello everybody, welcome to the first blog that I have ever written. It will probably be awful but I'm sure I will improve in time.....
     
    Well, my new site went live last Friday (7th May) and it has been an extremely busy week for me. Lots of orders have come in and I have spent far too many hours on the pc adding new things and changing the site.
    I've still got lots more add but there's never enough hours in the day.
     
    I didn't have a very good start to the week when my embroidery machine broke or so I thought. I immediately got on the phone to my Mum and arranged to have her machine couriered down from Lincolnshire to here in Devon.
    In the afternoon I went racing off to a sewing machine shop in Exeter, where as if by magic the lovely man fixed it in a few minutes. 'Something' was jammed.
    Panic over and I now have my Mum's machine as backup, she however has no machine at all! Good old Mum.
     
    On my first blog ever I would like to thank my best friend Julia for all her input into my new site. She has 'advised' me on what looks good and what doesn't, so if you don't like it blame her!!
    Seriously though, thank you Julia, not just for the site but for always being there for me. You help me through the drama's that life throws at me and I couldn't get through them without you. Lots of Love to You & Adam xx
     
    Ooh, this is getting emotional! I'd better sign off before I really get going and tell you my life story.
     
    Anyway, I hope you enjoy my site.
    Any feedback is welcomed, good or bad, well mainly good would be better but there's always things that need improving but be gentle....
     
    Debbie x