Sorry I’ve been missing for so long. I got quite a shock when I realised just how long it has been since I posted on here. I can’t quite believe that one quarter of this year has gone already. As you have probably realised by now, I’m not the most regular blogger around but I am going to try to do more – promise !
Well, what’s been happening here since Christmas?
The winter weather was unbelievably beautiful for photo opportunities with the fantastic scenery we have around here but it played havoc with the craft shop’s life. So, even though we had a fantastic sale going on, with bargains to be snapped up, there wasn’t much snapping happening. Besides the weather, we had major plumbing traumas which I won’t go into detail about but suffice to say, it resulted in a completely new and horrendously expensive Saniflo system being installed. Now, visitors are treated to a unique gut trembling, booty shaking (not in a good way) ear assaulting experience and that’s just when you flush the loo!
So January came & went.
Then in February, we started our workshops again and that brought new life to my four walls, (walls which incidentally are stuffed full of gorgeousness!) and we were busy gearing up for our March retreat. So, oh no! more product had to be delivered, sorted, chopped, bagged and stored in readiness. “Elastic Walls Carol” ( as she is affectionately known in here) was beside herself! Sorry Carol but I know how good you are at squeezing in “just one more new range.”.
February was good with the added bonus of attending our annual Trade Show at the NEC where even more new stuff was discovered, ordered and ooooed over.
Eager anticipaion of deliveries followed and then the boxes started to arrive. Elastic Walls Carol is by now moaning in a corner and asking the delivery men to take them back. In fact, for a while there, the standard greeting from Debra for the very nice delivery men, bringing parcels, was “Oh No!”. (How Rude! I like my delivery men – they bring me goodies).
However, they were duly deposited on the shop floor and soon their contents disembowelled for more cooing over and stroking. ( The boxes not the delivery men). lol
So what were the new goodies? I hear you cry.
Well, we have a very extensive range of 7 Gypsies delights, including their new tissue paper sheets and gem studded book rings. Graphic 45 Once upon a Springtime, Curtain Call and Le Cirque papers are absolutely gorgeous.
We also have a selection from Kaisercraft, not to mention fabulous Viva paints, Eco paints and special effects & finishes. I am in love with our amazing Steampunk inspired charms and we have some stamps along those lines too.
New papers from Echo Park ( something exciting to follow about that ). New Spellbinders’ dies, Marianne and Tim Holtz dies and Distress Stains, some new Martha Stewart punches too.
Our beautiful French ribbons have arrived and these give a vintage shabby chic accent to any project and compliment our range of buttons.
Also, we offer a great selection of decorative wooden objects, perfect for gift giving.
There is more – much more – basically, you need to get over here! If that’s not possible, then hop on over to our website where I am trying to update products and where you can find out about our workshops.
You too could enjoy the Saniflo Experience!!!
Glad to be back. Catch up with you soon.