Sunday, 23 November 2008

Woke up to this - It's snowing

Woke up Saturday morning to a crisp white scene. It was fantastic as I love snow, but only for playing in. Unfortunately I had to drive to Elgin Library to their Christmas craft fair. I was dreading it. I panic and get very tense when driving in snow. I set off to Keith to join the main A96. We live in a rural hamlet which is five miles from anywhere, so the road to Keith can be a bit tricky. And sure enough, it was. I couldn't go any faster than 30 miles an hour, even dropping to 20 in places. I made it to the fair in one piece and had a good day. However, the journey was another tricky one. Had to have a few rums to calm the nerves (medicinal purposes). Sunday was still snowy and we had more snow over night. I took some photos to show you the scenery from our house - it is quite spectacular. Attended another fair today, but wasn't as successful. I don't think anyone wanted to venture out in the cold snowy weather. The roads were not half as bad today, so a huge relief.

Friday, 21 November 2008

New Retail Outlet - Caledonian Craft Connections

My stock is now available at the Caledonian Craft Connections in Nairn, The Highlands. I met with Pat and Marie on Wednesday and discussed my items and they were happy with my creations so are now available in their shop. They have already sold a couple of items - fantastic news. I have also received some positive feedback from them. It's a great shop with a good variety of craft work, including feltwork, wood, jewellery, paintings, stained glass and they now stock wool also. They have a separate area with all their wools and can say they have a good selection. If you are ever in Nairn, do stop by the shop to have a peek.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy xx

Butterfly Giveaway - Winner

I'm pleased to announce that the winner of my giveaway is Cathy of The Recycled Bag Lady - Well done Cathy, I hope you enjoy your pretty butterfly.

I would like to thank all those who participated and left wonderful messages.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy xx

Thursday, 13 November 2008

1000th Blog Visit - Giveaway

I have today had 1000th blog visits and thought it would be great to celebrate, so decided to give this little beauty away. All you have to do is leave a comment in this post and say why you like this butterfly and why you think you deserve it. I will draw a name from the hat on Thursday 20th November. So get your thinking caps on and leave a comment. Good luck.

Lazy Daisy xx

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Tweed Purse and Matching Corsage

I've just listed these items on Folksy. They make great presents, in fact they are two presents in one - a tweed purse/clutch bag and a matching corsage attached to a gift card. You could even split the gift to make two presents - at a very reasonable price and are handmade. Handmade items are making a real comeback at the moment - it's the new black don't you know!

I popped into Elgin library today to check how my stock was doing in the glass cabinet, only to be left speechless as most of my stock had gone - in just over 3 weeks. The library staff were saying how well it is selling and people buying 2-3 items each time for Christmas presents. I'm now busy making more stock to put in the cabinet.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy xx

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Handmade Felted Bags and Accessories

I attended a soup and sweet and craft fair today at Newmill, Keith. Met up with some fellow friends and craftmakers and had a good natter. It's quite a small crafting community in this area so you get to know everyone fairly quickly. I particularly like the scottie dog handbag, pink daisy bag and the iPod covers - all knitted/felted. I recently bought a glasses case (blogged earlier about that product) and these make great stocking fillers.

They are made by Rhoda MacKenzie and Astrid Bowie - they are quite new to the craft circuit, but their work is very good and also very popular. Now what girl doesn't like handbags??
Lazy Daisy xx

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

My Stock on Folksy and Etsy

I have two new shops - one on and one on, links below:

Both sites are to promote craft makers and designers and you are only able to list handmade items. They do not allow mass produced stuff, which is great for us crafters. On Folksy you can also search by material, ie., buy material for your craft project. Folksy is UK based, whilst Etsy is American. Both sites are great if you appreciate handmade and unique items.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy xx