Been a bit busy :) Lots of things that I had made need to be finished off so I am working my way through them. Baby blankets have been blocked and little bits added to make a nice gift in a box. Just waiting now til I can get one more item to go in then I can list them.
Alan has been off on holiday - which has been lovely - so we have had other things going on too.
He has managed to erect a fabulously professional looking fence at the front. Fourteen meters of perfectly precise 4ft picket fencing. He is such an inspiration..never made a fence before but he is not one to turn down a challenge :)
We had a lovely walk round Buttermere yesterday afternoon. Pretty perfect weather, nice and warm with the sun poking through now and again but not too hot to make walking uncomfortable.
I have also been putting the finishing touches to some garlands. I am happy with the way they look in close ups but am not at all happy at the standard of my photographs showing them hanging.. Pretty important when selling online that you have a good image for folk to see and to show your products off to their best... Hmmm.... I have plans for an area in the dining room to be painted and then with a unit in front of the wall it can be used to display everything and the larger garlands will be able to be displayed better.. It will make it so much easier and less time consuming too... Alan is ready to do it once we get the paint.
Still working on the big pinboard.. We are trying to spend as little money as possible. Think we may have a way forward and it is on the to do list :)
I have also had a bit of a production line going today as I prepared some of the gift bags I package sold items in. I enjoy adding the bunting and labels and aim to do a few each week til the ones I bought have all been done and are ready to go...I know it might seem a bit ambitious and that it is unlikely I will need the 50 bags any time soon:) However...... I made a sale on the shop yesterday and it took awhile to package it ready to go...so best to think positively and be prepared and then when things do sell it is an easy process to package them up :)
It seems that I have many things up in the air at the moment... all waiting on finishing touches. These are no different and I have a little added extra to add to them as a little surprise for those that buy from me :))