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 awful thing that is cancer, then my brother, also called David to a lung condition. My step-dad was unfortunately and hideously expected to pass around the time that he did, but it was still awful. But my brother was not, it was a total and utter shock, so it's been one hell of a time of it just lately and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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.


After all that and on a lighter note, 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
And another in pink, raspberry, green 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 Faux 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 or Glasses Cases in Harris Tweed and Faux 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 them, after I have completed an order of 10 Vintage Handkerchief and Linen Bridesmaid Pouches which I am very happy about!

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


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