Hopefully in time that will change!
So, I have been pondering all day what I should say in this very first blog of mine, I even started a thread on a the very valuable craft forum and got some good advice from Jill at christmaspiecrafts and caroline at caroleecrafts for which I would like to thank them, they both have wonderful blogs.
Following their advice, here is a little bit about me.............
My name is Nina and I live in sunny Devon, I have a massive amount of passion for all things Art &Craft, I studied Fashion when I left school and worked for various company's. I then got rather bored of production lines so I took some time out, took a few trips and then started work in a bookies. (rather non craft like!)
Just over a year ago I had a bit of a rough time and felt somewhat miserable, I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do with myself, friends and family rallied round as they always do and encouraged me to take what were my hobbies at the time to the next level, start selling, try some craft fairs, anything, just to put the smile back on my face!!
So the wheels were set in motion and things are finally taking shape, it has taken a long time to get here and I am still at the very beginning stages of it all (as you can see!)
I have my own website which is evolving very slowly, since the website was published I have been so busy with local orders that the site has suffered somewhat and has not been given the care and attention it needs, I plan on spending the next month bringing it up to date and adding all the stock that seems to be spreading itself around my workroom, oh and bedroom, oh and the dining room.........ok, ok so the whole house!
Sometimes I wonder how I've managed to accumulate so much "stuff" but if you are a fellow crafter, you know how it works, that one piece of fabric turns into a cupboard full, that one jar of buttons turns into ten jars........... you get the drift!!?
Anyway, I think It may be time to stop yapping and make a cuppa and have a read through some other blogs of interest, along with getting on with my latest project, or should I tell you about my latest project?
So, I plan on having a stall at Plymouth's very own "Volksfest" this year, along with the "VWNW" show in Cheshire, so my life has become somewhat taken over by all things "V.W"
One of the first things I decided on making, and that I'm working on at present are some simple cushions which feature beetle/camper van appliqué's
As you can see the cushion's aren't completely finished yet, I tend to work like a production line when I plan on making bigger numbers of certain products, I find I get things done quicker this way, only a few more to do and then I will go back and finish them all off, I shall endeavour to post some pic's of them finished and looking plump!!
I'm really enjoying making these cushions, I just hope people will love them as much as I do!!
Well, that's about it for now, I'm off to follow the next piece of advice and join in on Handmade Monday, and see what everyone else is up too, if you have taken the time to read my "very first" blog, I would like to thank you and welcome any thoughts you may!!