Tuesday 8 December 2015

Christmas Fayre

Hello dear friends and readers!

Argh another long absence, sorry sorry sorry. Hope everyone is doing ok and staying nice and calm during the silly season. I've not been calm at all (nothing new there then ....), I've been madly making things for our school's Christmas Fayre, and also had some custom orders which took all of last week Not to mention having an 11 year old's birthday and, of course, party, but also dealing with our naughty "Elf on the Shelf", seen here photo-bombing a photo while Little Miss opens her birthday pressies.

The school Fayre went very well, I am donating my proceeds to my London Marathon fundraising pot for the National Autistic Society, so I was really pleased :)

Here are a few photos of the things I made to sell at the Fayre - not all crocheted, in fact most aren't, mainly cos I can't crochet fast enough!

Christmas wreaths - these ones are the size to hang on your front door ...

.... and these mini crocheted ones are to hang on your tree ...

.... loads of owl keyrings - these were very popular ....

.... festive pencil cases ....

.... and tissue holders ....

.... and the best-selling item - felt pencil toppers ...

The custom orders have included a couple of felt Christmas trees for littlies to decorate, with felt decoration included ....

I personalized the little felt presents for one customer ....

.... and decorated some baubles with musical notes for another customer who wanted to use hers in her toddler music classes ....

.... I also made a retro style half-apron/pinny for another lady, loved making this, it was so different both in colours and style to other things I've done. It's for her Mum hence the embroidery on the pocket ....

These 3 orders were all from complete strangers who contacted me via Facebook, wow that is a whole load of different pressure, to make for actual customers and not just friends! I'm really pleased with how they all turned out, especially the apron, I reckon my ruffles are pretty damn good, what do you think ....

I still have a few orders to complete this week, so it's still busy busy busy!!

On another exciting note I ordered some business cards - oooo fancy - what do you think ....

I love them :) Happy happy happy!

And my final piece of news, which I've saved until last cos if you'd seen these photos first you'd have got no further ..... we've just got our very first pet ... meet Snowflake the hamster ....

Isn't he the cutest thing ever ?? He's an albino, though we didn't realise that til we got him home and saw he has red eyes, plus, he's massive, a right big fluff ball. Gorgeous though. And I can't believe how besotted I am with him! He's already had one adventure, he escaped one night but luckily the children spotted him in the morning! Well, I say "escape", really it was more of "walk through the cage door that some idiot left open". The idiot being me! Oops! If it had been one one of the kids I'd have gone bonkers!!

Think that's it for today folks, off to do some long over-due bloggy catchup :)



  1. How cute is Snowflake! You have been busy - successful as well - brilliant. :-)

  2. I can see you've been very busy! I love many of your sales items and would have snapped up many things if I'd been at your sale. Your hamster is adorable! Perfect name! Have fun with him!!

    *M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Snowflake is a cuties for sure. We had two hamsters when out children were small and I loved playing with them. They lived almost 8 years! That's quite a long time for hamsters. I really liked all of your makes. I'm not surprised you sold so many thing, everything turned out so well.

  4. Wow, you have been busy, congratulations on all those custom orders. Loved the apron, a lovely gift. Cute hamster with an equally cute name.

  5. Good for you Jill - you sweet busy Gal you!! So awesome that the orders are rolling in, and you're making such beautiful things!! That apron was so lovely...and those ruffles were perfection. ;)

    And what an adorable hamster! Perfect gift for this time of year. Great name too. Lol
    Blessings and hope you're getting some time to just rest and enjoy this holiday season. xoxo

  6. Awww Jill - what a cutie (the hamster that is LOL). Is he tame enough to handle? I love your Christmas tree pencil toppers. Must try to remember those next time I have to make something for a Christmas stall. xox

  7. Hello! So lovely to hear from you! Sorry that I haven't been in touch. Well done on your sales and having made so many fantastic things!!! Everything is very pretty indeed, I like the wreaths! I hope that you were able to charge lots to make lots of money because you deserved to, as it is a great cause and you had great things! I hope that you have a great Christmas! xx

  8. Yep, your elf is naughty! But wow have you been busy, well done you, I'm exhausted just reading about it. It's as much as I can do to blog post every day in December, all else falls to the way side. Lovely lovely pics of Snowflake, sure much joy will occur now x

  9. Snowflake!!!! Oh my goodness you are so cute! Love all that you have made Jill, those key rings are perfect and I want all of them. You are the best donating all of your time and money to such a wonderful cause.

  10. Well done, Jill!!! I loved seeing your clever projects and am so happy your sales have been successful :) I love seeing Snowflake, too. My dear friend who lives in San Jose, CA, once had a little herd of Guinea Pigs she would let graze in their backyard! Be kind to yourself...you are not an idiot, just a wonderful, busy and creative person! Cheering you on to more happy days! xx

  11. Wow, so many beautiful makes Jill, fantastic! Love the business cards, very organised. And Snowflake is super cute!! Best wishes, hope the training is going well!
    Caz xx

  12. You are so clever amd creative Jill! I love all your makes, the apron is especially pretty and yes, your ruffles are spectacular! Oh Snowball! I am a teensy bit in live with him myself! I have a hamster crush! He's just adorable! X

  13. A very happy and peaceful Christmas to you and your family! Have a wonderful day!

    Merry Christmas
    Amanda x

  14. Great makes I enjoyed viewing x


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