Tuesday, 16 August 2011

EXCITING new things going on in my shop!

Pom pom trims......aren't they  AWESOME!!?? NOM NOM! I've called them Indian Summer Bright Pom poms. Yep I'm afraid I'm still after another holiday. I've listed these over @ ONCE and so far I've added this bright bundle in one listing- 2mtrs each X £6.00 (£2.00 per mtr). But you can always have more, I will be listing them by the metre also.

To me these beautiful ribbons are the most perfect ribbons in the world. These are listed at £1.50 per metre. I have so far listed these crafty ribbons in 2 and 3 metre listings, I think they are the sort of thing that you will require more than metre of? I've started using them already and they are so lovely to sew with!

Of course this is much needed retail therapy on my part. My holiday emptiness made me head straight to wholesaler!

I now have a bad back from sitting far too long at my computer and trying to take a decent product pic!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Friday, 12 August 2011

More new things....

.......supplies this time! Woo! Hoo!

Excuse my pictures they're a little crude, but I was so excited to receive this parcel of amazing things I couldn't help grabbing my camera. I've taken a few snaps to show you this happy box of delights.
 LOOK- colourful pom-poms and trims. Gorgeous!
I couldn't help myself, I took one look at these beautiful ribbons and I've used them already. TEE! HEE!
Don't worry there is plenty left for sale.
 Big colourful buttons. I also have stripy ones on their way.
 I have fiesta bright pom poms.....
 ......and beautiful soft, romantic velvet trims. MMMM!

 Everything will be stocked here  http://www.etsy.com/shop/onceinthenorth2

I'm thinking that I might make up some beautiful colour schemes with bags of various buttons and trims in  colours of soft blues, pinks and creams and maybe another bag of tonal trims and buttons in bright fiesta colours. I'm so very excited!

New Things.

It has taken me some time.....let me tell you, to get out of holiday mode. To be honest I still want that lovely warm, positive holiday feeling and there's one suitcase I haven't unpacked yet. I think that's more down to laziness than wishful thinking though.

Any way to get me back into the swing of things this week I have made a number of small handmade items, as it is extremely satisfying to see results at the end of the day. Also if I sit around in a dream world I'll never have another holiday. It's time to be proactive!!!! Oh yes!!

 Here's what has kept me busy this week-

I sell buttons so I thought BUTTON BROOCHES! I know they're not original and that other crafty types make them but I needed that kick of satisfaction to get me out of my post-holiday gloom. So on this occasion I'm not beating myself up about originality!

These boys are big- a true statement!

Satisfaction guaranteed

Ribbon tying, gluing, sticking, sewing. All in a days work. 
embellishing, crafting....
I enjoy making lovely things.
I have listed everything in my Handmade Textile shop
@ http://www.etsy.com/shop/onceinthenorth

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

I've been on my hols and other stuff!!

A few weeks ago I went on my hols to Alpe d'Huez, France. It was fab, pics to follow!!!

Other stuff- last week I had some work done on my house and guess what..........my phone line was accidentally cut through. Aaaarrrgh! I immediately thought 'Oh dear no phone!' This was then followed by the slow realisation that no phone line also meant no Internet. EEK! How was I to survive? Let me tell you the withdrawal symptoms have been difficult to cope with at times, but (taking a deep breath) we are fine now. My house is also tidy for the first time since I can't remember.

Here are some holiday pics...........I have many, many more-

We travelled two days in order to catch the time trial of the Tour De France- this is Mark Cavendish's thigh!

 Part of Alpe d'Huez. The view from our balcony!

There may be snow on those burly mountains but the sun was so powerful that I burnt my nose, neck and shoulders.

The top of Pic Blanc. In for the duration- if you stood here long enough you could see Mont Blanc. Apparently!

We had a white knuckle ride, in the car, to the Col du Galibier. 

This picture was taken from a cable car. I'm not a fan of heights and I didn't look down much.

The lovely resort in the mountains.

Because we didn't ever want to come home we decided to go to Paris on the way home. This was a mad idea. I can't way up which is worse- being in the clouds on a cable car or driving through and trying to get to grips with the traffic in Paris. (Thankfully I wasn't driving- I closed my eyes instead!)

This was the strangest thing we saw on our holiday. The Ghost Buster's car in an empty underground car park!

This was a whistle stop tour and in five hours we went here.......


and here!
My bags are still packed and I could easily do it all again.