Tuesday 31 August 2010

Sorry Peeps !!

Ooops  I'm in trouble !!!
While Jacqui was away in Norway
I filled up Kath's Workshop but to dig myself out a hole I grovelled to Kath
(Well grovelled may be an exageration 'cos Kath is so lovely )
and she has agreed to do a second workshop hot on the heels of the first.
So please save my job and book a space !!!

Important announcement :-- Saturdays Save the Children Crop
is instore at the shop
so do join us for lots of fun
and scraplings from Kath !!!

Off tomorrow ReVamping !!
Love to see you if you can make it
(see top of blog for where to come)
Anne xxxx

ps Stupido here forgot to take camera to work so no workshop pics !!!
Edited to say congrats to all the new design team at Simply Create .

Monday 30 August 2010

Here I go Again !!!!!

So much for good intentions ------ !!!
really was trying to blog every day but alas and alack
not managed it ---sorry.
Have been REALLY busy .
Back at work on Thursday and Kath was out for a chat/coffee /crafty shop
and of course lots of laughing !!
keep your ears to the ground  and eyes pealed
as Kath's demo day and workshop days are soon to be released
now  Jacqui is back from Norway --
so events and workshop lists on their way !
Had a super Birthday party instore on Saturday
with seven lovely girls-( average age ten)
after which they had a bbq and camped out and
 braved the weather Saturday night and survived outside in the tent
 through the high winds and belting rain -well it was like that here in Alford !!!
There is to be a workshop to follow this party --
ok who forgot to take pics ???
(Did a sneaky workshop for two on Friday for Wendy's
granddaughters who were up from England and so keen to make the album --
will take pics tomorrow !!)
Busy day in the shop today -lots of crafty shoppers ---
a bank holiday wont stop us buying stash !!!!!!!
and still half the workshop to prep --
don't tell Jacqui !!
Will be with Moira on Wednesday for the launch of
her exciting new instore shop at the Aberdeen Antiques Centre
hope if your in this neck of the woods you'll come and join us .
Anne xxxxxxx
Edited to remind everyone of the Crop or not to Crop
this Saturday and best singing voices are required
 and if your reading this Maureen
 it has been noted that on past occassions at the crops you have been known to
 dance --( picture available on request)
so get on your dancing shoes !!!!!

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Make a date !!!!

Saturday 4th September !!!
To Crop or not to Crop
And Kath will be there doing make and takes ----
and making everyone laugh of course !!
A fun way to raise funds for such a great cause
Save the Children

Hope you can make it
Anne xxx

Monday 23 August 2010

Cushie Little Numbers !!!

See these latest additions to be  ReVamped
Over on Moira's Blog .
Not long now 'til  the
launch !!!
Keeping my ear to the ground for insider info ---
will keep you posted
Anne xxx
PS -recommend you pop to Kath's blog too
and click on today's edit re cheap flights !!!!!!
Soooooo Funny !!!

Saturday 21 August 2010

A Real Piece of Cake !!!

 On a visit to chum Isabel's a trip to the
Olive Tree Chocolate Factory at Mosstodloch was on the cards ---Yummy !!!!
A bit more fattening than the Moda Cakes eh ???
Lee and Kevin also do Chocolate Parties
so you can have a chocfest in your own home !!!

The Shop

Le Chocolatier at work!

Well sew much to do -----
off to get busy -----and keep these hands off the chocolate !!!
Anne xxx

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Just touchin' base !!!

Busy day today out and about !!!
Sorry no pics.
I know it's not fine if you pop in and there's no news
so just letting you know I am in creative mode
and will post pics of projects asap.
Picked up some elastic for another  Cr8 group "to make" idea ---
Lots of fabric makes to sample too.
Back at work tomorrow to help get ready for the sale
 Friday and Saturday.

Just for fun a pic of a special request for a birthday gift:-

An embroidered scarf I did some time ago.............

Anne xxx

Tuesday 10 August 2010

All of a Flutter for a second Appearance !

These little added extras making a flyby appearance on the "Jenni Bolin" tag. Punched from JB papers , 3d layered and adorned with bling. You can also buy ready made ones instore.

Of course the store being Simply Create                      

Hope to see those of you who can make it to the Two Day Sale
This  Friday and Saturday . 

Anne xxxxxxx

Monday 9 August 2010

Another Tiny piece of Cake !!!

This time made from only two slices from a
Moda Layer Cake ,
a wooden ring by Tilda and stuffing
all available at Simply Create don't you know !!!

mmmmmm ???  twenty Christmas presents  !!!
or two and a quilt ???

I should maybe take a leaf out of
book and give her a name.
Penelope / Prudence or maybe Priscilla Pincushion.
What do you think ??
I quite like PINELOPE !!!

She is actually a sample made  for CR8 girls group
workshop --- date to be finalised shortly
will post as soon as .

Must also add that you should buy a Craft Stamper magazine
and see the fab article  Judy
has had published in the September issue.
A very talented lady and the good news is she will be back at
Simply Create in September so not long to wait for another of her
terrific workshops !

Anne xxxx

Saturday 7 August 2010

Hide and Seek ???

Wheeeeeere's   Jacqui ?????

Peeka boo !

Loads of laughs on Friday with Kath and Ann
Jacqui tried to dodge the photo
gotcha !!
We did lunch, talked nonstop, laughed,
had coffee and cupcakes
and of course shopping!
A fab day.
Look forward to next time
Anne xxx

"Tagged On"

The brief was to make a chipboard tag using the new Jenni Bolin papers
and a ranger product.
I chose the perfect pearls applied to versamark on black
cardstock .
Also used distress inks and Tim's sanding block on the J B papers
which are great to distress.
The only problem was I got held up and didn't arrive in time for you to make the tags at 
 the Pink Ladies meet !
ooops !!!
sorry girls !!

Friday 6 August 2010

mmmm ---- a piece of cake !!!

Actually a tiny tote
 made from five "slices " of a Moda layer cake !
Leaving thirty five ten inch squares to make
a lap quilt or a larger quilt if you sash it -----
or maybe you could make eight tiny totes
from the layer cake as Christmas gifts !!!
Lots of gorgeous moda fabric instore at Simply Create
and if you buy a layer cake I'll give you the pattern
(it's my design so no worries about copyright )

Speaking of cakes !!!
Another exciting release from

Check out this cute cakestand !!
made from vintage plates and glasses
And to go with it the perfect cuppa !!

Be back tomorrow with pics of Kath and Ann's visit.
A really good time !!!
Anne xxx

Must Share This !!!!!!

Totally new and exciting
is soon to be launched !!!!
Fifi above is a sneaky peak of what is to come.
Pop in and get regular updates from Moira.
Can't wait to see what's next.
Off to find out how much Fifi is !!!!
Just love her !!!
Must dash and get ready to meet up with Jacqui, 
  Kath and Ann
There'll be lots of laughs today in Simply Create !!!
Anne xxx

PS Just heard that Fifi is soon to be followed by COCO !!!!!!

Monday 2 August 2010

Rainy Day Sunday !!!!

Despite the weather being overcast  I had a message from my chum Kath
to say she had made it to the car boot sale
 so off I went to pay her a visit .
 By the time I arrived the heavens had well and truly opened
but fearlessly Kath and her son braved it out
and it thankfully did dry up.
   Me thinks I'll maybe give this carbooting  a try and start a crafty stash fund !!!
Have added a link on my sidebar to Jacqui's
'cos she posted exciting news that she is looking to
create a NEW DESIGN TEAM !!!
So get your name down now --
email details over on Simply Create  Blog
Anne xxx