Wednesday 19 October 2011


Take time out and travel round lots of fabulous blogs this
over on Julia's.

On mine today is.....
finding space in the sew room
for the gorgeous new fabric
cabbages and roses
which arrived yesterday.
(after I had just merchandised !!!)

Also will be finishing the prep for tomorrows childrens workshop.
Have a great day everyone

Anne x

Sunday 16 October 2011

Uninvited visitor

eyes on stalks and breakneck speed !
the spider not me !
but I still managed to catch him and escort him outside .
I've never seen a spider with feelers like these before .

The ladies attending the workshop were well pleased he had vacated the premisis.
Workshop updates and news over on

Anne xxx

Thursday 13 October 2011

Report from the sew room

this morning was the Childrens workshop at

thank you girls
it was great fun

next week
a halloween treat bucket
anne x

Friday 7 October 2011

Just Home ------

and  all set for

Only to finish setting the table !
Door opens at 10.00 am
so do call in and find out what
the sew croom
is all about .

Spent a very busy day unpacking the new fabric
and with the help of a good friend
cut all the kits for Sunday's Workshop .
And Samm and Lily out to get me organised !!!!
So all shipshape and ready for action !!!!

Hope to see you if you're in this neck of the woods.
Anne xxxxx

Thursday 6 October 2011

Phew !!!!!!

Mr Delivery Man made it !!!!
Early afternoon today saw the arrival of new fabrics to

Just in time for the official opening on Saturday
and the shabby raggy cushion workshop on Sunday

looking forward to the weekend
Anne x

Wednesday 5 October 2011


Or in my case what should have been on my desk this Wednesday!!!
Loads of new fabric for the shop ----
The shipment arrived in Aberdeen at 7am   and at 6pm there was no sign of it !!!
So much for a half day !!!
But there's always a silver lining .......
Samm and Lily came out to Alford instead of me going in to them and we spent a super afternoon
doing jobs in the shop and Liiy was just charming the socks off all the customers .
I stayed open whilst awaiting Mr delivery man and had lots of new faces popping in .
And there's more ...
after the girls set off home I stayed on and took time to make the sample for a childrens class next week,
as those in this neck of the woods know it's the tattie holidays

 The class --- 
a cute little cushion with a heart applique
they learn blanket stitch and practice sewing on buttons
then finish by constructing the cushion
and tah dah
their own creation

The class is at --- the sew room
44 main street

on Thursday 13th October
10am - 12.30

Fee -- fifteen punds

email ----
to book a space

off to feed the troops  --- (hubby and dogs )

anne xxx 

Tuesday 4 October 2011

GJWTHF --- The Projects -----

Well , Kath and Debz -----

As for me will post pic as an edit tonight ----
who left camera at shop ???????

 8.30 Tuesday evevning
my project .....

Have to say again what a fabulous day
and if you want to keep up with what's next click

still been busy
Had a super day with Moira at Rustiques . yesterday
Six lovely ladies had fun discovering the versatility of
Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.
Off to the shop soon ---
more deliveries  -- bit like an early Christmas !!
Anne x

Sunday 2 October 2011

What a fantastic day !!!

Yes , it really was great fun yesterday at
at the Papeterie
with chums Kath and Debbi and a host of fantastic ladies

They really were stars.....

intense concentratuon and a hive of industry

Working away on the shabby chic Christmas Cone....
which was renamed Rustic Christmas ....
although other names may be available over on Tina's blog soon  -- Eh Tina ????
he he !!!
great hilarity as Tina and chums "modelled " their finished pieces ---
Tina has the pictorial proof !
And special thanks Tina for the pressies

Beetroot chutney opened and enjoyed with the curry and wine last night ,
before putting my feet up for the evening !!!!!!
Tired but happy .

HUGE thank yous to Kath and Debbi for all their organising
and making the day run like clockwork.
You are two SPECIAL people !

Charlotte at the Papeterie was as always the perfect hostess,
even making us yummy cupcakes --- thank you Charlotte x

Well , today am  off this morning to work in the shop
(the sew room ,alford ----- just a reminder lol !)
then in to Costco

Tomorrow over at Rustiques

Busy Busy Busy
Anne xxx

Saturday 1 October 2011

My Bags are packed and.....

I'm ready to go ....
leavin' in a fast car-------

well leaving in plenty of time in case I get stuck behind the tractors and harvesters that are out at this time in the morning
Papeterie here I come .

anne x