Fortunately I don't suffer from SAD, but I definately am a sunshine girl so whilst we all wait for Spring to emerge in all her Blue bell glory I thought I would cheer my blog up a bit. I quite like the sunniness of the yellow (I say 'quite' because it is on the brave side, I may later think 'what on earth did I see in it - it's singeing the back of eyes! They'll all think I'm bonkers...). We'll see how we get on. I hope you like it.
I can't wait to take Beans out in our woods in Spring because it looks like this...
I thought I would use this post to say a proper thank you to those of you who have been kind enough to take the time to let me know what you think of my shop and my blog. Emails and comments like this really make my week and they make my work not feel like work at all. Most importantly; you are telling me that I am on the right track when it comes to being helpful, providing a site that is easy to use, and that you like the stuff that I'm selling! :) That said, I'm always open to suggestions and I read (and try my very best to reply to) every one of your emails and comments. This afternoon I received a really kind email from Jenna in UK (which made me grin from ear to ear). To see more 100% genuine testmonials (yep, 100% - oldest 1st) for my shop click here.
"Thank you so much for your prompt response. I was so happy to stumble upon your site, after seemingly endless websearching. A place with a good range of quality materials and hardware for sale, and tutorials on handbag construction, all run by someone who loves to make bags. I'm an experienced sewer embarking on my first "real" bag project with hardware and all, and I can't wait for my package to arrive. Thanks, Jenna S."
I want to thank the web crafting community for giving me shout outs too. I thought I would reciprocate in kind. Sorry if I have missed any - so, in no particular order (I'll being adding to this list as it grows):
- A to Z - A UK based duo, Zoe and her pal, Al; create, sew, design cards & graphics, photograph, cook, make yummy bags, and then some. To top it off Zoe has the cutest daughter, Lexie who'll be sure to break hearts one day. Look out for their up and coming shop on Etsy.
- Make It - Shannon's US blog is a brilliant must-read resource for crafters who run their own crafty business.
- Craftzine - This is excellent blog (of the magazine) keeps you up to date on what's new, cool, and different in the lovely world of craft. This site is huge!
- Crafty Brainwave - Lori's big love is knitting but she likes to have a bit of a sew too. Knitters will feel right at home here.
- Re-knit - is a great blog for yarn lovers. It is made up of cherry picked tid bits of knitting and wool related gems all in one place.
- Scarlet Poppies - Dana & Rhea like a bit of crafting everything, they sew, craft, knit, and cook.
- Cynalune - This is a French blog owned by a crafteress who love knitting. Can't say much more because my French is rubbish!
- One lucky Dog - Sandy writes about her indie business (cute gear for little ones) her life, and her struggle with going through adoption process.
- Normal Life Again - Mark was darling enough to make a bag for his lovely lady. He also works abroad, cooks, travels around the world, and fixes vans. Who ever said a romantic guy can't be manly (will have me to deal with)?
- Couture et Tissus - A great French craft forum that cherry picks craft info, and tutorials, and where French crafteresses get together. Some of their handi-work is just lovely!