Friday, 20 January 2017

Five On Friday

It has been cold and frosty here this week so I have some cold and frosty to share with you!  I took way more than five pictures so I have chosen just five here and will share the rest with you on Monday.

I am thankful that although it has been very cold, and it was very cold when I was at work - I took my happy scrappy squares blanket with me to sit under and work on and I was very grateful for it! - we haven't had any snow this week.

Photos first, then a bit of catch up chat!






Isn't a thick frost just so beautiful!!  I love these photos.  I love the others I took too, but these were my favourite five, especially the one of the rosemary - second one down.

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It has been a busy week, I am still not back into my "routine", whatever that may be, but I feel as though I am getting there a bit more.  Time seems to be whizzing past and the to do list is ever growing.  We are getting there though and starting to feel rather more as though we know where we are heading with things.  That is good, as I like to know what I am doing and obviously things have been rather topsy turvey lately.

My happy scrappy squares blanket has been receiving a lot of attention.  I don't have the mental focus for anything else right now, but I do have the need to crochet so the blanket is coming along really well because of this.  In fact it is coming along so well that I have a bit more border work to do and I hope that by the end of the weekend it will all be done.  Yay!  Something finished for the first time in a long time it seems.

The socks that I have been working on - not even sure that I have mentioned them here? - have been put aside for now as they need too much thinking about.

Hubby and I are, of course, feeling this big odd shaped hole - a father in law shape! - in our lives right now so we are trying to fill it up by doing things that we haven't had the time or energy to do for ages, so we have had a date night, we are working together on clearing out cupboards - yes I could do it alone and so could he, but we both have such strong opinions on our "stuff" so it is easier to do it together.  Things are being cleared out - and donated - or replaced, moved etc.  We are also considering some travel plans and some other longer term things too.  Right now anything is possible!

I have been reviewing what to do with my Etsy shop and the things I made for it.  Right now I don't think I will be making any new things, but I have lots of lovely things that I made for it before things happened with my father in law.  So I have decided to list them as a "sale", you can see them in the post that I wrote yesterday if you are interested in them.  Hope you don't mind me mentioning it.

That is where we are right now.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy Five On Friday - you can find the other posts, and add your own link, here.  Have a great weekend everyone!!  Stay warm or cool depending on where you are.

Amy

Five On Friday Linkup Number 7

This is just the link up post.  My own post is linked below - or will be later today! 

Please do feel free to join in, add your post and go and visit and comment on some other posts too if you want to - it would be super lovely if you could do that even if you are not linking!

Five On Friday is open for people to join in until the end of the day on Monday, so you have lots of time to join in, it doesn't just have to be today.  I will do my best to stop by and read and leave a comment, so I look forward to reading what you have to share with us.

Thank you for joining in, it is great to have you here.

Amy

p.s. I hope you will not mind me mentioning but I have listed some items I made for sale in a post yesterday, if you are interested please do go and pop and have a look.

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Move on, new things, clear out sale

Last year - a year ago!!! - I started my little online home business.  I have been very lucky to publish several of my crochet patterns - available on Ravelry, link in the sidebar - and I also started a small Etsy shop selling some project bags and other yarn related items.  Thank you so much to everyone who has bought my patterns or my other things.  I really do appreciate your purchases.

For the last six months or so I haven't been able to do any work on my shop(s), write any patterns or list any items for sale.  In order to move on I have decided to have a clearance of the items that I had made for my Etsy shop.  I haven't decided yet whether I will continue this or not yet, but if I do, I want to start with new exciting things rather than the things that I made before our recent life events.

So, I have these lovely things that I made with great love, that I do still love, there is nothing wrong with them, they are great things, but I want to move them on.  That is why I am having this "sale". 

Just for correctness and legality (I hope this will suffice for that!) please note that these items have not recently been listed for purchase, I am not listing these prices as "sale" prices, these are just the low prices that I have decided to offer these items for to encourage you to buy them so that I can move on!  I am sure that all prices are lower than I have previously listed these items for though.  I hope that is clear and will suffice for all needs!  There are some special offers though for multiple purchases.  See below and see below also for terms and conditions of sale, how to purchase and anything else you might need or want to know.

To purchase e-mail me - see below.  Or some are available - without discounts I am afraid - in my etsy shop if you prefer to shop there.


Pastel Easter egg hoop art, hand made by me, beautifully finished on the back, can be hung or is freestanding £8.50 plus postage - 10% off total purchase if also purchased with a basket or bag.  Tell me you want to purchase "PICTURE".


Hand crocheted basket, hand made by me, £8.50 plus postage - 10% off total purchase if also purchased with a basket or bag or picture.  Tell me you want to purchase "RED BASKET".


Hand crocheted basket, hand made by me, £8.50 plus postage - 10% off total purchase if also purchased with a basket or bag or picture.  Tell me you want to purchase "LILAC BASKET".


Hand crocheted basket, hand made by me, £8.50 plus postage - 10% off total purchase if also purchased with a basket or bag or picture.  Tell me you want to purchase "TWO COLOUR BASKET".


Drawstring bag, boxed bottom, fully lined, hand made by me, £8.50 plus postage - 10% off total purchase if also purchased with a basket or bag or picture.  Tell me you want to purchase "BUTTERLFY BAG".


Drawstring bag, boxed bottom, fully lined, hand made by me, £8.50 plus postage - 10% off total purchase if also purchased with a basket or bag or picture.  Tell me you want to purchase "BLUE BAG ONE".


Drawstring bag, boxed bottom, fully lined, hand made by me, £8.50 plus postage - 10% off total purchase if also purchased with a basket or bag or picture.  Tell me you want to purchase "BLUE BAG TWO".


Drawstring bag, boxed bottom, fully lined, hand made by me, £8.50 plus postage - 10% off total purchase if also purchased with a basket or bag or picture.  Tell me you want to purchase "DISTY FLORAL BAG".


Drawstring bag, boxed bottom, fully lined, hand made by me, £8.50 plus postage - 10% off total purchase if also purchased with a basket or bag or picture.  Tell me you want to purchase "BLOWSY FLORAL BAG".  SOLD - NO LONGER AVAILABLE


China/ceramic dolls house miniature tea set turned into stitch markers, fit up to size 3.5 - 4 mm needles, hand made by me, £4 plus postage - not included in stitch marker/progress keeper offer.  Tell me you want to purchase "TEA SET".  Comprises 6 cups, teapot, sugar bowl - covered - and milk jug.  Rings to make into stitch markers could be removed and you could just use these in your dolls house!


Flying fairy progress keeper, handmade by me £0.75 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "FLYING FAIRY".


Pair of butterfly progress keepers, fit up to size 3.5 - 4 mm needles, handmade by me £1.25 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "BUTTERFLY PAIR".


Set of four butterfly stitch markers, fit up to size 3.5 - 4 mm needles, handmade by me £2.00 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "BUTTERFLY FOUR".


Standing fairy progress keeper, handmade by me £0.75 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "STANDING FAIRY".


Ladybug progress keeper, handmade by me £0.75 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "LADYBUG".


Sitting fairy progress keeper, handmade by me £0.75 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "SITTING FAIRY".


Flower progress keeper, handmade by me £0.75 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "TINY FLOWER".


Single butterfly progress keeper, handmade by me £0.75 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "BUTTERFLY SINGLE".


Shell progress keeper, handmade by me £0.75 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "SHELL".


Heart progress keeper, handmade by me £0.75 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "HEART SINGLE".


Set of four heart stitch markers, fit up to size 3.5 - 4 mm needles, handmade by me £2.00 plus postage. Four for the price of three offer on stitch markers and progress keepers, lowest price item free.  Tell me you want to purchase "HEART SET".  There are five sets of these available (I may be able to run to a couple more too if you are very keen!).

Prices DO NOT include postage.  I will calculate this and let you know what the cost is depending on where you live and if you are buying multiple items.

All sales are final, no refunds unless an item is damaged or faulty.

These items are also listed on Instagram.  It is possible they may sell before I can alter this page.  I am sorry if you are disappointed, but don't let this stop you making a purchase.  The first person to e-mail me will get to make the purchase.  My email is "love made my home  at  gmail   dot"   com (no spaces or quotes).

To purchase, e-mail me and I will send you a paypal invoice.  Once I receive your payment I will send the item within 1 working day and will e-mail despatch confirmation.

Parcels sent by Royal Mail, first class, no tracking for UK, air mail, no tracking for overseas.  You are responsible for any charges or taxes that have to be paid in your own country, these are not included in the price.

10% discount on total order for 2 or more baskets, bags or the picture.  Offer does not include stitch markers or progress keepers.

Buy four for the price of three for single stitch markers and single progress keepers - lowest price item free - does not include sets of stitch markers.  Does not include tea set stitch markers.  Does not include purchases of bags, baskets or the picture.

All items are photographed to reflect colours etc as accurately as possible.

If you wish to know the size of an item, please e-mail me.

I hope that covers all of that stuff.  E-mail me if you have any other queries.

Thank you for your support, I hope that you will enjoy your purchases!

Amy