Thursday, 30 April 2015

Clearing space and raising money for the Nepal Earthquake disaster fund III

Please visit our previous two posts to find a crocheted blanket and baby/childrens hats for sale at very reduced prices.

Today we are offering scarves for sale at £3.50 each plus postage (£1.50) - great for you or the man in your life, buy now and be prepared for next winter. £3.50 from the sale of each scarf will be donated directly to the Nepal Earthquake disaster fund.


Scarf 1 (sold)

Scarf 2

Scarf 3

Scarf 4

Scarf 5

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Clearing space and raising money for the Nepal Earthquake Disaster Fund II

Each one of these baby/child hats is available for £1.00 plus 75p postage (for 75p we can post up to three in one package). Every £1.00 that we take before postage will be donated directly to The Nepal Earthquake disaster fund, so please buy lots.

Hat 1

Hat 2

Hat 3

Hat 4

Hat 5

Hat 6

Hat 7 (we have two of these)

Hat 8

Hat 9

Hat 10

Hat 11

Hat 12

Hat 13

Hat 14

We also have several other hats both baby size and small child size, which will be posted up soon.

Please buy as many as you can. Either email us at or comment below, thank you.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Clearing space and raising money for the Nepal Earthquake Fund

Harry and friends have been taking a bit of a break, but are now in the process of returning to production in the near future. In the mean time, they are having  a clearout to make space, and stock items are being sold off at ridiculous prices - all monies raised will be sent to the Nepal Disaster Fund.

First on offer is this hand-crocheted pink blanket, measuring 50" (130cm) square, the yarn is HAYFIELD-SIRDAR FANTASY DK Self Patterning Knitting Yarn - PINK 291 (cost £22.50)

This blanket is now available at the absolute give-away price of £8.00 (for Nepal) plus postage at cost - approx £3.00 Royal Mail second class small parcel. Please email joy.shallcross@btinternet or comment below to purchase. Thank you, and see you again tomorrow with more offers.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Our calling card booklet

Our friend Sandie (with whom we met up back in the summer) gave us this book . .

. . . which we have found very useful and inspirational. It gave us some really great ideas on how to successfully run and promote our business, and to enable others to really "get" what it is we are about.

We decided that a visualization of our multi-talents was what was need, so we cracked on to make one. We started with a 7 page children's card book, which we cut apart to give us individual pages to work on (we used dots and spots tape to bind the cut edges).

We printed off a page of words that describe what we do,

then we set about making up our own individual pages, using paper, scissors and glue to give a colourful depiction of how we go about our work.

We are delighted with the end product, and will be showing it off to our friends whenever they ask us what we are currently up to.

The finished "calling card" book, joined with colourful ribbon - front and back

Thanks so much to Sandie, both for the original book and for the book-making ideas.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

New for 2015

Our first new product of the year - a greetings card kit (03).
Contains 6 white card blanks (approx 6" x 4") with matching envelopes, pieces of paper, pieces of fabric, ribbons and embellishments - a few bits added after the photo was taken. All you need to complete are scissors, glue, possibly some paint or other colouring medium if you wish, and lots of imagination. Price £4.00 to include postage.

Also still available from last year, greetings card kits 01 and 02, which both have 5 card blanks with envelopes otherwise contents as above, price £3.40 each including postage.

Greetings Card Kit 01

Greetings Card Kit 02 (with a bit of a "girlie" thing going on)

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Week 52, and farewell, friends.

Well, what would you know? It's been raining again.

She loves her new 2014 brochure, I'm sure she'll be sharing it with you all soon on her own blog Daisy Row

We had pork for dinner on Christmas Day.

I tried to help them with their jigsaw puzzle, it's a very hard one, I think they need all the help they can get.

It was a lovely sunny day, so we took a walk around the lake in the park.

I love this, she has it on her studio door and at the top of her blog, it was made for her by Tracy (Mad About Bags).

Look at this card that he gave her, he's such a lovely man.

And here is one last picture of me for this year, contemplating the future.

I hope you've enjoyed my year as much as I have, I'm now going into retirement. She'll be doing another 365 for 2014 which she'll start tomorrow or sometime soon, you can find it here.

Happy New Year to all my followers, and thanks for joining me on my travels.

Wanda x x x

Monday, 23 December 2013

Week 51, almost there

My visit to see Santa, and to ask him for a peaceful New Year

I've enjoyed watching this blanket grow over the past couple of months, hope the recipient enjoys it too.

Our last pub visit of the year, to the Snooty Fox, love their tree lights.

The poinsettia doesn't smell of anything much, but it looks very nice

We really love this wine

A letter to our penfriend in U.S.A. although it wont go in the post now until after the celebrations and should arrive early next year.

My official portrait

Next week will be my last, then I'm going off to pastures green to enjoy my retirement. Wishing you all a very happy festive season and all good wishes for 2014

Love from Wanda x x