Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nearly all ready!

Getting really excited now about Blythecon next weekend! I have had a bit of a setback this week due to a very painful shoulder leading to a stiff neck and headaches. I have rested up a bit (I can't rest for long!) and am just finishing up the duffle coats now and deciding which dollies to take with me. I am traveling on the early morning train from Derby to Oxford so if I look a bit bleary eyed please forgive me! I am so excited about meeting everyone I will probably be red faced and babbling like a mad woman...LOL
I will be keeping a few items from this collection to list on Sunday 3rd October in my etsy shop for those folk who like it and can't get to Oxford.
Right...back I go to the duffle coats...3 more to go :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nearly all done!

I spent all day yesterday packaging and taking pics of all the items for Blythecon uk. All I have left to do now are finish off all the duffle coats. I have been working like a trooper to have a nice collection for this event and I am so looking forward to meeting everyone! I will be keeping some items back to put on etsy on Sunday 3rd October for my customers who are too far away to come to Oxford. I really hope you like the theme I have chosen, it's been such fun putting things together and sourcing all the materials and supplies. I think my favourite item is the Paddington Duffle coat but I think this will be the only batch I make of these.
I am putting preview pics on flickr so you can see what I will be selling. I do hope you like them!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Here is the first preview of the stuff I have been working on for Blythecon uk. I spun 2 skeins of this 3 ply yarn which took AGES! Spinning 3 fine singles then plying it seemed to take an eternity. I am really pleased with the finished yarn though and its all now made into caps as part of my Rule Brittania collecion. I will launch it at Blythecon uk on the 2nd October and list items in my shop on Sunday the 3rd October for anyone who isn't going to Oxford or who lives too far away!

My fingers are sore from all the stitching, knitting, spinning and crochet they have been busy doing. I hope you will all like what they have produced :)

I'm off to take a few preview pics now.......

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Still spring cleaning

And it's nearly autumn!

I have a bunch of 'vintage' Polly items that I will be listing in my etsy shop today and some more Strawberry Shortcake bits and pieces on ebay. I am really enjoying getting myself more organised and tidy.
At the same time I am working so hard on my Blythecon UK collection which is building up into quite a large pile! It is getting nearer to the date and I'm getting really excited about meeting everyone.

Autumn is definitely on it's way and the nights are getting darker by the day which always means more knitting and stitching for me....Yay!!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Last Day of the auction!

Today is the last day for the ebay auction! I have loaded a few more pics on flickr and am just wrapping all the items in tissue and boxing them up. This is a real BIG bumper collection! My girls are looking sad as I pack it all away! I wish everyone who is bidding all the luck in the world :)

Friday, September 03, 2010


Anyone who was interested in my Arsenic and Old Lace collection on ebay please note I have now changed the auction to include ALL the items in this collection! I decided this after much thought today. I felt that listing items in my shop on a similar theme to the special set on ebay was devaluing its exclusivity. I really think if you are bidding on something OOAK then it should totally be OOAK. So we now have a 3 day auction for the whole 10 pieces in the collection! I have notified the highest bidder on the other listing who was quite happy for me to change it.

Here is the link:
Arsenic and Old Lace Trio of outfits

I hope you will all agree with me and understand why I have done this.
Good Luck :)

A little more Arsenic and Old Lace

I have finished a few items from the Arsenic and Old Lace collection to put in my etsy shop. These will go in later today (Friday 3rd Sept) when I get back from work and Granny visits. They are simpler designs but on the same theme as the ebay listing which still has 3 days left to go! It's so exciting, thank you so much for everyone who is watching or bidding......Good Luck :)

Preview pics of the etsy items will be on flickr before I list.