Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Pearls, sausages and waffle....

So whilst my sausage casserole is cooking nicely in the oven I thought I'd stop by, yes I do have some lovely photos for you to.

But first a little bit of waffle :D Week number 3 in the new day job.....still loving it, its very busy and a little bit un-organised (on my part) but I'm starting to find my feet now. It makes such a difference liking my job, My head is constantly buzzing with ideas and I'm not as tired as I was in my previous job. Big tick!

This week we have also had to have our lovely garden dug up to move an electrical cable, very long and boring story, but the main thing is that its almost done and hopefully it wont be too long before the grass grows again. I've had a week or so aimlessly wandering around (in my mind) as to what to make, I always feel like that after I've completed custom orders. I think the discipline of working to someone else's specifications keeps me focused but as soon as that's complete I seem to drift about for a short amount of time. Maybe its just my way of re grouping my thoughts etc.

Any way want to see some of the orders I've been working on???? Yeah, OK then....

I absolutely love this clutch bag, I was asked to make something with a shoulder strap in black so it could be worn with many different outfits. 

It was for a 60th Birthday and needed to have soemething 'pearl' on it. So I bought these gorgeous pearl and rhinestone buttons which give the bag a very classy look.

I wanted to pick something fun for the lining inside (I cant resist putting patterned fabrics somewhere) I found this monochrome floral print in my stash.....

What do you think??? 

I received a lovely thank you card from the lady who ordered it for her Mam who loved it.

I have lots of these frames in stock so I'm off to see if I can order some duchess satin in bright pink :D well you know me, I do like brights!!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Friday already?

Woah where did that week go??? Maybe it was starting the week on a Tuesday, maybe it was because I started a new job or maybe it was because I was frantically learning everything I could before the end of today from the lady who is leaving to go on maternity?

Anyway it has flown by and here we are Friday again :)

My first week in my new job has been great......wait a minute did I just say great??? Oh yeah I did!! I know I can barely believe it myself. I think its going to take me a couple of weeks to get settled but I'm certainly enjoying it so far.

I feel like my head is no longer 'fuzzy' and I can finally cut off work life from home life! Lets hope it stays that way.

I'm currently working on some more fabric boxes and I have some photos of last weeks custom orders (still yet to be edited). Hopefully I will get those done to show you this weekend. Getting the itch to buy some new fabric but I must resist as I have a load in my stash that I've been planning on using for aagggeeesssssss...! Best get cracking, have a lovely weekend, where ever you are :)

Em xxx

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Bank holidays are the best, right?

*does a little dance*

Its that time holiday weekend! Woop!

Now these are my type of weekends, extended ones. We don't really have anything planned other than I told C that we must spend at least one day doing something different other than, gardening/painting/cleaning/working. I still have no idea what we're going to do! What do you have planned, is it weather permitting? I know British bank holidays are usually renowed for being gloomy and rainy but Saturday and Monday don't look too bad according to the weather reports, however there is a chance of rain on Sunday :(

Oh well I will enjoy the looooonng weekend whatever the weather.

I do have some little news. Now you all know that I have a day job, right? And for those of you who have been reading my blog over the years will know I have worked there for 10 years, most of it has been OK but lately I have not been enjoying it so much and wondered what the future had in store for me and whether or not I was brave enough to take the plunge and try something new. A little while ago an internal position came up in a completely different department and I decided to take a punt and apply.......I was interviewed and many, many weeks later (Monday) I was offered the job! I start on Tuesday!!

My previous job was customer interfacing (I work for a VERY big company) and now I will be working as a Stores Co-ordinator in the Stores Office. It is very different to what I have previously done but I am so looking forward to the challenge, in fact this is the first time in quite a few years that I have felt enthusiastic about going to work. I'll still be ploughing ahead with Bagladee, but I think this new position will make me a lot happier in my work life, which if you've gotta do a day job it would be quite nice if you didn't hate going to work everyday wouldn't it?

So I'm going to enjoy the weekend and see what next week brings. I have a little bit of sewing to do but I'm keeping that for Sunday for a few hours before lunch.

Whatever you have planned this weekend I hope you all have a lovely time. Now time to go and put some more coffee on and toast some crumpets. Yum!