In case I haven't updated my blog or my Folksy shop in a while, here is a link to my Flickr albums for you to see what I've been making.

This is where I store all pictures of the Nursery Name Hangers so you can see colours schemes.
Feel free to email me at if you see anything you'd like to order.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Ode to Pinterest

So lately I have become completely addicted to Pinterest...It's 11pm on a friday night and I'm buried so deep in the world of boards about how to make simple clothes for your toddler and mobiles for nurseries that the only way to get out of it was to blog about how much I'm obsessed with it!

My eyes are going squiggly and I need to go to bed!

Not only are there not enough hours in the day to make all these things but who has the energy to make tutorials about them? I LOVE THESE PEOPLE.

If I knew more about blogging I'd link to my favourite tutorials but I'm unsure what I'm allowed to link to :-/

Enough rambling, I really do need to go to bed.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Nap time

One of the hardest decisions I have to make on days when I'm home with my littl'un is this: how to spend her nap time? Housework, bluebird work or cup of tea and relax?
Today I managed all three! Thank you Gracie for having a nice long nap :-)
We spent a lovely sunny morning pottering around the charity shops in Sidmouth and had lunch in Costa (they make a decent flat white in the Sidmouth branch). Maybe the sea air tired her out cos she's still snoozing now!
I've been using this snooze time to try to take some decent photos of my stock to list on Folksy and Etsy. I hate having empty shops but I really struggle with the photography side of things. Today is the first day that any natural daylight has found it's way into the house - it's been so dreary lately :-(
Anyway, here are a few pics to give you an idea of what should be up for grabs soon. Just have to write the descriptions now...cup of tea and a sit down first though...ooh I found Celebrity Apprentice on easily distracted!

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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Lou Week

This week - if all goes to plan - is going to be immense and I will be a happier, calmer person with a huge sense of achievement.

That's the plan!

I've taken the week off work and my toddler, Gracie, is still going to nursery 3 days and I am going to really strive to get a much made as is physically possible while occasionally popping out for coffee and charity shop raiding (which is all part of the process, I assure you).

So day 1 and Gracie slept late so I'm already an hour behind but well rested. Dropped her off at nursery and headed for Topsham. This is the coffee and charity shops bit!
But the most important job right now is list-making. I cannot function as a human being, let alone run my business, without multiple lists on the go, and if I hope to achieve anything this week I'll need a couple of lists to set me in the right direction.

So, I'll just finish my list and my coffee as it's nearly 10am and that's when the charity shops should be opening....

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Week over

Well that week went quickly! Isn't it amazing how when you're doing something you love time goes so much faster than when you're data processing in an office?!
As predicted I didn't get nearly as much made as I wanted. I did get some sock kitties finished for my next craft fair. It's really important to have supplies of these as people seem to really like them and they're the product I'm known for. They just take so long to make!

The exciting part of the week was designing a new product - the Blue Bunny. I just can't help but make bunnies and I'm particularly pleased with these. I only have one finished at the moment but I'm going to focus my efforts on them and hope to make lots. As a happy side-effect of this plan it means a trip to ikea to buy more blankets to make them. Hooray!!

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Sunday, 25 March 2012


The sun has come out and I'm really excited about spring. I'm so up for cotton maxi dresses, little denim jackets and walks in the sunshine with the buggy! Gracie is nearly 5 months now and has graduated from the pram into a proper buggy seat. I can't believe she's growing up so quickly!

She's such a little star as she's been letting me get on with making things for orders and craft fairs. I've started a new baby range since Gracie arrived. It's fab having someone to test all my products on and I think she appreciates her new toys! I've made crinkle ribbon taggies, little squeaky bunnies and just this week finished some crinkly wing butterflies. Have a look...

There's so much going on in the crafting world this year so far I'm going to see if I can add a calendar of events on here to keep you updated. It has been such a great year already and I've made fantastic new connections, the best of which has to be getting involved with the Hub On The Green in Exeter. A wonderful little community hub of activity and friendliness. Check out their blog at or pop in and see Joey for coffee weekday lunchtimes (except Thursdays).

Ooh, Gracie is trying to get my attention and it's about time we went and woke up Daddy!

Back soon x

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Here we go!

First day on my own with our new baby today. All the family, friends and well-wishers have dissipated and my other half is at work so it's just the two of us.
I plan to take it easy and not try anything too ambitious. I do have a couple of sock animal commissions to get on with though...Maybe while she's sleeping...

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Location:Sycamore Close,Honiton,United Kingdom

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Babies etc

Well, much has happened since I last blogged! Or rather one major thing...on 3rd November our little girl Gracie was born :-)
Life has changed somewhat. Physically I had a little bit of a tough time but I'm almost back to full strength again now so running around after the littl'un is getting easier, which I'm sure she appreciates!

As she was 2 weeks overdue I had plenty of time for making things and when she was just 7 days old we had a little stall at the Upottery Primary School shopping evening. I lost count of the number of ladies who said "She's one week old? What are you doing here?!? You should be at home with your feet up!" But actually it was really good to get out of the house and feel a bit more human.
Then yesterday, the three of us took our first walk in the pram up to Tesco (unimpressed - tears followed) and then the pub on the way back (approval - good girl!). It was an eventful day all in all.

So to sum up, Gracie is amazing and I'm hoping fit my crafting in around her as we get a more established routine :-)

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Location:Honiton,United Kingdom