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.

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

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Bump n stuff

I decided this week that I would assign myself 'admin days' to make sure I keep up to date with my accounts, my online shops and my blog, so here I am! Let's see how long it lasts...
Well I've been up to quite a lot. Trying to find baby stuff I can organise and actually managed to book myself into pregnancy yoga classes in Ottery. Really looking forward to that. Yoga is the best thing ever for feeling chilled out, stretched out and toned. The bump is coming along nicely too...

Also dug out Kanga, who I was given on my second birthday. She survived a cycle in the washing machine so she's ready to be passed down to baby now. I do feel like I should make her a Roo to go in her pouch though...

The other main thing I've been up to this week is trying to work out wedding reception venues and tipis. As it turns out that's a bit stressful so I'm roping family in to help. Can't wait until the big things are done and I can concentrate on the crafty bits like making pom pom bunting and designing invitations. I bought the new issue of Mollie Makes today (my new favourite magazine) and there are some really lovely country chic wedding ideas. Now I want to print the invites on vintage hankies!

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Friday, 1 July 2011

I really need more admin days!

Today I'm feeling bad about not updating my Folksy shop, my website or my blog enough. I'm sure many bloggers feel the same. I have loads to say but never seem to find the time to sit down and say it.

So, an update then...well...I'm having a baby and getting married! How's that for an update?!?

Baby is due in October and we can't wait. It gives me the opportunity right now to do two of my very favourite things: buy stuff and make stuff! I'm knitting some clothes and a mobile for the nursery but I haven't finished a single thing yet and I have a horrible feeling the time is going to slip by rather quickly. Ah well, I can keep knitting once baby is here so it's all good!

And a wedding! Next August (fingers crossed). Trying to find a reception venue in or near Honiton at the moment which is proving rather tricky. All ideas welcome! We're looking for open space in which to put up a teepee or yurt but ideally next to a building with loos and a bar!

That'll have to be it for the moment as I'm simultaneously adding tomy website. Check it out for new items for sale here:

and also see new stuff on Folksy here:

and here are a couple of pics of what I've been up to...

Sock dinosaurs!
Sock croc!
baby bump!
The night we go engaged on holiday in Rhodes

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Missing in action

It's been absolutely ages since I last posted and I've been so busy trying to develop my 'bluebird by lou' business. I've been doing craft fairs, opening new online shops, making commissions for Christmas presents and working on my branding as well as expanding my range. Not much then!

Highlights include making over a hundred pounds for the first time at a craft fair at the Craft Hub's Twinkling Firs fair in Topsham, Devon. I learned some lessons that day. Lesson one: don't spend money buying loads of components to make Xmas baubles. I had about 40 clear plastic baubles, some with jelly bean filling, some with glitter and paper flowers and some (that I was really proud of) with little plastic robins on glittery twigs and I sold a grand total Oh well, chalk it up to experience!
Lesson two: always try to take a helper to a craft fair. I needed the loo for about 2 hours before I could nip away from my stall!

Another highlight is just a little thing but I'm so pleased I got around to organising some fabric labels to sew onto my items. All my sock kitties are getting bluebird by lou labels stitched onto their bums! I got them
from a lovely lady called Jennifer Wendorf at Jennifer's Jewels on etsy and I'm thrilled with them :-)

Erm...what else? Oh, my boyfriend and I added to our family with another little furry kitty monster. He's now 4 1/2 months old and he' called Conan The Barbaricat! He's the biggest attention seeker. So full of love for everyone including our first cat Ana (full title Anakitten Skywalker) and the race around the house biting each other, which is just lovely! They have to be banished to the kitchen at night though as they think breakfast should be served at about 4am and will purr in your ear and sit on your head until you give in!

I've also started making little sock owls in the last few weeks and they've been really popular so far! Maybe I should have called my company the owl and the pussycat...

Provisionally booked some fairs for the year too. I told you I'd been busy! I have 5 dates confirmed at Exmouth Pavillions, the first one is march 27th. Tell all your friends!!

Now I must give my full attention to DIY

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Location:At home with the boyfriend out