Tuesday, 29 June 2010

My weekend

This blog has seemed to have turned into a product list over the last few days with all my activity on Folksy, so I thought that today I would tell you about my weekend instead.

I live in a small welsh village called Blaenavon. It has a coal mining and iron works background and received heritage status, which has seen the village develop.  I am biased, but I love living here.  Check out the website.

Over the weekend was our Heritage Day and Garn Lakes Country Fayre.  For once, the weather was wonderful.  We also have a steam railway.
We also had a picnic

Monday, 28 June 2010

Felt Flowers

These felt flower items are now on folksy:

Peach Embellished badge

Orange Flower Card

Pink Flower Card

Saturday, 26 June 2010


Continuing my listing weekend on Folksy.....there are now also:-
Pink Rose cabochon Rings

Lilac Rose cabochon rings

Red rose cabochon rings

and a  Blue Daisy Ring

Felt Slides

Over the next few days, I will be listing various items I have made for my product party and not managed to sell yet.

First are felt flower hair slides...
...in teal...

 ...and lilac grey.

Both can be found in my Folksy store now.

Monday, 21 June 2010

So Sorry

I have been such a bad blogger over the last week.  It is not that I haven't done anything but that I have had so much to do. 

After the party, I had more stuff to make and pack which people had ordered.

I have had large magnet orders to make and complete.

The stock I did have left from the party, I have managed to sell at work.

I had to write place cards for my friends wedding.

I have had an order for 5 Mr Darcy mugs from a shop :)

....and I have forgotten to take photos of all this!!!

This week promises to be just as busy, as my daughter has her dancing show.  I have to finish sorting out her costumes tonight.

My promise is to remember to take more photos!!!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Lilies and Daisies is now on facebook.

There isn't anything on there at the moment but would love it if you all became my friends to kick start the process.  Trying to figure it all out at the moment, but bit confused, so any help would be gratefully received.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Mugs on folksy

Sorry to everyone who expected the mugs to be on Folksy yesterday.
After my busy week preparing for the pary, I decided to have a well deserved day off from Lilies and Daisies (although I did do a little bit of supply shopping).
So the mugs have now been listed.

Just had two wholesale orders for corsage brooches and magnets, so more to keep me busy.  I mustn't complain. :)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

First Lilies and Daisies Party

I had my first product party last night.  I didn't really have time to get nervous as so busy trying to make things, find display stuff and work out the logistics of how things was going to plan out.  I didn't have high expectations as I have read a few blogs where really successful internets shops haven't really sold much when doing craft faris and parties.

However, it went really really well!! (The photos are not too good as table was in front of a window!)

I think the presentation at the start could have gone better, but it was my first attempt and that can only improve with practice.  The table I had looked lovely and I am so grateful for my sister Andrea and niece Anastasia, who helped to set it all up.  I took over £100 which is amazing considering that my most expensive item sold was only £4.50

It is something I definitetly will have to do more of and I how have the confidence to try a few craft fairs.

Friday, 11 June 2010

June Blog Giveaway Winner!

So sorry that I haven't been able to post much this week, and that I am late posting the Blog Giveaway Winner.  Saturday is my first ever Lilies and Daisies Party so I haven't stopped making stuff and this week has been manic in work.  I know i will probably be ill next week now from all the stress.  Can't wait to post the photos Sunday, and even if I haven't sold anything, it means there will be extra to sell on the internet.

The Giveaway winner is..... Alex.

Alex said... I'm a follower and would love to win this.

*has a mild swoon at the thought of Mr Darcy*

Contact me Alex at a.roynon@talk21.com with your address and I can get it posted.

I can't believe the response for this giveaway.  Obviously we all love Mr Darcy.
Also want to say a big thank you to Claire from Heart Handmade for promoting the giveaway as it generated so much interest. 

The mugs will hopefully be listed on Folksy Sunday.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Rhi's Chicken Day

For blog giveaway, click here.

Yesterday was Rhiannon's Chicken Day (or refined Hen Party).  We went to a tea party, as I previous blogged about.  It was a lovely afternoon with a plentiful supply of cakes!!
I made badges for everyone...
...and everyone had a rose clip for their hair.
Rhiannon had a special rose hair band.
As you can tell, I enjoyed the food!
Her wedding to Leon is on the 25th.  I wish them both every happiness and I know they will have a wonderful life together.

"There is never a time or place for true love.  It happens accidently in a heartbeat.  In a single flashing, throbbing moment."

Friday, 4 June 2010

More Magnets

Click Here for June Blog Giveaway!!

Extra magnets added to the Cath Kidston designs:
They are:
  • Pastel Stripe Pink
  • Pastel Stripe Blue
  • Summer Blossom

Thursday, 3 June 2010

June Blog Giveaway

Can you believe it is June already!  Won't be long before I will have to start making christmas stuff!! :)

Time again for another Blog Giveaway.  I have lots of new things at the moment, so it has taken me ages to decide what the prize can be. But I have eventually decided to giveaway one of the Mr Darcy mugs to help promote the launch of me making and selling them on Folksy.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this is to either join as a follower and leave a comment to let me know, or if you are already a follower, just leave any comment here.  You can also be in for an extra chance to win, if you promote this giveaway on your blog and leave me the link.  The giveaway will run for a week, as usual.

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Loving my days off

I worked all over the Bank Holiday, and as usual for a Bank Holiday, it was crazy!!  Was so tired when had to get up this morning.  Took me about 20 minutes just to be able to open my eyes.  Poor children!!

So now I have 6 days off.  It is half term, so today we are trying to make cleaning fun!  Think I need some luck with that.

I also have secret stuff to make this week, but I will be able to show you on Sunday.

The June Blog Giveaway will be on Thursday and I still have no idea what the prize will be.

The mug I made for myself has generated interest, so I have decided to make some to sell.  Going to stick with the Mr Darcy quote, but I am also looking for other quotes and verses.  Any ideas, gratefully received.

As you can tell, I have an extremely busy week ahead!!