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Getting crafty in California

A little catch up…

A note written by Rose Henderson on

Another manic week and another late Blog post, apologies!

This week has been my first full week of my new schedule — a few weeks ago I had a wonderful childminder once a week who would take my two youngest children during school hours and I would get a frantic five hours of work done, guaranteed, without any distractions. I didn’t realise how important those five hours were until I lost them (she unfortunately is unable to cover my son’s nursery).

As we have had Easter & public holidays this has been my first, full week of attempting to adjust to a whole new routine which consists of my eldest at school, my middle son at nursery for just over two hours every afternoon (except a Friday where it’s the morning), my youngest wandering around totally lost as both his brothers are out of the house and Mum just doesn’t cut it in the "lets throw duplo all over the playroom then run away" stakes! In addition we have Toddlers, Jo Jingles, Football, Hip-Hop, Beavers and Judo to slot in there. Top that off with the huge daily task of managing the Jack Draws Anything, Jack Draws Anything (Facebook), email enquiries… — well, hopefully this goes a little way to explain why my Blog posts are so infrequent at the moment! (oh yeah, and house viewings as our house is on the market at the moment!)

Anyway, I survived the first week (just) and even managed to get a few orders out. A lovely Felt Box Frame was picked up on Thursday, I have delivered Name Banners and spent a lot of time again on the phone to Royal Mail attempting to discover where missing parcels are, unfortunately my business depends on Royal Mail and they are slowly but surely making sure that I don’t have a business to run with their poor parcel handling skills at the moment. Because of this, all postage is now going to be by Recorded Delivery now, but I will pop that in it’s own Blog post.

Back to the making pictures though — a few Name Banners have gone out but these are the ones I know have been received:

Felt Name Banner red blue white garland

A very popular choice, the blue, red and white Star Banner.

cream yellow heart emily

A cream and yellow heart banner — this was for a friend who asked for a Name Banner that said Emily and left it up to me to decide which one and which colours.

Elena butterflies pink Name Banner garland

And this one was a birthday gift for Toby’s friend Elena, who turned three a couple of weeks ago.

I’ve also dispatched quite a few hair clasp holders and hair clasps, and have uploaded to my Facebook page the pictures of my new phone cozys (again, I will do a separate Blog post for these!).

I have a few more Felt Box Frames to work on this week, plus an exciting commission for a Name Banner that I am really looking forward to making. It’s also Noah’s 2nd birthday next week, we have a Jo Jingles party and I have no idea what to put in party bags. I don’t even have the party bags yet! Aarrgghhh, so much to do!

Have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you all agan next week with a picture of the Felt Box Frame.