Showing posts from February, 2010

SWAP goodies galore!!!!...

The most recent SWAP between artisans on The Chocolate Crow Trader has just taken place and SWAP items have been posted and received.
The SWAP this time was a "Tag and a Box Swap". Artisans were required to make or buy a tag and a box and fill it with whatever they desired for their swap partners.
Here is a look at the "fabby" stash of great "grubbies" I received from my SWAP partner and good friend Suzie, from Enchanted Things...
and here is where I popped the sweet little teddy
...thanks Suzie xxx
Here is a little look at the SWAP item I made for my SWAP partner, Jackie from The Back Shed, also a very dear friend. 
I covered the box with fabric, which I aged and distressed and rubbed with lots of yummy spices. I then took an oversized luggage tag and painted and distressed it, adding a  piece that I needlefelted and backstitched with Jackie's name....tying it to the box with thick jute.
I knew that Jackie was keen to have a go at some needlefelting so I f…

Photos as promised...

In my last post I promised you some pics of the lovely store where I am working.....and here they are!
I worked there before, about 2 years back for about 18 months for the previous owners, but left to concentrate  on getting my businesses up and running.
Well I feel that I have  my businesses at a stage now where I can (or at least I think I can) successfully manage both them and a return to part-time work and I have since returned (a couple of weeks back) for the new owners, working three days a week.

I have to say that I am loving every minute of it again. I'm not entirely sure if it is the all of the "fiddlin' and fussin'" I get to do while I'm there, seeing all of my old customers again...or the fact that I am just actually getting out of the

Either way...I am loving it and so far am managing to get through all of my commitments without losing too much

I'm Still Kickin'...

Hiya ladies....just a quick post to let y'all know that I'm still kickin'...just real busy and have had no time to post.
Being the total dimwit that I am and always one for a challenge (you had best sit down for this one) I have this last couple of weeks returned to work!!! I KNOW!!! a crazy idea with all that I have on  my plate....but there is nothing like rising to a challenge (well that and the though of decreasing the dreaded credit card balance with my extra
So here I am back to work at my old job (same store- new owners) three days a week and seriously...I am LOVING IT!!!.....surely I won't crack under the pressure ...will I?
I will still be continuing to run my three website businesses, The Chocolate Crow Trader, help out with our signage business, do all the business books, maintain the house, feed the blasted dog and possibly find some time to sleep (with that lot already on my plate you will know why I made the dimwit comment