Handmade Monday #40

I missed last weeks Handmade Monday because I was very poorly I spent 3 days in bed.  I'm slowly getting better still have fits of coughing.  My niece told me I sounded like a trumpet when blowing my nose - I'd say more like a fog horn lololol.  
So my contribution to this weeks handmade Monday is a scarf I knitted for said cheeky niece :).  It's made with Indie wool and done in garter stitch over 15 stitches on 51/2 needles.  I've added some dangly bits to each end and sewn some buttons along the bottom at the request of my niece (she chose the buttons) - she's a creative little thing 6 going on 16.

As you can see it's quite funky and colourful.
Thank you for popping over to read my post and if you would like to see other creative peoples work why not pop on over to Wendy's blog to see what everyone else has been up to.  

Please do leave a comment it's always nice to hear what you think.


Women In Business & Networking

Starting your own business is daunting in itself but to be a woman starting out can be even more frightening especially if you work from home and don’t have a “office/work place” to go to.  It can be very lonely and isolating.  
When I started my business I had no idea the amount of support and networking events that are out there.  Some are specifically catered to women,  others are more corporate businesses, business clubs etc.  There are too many to name.  
In my first few weeks of setting up I received a lot of help and advice from The Tameside Business Family run by the local council in Tameside.  This was great in getting to know the practical side of things like tax, book-keeping etc but didn’t really help with connecting to other people in business.
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This is a photograph of some of the group members


Cupcake Cookie Tags

A few months ago I was commissioned to make some tags for a bride who was having cookies made for her guests.  The spec was that they were to be vintage style & colours.  The tags were attached to the cookies which were then put into containers on the tables.  I don't have any photos of them insitu but here are the pictures I took before I sent them off - 

This is the lovely email I received from the couple -

Well, what can I say. Amazing, amazing, amazing......

The cakes and cookies went down a storm and the guests absolutely loved their name tags on the cookies. It was such a special and personal touch.

I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Carla & Mark.


Diwali Cards

This week I've been making this years Diwali cards to send to friends and family.  
What is Diwali?  Diwali is the hindu festival of light.  I won't go into a long post but you can read all about it here.  
For my cards I've used a rubber stamp with a henna design on it (I don't remember which company its from as I've taken the stamp of the wooden block).  I think the shape of the design lends itself as a flame.  The base and wording were made digitally using a graphics software.  The tiny gems adds a touch of sparkle to the end result.  

If you enjoy looking at or even making different types of crafts why not pop on over to Wendy's and take a look at what other crafter's have been up to.



Make The Most Of Your Background Rubber Stamps

Hello long time no blog - sorry about that but the problems with the internet connection has really thrown me off balance.  Happy to say that it is all sorted - so no excuses not to blog right? 

So for my first post in over a month I thought I would show how you can utilise your background rubber stamps.  If like me you have boxes of stamps and only use a few favourites then read on.  I have a LOT of stamps but use only a few but recently I've been using one of my background stamps for designing some jewellery - wearable art.  

But first I would like share the 2 cards I've made using a stamp from Stamp Camp (Whimsy Waves #S358).  

The first card is a trio of Christmas Trees.  

The second card is a parcel.

And  I mentioned a jewellery project - well here is a sneak peek.

Thank you for popping in to read my post.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the above projects so don't be shy in leaving a comment.
If you would like to see more creativeness then why not pop on over to Wendy's and check out the Handmade Monday Blog.

Have a great week and I hope the sunshine's for you all.