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    Save The Date!!

    I’ve got another Facebook Live coming up soon.  This one will be a mixture of seasonal decorations and giftware.  Watch the space for an update soon with a link.

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    Advent In August!

    I know, it’s still summer and far too soon to be thinking about Christmas… isn’t it?

    Well, for us makers, we do have to think about it early.  Shops are looking for their stock, ready for the Autumn run up; so whilst everybody else is thinking about sun, sea and sangria (!), we’re thinking of Christmas designs.

    Although I am nowhere near this organised, I know that some people like to start shopping early.  Some of you are already  putting bits aside.  So in a couple of weeks time, I will be doing Advent In August – a Facebook Live event to launch some new designs, as well as a reminder of some of the items in my collections.  This way, you can find unique and handmade gifts to show someone how much you care.

    If you come and watch live on the evening, you will get entry into a prize draw for something special from me, plus there will be a bonus gift for anybody ordering during the event too.  If you haven’t watched a live event before, they’re usually good fun; especially watching me fluff my words!  You can ask questions or for a closer look at something.  You have the opportunity to ask questions.  It is a really easy way to do a bit of shopping, mask off, feet up on the sofa, drink of choice in hand!

    Click through to the event, click going and then set the notifications to all to get reminders and updates.  Here’s the EVENT LINK 

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    Does Your Mother Know?

    If you follow me on Facebook, you might have already seen this.

    In a couple of weeks time I will be doing my first live event of 2021.  If you didn’t manage to join on one of these last year, they’re quite good fun, especially if you want a good laugh at me fluffing my words a lot!  We can’t do face-to-face events yet, and actually we still can’t get out yet, but a Facebook Live is as near as you can get.

    I stream live from my Facebook Page, and show and tell about some of my products.  The great thing is, unlike a photograph, I can move the object around, show you the texture, how it looks at different angles etc.   As it is live, you can ask questions via the chat which runs alongside, and I can answer your questions there and then.  Occasionally, technology throws us a curve ball, but that just adds to the fun and sometimes chaos.

    I normally have some new products to show you, a special offer or two, and this time, anybody who joins me live gets a chance to enter a draw to win a prize, which I will draw the following day or so.  The theme this time is Mothering Sunday and I am holding the event just over three weeks before, to give me the chance to get orders made and out in good time.  Mother’s Day is 14th March, so it seems quite early.

    Shop from the comfort of your armchair, in your PJs if you wish, and a glass or cuppa in hand – no need to go out!  And I can send items directly to the recipient, gift wrapped and card written for you too, just in case we cannot get out to see our loved ones for Mother’s Day.

    I am also considering doing a taster session from home for Mother’s Day, where I would send out kits to make something, we would have a Zoom meeting on Mothers’ Day for me to show you how to make your glass goodies, then they’d come back to me for firing.  I’ve still got to work out the logistics of this, but if there’s enough interest, I’d be up for it, and what a lovely way to spend some virtual time with our loved ones doing something fun together.  I would love to know if you’d be interested

    If you’d like to come along, here’s the link to the live event:


    Hope you can join me

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    I’m bored…

    Is lockdown getting to you?  Need to keep the children (or yourself) occupied?  Get some free activities for you!

    Just before Christmas, I made this video for Erewash Borough Council showing you how to make a lantern from a jam jar and a few bits around the home (okay, I am the weird one who thinks having lots cable ties and twist ties is quite normal?)

    I hope to bring you some more ‘how-to’ or easy make ideas that I’ve done with schools and community groups, when I can work out ones that will work as a video or step-by-step images, but for now, try this out – mine always go outside to light up the garden in summer, the stickers and glass/permanent marker pens are actually quite long lasting.

    Here the link to where they’ll be posted, if you want to bookmark it and come back later: CLICK HERE FOR FREE ACTIVITIES IDEAS

    And to make it easy, here’s the information

    You will need a cleaned jar, a 30cm cable tie, 40cm garden/twist tie, peel off stickers, permanent marker pens.


      1. The twist tie handle – fold each end under cable tie, and wrap ends around the twist tie
      2. Attach cable tie to neck of jar, pull it tight – tug hard on handle before cutting spare cable tie off
      3. Use peel off stickers to decorate jar
      4. Colour jar brightly with marker pens
      5. Pop a battery tea-light or fairy lights inside to make your lantern shine bright!