Thursday 13 December 2007

365/ 117 & 118 - sewing, schemes and sleepiness

Yesterday I wasn't feeling too well so no blogging for me! :(

The day before (Tuesday/Day 117) I was working on my final few Xmas orders, adding finishing touches and parcelling them up - one even got gift-wrapped in this fancy Paperchase paper I bought once in a sale:
As you can see I also finished some poppies so I could put them back in my shop (they'd sold out before). The box of beads was for my secret swap item, now finally finished but still not posted (sorry!).

Then yesterday (Wednesday/Day 118) as I was feeling overwhelmed by a horrible cold and generally Quite Poorly I curled up in lots of blankets and watched many an episode of Project Runway on Youtube (I have such classy taste!) and did some cutting and sticking. White card + prittstick + old hoarded pieces of gift wrap and other decorative papers = 200 little thankyou cards for sending out with my orders. The perfect project for my sleepy afternoon but I dread to think how long it will take me to use up all 200 of these!
I still need to get out the felt-tip pens and write the actual thankyous on them (they will be colour co-ordinated to the paper, because I am a bit anal about colour-matching) but it is deeply satisfying to have them all "finished". I very much want to use the next few weeks / months to build up stocks of "useful things" like thankyou-cards, business cards etc as well as my items themselves, so you should be seeing lots of pictures of batches of things...

Before all that though I need to attend to my own Christmas preparations! I've been so busy sending out orders etc that I've not written a single card (I love to send cards), wrapped a single present, put up a single decoration or baked a single festive treat (mince pies... yum...). Tsk tsk.

UPDATE: My poppy design is now available as a sewing pattern! Visit my shop to see all my printable PDF patterns