Wednesday 6 May 2009

keep calm and carry on

I'm back in the land of the living. I was hoping to share some exciting news with you all, but it seems that its not just our blackbirds having problems bringing up a brood. Those of you who can read between the lines will understand my absence.

The garden on the other hand is blooming marvelously! The wisteria is the best its ever been this year, its even attracted our blackbirds to build a nest in, which is pretty funny seeing a bird diving in amongst the greenery.

Craft took a back seat for a while, however I did manage to finally send out my give-aways for
Mel and Mary. I really enjoyed making these special hearts. I especially liked how the patchwork one turned out.

I think its time I got serious and started selling, what do you think? They do take a fair amount of time to make, being hand stitched. I think it would be a labour of love rather than a money spinner.
Now I'm off to catch up with all your blogs! Its like having lots of lovely deliveries turn up at once!


Floss said...

God bless! The hearts are really special - you can see they're a labour of love. I've just been sent my first two hanging hearts in a lovely swap, and I can feel the addiction creeping up on me...

Simone said...

Glad to see you back! Your wisteria looks lovely. I have a white wisteria but this year it's all leaf and very few flowers.x

Mary Poppins said...

Ohooo clare I am sooooo sorry Big hugs from me X

Thank you again for the beautiful heart we all love it here and is especially poignant for us as you know, it is hanging in the children's room and I do indeed smile everytime I look at it, thank you so much.

Pleaaaaaase sell your things, they are beautiful and so well made, but only sell them to me though because I want them all to myself ;)

Ohooo alright you can sell your pretties to one or two more ;)

Love and Hugs


Locket Pocket said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news. Big hug.

Love the hearts though - definitely should make more!

Lucy x

JuliaB said...

Hi Clare. Sad news. Been there and know how horrid it is. Hugs to you.

silverpebble said...

My thoughts are with you Clare xxx

Sarah said...

Hello, been thinking of you recently as I've started making hearts too! Saw some on holiday that were for sale for a ridiculous price so thought we (me and a friend) could do better! Some out-of-focus efforts can be seen on my facebook page. We're hoping to take the ones we've made to a craft market, maybe on the 1st of June. :)

So sorry to hear the sad news.

Sarah x

Diane said...

Sorry to hear that things are not working out as they should. Glad to have you back. I love Wisteria. I have a phrase that I use when I see a house heavily clad with it - "Look at the Wisteria on that!!" My hubby thinks its hilarious and now uses the phrase when he sees a "heavily clad" boosom on a lady!!!

Lyn said...

I know what you mean-been there, don't give up hope.
On a more happier note-go for it, the hearts are lovely!

Shabby Chick said...

Big hugs Clare, so sorry to hear things are not well :(

You so should sell your items, they are gorgeous. I LOVE my heart.

Mel xxx

Bertie Meadows said...

Hello Clare, I'm so sorry for your sad news, a big hug is being sent out to you. Your hearts are so pretty you should sell them, they will be snapped up.
Take care, Bertie x

Mrs Jelly said...

So sorry to hear about you and your blackbirds.
Life is a trial at times ... like everyone above says ... been there myself.
Stay strong

As for selling - go for it! Nothing beats the buzz of somebody paying you actual money for something you've crafted!

noelle said...

glad to see you back .sorry things haven't been good. love your hearts and your wisteria x x

Lisa said...

Hi Clare.
Sending you a big hug, as I can't fin the right words.
Thank you for your message.
I came home on Tuesday and have been taking it easy.
Hope your plans with the hearts works out, they are so lovely.
Take care, email if you would like a chat.
Lisa x

Country Bliss said...

So sorry to hear your sad news sending lots of hugs your way.
As for the hearts you should sell them as your work is beautiful.
Take care Yvonne x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...



Country Cottage Chic said...

So sorry to read happens to so many of us doesn't it?


Poppy said...

Sending you a big (((hug)))!
I think you should defiantly sell you hearts they are beautiful!
Love Lou xxx

Julia said...

Hello there

This is my first visit to your blog and Im so glad to have found you! I wanted to say how beautiful I think your hearts are, they may be a labour of love (I can see the work that has gone into them) but they are worth it, so lovely!!

Im adding you to my blog list, as Id like to pop back again!

Love & sunshine to you
Julia xxx