Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

For our grandson!

Just drawn this card for Grandson, he loves his frog book that say's ribbit!! Hope he likes it!!!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

More Sales

Very pleased this morning, sale through Folksy, 5 cards winging their way to Germany!!
Also did a card for a friend today.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Lots of orders!!

 Just finished this for a special order

and have had an order for 10 cross stitch birthday cards today from my Aunt so busy, busy!!!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


The wonderful Mimi has started The Little Book Of Crafters, which is a collection of business cards made into a book, and some samples which are in a bag for every customer that buys from her at a craft fair in Cornwall. She is a star!!!!  
Facebook | Little Book Of Crafters

My favourite!!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Not bats in the belfry

have made an executive decision and I am calling out the pest people to deal with the wasps in loft!! It's getting very noisy up there at night and I was told by a friend, that their wasps had eaten their way nearly through the ceiling!!! Ours have been here for at least 2 months. Also the central heating chap will not be happy going up there if it's full of dozy wasps!!! £50 is cheaper than being sued!!!

That was yesterday now for today!!
The wasp's in the attic are deceasing [it takes a few days]!!!!
At least it will be quiet at night now, they were so noisy!!!
Loads came out, so it would have been a big nest, shame to do it but at least I will be able to open the window now!!!!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Finished adding the cross stitch photos

Just finished adding the cross stitch cards to shops today!!!  Hope this makes them look clearer now!  

 Folksy :: Handmade Bramley Cards                                    

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

New Photo update

Good Morning, well only just!! Started to take new photo's for shop's and I must be the only person in UK who doesn't what to see the sun today!! I will explain, we have a glass roof on the conservatory and I am taking the pictures in there, but it's no good if the sun is out!!! Have to use the daylight, so evenings are out as the flash comes on!!! And the sun has come out as we speak, so will now have to wait and see what this afternoon brings!! Still lots more to change!!
Please let me know what you think of new style photos now there are a few more on the shops
Sue x

Friday, 10 September 2010

It's Friday and here's Lou!!

I would like to give my niece a mention. She is a very busy lady State side, married with 2 children under 3,  and is doing a college course, and she runs a shop on Etsy
I bought a quilt from her for my grandson, it was lovely with space patches and a fleece backing, just right for a little boy!!! They were thrilled with it!
She has just had an order from a man who wanted to fit out his B&B with her quilts!!
She was also on this blog today
Well done Lou!!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Mercury Awards

Congratulations to The XX. 
Was hoping that Laura Marling, love both her albums or Mumford and Sons may win it!!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Back to normal

Just to let you know that for a couple of weeks I could not follow any new blogs. After a lot of head scratching and reading help forum's it seems to have sorted it's self out all by itself!! Thank goodness for that as I am still such a Luddite with modern technology!!!!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Exiting weekend @ Cadwell Park

What an exiting weekend for Jentin Racing!! Richard Cooper won and Tristan Palmer came 5th in British Super Stock, but Richard had come off in qualifying and has broken his thumb, so will need an operation so won't be racing next meeting by the sound of it!
Steve Brogan won both the Evo races and is in front in the points now!!
Happy days!

Friday, 27 August 2010

New style photo's

I have tried a different style photo 'New Home' and would love some feedback to see if it would work better.
Folksy :: Handmade Bramley Cards

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Silly pictures!!

This was a picture I took of my Bowl of Beauty peony when my camera was going wrong!!! Think we would head for the hills if the sky went that pink!!! 
The same thing happened with the  wild chicory!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

My other love!!!

Just watched the Ulster GP Supersport race live, it was fantastic, the first time I have seen it live. Thanks to John Mago here is the link

Friday, 13 August 2010

Friday 13th

Just testing, I know it's the 13th so anything can happen!!

Sorry followers

Hello all, it seems my postings of the last couple of weeks have not listed, it has taken me all evening 
{into the early hours} to discover that using RRS Graffiti to list postings on FB had removed them from the blog listings. Oh well, you live and learn!!! Hope you enjoy the catch up now!! Sue

Thursday, 12 August 2010

My favourite little shrub

Here is a picture of my favourite shrub called Hardy Salvia x jamensis 'La Luna'. I have only found this in a garden centre once and had managed to take cuttings from the original plant which died in the frost. Its little leaves smell of sage, it is so sweet!!

Has anyone else bought this??

Friday, 30 July 2010

Goldfinch nest in Apple Tree!

Seeing I don't get out much it's all going in our garden!! We had a goldfinch nest in the apple tree which meant we couldn't prune the tree until they'd all left the nest. The eggs take 11 days to hatch and the young fly after 13 days and there are 1-3 broods. It was packed in really tight in a folk in the branches.
Well, we had to cut the new growth back as it was 2 months late doing it, so the nest was brought down as it was the end of the breeding season, if left in tree it would have rotted.
I will give it to our Primary School in September to show the children, even though I warn you, it's a bit messy!!!!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Little Egret!

No, not the bird!! An orchid which has taken me two years and the third lot of bulbs [you only get them when they are ready to be sent which can be any time of the year]. The first lot only one bulb tried to come through, the second lot rotted and this lot were really nurtured to an inch of their life!!!! I am so pleased now, they are beautiful!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Saturday, 24 July 2010

What a surprise!!

I was in the garden yesterday and something shot passed my eye line into the honeysuckle and I saw it hoovering!! I thought blimey that looked like a very small hummingbird but it can't be it had to be a moth, it just hoovered from plant to plant. Searched the net and found it's called 'The Hummingbird Hawk Moth" Have any of you seen one?

Just saw our nature expert in our village and he said he didn't see one last year but did the year before, it depends how warm it is how far north they migrate!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

What a fruitful day!!

Well, I went for it today, afraid the rain would catch up with me, picked another 3lbs (1 1/2 kls] of gooseberries, 2 lbs of rhubarb, 2lbs of white currants ( I thought they were red as some kind person in garden centre had put a red currant label in them!!) 1 1/2 lbs of red currants and 1 1/2 lbs of black currants!!! It was a race between me, the birds and the rain!!! All safe in freezer now, no time to make jam at mo, so I can do at a future date. Saw a fledgling blackbird on the Bramley by all the bushes (Mum was on hand squawking and eating) and managed to round up my 18yr old deaf cat(that still catches mice!)and shut him in so the youngster had a chance to get away! And here comes the rain!!!
Now to eat, and work, have a commission card to design and cross stitch for Thursday so will be very busy tonight and tomorrow. Am berried out!!! Byo.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Wow, 1st sale on Folksy!!

Very happy, just before bed time, checked my e-mail and I had sold a cross stitch card, my first on Folksy! So happy, thank you to Prettycrafts!!
Will be remaking this card, but with padding like my 2 baby cross stitch cards.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

My very first post!!

Oh my goodness, my very first attempt at a real blog!!! This is me just getting going I guess.
I am now going to add more to Folksy :: Handmade Bramley Cards.
Also for anybody Stateside I also sell on Etsy
I do hope you will sneak a peak!!!!
Sue x