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Sunday, 5 August 2012

GOING FOR GOLD

Hi everyone

What a fantastic week it has been for Team GB; some heart-breaking moments for some of the athletes and some really wonderful achievements.  Can there be a more exciting medal-winning day than yesterday?  Well done everyone.

This week has been wall-to-wall wedding invitations plus two 'need it now please' card orders: one for a friend and one for my sister.  As always, I forgot to take photographs!  I purchased some material for fabric wreaths this week, because I couldn't resist them when I saw them in the shop, but as the invitations (and now the Orders of Service) have been top priority the wreaths are further down the Crafts To-Do list.  Here is a pic of how the invitations looked in the early stages (a cream pocket with orange ribbon - the colour combination is lovely):


I am moving ahead with the Craft Workshops I want to set up; a message has been posted on Twitter and Facebook and I am producing some posters to place on local noticeboards.  My plan is to have everything in place to begin the workshops around late September.  I would also like to run Christmas card workshops and think this is a good time of year; school holidays will be over and perhaps parents may have time to attend a workshop on a Friday morning.

From feedback and comments posted this week on a very interesting Handmade Harbour blog post about blogging etiquette, I understand that chatty, newsy blog posts may not always be welcome in the crafting world and as my followers/readers know, I have a tendency to write (and enjoy writing) this type of post.  Handmade Monday (HM) followers take part in the weekly event because of the blog's aim to bring crafters together to share and talk about their work and see the creations of fellow handmade artists.  Even though my Sunday blog post is not written specifically for HM (it is my main weekly post), my future Sunday posts will be for HM only and will be about my creations and craft-related topics.  This will, as usual, be published on Sundays and from this week onwards I will publish my chatty, newsy round-up of the previous week's goings-on at Christmas Pie Crafts on Tuesdays.

Don't forget to check out the other Handmade Monday blog posts this week - lots of beautiful crafts, tutorials and interesting posts to read.  I will be back next Sunday with my Handmade Monday post, but do visit my blog throughout the week to catch up on the tales of life in Christmas Pie Crafts.  There will be a Guest Blog post on Friday of this week, and I have 4 lovely bloggers who are already writing their posts for publication in the coming weeks.

Enjoy the Olympics everyone - it's getting more exciting every day.

Jill

31 comments:

  1. The 'teaser' for the invitations looks very good indeed. What a good colour combination.

    I think I understand why you need to keep to your crafty theme. I like to catch up on your news as well as your crafts. so will check back next week to see what you've been up to x.

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    1. A decision that was based on comments on the HH blog really - as you can see I ahve had some lovley feedback.

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  2. Vey elegant invitations, love the peachy orange ribbon. I like to read your newsy blog makes me think mine may also be too long now, will catch up with your news on Tuesday's in future

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    1. I just need to remember not to include chatty bits in my HM blog post

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  3. The inviations are looking very elegant. It's a tough call how much or how little to write about. But it's your blog so it's up to you!

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    1. Aah, thank you - that is a lovely comment.

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  4. I think different people enjoy different types of posts and chatty can be good, although people's attention spans online can be short! The craft workshops sound really interesting and it'll be interesting to hear more about them x

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    1. Finger's crossed that it is the right time of year to get them off of the ground. We don't have anything similar here, so I am hopeful it will work.

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  5. The invitations look very sophisticated. Love the colour combination.

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    1. Thank you - they look better in 'real life' - pics don't always show the true colour, do they?

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  6. Sounds really busy (as always). I love the invitation teaser. I also think that the idea of a Christmas card group is an excellent idea. How about running coffee mornings subsequently to it to allow people to do more as they are more likely to do more if there is time set aside for them?

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    1. That's a good idea - I am sure there will be people who want to move on their card-making and this sounds great.

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  7. I like readin you nesw Jill and I have a really short attention span cuase of the dizzies, stay true to yourself x And the card looks ace :)

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    1. Jeez more bad spelling, Im sorry hun, Just wanted to say, your blog is yours and if you want to use it to tell us what interests you, that what makes it special. x

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    2. Thank you Hannah - I really do appreciate your support

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  8. I nearly always write far more than I ought to! Even when commenting sometimes!

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    1. I think my keyboard gets a bit carried away at times.

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  9. Stunning invitation teaser....love the colour!!
    I am loving the Olympics and the feeling of the country coming together :) x

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    1. It is amazing isn't it? I am not a great sport love, but can't stay away form the television at the moment!

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  10. ooooh the invitations look gorgeous - can't wait to see the finished articles!

    Christmas card workshops are a brilliant idea!

    last night was great for team GB - i'm not usually one for watching much sport but its great to feel part of it when it gets exciting! x

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    1. Thank you - very nearly there, so hopefully will be able to post a pic of the finished version soon.

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  11. The colours for the invitations look gorgeous, the diamante look very glamerous.
    I read the feedback on handmade harbour. I really enjoy reading your blog and at times have wondered if I don't talk about my personal life enough. Although I have to say I prefer to concentrate on craft.
    Your workshops sound exciting and I really hope you get plenty of interested people. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. Many thanks Ali - fingers crossed they take off. Blogging is tricky - too much or not enough? I tend to write about things that happen to me that are not too personal or cause offence to anyone mentioned.

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  12. I like the conversational posts, but look forward to the new Sunday format.

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    1. Thank you Rumpy - new post out tomorrow.

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  13. It's so frustrating when you forget to take photos!
    There may be etiquette for blogging but a blog should reflect the person, chatty blogs are great if someone's good at it (always enjoy reading yours!)

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    1. I keep doing it - remember once I have handed the card over to the customer! I am glad you like my blog - I love blogging, a really great invention.

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  14. Love your invitations, i agree team gb have done a great job, although in a way i will be glad when its over so i can tear myself away from the tv haha :)

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  15. I know what you mean - what on earth will we do when the Olympics finish?

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  16. Loving the invitations. Have just noticed your countdown to Christmas logger. I don't really have a seasonal craft so I shall be sticking my head in the sand for another 130 days! Actually, I'm sure I'll get drawn in with the excitement of what everyone else is making.

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  17. That is so elegant looking! I forget to take photos sometimes too, and I hate that!

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