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Monday, 14 September 2009

Births and Birthdays

Nought to sixty in two photos... Two of the orders I made up today - the first is a card for the birth of twin boys. The customer asked for a cream/beige colour scheme as a change from the obvious blue, so the teddies are appliqued on a soft cotton print in cream.

And next - a plaque for a 60th birthday. This is a slight variation on an existing garland design, freshened up with little pinky peach daisies cut out of cotton and appliqued with a large french knot in the centre. More french knots and single chain stitch leaves to finish off.
This sees me up to date with mail and website orders - well, until I checked my emails a few minutes ago - but I'm pleased that I've managed to get the latest list ticked off.
We had a bit of a hiccup on Saturday - Bob was away to the football in the afternoon and I was juggling a busy day in the shop with a pile of work to do, when everything came to a sudden halt. A power cut. So no iron, no glue gun ( both crucial implements) no work light, I couldn't even open the till.
The customers kept arriving though and we muddled through, but I was annoyed that I couldn't get any work done. The electricity was off for seven hours - that's a lot of wasted time.
Luckily we have a gas cooker, so tea was no problem.
Oh and before I go.... just to let you know that I've uploaded the Christmas cards to our website. It's that time of year again!
Better crack on.

1 comment:

  1. What lovely pieces, I like the detail on the plaque.

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