Friday, 11 December 2009


Hello folks just to let you know that I'm in the process of updating my blog shop country charm. I've popped these two snails in the shop and there will be more to follow soon.

I'm off to town with my brother in the morning to do a little bit of frugal Christmas shopping. Primark here I come, lets hope I can bag a bargain. I don't know how many of you have been watching Kirsties Homemade Christmas on channel 4, but its been on the last three nights and its been brilliant. The best TV I've seen in a long time. I'm really enthusiastic about crafting and making again, and can't wait to have a go at making my own soaps. If you've missed these programmes, I think they will be repeated on Sunday. Speaking of Sunday if you are in the Hove area, my Sister in law and I will be doing a stall at the Teddy Bear fair which is at Hove town hall. If you do pop along it would be lovely to meet you. We will be on the Teeny Bears stall in the main hall.

Well it was just a quick post for now, off to work in a bit.


Pixie xxxx

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas Fayre

Sorry I've been away for a bit, I have been busy stitching for the craft fair which was on Sunday. What a complete wash out that was. All that time and effort could have been better spent getting the house cleaned and tidied ready for Christmas. We had a grand total of 10 people walk through the door all day. I did sell a few bits and pieces mainly to other stallholders, but after you deduct the cost of the table, I made a grand total of £19.50.
Here are some pics of my stall, they're not that great as the camera decided not to work, so I took these on my phone.

I was really pleased with how my little white tree looked, in fact I now have it in the dining room ready for some Xmas decs.

I did sell this cute gingerbread man garland. All the little pieces I have left I'll pop in my blogshop later if anyone wanted to take a look.

This was the lovely cupcake stand that was made by my SIL at Teeny Cupcakes.

And her little cupcake bears, available at Teeny Bears.
I hope every one's Christmas plans are coming along nicely. I hope to get the decorations up this week, then I'll pop up some pics.
Pixie xxxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tis a Bleak House

Firstly, Thank you for all the get well comments. The cold has now gone, but still battling with constant tummy bugs, that's working with kids for you I suppose. I thought I'd show you some pics of my naughty little puppy. He's getting so big and he's a right little terror. Woody never got into so much trouble as a pup, this ones a right hand full.
I have the craft fair this Sunday so I have been frantically sewing over the weekend to get some things made for my stall. I did get a lot done, but nothing is finished, so have no pics yet. Not sure its going to be a particularly good fair though. The only piece of advertising I've seen for it had the wrong day printed. I just hope I haven't been tearing my hair out for nothing.

I normally love Christmas time, but not feeling festive at all yet this year. The recession has hit Pixie towers as Mr Pixie has been put on short hours right before Christmas, so we are needing to be very frugal with funds at the moment. Being my dis-organised self I hadn't bought any Xmas gifts in the year and now can't afford to buy any, so I need to make as many as I can, but with little time left its going to be a struggle. I didn't get hardly any jam made this year or any chutney so that's out. So Cakes, and biscuits it will be. I might have a go at some honeycomb and Turkish delight too. Still there are lots of folks a lot worse off than us, so I shouldn't really grumble.
Off to get some more sewing done before work. Sorry for such a bleak post folks.
Pixie xxxx