Saturday, 5 February 2011

So Easily Pleased!

After spending two weeks off sick, I thought it was about time I ventured out and about, especially as I needed some new supplies for the nappy cakes.

Somebody had recommended a wholesaler that they thought would be worth my while visiting but hadn't told me exactly where it was so I decided to see if I could find it by myself. Needless to say I couldn't, so I asked a lady in a nearby shop and she pointed out it was just behind her establishment!

In my defence it wasn't immediately obvious from the main road as it is tucked behind some other buildings and I always worry that they will want you to pay exhorbitant amounts to join, but this one didn't - as long as I had some ID on me they were quite happy for me to browse and even pointed out some things they thought would be useful to me.

Trouble is with those places, you always spend more than you intended to and yesterday was no exception. Mind you, I did get everything I needed (and more!) such as ribbons, teddies and cellophane. I also bought some helium foil balloons as I thought I would put those onto the website for purchasers to add to their nappy cake order so when the box is opened a balloon floats up. It just adds that extra something to the gift really.

So, best get on - I've got 3 orders to make up this weekend and sitting here isn't going to get them done is it?! Have a great weekend x

Monday, 31 January 2011

Roll on February

Well, January is officially over tomorrow thank goodness. It seems to have been one thing after another since the start of the New Year so I can't say I'm sorry to see the back of the first month.

Also, I always think moving into February gives us something of a promise of the spring. Okay, it may be wishful thinking as if we are going to get bad weather or even snow its going to be during February, but that dismal time just after all the festivities is now behind us.

I've put some new pictures on for you to look at - although I regularly update my website I always forget you must be fed up of looking at the same old photos on here!

Sorting out all my stock to put into my new storage units, meant I could decide exactly what I wanted to keep and the things I've had hanging around for some while and probably won't use. Its very cathartic getting everything organised and getting rid of those things you don't want or need - I'd highly recommend it if you ever have the time.

Anyway, I'm going away to visit some relatives until this Thursday so I'm afraid there won't be any blogs from me for a couple of days. Hopefully when I come back I'll have lots to tell you.

Take care x

Sunday, 30 January 2011


After sorting through all my nappy cake stock yesterday afternoon in order to get it neatly placed into its new storage units, I suddenly realised I felt very inspired to create some new things.

However, not sure exactly what yet but at least the thoughts are buzzing around my head which is a start!

As well as adding some ideas to my repertoire (check me out with the big words!), I also need to decide which shows/events/fairs I'm going to do this year. 2010 was incredibly hectic as I managed to book something in for lots of weekends which meant I didn't really see my family much but on the other hand got my name out there and showed people what I was doing.

2011 is going to see me being more restrained and only doing the shows that were either worthwhile last year (ie., I sold more than one nappy cake!) or that have been recommended as being worth doing. This means the family won't moan so much that they never see me and I can use my spare time more constructively.

Nappy cakes do seem to be taking off this side of the pond and I really hope I'm doing enough to make sure I get myself known at the early stages. So don't forget, if you know anyone who is having a new baby or a baby shower drop me a line or take a look at my website (link on the right hand side of my blog).

Oh, and while I remember, above is a photo of my bespoke ribbon rack. Have a great rest of the weekend xx