Sunday, 1 April 2012
It's been an interesting week...
Well, back for another Handmade Monday blog (don't forget to go and visit everyone else's fab blogs here) and it's been an interesting week.
As you know, I work full time as well as running my business and I found out a few weeks ago that due to a restructure my job won't exist in it's current location so redundancy is my only option. At first I was upset and rather panicked but now I'm seeing it more as an opportunity than a complete disaster. Currently in "consultation" so won't get my notice in June at which point I can start looking for jobs. I'm not one of these people who waits for things to happen to them, so I've been doing my own research and taking every support mechanism I've been offered so far so hopefully when it comes to it, I'll be this calm and organised!
On a more positive note, while I'm waiting to set up my craft room I've been busy looking at felt and ribbon techniques to improve my hair accessories range. This has resulted in me ordering a glue gun and lots of funky ribbon. I also sorted my buttons out last week into a cute organiser which sadly made me rather excited!
After burning my finger in the first 10 minutes of owning my glue gun, here's the first thing I made with it... a very pretty ribbon hair bow!
So then I made a nice white one and made a handwrapped black headband and added the two together...
Rather impressed with myself and it's such a classic look as well the monochrome!
And then I decided to have a go at a cute felt rose seeing as I had my glue gun finally!
I need some practice on the positioning but not bad for a first effort and made a little back for it so ribbon can be threaded through it and attached to a headband, or even on a present.
So very much had a handmaking weekend and can't wait to get cracking again as I have a big craft fair on the 21st April!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend, we had our best friends godchildren over for lunch today which was fab!
Posted by Natasha Tideswell at 12:46