Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

It's here again!!!

Hope you've all had a lovely day. I'm sat waiting for the trick or treaters!

I've had a crazy few weeks here.... working far too hard, going to Bristol to train, Make, Do and Mend and a laptop melt down!

I was so fed up with my laptop saying the same thing.... *not responding* that I went out & brought a Macbook air! I've wanted one for a long time so it was a nice treat with my redundancy money.
However I've only had it for a day & I'm not sure how it all works yet.

I would like to think things will be back to normal but I'm now working 6 days in a row, Make, Do and Mend tomorrow & a big vintage craft fair in less then 3 weeks.... I still have loads to make :(

Catch up with you soon

Sunday, 16 October 2011

New job update

It's been so long since I last posted..... life just gets in the way doesn't it?

I thought I'd just pop in quickly to let you know how I'm getting on.
The team are really friendly & I really enjoyed the first few days. There is so much to learn, made to measure orders, quoting for curtain fabric, home design service...... I'm not used to knowing nothing!!!
At the end of the week I was having second thoughts but last week was better. 

On Saturday the store manager was off sick so I was left to run the home floor alone..... well me & the weekender (small team!!!)
I doubled the normal Saturday take & felt very much at home....... so it's all looking good!

The uniform allowance is rubbish....... I only had enough to buy one tunic until November!!! I had to buy another top out of my own money as I couldn't wear the same thing everyday!
I get more money in November so hope to be able to buy the dress I have my eye on..... yes me wanting a dress, what ever next!!!!

I'll be back when I have more time & will try to catch up with you all soon

Saturday, 1 October 2011

September 2011

Another month has flown by & once again I only managed 2 post!

In September I lost my job after nearly 17 years but did get to spend nearly 4 weeks doing nothing..... ah bliss!

I also celebrated my 3rd blogging birthday...... made lots of rabbit slippers, took part in The Big Knit with Make, Do and Mend ..... 94 hats were made. Went to Bristol to see The Men They Couldn't Hang..... a birthday present from OH. Visited the Creative Stitches show in Exeter & saw the lovely Downton Abbey costumes. And to top it all off last weekend I visited Castle Drogo to take part in their WW2 weekend..... more about that another time.

So September was a good month & the weather has been lovely :)

Just in case you want to see more of the Downton Abby dresses.......

Beautiful but very tiny!!!!

My lovely break is nearly over as I start work on Monday with Laura Ashley.... wish me luck!!!