Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Libraries Rule

Our router died on Friday night.  Mr L spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to persuade internet people that we will need a new one - it took about 5 phone calls over 3 days to get it sorted! A bit of a problem when you have an on-line shop, facebook and blog to keep up to date but never fear, the local library has come to the rescue!

Free internet use for up to 2 hours a day - result!  I've always loved a library....

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

New - Personalised Baby Bunting

I've recently added 2 new items to the Simple Things website - Personalised Baby Bunting. 

The Baby Bunting will be made up of 10 flags and feature your chosen name in either raspberry pink or white - both available from www.simple-things.co.uk

Available in pink with lovely raspberry pink lettering:

And blue with white lettering, perfect for little boys:

Coming soon - brand new wedding items!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

It worked

I'm so happy my previous post worked worked - I actually added some HTML code!!! Crikey!

This somewhat cancels out the fact I have just added myself 3 times (yes, THREE times) to someone else's website by mistake.  I have so much to learn!

Pinterest - Get Inspired

I've just come across Pinterest - a website that lets you collect all those fabulous images you've seen and want to keep for inspiration.  I've gone in a started a board for my new home (Mr L - I hope you're taking note!) - if only we could get ours to look this stylish (and clean!) - check out my boards here.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Wedding Bunting a Success

Congratulations to my sister Jo who married Scott on Saturday - it was a lovely day and I hope you danced the night away!

The wedding bunting I made for Jo and Scott looked great at the reception and really fitted in well with the vintage look she had created.

If you like this bunting, you can find it in my shop here: Simple Things Wedding Bunting

The fabric can be changed to matched your wedding colours or we can use a lovely floral fabric to match your chosen theme.  Please contact me via my e-shop if you have a request: info@simple-things.co.uk

Monday, 8 August 2011

Thank you postie!

Last night Mr L and I tried to make sense of bookkeeping.  Not an easy task given that neither of us has any experience in this area - I went to bed feeling more than a little overwhelmed with how much there is still to learn and set-up for Simple Things.  I naively thought that I would make some bunting, set -up a little website and watch the orders flood in (maybe not flood in perhaps!) while I enjoy creative moments and afternoons with Little Miss L in the sunshine.

I have so many To Do lists, I'm getting a bit lost.  I decided I just need to get my head down and plough on through and at some point I'll emerge with a shipshape business (and a clean home).  Elevenses might have to be postponed for a while!

I had just come to this conclusion when the postie knocked on the door to deliver my lovely new shoes for my sisters wedding this weekend - all is not lost!  I was momentarily distracted with my beautiful new shoes (8 cm stack heel with a hidden platform - perfect for some-one of less than average height and an issue with walking in heels).  I decided to do what women are best at - multi-task - press the fabric for my next project while wearing my shoes.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

An order!!

I'm very excited - I've just completed my first order!  Hopefully, the first of many.