to concentrate and compose your first ever blog post when the rest of your family are playing flying monkeys in the next room... and anyway, I'm not really sure that I am a blog-type person (what is that anyway?). So it's really hard to know where to start with this thing.
But I can't look at a blank screen forever so here we go. What I want to do is try & chronicle our efforts at setting up a family business whilst having a fun family life. And to talk about my enthusiasm for all things homespun & crafty.
At the minute I am working on some new ideas for Christmas craft kits to sell in our shop. It's quite hard to know at the moment whether people are liking our stuff - we've only been up & running a few days so we've not had much sales action. But I am really enthusiastic & what to add a few more kits before we hit December - so not long to go really if we are going to do it. And I guess if they don't sell we can always try again next year!
I have various projects I want to get off the ground too for Christmas gifts. I am going to do a teacosy (indulging my new found love of crochet) for the ILs. They'll also get a bottle of homemade sloe gin.
I want to make panforte for various friends & rellies but I have yet to work out how to package them... I was thinking of doing papier mache gift boxes but that is not working out so well atm. Maybe I will look for some customisable tins on Ebay.
I want to make felt purses/bags for a couple of little girls I know & some felt flower brooches too. Err, how long have I got again?