Friday, 22 April 2011

New Beginnings...

I made a big big decision a couple of weeks ago, I decided I was finally ready to quit my day job... you might have seen my facebook and twitter announcements in the past couple of days.
I guess the driving force behind this was moving home, we moved into our lovely new nest with a nice big room for me to work in and since then I haven't managed to make anything. I was starting to feel a little sad... here was a nice shiny studio and I wasn't using it, except as a dumping ground... my day job was really starting to get in the way!
I had tried to quit last year in September but I realised that I wasn't emotionally ready... I've never left a job where I wanted to go but still liked the place I worked and the people I worked with... the only problem with my job in a book store was how much head space it took up, I'm not one of those people who can just turn up for work and then switch off the second I leave the door... and it's hard to be creative with a head full of all the things I needed to do at work the next day!
So I have 2 weeks left to work out my notice which is very scary... soon I shall be a full time self employed craft worker and will have to get my head down and felt like the wind ... I have so many ideas, I hope I have time for them! My next big thing is I really want to reopen Feltanomicon because it is so much fun to make little monsters... and hopefully I'll be getting up and running on Dawanda too... squeeeeeeeeeee.... I can't wait for my big scary adventure!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

And the winners are...

Phew what a week... lots of fun for my house warming and you all brought such lovely things to the party too!

We've had a great party with lots of birds, 2 cats (probably not the best idea... the mess ,oh the mess!) ,disco balls and dressing up... lots of 80's music (I totally back combed and hairsprayed the hell outta my hair did you notice?)... sooooooo much food ...cupcakes, flans, chocolates, candy, brownies, cakes (knitted and sponge!), champers, pimms, lambrini and a whole cocktail bars worth of booze... and some mac a cheese too... so all that's left to do is to sweep up the glitter, wash up the glasses and announce the winners of the party prizes.

1st prize Green Pixey

2nd Prize Anji

3rd prize Stephanie/Pandacub
Thanks guys... I'll be washing up for a week here and just so you all don't feel left out I have some party favours for everyone too... if you didn't win then here's a code for both Inkmeup and Feltmeupdesigns to get 25% off your order just enter PARTYON at checkout to get your discount... phew... I'm never moving again!

I'm off to settle down with a glass of left over champers before I tackle the tidying up... thanks guys it's been a blast! I'm also off to think big scary thoughts about my direction for my business in the coming year... oh yeah and maybe do my accounts too...

Saturday, 2 April 2011

The New Nest Housewarming Party Giveaway...

I'm all settled down in my new home... I've nearly found the floor of the studio and am ready to start making some new designs especially some Inkmeup lovelies... but wait... I feel I should share this momentous occasion with someone special... you guys!!! I've hung up the bunting and laid out some snacks and treats and now you're all invited to my house warming party...No house warming is complete without games and no games are good games without PRIZES!!! I have decided to pick 3 lucky winners because my lovely facebook followers decided they would like more chances to win rather than one huge prize stash.

1st Prize... a hoot of your choice and a nice bag of Inkmeup goodies including a lavender bag, print and a note book!
2nd Prize... a tweet or pet or real bird of your choice and some Inkmeup goodies including a lavender bag and a print!
3rd Prize... a teeny tweet and, of course, some inky goodies including a lavender bag!

All winners will receive loads of postcards and goodies too.To enter simply first leave a comment on my blog telling me what your favourite item in my shop is and what you are going to bring to my housewarming party... it could be a special cake, an interesting guest... a great party CD...a pink unicorn... just help me get my party started... this is all you need to do to be entered once...For extra entries then if you can leave a Twitter comment mentioning this blog post with link @feltmeupdesigns or become a fan at facebook ... and if you want an extra chance you can become an Inkmeup facebook fan too... If you do all 3 you get 3 bonus entries. Just make sure you come back here and tell me in a separate comment that you have twittered and facebooked, if you are already a facebook fan just let me know to get your extra entry!The winners will be picked at random using a random number generator... I do read all your comments and they are moderated for naughty words so they won't appear immediately. Winner will be contacted within 3 days of close of competition so don't forget to leave me a way to contact you a facebook, etsy or twitter username will do... don't leave an email unless it is in the form of myname(at)hotmaildotcom... this is so spam bots don't get your email address and spam you!