Things are looking up!

What a week it’s been. Three of us made it to the City Gate Inn in Exeter for the Sock Monster workshop last Wednesday and very enjoyable it was too! The room was full of women, socks, buttons & needles in hand, whilst Kate gave us a demonstration and we all learnt how to turn the raw materials into these gorgeous little creatures! It’s definitely going to be a home-made Christmas in my house this year, candles, chutney and sock monsters for all!

meet the family

On Friday I went to my friend Kat’s, who was holding a breast cancer fund-raising evening.  Lot’s of pink cakes, pink biscuits and pink balloons (oh, and Kat’s pink thong) went down very well! I took some candles along and everyone loved them, especially the fact that once they had forked out for them they can have them refilled as I have decided to do a candle refilling service.  I sold £100 worth of candles – yippee!  Hopefully a positive sign for the future of my candle making business…….?  And Kat raised £150 for the charity – Well done Kat.

Paul (other half) or “poor Pauly” as my friends like to call him – can’t think why? – has been working on the website as you can see….  We will soon have a “shop” he assures me, how exciting!  I am off to a packaging company in a minute to get some  boxes made up for the candles and vintage cake-stands. Maybe one day I’ll have to send one somewhere.

Ben is in Suffolk this week for a wedding, but he has already been to an auction and picked up some vintage Poole Pottery for candles and cake-stands, so I’ll let him off for taking a holiday at such a busy time of year!  We have our first Craft Fair on Saturday (St Matthews Church Hall, Newtown, Exeter 10am-4pm) since joining The Craft Hub, a photo shoot looming, Christmas around the corner and a website to build – better go and sort out my boxes!

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