Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A bit of light dusting

Hmm, it has grown rather dusty around here. My apologies, a slow and temperamental internet connection was replaced by a non-existent connection and goodness, did I regret cursing the slow when presented with nil.

Thankfully all is as it should be (fingers tightly crossed) and normal service may resume.

Half term week came and went too quickly as always. There were times when Spring made way for Summer with long, warm days, the sort of days that we love to spend doing very little and that is just what we did. Time passed gently as we read books, constructed Lego, planted seeds and re-discovered the joys of Scrabble.

But I have been a little busy behind the scenes as I sit at my sewing machine below those big Suffolk skies.

Busily working, sewing up a storm and listing the fruits of my labour upon Not On The High Street. I am very happy to be a small part of Not On The High Street, I like the way they present such a wide variety of products side by side. By placing individual makers like me, who produce small runs and even one off items, right next to the more familiar, widely produced items they make hand-crafted items much more readily available to shoppers who might not normally consider such items.

I am really hoping that this move will be a good one for me. I have been so long out of the regular labour market and my original work skills have become somewhat obsolete. The last few years have shown me that I am very much at my happiest when my work is home-based and whilst I know that selling my handmade goods is unlikely to bring me great big piles of gold but if it helped ease the bills even just a little then I would feel enormously satisfied.


Anonymous Alison said...

Ohhh, all the best in your endeavour! I'd not heard of Not On The High Street before, but I'm really pleased to find it now - and I'll be keeping an eye on your shop especially.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:13:00 am  
Blogger dottycookie said...

All the best with NOTHS - I've been toying with the idea but not yet had the courage to plunge in!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:39:00 am  
Blogger TD wool design said...

i'm going to check out the site now! wishing you the best!
your work is lovely and it sounds as if your days have been the same!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:59:00 am  
Blogger Cornflower said...

Good luck with that, Rebecca. (By the way, Monty Mouse is still sitting here on the Desk of Power, keeping an eye on the book piles!).

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 11:34:00 am  
Blogger rachel said...

I do hope you'll have success with your new venture, and enjoy it at the same time. Nothing beats being at home!

And oh, your pictures of those little girls in their lovely dresses - how sweet is that!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 12:15:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Best of luck with your new venture -- those little dresses are just adorable. I love the way you've trimmed them to add a punch of color!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 12:55:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

I am wishing you every success Rebecca. I have a feeling that it just might be a really great thing for you.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 12:57:00 pm  
Blogger sarah said...

Oh to have lovely little girls again who wear smocks - girls and smocks, so pretty. Had a look at the website, it looks great. I do so hope it is a successful for you - I shall certainly bear it in mind for any babies I need to buy for in the future!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 1:38:00 pm  
Anonymous said...

welcome back - as you know i have missed your blog!! good luck with Not On The High Street - anne

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 1:51:00 pm  
Blogger A Country Girl said...

Good luck with your new venture - I have fritterd away many an hour on Not On The High Street!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 1:53:00 pm  
Blogger Knitting Out Loud said...

Beautiful handmades!
It's a harder life but worth it.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 11:14:00 pm  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

Good luck with your new venture. How exciting!

Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:15:00 am  
Blogger Charity said...

How exciting - I'm happy for you, and hope it all goes amazingly well! Off to check out that site, now... :o)

Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:59:00 pm  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Oh I looked at your corner of It was a gorgeous place. The shopping bag is gorgeous - lovely enough for an everyday handbag.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:32:00 pm  

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