Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas and New Year! Storeyshop will be staying open over the festive period but please be aware that custom orders and deliveries may be a wee bit slower.

There are some photos of Storeyshop and other handmade goodies on sale in the Christmas Pop Up Shop at Oblong Gallery in London here (click on 'Exhibitions' and use the next button top left to look through the Christmas shop images). The shop closes today but there are some great exhibitions coming up in the New Year too.

I was working in London last week at Company magazine which was great timing for my last minute Christmas shopping and catching up with friends down there. It was nice to be working away from home too so that I could properly 'come home' for Christmas! Have a lovely one everyone!

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Storeyshop wedding invites

The latest Storeyshop wedding invite order is complete and has been posted off! I'm really pleased with them. The ribbon colour doesn't look as nice in the photos but it's a rich, dark aubergine...

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Storeyshop at Oblong Gallery

Storeyshop hand-cut cards are available for a limited time in the Oblong Gallery's Christmas Pop Up Shop! Details and opening times are all on their website.

Well I am back up north after my busy weekend down south. It was fab to be back in Sussex and to see my family and friends again. Friday night was my friend Lisa's birthday beer and cider festival where she had the best 'pick your nose' paper cups ever!

Saturday was We Make Christmas in London so it was an early start. The fair was quieter than I was expecting considering the great, central location but it was still worth doing and fun to see other Etsy people. Monkeys and cards were the best sellers and I think a few more monkeys will be unwrapped on Christmas day now, including the cutest little girl who took a shine to the monkeys we had hung up in the foyer. She has a monkey on it's way to her if her Dad has managed to keep it a surprise!

Saturday evening was a lift back to Sussex (thanks Ma and Pa!) via M&S for quick dinners all round and then dressing up for Grace's 80's birthday party. I wore a shiny, puff-sleeved, shoulder-padded jacket courtesy of eBay and managed to look really awful not even just funny! It was great though. My friend Caz even wheeled out an original 'Jason & Kylie' t-shirt. Top marks!

Sunday was visiting my sister and brother in law's for lunch to catch up with them and my nieces and nephew. A viewing of 'Polar Express' with advance warnings of everything than was about to happen minute by minute and a few games of 'Pass The Bomb' later, we relaxed infront of 'Antique's Roadshow'.

Wedding invites today so I am currently printing, cutting and tieing (is that a word?) ribbons. After that it will be taking photos of new monkeys and adding them to Storeyshop.

Ta ra

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

We Make Christmas lists

I am surrounded by lists! I am heading down south for We Make Christmas tomorrow and have to remember everything I will need for the fair as well as an eighties fancy dress outfit for my friend's birthday party and some local ales and a warm outfit for another friends birthday beer festival. I'm a list girl at the best of times and these ones are getting long!

I am still trying to stock up on Storeyshop goodies for the fair. I haven't been albe to make as much as I'd have liked but I have had a couple of very busy weeks with lots of Christmas sales and orders.

My arms are still aching from cutting 8 more personalised Christmas cards yesterday including some of the longest messages I have cut so far and these two...

Tonight is going to be spent making more monkeys and cutting some more cards as well as packing up todays sales ready for the post office in the morning. Then packing for the busiest weekend ever!

Ta ra