Thursday, 17 February 2011

Call for Lady Golfers!

Well, the van has gone - Sold!!! I had just posted it on e-bay when a lovely local chap knocked on the door - he had recognised where I had taken the picture, and came straight over to offer me cash! 
All my lovely drums are scattered about now, My brother is looking after about 15 for me, mum and dad have about 10 of them, and we managed to get away with only storing about 4! so still in business for the odd drum circle or class. - I just hope I do see the van around town looking good and being used. 

I have been asked to have a stall at an open day event at Gt Harwood Golf course. I have no idea at all would appeal to lady golfers, Taryn said to make golf club cosies. I said NO! and anyway, I would have no idea what shape to make them etc...I am hoping they are like normal human beings and like other things besides golf...

So - I have been trying to come up with more ideas - so far I have managed some notebook covers! then run out of ideas again... 

Who would have thought creativity was soooo difficult?

Oh yeah - I made some shoe sweeteners in case they get smelly golf shoes!!! That's er..lateral thinking? well, something like that!
These ones smell of Baby Powder. - Do women admit to smelly feet? 

Saturday, 12 February 2011

My Van is DEAD!!!!

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What a miserable couple of weeks! the weather has been rotten, the days speed past so fast I feel dizzy! and the house work is just never ending.

My Van had to go for it's MOT this week, and has failed miserably - I cannot afford to get the welding done to get it through the MOT, so have decided to cut my losses and get rid of it. It has been a real star for me, a good work horse getting my mountain of Djembe's, Douns, Kpanlogo, Apentema etc all over the North West of England, from schools to youth clubs, corporate knee's ups, African Drum classes and Community drum circles - but the work has diminished over the past couple of years and I have been left with gigs for very young children who just don't get anything out of it!
I am selling all but a few of my drums, and Valda the Van will end up being sold or scrapped.

The End of an ERA for me. and I must admit, I have cried quite a bit over it.

I have been very busy moving the sewing room round as well, now I can manage the leek better, and it did need a good sorting out! I managed to free cycle a huge bag of fabric, though you can't tell, and another bag to the charity shop full of t-shirts that were going to become a rag rug, but that could be anytime n the next 20 years! there is only so much I can store for those 'just in case' moments! 

Finally I got around to some more items to sell on Folksy in my newly tidied and re-arranged room!

 A friend asked me to make a heart for her sister who had just had her bedroom decorated in black/white/grey - I made one for her, and one for the shop - she was so pleased with it! there is nothing like instant positive feedback!

 These are a new idea for me, and I have been working with a lovely woman who makes scented candles and soaps to get something to scent my items with that won't fade too fast or stain the fabric - these are for stinky trainers and smell of chocolate! I am going to do a few different 'flavors' and some more manly ones - because they have smellier feet!

and a couple more needle cases - I love this linen fabric from my new favorite e-bay shop