Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hello blog world!

Hello to everyone out there.  This is my first posting and I hope I get it right as I don't really know what I am doing but thought I should start somewhere and try and make it work.

I thought I would start as I mean to go on with a picture of cake mmm.. its what lifes all about!

It has been a stressful week and I could do with some cake right this minute!  I have been running my own gallery in Cornwall for the last three years selling my and other artists work.  But I chose the wrong location (much to quiet) and decided this year that it was not working out, so this has been my last week and I will have to pack up and leave at the weekend.  Its going to be a nightmare as I have well and truly packed the shop with goodies and I'm not sure where to start.

To make things doubly difficult we (my husband Ian and I) are starting up a new business at home running arts and craft courses.  We now have some of our first bookings but we still have not finished the workshop, paths, decorating etc. (hope the people who have booked dont read this!) So next week when I could do with a rest I will be frantically waving paint brushes and spades around to get it all done!  There's nothing like a bit of pressure to get you motivated.

Thank you to fellow bloggers 

I would like to thank all the other bloggers taking part in the Vintage and Handmade fair in November at Rangeworthy, especially Jayne and Michele who were very kind in letting me join in even though I had not got blogging!  I will have to find out how to add the advert and info to this blog, help?

It should be a great day and I am planning loads of things to make.  I have a lovely stash of vintage cards, paper, books etc that I will turn into jewellery, like these little "Cutie Pies" and lots of little vintage bits and pieces that will go into some assemblages, like a little china black poodle who is going to be Ooh La la in gay Paris!  Will post a photo when he's done.

Well that is all I am saying for now as I have to start packing the shop and its taken me a couple of hours to get this far.  I just hope it all uploads OK.








10 comments:

Country Cottage Chic said...

Welcome to the (very addictive) world of blogging Jane! I'm looking forward to seeing all your goodies at the fair.

The workshops sound very interesting - you'll have to tell us more when you have the time.

Good luck with all the packing - I'm sorry to hear that the gallery didn't work out for you but your new venture sounds like fun!

:-)
Jayne

the flour loft said...

Welcome to blogging Jane. Wow what a busy time you have ahead of you with the move and new business. At least you have a good husband to share it all with. hope it all goes smoothly and remember that eating cake always helps.
Look forward to meeting you and seeing your work. the necklaces look lovely.
All the best
Ginny x

Frances said...

Hi Jane

Greetings from an overcast, but trying to be sunny, Somerset.
I'm a 'new girl on the blog' too, so welcome from me. Will no doubt meet you at the V&H Fair. Love to hear more about the courses. I too had shops in the past & ran courses so I appreiate how much clutter you must have to sort out. Good luck with it.
Bye for now Frances

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Jane..
Welcome to the wonderful world of Blogdom!
I am so sorry to hear about your gallery closing.. it must be a sad time for you but your courses sound very tempting and I for one would love to join in one day!
I was once the proud owner of a Silver Tabby Maine Coon cat.. she was a character and a half.. they are beautiful creatures.. Now I just have my gorgeous tabby moggy boy..
Have fun in this amazing labyrinth of bloggers..
Michele x

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Jane,Welcome,Welcome,Welcome!You have your hands full at the moment don't you? but change is good and it all sounds very exciting.Look forward to meeting you and seeing all your creations.Best Wishes from Annie x

Sal said...

Welcome...!! You might well regret entering the world of blogging when you realise that the housework doesn't get done...on the other hand!!
Anyway,look forward to meeting you at the V&H fair ;-) Sal

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Jane,
Welcome to the land of Blog. It will be so nice to meet you at the Fair....there will be lots of butterflies and great excitement felt by all I am sure.
Have lots of fun with blogging.
Carol xx

cocoaandblankets said...

What a lovely blog! I love your cat - we have a ragdoll caled Alfie (see my blog) we thought about a Mainecoon but there were no breeders near us in yorkshire. I wish I could go to your fair - rather a long way though!
Helen

jane winton said...

Thank you Jayne, Ginny, Frances, Michele, Annie, Sal, Carol and Helen for your very warm welcomes to the land of blogging.
I can see how this will easily become addictive.
To those that will be at V.H I look forward very much to meeting you all. And thank you Helen for your kind words, Im sure you will see a lot more of Boris in the future! Lots of Love Jane xx

jane winton said...

Thank you Jayne, Ginny, Frances, Michele, Annie, Sal, Carol and Helen for your very warm welcomes to the land of blogging.
I can see how this will easily become addictive.
To those that will be at V.H I look forward very much to meeting you all. And thank you Helen for your kind words, Im sure you will see a lot more of Boris in the future! Lots of Love Jane xx