Saturday, July 18, 2009

Im Back!!!!!

Well I haven't really been anywhere LOL. I had to spring clean the house and do a major declutter job with the help of my daughter and her partner. Truth be known it wouldn't have been done without them. Thanks sooooo much. Mind you I did shed a few tears, its just amazing how attached you can get to things you have never used or will never use again. No more collecting EVERYTHING!!!! I kid you not the place actually echos now that all the 'extras' have gone.

Well I did actually attend a small craft show near me, and did pretty well, since my last post but I really need to decide exactly what sort of items I am going to concentrate on making. I make many different things, from different areas; 'primitive' items need fabrics of all different weights, paints, brushes, sand paper, staining equiptment, scents etc etc and my bears need fur, stuffing, eyes, pellets to weight them, embroidery threads, disks and joints, special scissors etc. Country dolls need a different style of fabrics to prims, and softies yet another type; it would be easier, more cost effective and require less space to store if I stuck to just one area. I wouldn't need as many different supplies; anyone who does any type of craft knows how much you accumulate. The trouble is I dont know what I want to do. AAAAHHHH

I thought maybe I'd try making some gothic dolls, hair bows and softies as I have already designed an 'Abby' doll, and made up several hair clips. Then again I wouldn't mind making childrens clothes, girls preferably, but I dont have an overlocker and I have to watch I dont overlap into my daughters childrens range. Jaki doesnt even know Im considering this, OOOPS she will now, shes my only follower LOL

Boy I dont blog often but when I do you cant shut me up.
See u next time

Friday, March 13, 2009

Stuffing and Softies

Ive been sewing and stuffing all day!! There's a heap of primitive items and dolls to stuff and its one job I do not like, it just takes soooo long to do and you dont look like your getting anywhere. Ive also been working on a few softies; I thought they would be quick and easy to make, LOL, well they are faster than bears or dolls but are still taking me a while! You need to have a selection of cheaper things when you are selling to the public, especially with the economy the way it is, so I like to make a few things that are faster to make so I can charge less
Im starting to panic, to see how much I have to do and how little time I have to get it all done.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ive got a Blog!?

Well I have no idea what to say or for that matter what Im doing with a blog.
My daughter decided I needed one.
Why One Little Pearl? It's the first thing I thought of when my daughter said 'what do you want to call your blog?'.
My grandmother, Nanny we called her, had this little lullaby she sang to all of us as babies.
It went:

Go to sleepy, sleepy bye, Dont you never, never cry, you are Nannys little baby,
you are Nannys little Girl you are Nannys little pearl, you are Nannys little baby, (repeat until
asleep!) LOL.
Of course this lullaby came with rocking back and forwards, and patting baby on the back.

So you see I am 'one' of Nannys 'little pearls'.
Now if the baby was a boy you were 'Nannys pride and joy', the rest was the same.
This lullaby has been passed down through the family, I dont know how far back it goes. I sang it to my kids and to my grandkids when they were babies. The older ones join in when they hear me singing it to one of the younger kids and pat with me.

Another was;
Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep little darling,
Close your eyes dont cry go to sleepy sleepy bye,
repeat and alternate with the other lullaby.
Its great to have something to pass down through the generations.

ME, Im a young, 50 something mother of 2 wonderful kids and 8 gorgeous grandkids, yes they are doing their bit to increase the population. LOL
Ive sewn or made crafts of one sort or another most of my life. We used to make up our own craft classes during school holidays and I remember making some really strange looking clothes for my Barbie when I was quite young.

I make crafts to sell once a year at a small fair, for a little extra money, and have sold some items on Each year I try to make some different things as many of the people who buy at my stall come back each year. I sell Primitive items and dolls, some Country, now Im making bears, and trying my hand at softies. Im a NCIS fan and love the Abby character who is goth, so I thought I might try designing and making my version of her. Dont expect her to be life-like as I make rag dolls.
Ill be posting photos of some of the items Im making and may offer some for sale if I can work out how to use this blog!

PS If you have a baby, are having one or know someone who is having one; or have small children check out my daughters website. She sells all sorts of things for babies and children, mainly little girls, and she makes most items by hand herself.
Her web site is:

Please bear with me while I try and work out how to use this blog!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Me and 2 of my gorgeous grandkids