Sunday 23 February 2014

Little Wooden Lovelies!

 Hello friends
Thank you for taking time out of your day yesterday to leave
comments and reviews - I really appreciate it.
I think there were some issues with the website, I know I haven't been
able to upload photos so they have some real gremlins in the works over there!
I will investigate and I may take the liberty of asking you again once I know
things are sorted :)

Today a jar full of little wooden lovelies!
I mentioned in the week that my Dad makes pokey tools,
each one is turned on a lathe and waxed or varnished. 
Every single one is unique and they are very comfortable to hold.
Well, I had quite a few enquiries so I thought I would get organised...
They are now on the website under Crafty Tools and Essentials and 
available to purchase here.
I'm slowly including my entire family into my little Hope and Chances business!

There is the option to leave a note if you order a pokey tool, specify what colour wood
you prefer, medium or small size.

A bag of purple and lilac knitted squares arrived from Sue along with 
this beautiful card - thank you so much Sue, the colours are lovely and
you even sewed in all the ends!  Very very grateful.
There is progress with the knitted blankets which I will share with you soon.
By the time I'm supposed to take photos the lighting is bad!
I spoke to Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell in the week and they have asked
to have some blankets to make their rooms brighter and homely.
When Elliott and I are next at King's Hospital we will be dropping in a couple  
and I will definitely take photos...whatever the lighting!

What other news... oh yes Heartfelt Creations, I'm beginning to stock their dies and
stamps - a little collection at the moment but it will be growing and, as always,
any requests - just let me know.

I worked on lots of projects for Spellbinders yesterday but I cannot share them just yet..!
I can tell you that the new In'spire Line is superb and I've got nearly all of them on 
pre-order for the shop and website.  
The philosophy behind these designs is that they are trendy and inspirational.  
The size work well on its own or can be easily mixed with other Spellbinders dies.  
I was going to list my favourites but there are too many!
If you nip over to the Spellbinders website this one pops up on their banner,
Typewriter - isn't it great.
Roast chicken tonight and I'm cooking - I think my family has forgotten
I cook, it has been a little hectic these last few weeks.
Enjoy your day and yes please, we would like some more of that sunshine
that turned up unexpectedly yesterday!
Take care friends.


Chris said...

Good morning Christine,
Love the pokey tools, they look so much nicer than the plastic ones you can buy and I bet they feel a lot nicer to hold. A beautiful card by Sue and the squares are a lovely colour too. Enjoy you r roast chicken.
Chris x

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Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine. I love the super array of your dad's splendid pokey tools.
The card from Sue is really pretty. Enjoy your roast chicken! Love and hugs,
Maggie x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I love wood in any shape or form and I know that your Dad's pokey tool is going to be fantastic. I am saving up for one. I'm sure your Mum and Dad are so proud to be involved with your buisness : ) Sues squares -and card- are beautiful (my square is gathering dust at the moment as this weather is not kind to my hands!) Enjoy your family meal, put your feet up afterwards if you can : ) I hope that both Mitchell and Elliott are doing well. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Morning , wow even your dad has talent ! Love the typewriter cant wait to get mine. Enjoy sunday roast x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,I tried 192 yesterday but could not leave a comment,will try again today.
Love the pokey tools,which one will I choose?.
Today's knitted squares and card are lovely. I hope you have a nice day, Take care. x.

marg said...

Good Morning Christine!
Well done to your Dad for making the pokey tools..seems creativity runs in the family!
I hope the boys enjoy Mum's cooking today too!
Lovely read today Christine
Take care
Love Marg

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, enjoy your day and roast chicken. The pokey tools look fantastic. Love the typewriter and card, great for so many ideas. Look forward to seeing the blankets that so many people have had a hand in making, it also makes me wish I could knit, crochet & sew. Emma x

Lacelady said...

Hi, Christine - I keep asking my friend (ex pat) in Spain to send me some of her sun, but so far, she hasn't been able to get it here. It's still wet and windy here, so I'm in front of the fire, with some knitting today.

Love Dad's pokey tools, well done to him. Enjoy your chicken today, it's making me hungry thinking of it.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a great array of pokey tools. I have sent and email to you about them.
Lovely squares and a very pretty card from Sue, like the way she's coloured matched the two.
Enjoy your roast chicken, not cooking myself as my hubby is not feeling well, not worth doing a roast for one.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, lovely blog post today..those pokey tools are brilliant! I finally got to leave a review on 192 last night...the problem I had is that I wasn't getting the verification email...anyway, I went back in and re-registered, finally using my other email address and that was fine - very odd! I'm going to duck now, because I know I'm in the minority, but not a Heartfelt Creations fan! Their stamps I have never get used & nothing I've seen, even by their DT, really convinces me to add more..a challenge Christine, maybe you can show some of your creations with them and convince me otherwise! LOL Hugs Carole Z XX

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, The card Sue made is beautiful and so kind of her. and your Dads pokey tools look great very talented family .love Jean Z xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine, How kind of Sue to make all the squares and card (which is very pretty) and not to mention your dad and his pokey tools. Enjoy your chicken later.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Love your Dads hand made pokey tools. Looing forward to getting an original.
Beautiful coloured squares today. Looing forward to seeing the finished article.
Love Val in Spain x

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Such lovely pokey tools I shall be right over to the website for one of those. I also love the sentiment on Sue's card - I wonder where it's from?? Have a great day and a lovely meal tonight with the family. xxMargaretxx

baconbits said...

Afternoon Christine
Love the pokey tools - you are such a talented family
Amanda x

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Christine. Wow, I love your dad's pokey tools. They'll probably sell out before I can order one - so tell him to keep them coming! I think it's great that your family is so involved. I'm having to be disciplined on the buying front at the mo as there are so many Spellbinders I 'need' including some of the In'spire range and ones that may need special ordering. I'm also interested in Heartfelt Creations: Oh dear!

Laura O said...

the pokey tools are fantastic,Sue gave a fab card and her squares are a lovely colour too.Enjoy your dinner.Laura O

hazel young said...

Love that your have now got your dad's pokey tool in your shop, might treat myself to one next month. Love the card and squares by Sue. Enjoy your Sunday lunch and have a great weekend xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Loving the piccies, your Dad is so talented, the pokey tools look fabulous.
The knitted squares and card made by Sue are stunning.
I especially love Heartfelt Creations, I love their stamps, their co-ordinating dies and their fabulous paper collections. The Majestic Blooms die and stamp, cuts out 12 flowers at the same time, I have spent ages cutting out these fabulous flowers recently, and they look stunning.
I hope you enjoy your roast dinner. Enjoy your day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LoraineC said...

What a clever Dad you have they look super, on my list of wants. Pay day soon, still working on my caddy, think I got a bit carried away with distressing!!!! Hope you enjoyed your roast. X

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Hope you've had a good day and the roast dinner was tasty!
Love the squares and card from Sue, gorgeous colour. The pokey tools look brilliant - well done Dad! Looking forward to choosing mine on Tuesday...decisions, decisions!
Janice x

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