Sunday 8 December 2013

The 2013 Santa Sack Swap

I hope Melody from The House On The Side Of The Hill doesn't mind me using her photo. (I totally forgot to take any!!!!!!).
Melody was my swap partner in this years swap and this is the bag I made for her, It is one of Gail Pan's Bags and it is just gorgeous, and all in French General….DROOL!
There are 6 little gifts as well for Melody to open on Christmas Day.

I had a lovely time making this gifts, and buying some, for a lady I don't know, have never met but who shares the same passion for the arts and crafts that I do.

May your 2014 be full of surprises, lots of special times and most importantly some STITCHING HOURS.

Mrs C xx

Monday 2 December 2013

Hard decisions but right choices.

Things have been very busy here of late.  I have had to go back to full time work and I am very blessed to be able to work in an industry that I love and studied very hard to get into.

There comes a time when your dreams can be a little harder to reach then you first believed.  Things don't always go to plan but it is the way that we approach these changes along with life's funny little twists and turns that make us grow.

That is why I have decided to close down The Christmas Beetle shop online.  At this stage Im not sure if I will also be closing the Facebook page but it won't be in the near future.

I will be still writing on the blog and running the remaining Block of the Months for my lovely customers that have signed up.

I will also still be running our retreats on a yearly basis with more exciting news to come on this aspect.

Our Christmas in July with Gail is still going ahead, in fact we have nearly sold out!!!!!

SO while the shop may be closing….THE BEETLE isn't going anywhere.  It is just changing shape.

In the next few days there will be some specials listed on the Facebook page so keep an eye out and these will be limited and will go fast!

Thank you for all your support, your messages and your kind words of how much you loved my shop.

Time to put my brain to work on a different level.

Mrs Claus xxxxx