Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year

I hope all of you had a great Christmas and that Santa gave you what you deserved.

I will shortly be signing off for the evening, so thought I would wish everyone a Happy New Year:

May the champagne flow freely this evening (and tomorrow if you wish) and may you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2009.

We will be having a quiet family day tomorrow, eating and drinking and playing silly games with our gorgeous daughter. It's great having kids, it's a time when we adults can be silly and it doesn't really matter who's watching!! Mind you, I've been acting like a kid for years.

Happy New Year - may it be a good one for you!
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy xx

Thursday, 18 December 2008

New Stockist - Ewe and Me

I'm pleased to announce that a selection of my stock is now available at Ewe and Me in Aberlour. Ewe and Me is a beautiful gift shop and they sell a varied selection of goodies from pretty crockery to baby gifts, infact they cater for all sorts of occasions. I dropped off some of my stock on Tuesday afternoon and two items had sold within an hour of me leaving the shop. That's good news for me.

I also took a trip to Caledonian Craft Connections in Nairn yesterday to drop off another selection of my jewellery. The Labyrinth pendants have sold extremely well - they had sold out. Unfortunately I didn't have any fused glass fish panels to give them, these have also sold out and have been really popular.

I'm slowing down now coming up for Christmas - thankfully. All my Christmas Fairs have finished and have to say, although I enjoy attending them and selling my jewellery, it can be very tiring. I've been exhausted and then came down with the dreaded sickness bug. I have been so busy making stock and visiting my retail outlets that I haven't had time to do much of my Christmas shopping.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Happy 60th Mum

It's my mum's 60th birthday tomorrow, but she's having a surprise party tonight at my sister's house. Unfortunately, living so far away, we couldn't be there, but I'm sure it will be great fun. I put her picture in the paper (the one above) - when she was a wee girl.

As a special present to my mum, I made this pendant from fine silver and imprinted my daughter's fingerprints into one of the hearts. I connected the two hearts together, the smaller one in front and attached to a necklace. Now my mum will always remember her grandaughter wherever she goes - she's wearing her fingerprints on her jewellery.

This is a new line of jewellery I will be doing - keepsake fingerprint jewellery. They make great special presents for mums, dads, grand parents.

I'm back at Delgatie Castle tomorrow for their last Christmas Fair. I hope it will be nice and busy.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

It's snowing again - White Christmas

We couldn't resist playing in the snow today - my daughter had a great time, even though it was freezing.

Even duckie thought it was cold!!

Had a good night tonight - I attended Clarks Pharmacy in Keith for their late night Christmas shopping, it was their 10% discount night. They now stock Lazy Daisy Glass and sold some of my pieces this evening. I'm thrilled that they are now stocking my jewellery.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Christmas Fair - Delgatie Castle

I attended the first weekend at Delgatie Castle and it was certainly like Christmas. I decided to stay on site just in case it was bad weather - Turriff can be pretty bad to get to if it snows. As accommodation was cheap, I asked if the OH and daughter could also stay. We had a great weekend, staying on an estate. Woke up to this scenery on Saturday - it was absolutely freezing (-7 degrees).

There was thick frost under foot and it simply didn't budge all weekend. I thought the attendance at the castle was low, but I know the people next to me did very well, so people were spending. I couldn't make the second weekend due to another booking on 6th December at Bishopmill Hall in Elgin. The stallholders next to me at Delgatie Castle offered to look after my stall if I could leave it there. What a great offer. So I decided to leave half of my stock at the castle and return on Sunday 7th and attend the Elgin venue on Saturday. What great people stallholders are - very helpful and friendly.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy