Category: Me

1 December!

Wow, hasn’t December come around quickly this year?  I’m very much looking forward to Christmas – the tree is up, I’ve started playing carols at home and I’ve started shopping for gifts.

Below is a photo of our tree.  I call it Ridiculous Tree because it’s so tall and full of decorations – it’s so awesome that it’s ridiculous.  We’ve had it for eight Christmases now and every year we add more decorations.

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Coming up for me, I will be at Craft Central next week!  I am so excited to attend this market, and I highly recommend attending.  The quality of items for sale at Craft Central is always really high and a wide variety to get your Christmas shopping done.

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If you’re planning on getting some Christmas shopping done online, I’m currently offering free shipping within New Zealand!  Just enter the coupon ‘FREESHIPNZ’ at checkout and your postage will be free!

This coupon is valid on both my Felt and Etsy stores.

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Bits and bobs

Hi everyone!  Just a quick update to say hi and let you know how everything is going.

The last month for me has been crazy busy.  Work has been full on, plus Aaron and I have been planning an overseas holiday and settling into a new church.

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But, I did finally manage to get my new logo sorted, and my etsy store reopened!  Only a small range of jewellery is available at the moment, but I’ll be working over the next few months to slowly add more stock when I can.  For now, enter the coupon ’10OFF’ at checkout to get 10% off your purchase. There’s also a giveaway happening on instagram that ends this evening.  Make sure you enter while you can!

I’m hoping to get some more sewing done over easter weekend.  Can’t wait!

Have a great week.

Wee updates

The last week or so has been a wee bit hectic for me! I’m currently doing a huge clear out at home (& have started listing stuff on trademe, check out the listings if you are interested), plus I had a wedding in the weekend, booked a holiday for May and have had family staying. With everything going on, I haven’t been able to keep everyone up to date with the latest Leroy, Betty & Co. updates, and even didn’t get a chance to post my Friday Favourites last week.

Some of you may have seen that I’ve started testing out making dog collars! Here’s a photo of Betty modelling one of the test collars.

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These will be available in the etsy store in different colours and sizes after the store launch.

I’ve also been buying some awesome new items for jewellery that I will be making and selling. While I’ll be making some of the favourites I made while running Cats & Whiskers jewellery, most pieces will be new styles. If there is something particular you would love to see again, please let me know in the comments below. I’m really excited with some of the materials I’ve found for new pieces so can’t wait to post some pictures of finished products.

I’m still deciding on a launch date for the etsy store. At this point I’m thinking it will be early March, but this depends on how much stock I’ve been able to make before then. Dog sweaters will not be available as soon as the store opens – I am hoping to have a few for sale closer to winter.

Have a great week everyone. If you are in Wellington, make sure you get out to enjoy the amazing weather we are having at the moment!

2015

My start to 2015 has been a little bit slow. I had a very enjoyable Christmas and New Years, and while I had hoped to spend some of my break working on and planning for this blog and for my etsy store, I haven’t been able to. I hit a creative wall and I’m hoping to kick start my brain this week.

While I didn’t get much done, I did start a couple of things. I have started ordering materials for jewellery. Last night I finished my first trial dog bow tie (with some success). I also briefly started planning what I’ll be writing about on here during the year.

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Some of the things I plan to write about are:
– my handmade business and upcoming markets I’ll be at
– interviews with local business owners
– attempts at recreating pet related crafts with instructions found online
– continuing reviews of eateries, and
– general ramblings – some pet related, some not.

If all goes to plan, I’m hoping for a launch date of 1 March for my etsy store. There will be giveaways leading up to the launch so make sure you’re subscribed to this blog!

In the meantime, last week I discovered my new favourite pet on Instagram – Princess Monster Truck. With her massive eyes and ridiculously cute underbite, she’s definitely worth following.

Kim