Friday, 30 August 2013

Long time, no post!

Oh my goodness me the time has certainly flown this year, my poor neglected little blog! I thought I'd pop on and say hi and that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth!! I wish I could say that the time has flown because I was busy having fun but the truth is that this year has been a bit stressful to be honest!

It started with my Husbands lovely Nan passing away on boxing day and then her funeral early in the new year, she was an amazing lady and we all miss her dearly, my hubs then started his new job, my Mum who was waiting for surgery on her wrist slipped in the snow and broke her shoulder, she then had the surgery on her wrist so was laid up for some time, then my husbands Dad became ill in April and has been diagnosed with lymphoma for the third time. He has been in hospital since the 2nd May and it has been a very bumpy ride, under going surgery, many procedures etc and now having chemotherapy. It has been very stressful and upsetting to see him so poorly and going through the mill. We are just hoping and praying that the treatment works, he recovers and gets home soon. It's been a strain on the whole family to be honest, we miss him and it would be lovely to have him home where he belongs.

It's not all bad though, my hubby's sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy which has brought a lot of joy to his side of the family at such a difficult time. We are smitten and spoilt him with lots of lovely presents, I had fun choosing and wrapping them! I also made a keepsake box and card with a lovely little verse on. I can't wait for more cuddles now.

We also managed a little weekend away to London to see Michael Buble at the O2, he was amazing and we had a lovely time together which had been much needed with everything that had been going on!

My little business has also had some great developments, I've been working with Claire over at The Vintage Hen House on some handmade hen party accessories and decorations and these have gone down a storm. I will do a separate post all about these soon! I'm also in the process of getting a website designed for me and I'm hoping to have this up and running late Autumn, the fabulous Lucy Ledger is designing it for me and I'm very excited to see what she comes up with. I've also had more orders and enquires than ever before and I'm overwhelmed with how popular some of my items/designs have been. I have never worked so hard (I have a full time job too), I'm not complaining, it's kept me occupied during worrying times and made me lots of pennies to enjoy spending on my holiday. I am excited for the future of my little venture. I post often on my Facebook page as it is quick, easy and a great business tool, so you can see my latest creations there if you are interested and don't already follow me on there.

Hubby and I are hoping to have a holiday soon, a much needed break away from it all. If all goes to plan it's somewhere I've always wanted to go and the things we have booked/planned look amazing. There will be a few posts about our travels I'm sure.

I'll be back soon with the post all about the hen party accessories etc!

Until then, thank you for stopping by, I'm hoping to get chance to visit some of my favourite blogs and catch up with you all soon.