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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Felix Update

Nest building for cats

For those of you who have been following the Saga of Felix, you'll be pleased to know that he is nearly fully recovered now.

He has had the visible metalwork removed and the surgeon is very happy with his recovery.  He has to convalesce for a few more weeks which is fine except for a little problem. The problem is, he doesn't understand that and tears around like a loony at every opportunity until he knackers himself.

He does however make himself the odd nest from packing paper, or practices his yoga when not running around daft.

He's also discovered the joys of TV and regularly lies and watches it. Nature programmes are his favourite, though he can't quite understand where the animals and birds have gone when he looks behind the TV.
Yoga time!

He still comes down to the shop with us as he goes in a huff if we leave him at home on his own.  He loves the drive back and forth and definitely loves the fusses he gets from the customers. At present he has his own little heater under his cage and  is the warmest one here.

More details to follow

January Issue Craft Stamper Now In

Stamping Contrasts
This month four designers are challenged to use some delightful Crafty Individuals stamps featuring images of childhood.

Free Stamp MakesThis month’s free cover mount stamp is a charming image of an old-fashioned teacup and saucer, designed by Kim Costello.

Stamping with…Polka Dots, by Lousette Ashton
This regular feature looks at using common stamp types creatively. This month, Lousette shows you three ways with versatile polka dots.

Designer’s Palette, by Lousette Ashton
This regular feature looks at combining colours effectively in your stamped projects.

Masterclass: Everything but the Kitchen Sink, by Helen Chilton
Have more fun in the kitchen with Helen’s innovative utensil-based stamping ideas!

Stamping for Scrapbookers, by Helen Salthouse
In this regular feature, guest designer Helen makes a fabulous embossed monogram as a focal point for her layout.

Idea Gallery
Our regular feature has lots of ideas for recycled makes.

Stamper of the Year 2010The Results
Find out who has been crowned our Stamper of the Year 2010!


First Impressions
The monthly new products page, with lots of give-aways to tempt you.

Focus On... House and Home
The monthly round up of themed stamps.

Trade It!
A selection of entries in our monthly reader swap; this month’s theme is altered chipboard shapes.
And lots, lots more, including some fantastic projects involving recyled packing materials, tins and CDs

Attention Janie! Attention Janie!

Janie, could you please give Louise a call. She's put your number in a safe place.  A very, very safe place!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Snow Sorry!!! update

Okay so I got my hopes up that I would be able to make it to the shop today.

 Ross has got to clear the path and dig out the car again as at the moment we can't get the wheelchair out the door.  We will be open tomorrow, should be there around ten as normal.

Hope you can come and visit this weekend. There will be a hot drink, biscuits and warmth if you can make it.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Snow Sorry!!!

I am sorry to say that we will be closed until Friday at the moment,  I am unable to leave the house as we can't get me from the house to the car. Ross keeps clearing the snow then we then get another dump of a few more inches of snow.
We will be doing our best to open at least part of Friday, Saturday and Sunday and as soon as the weather changes it will be business as normal.