Friday, 11 November 2011

Exciting times ahead!!!!

The monkeys and I have some exciting times coming up!!!

Firstly, I am contributing to a lovely gift bag filled with items handcrafted by Artisan Group members to US actress Jessica Alba as a "Congratulations on your new baby" kinda pressie. I have made 2 pink sock cats, 1 for each of her daughters and personalised them with their names.

Secondly, my business cards will be included in the swag bags gifted to celebrities at GBK Productions Gift Lounges prior to the Golden Globes and The Oscars in early 2012...can you imagine someone like Brangelina thinking "hmmmmm our kids all need a sock monkey!" Hahahahaha, I can dream right???

So the monkeys are planning their takeover bid of the USA - is the USA ready????? :D

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Yummy parcel!!

Well my postman brought me a fabulously smelling parcel today all the way from Roseville CA in the US of A!!
It was my order from which is owned by fellow Artisan Group member Ann Stoermer. I treated myself to 2 of Ann's lipbalms - Creme de Menthe and Butter Cream.

They are soooooo creamy and make you lips feel fabulous! I have the Butter Cream one on right now and it smells divine :) I also was lucky enough to receive a sample of Meyer Lemon Soap and that smells so fresh - a great way to wake your face up in the morning!!
So if you are looking for beautifully made, smartly packaged and divinely scented soaps, balms etc; go check out Ann's store on Etsy

Monday, 19 September 2011

The Artisan Group ROCKS the GBK Productions Emmys Gift Lounge!

I've just spent the weekend absolutely glued to my fb and twitter feeds as I followed the Artisan Group at the GBK Productions Emmys Gift Lounges.
The Artisan Group, of which I am a proud member, were gifting handmade swag bags to 100 celebrities containing 30 items made by members. They are currently receiving amazing feedback from the celebrities who were lucky enough to get a swag bag and I hope that the artisans who contributed go on to benefit massively from their involvement.

To see who is saying what, follow @theartisangroup or search #artisangroup on Twitter :)

I can't wait for my turn when my business cards will be at the GBK Productions Oscars Gift Lounge!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Orders v. sick kids

Well I'm meant to be making 2 monkeys and a cat today - what am I doing instead?? Took 1 daughter to the Docs as she had a lump behind her ear - turned out to be a swollen gland due to her having scratched a hole in her head. Then just as I had dropped her off at nursery and rushed back to town to have lunch with my Mum and Uncle (down on a rare trip from Scotland) I got the dreaded call from school "I'm sorry Mrs Maudsley but your daughter appears to have transformed into a vomit fountain in the playground. Please collect her ASAP!!!" (or words to that effect anyway)
SO now I have to wait for their Dad to come and collect the vomit comet as they are due to be at his house tonight. I WILL get back to the orders.............

Friday, 26 August 2011


Just all packed up ready to go to Hobbycraft at Deepdale Retail Park in Preston tomorrow. I'm doing instore demos and selling the monkeys, dinos and cats along with some of my jewellery. Fingers crossed I sell some and get some orders!!! I'll fill you in tomorrow :D

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Full time craftiness!!

So I quit my job and decided that staying home and sewing would be much more fun! And so far it is.....just need to earn some pennies too!!!
Since I became a full time crafty person I've made 12 sockosaurus and 6 cats, which is great as long as someone actually buys them.
I also got invited to join an amazing group of artisans called The Artisan Group. They supply handmade goodie bags to famous type people at awards ceremonies in the USA. As a result, my business cards will be distributed in bags at the 2012 Academy Awards!! Which isn't bad progress for 2 days of craftiness....
Saturday brings my first instore demo session at Hobbycraft on Preston's Deepdale Retail Park. I'll be sat sewing, showing folk how to make my sock creations - just hope they don't catch on too fast! I'll also be selling my creations so hopefully some pennies will be made.

Here are some piccies of the fruits of my first 2 days labour.............

A dozen Sockosaurus

6 Sock Cats