Tuesday, 29 March 2011


Hello again....

Can it really be over two weeks since I wrote my blog.....the title says it all. I haven't been inundated with orders, I haven't been away, but I really do not know where the time has gone.

I have been busy sewing and setting up an Etsy shop, and have had a couple of trips out so thought I would share some rather random photos with you today.

First....a few weeks ago, before this little spell of sunshine we have been having we were at a bit of a loss what to do  and decided to have a trip to Kings Lynn. Some of you who have read my blog before, will know that I have been doing (and still am) our family tree, and one of DH's Aunts came from here and used to run a newsagents shop in the High St.
It has been years since we have really explored the town and we were quite impressed.....

Some of the old buildings are really beautiful...

The docks area has been redeveloped and now includes an information office with a coffee shop and a charity shop all in the one building. It has this wonderful sculpture outside which I think is just perfect here....

There is a very decent shopping centre and we even found the newsagents, it is still standing but currently empty...

It was a good trip and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...though it was freezing, so we intend to return when the weather is a bit warmer!

My sewing has been concentrated on making things for my 'shops'. Not had any success with Folksy yet, so thought I would branch out and try Etsy. I have sold loads of my slippers through another shop on Notonthe highstreet previously, but they are too labour intensive to sell as trade and I am too mean to pay their fees to sign up myself. But we'll see how it goes!

Here are a couple of the new items I am adding...


....and finally as I am sure you must be itching for a cuppa by now, a peek at a work in progress....

..this is the ribbon embroidery to go on the front of some Mary Janes for Christenings or for Bridesmaids. This is my first attempt and I am quite pleased with it. The embroidery is on Dupion silk and I really like the texture of it.

Let me know what you think....

Well off to play with my grandson now, hope the weather stays dry as we're going to feed the ducks in the park.

Jenny xx


  1. Good to hear from you. You make some lovely things. I went to Kings Lynn once when my sister was in the Air Force near there.
    Sue x

  2. That sculpture's great1 Love the little slippers - so sweet. The embroidery's lovely too. Well done. Good luck with sales! Abby x

  3. I hear from quite a few people that Folksy is a bit of a dead loss. I have only sold two items. Will be interested to see if you do better in etsy. Will have to try that next. Are you thinking of doing another blog meet up anytime soon?

  4. Nice to have you back,
    What lovely buildings in Kings Lynn, your booties are wonderful, people on Folksy just don't know what there missing, Good luck with Etsy, I think I'm going back to Etsy as I've not had much success on Folsky myself :(
    Sue Xx

  5. Your slippers are lovely! I too have found it hard to get sales on Folksy - one in all the time I've been on it (about eight months at a guess). Hope you have success soon. In the meantime, the ribbon embroidery is beautiful! I can't imagine anything nicer for a christening or bridesmaid.

  6. Hi there! I agree with you about the charges on NOTHS have you tried Frooly? It's similar but cheaper and just getting going , £1 to join and 10% on sales. Hopefully it will get as big as t'other one. Just back from NEC, show was okay. Saw an economist on the news last night telling everyone to chheer up! I quite agree!! jennyx

  7. Firstly, congrats on winning Happy loves Rosie's giveaway! Your photos are great, thanks for sharing them. I adore your little shoes, the embroidery is so pretty on the pink fabric :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  8. Wow, your slippers are adorable! I didn't know you made those. I think you may be on to something with the ribbon embroidery. It is really beautiful!

  9. I had heard that King's Lynn had had a make over, must go ad see it again.

  10. Lovely photos and gorgeous makes! xx

  11. Ooooh your slippers are lovely - do you make them in huge clodhopper sizes by any chance? LOL

  12. A great post. Lovely snaphots of Kings Lynn, such a fabulous sculpture and your new works of art are so cute.
    Lisa x

  13. thanks so mch for this lovely post, the pictures are so beautiful !and love your little shoes, i am hoping your etsy shop will bring you many happy sales. xxx

  14. Hi Jenny!

    First time here :) Your blog is ♥ and I want to jump on a plane to UK right away!
    I spent two summers in England when I was a teenager, and I really would like to go back some day..


  15. Hello there. I LOVE that ribbon embroidery, it's such a lovely idea.

    Good luck with etsy, although I'm still trying to have faith in folksy!


  16. Great to see you here again! Your babyshoes are adorbale!!
    Take care and good luck with the Etsyshop.

  17. Bellissime le pantofoline e il ricamo è semplicemente stupendo!

  18. Hello i just found you :) your little slippers are so cute! Ive been setting up an etsy shop for months. One day i'll get around to it lol xx

  19. Hurra!! And gratulations on your etsyshop!! You make lovely things!!

  20. Hi Jenny

    You are the winner of my blog giveaway !
    If you could email me your postal address I will post the little package off to you

    Congratulations !
    Sue x

  21. Hi Jenny, the little shoes are sooo cute and the embroidery is really stunning! That would look amazing for bridesmaids...
    Have a lovely and sunny Sunday,
    love Maaike


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