Saturday 30 November 2013

#Guest #Blogger Week 92 ~ Archie Tiggs

I would like to say a huge welcome
to Jan

Hi Susan,
Thank you for inviting me to take part in a guest blogger spot. 
Here goes:-

I'm Jan Davies and I'm the creator/designer/maker of all things
I'm constantly asked where and how the name comes from/created. 
When the day comes and my brand is famous 
I will have to change the story of how it began but for the meantime this is it:-
It's the names of two handsome boy cats joined together. 
My friend's cat is Archie and my cat is called Tiggs, as simple as that.

I've sewn since I was little making doll's clothes for my dolls,
 then made my own clothes. 
I had my very own first sewing machine at the age of 17 and haven't stopped since.

The Archie Tiggs label started out approximately 4 years ago as a bit of a hobby 
and i haven't looked back, 
I gave up my part-time job to concentrate on my craft 
which has now turned into a full-time commitment. 
I find it extremely rewarding , 
it's great when you get positive feedback to your work from the public 
and it's so satisfying when you get a returning customer.

I'm currently working on some more bunnies to boost stock for the Xmas period. 
I especially love making the clothes for them. 
It takes me back to the doll's making days. 

My favourite creations are my cushions and the animals. 
I especially enjoy making the embroidered crest cushions 
and the Seaside cushions which i've sold out of at the moment. 

I started by selling my wares at local village fairs 
and 4 years down the line Archie Tiggs is now stocked in 
3 shops in the South London area. 
My advice to anyone thinking of starting to set up their own shop 
is to have confidence in their product because 
if you believe in your product so will everyone else. 
Perseverance and tenacity is key!


Thank you ever so much for sharing your work and your story with us.
The cushions look fantastic.
I hope you'll all join me in thanking Jan and visit her sites.
I hope you'll check out all of her amazing items.

Friday 29 November 2013

#Veris #Candles ~ Prize ~ #Product #Review

I was lucky enough to win a fantastic #prize 

The prize was a set of customized #Lip #Balms from

They arrived the other day and I've been jumping up 
and down with glee ever since!

Don't they look fantastic!
I got to choose the full design.
Lisa sent me different designs to choose from
and then she kindly added my icon.
I got a huge selection of them and I am soooo grateful!

Not only do they look great they are in 5 different flavours.
Lavender Honey,Vanilla Bean, Herb Garden, Spice Chai & Tangerine

You can also get them in the following flavours:
Mango& Passionfruit, Herb Garden (Minted), Mango Tangerine,
Lavender Chamomile, Bergamot Orange, Tumaco Cocoa, 
Minted Chocolate, Meyer Lemon & Geranium & Tangerine 

25  Custom Baby Shower Lip Balm, Personalized, Bridesmaids Gift, Bridal Shower Favor, Baby Shower

Each tube is individually shrink sealed for safety.
Each is personlised and All-natural lip butter/balms.
They are  Perfect as event favors! 
Every label is a custom design for each customer.

Each tube is an all-natural proprietary lip-loving blend of either Shea or Mango Butter, 
olive and almond oils, beeswax, lip-safe essential oil blends, natural flavoring, 
vitamin E and vegetable glycerides. 
They leave your lips softened and protected sans any waxiness, 
greasiness or cloying sweetness. 
We promise the flavors/scents are natural and subtle enough 
that you will end up smelling your lips all today which is never a good thing! 

I love mine. My favorite has to be the Lavender Honey.
It smells fantastic!!!
I now carry one with me everywhere.

Lisa has fantastic customer service
and keeps you up to date throughout the process.

It's a fantastic personal service and the lip balms are fantastic.
It's a fantastic unique way to advertise your business
or as a keepsake for your family & friends.

Here are some of the other wonderful personilsed
items you can buy from Lisa's shop:

100 Wedding Favors, Custom Wedding Candle Favor, 2oz Tins with Custom Labels, Personalized Wedding Favor, Fall Wedding, Fall Baby Shower Lavender & Honey Sugar Scrub, Body Polish, Natural, Body Sugar Scrub 8oz Wedding Favor Herbal Bath Tea, Bridal Tea Favor, Custom Favor, Bridal Shower Favor (1pk)

Personalized Candy Tin Baby Shower Favor 12 - Custom Baby Shower Favors, Candle Favors, Custom Labels, Baby Shower, Girl Baby Shower, Boy Baby Shower

I hope you'll checkout Lisa's shop and see more of her fantastic products.

I received my Lip Balms as a prize.
All opinions expressed are my own.
No monies were received for this post.

Adam & Rover #Doodles ~ #Product #Review ~ Ideal #Gift for the hard to buy person

I would like to introduce you to Adam & Rover


They are such good fun. They make great ornaments, sit on your desk
or great for budding artists.


Made of stainless steel wire connected at the joints with aluminium rivets, 
Their fully adjustable joints and limbs will hold any pose for as long as you need. 
They never rust, never rest, never eat and never sleep, 
so they will always be on hand whenever you need them!

They look great and you can have fun putting them into different fun positions.


Little Red is really looking forward to using them when he is drawing.
He hasn't stopped playing with them since they arrived.
Hubby has also been trying to pose them in different positions.


Being dyslexic Little Red finds things easier if he can see and touch them.
I am hoping they will be a great aid in his homework.
Not only can he use them to see how to draw a man or a dog
he can also touch and measure them.
We may even dress them up in the different themes his school
is following.
I think I see a mummy coming on.
Little Red is learning about Egypt at the moment :-)


But when Little Red isn't using them we are going to use them as ornaments round the house
or maybe guarding my paperwork on my desk.


There is always someone on your Christmas present list that is difficult
to buy for.
Well these are a fantastic fun idea that will surprise anyone.

We are going to have fun over Christmas with ours.
They are going to be joining in the elf on the shelf fun.
So keep an eye out to see what they will be up to.

You can purchase Adam & Rover from Home Arama

I received Adam & Rover to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
No monies were received for this post. 

#Black #Friday #Discount on #Create #Crochet #Patterns #Book

How would you like to get a discount on the book?

Just use the code - 3bucks

Not valid before 12midnight PST November 28, 2013
Ends 23:59 PST December 2, 2013 

#Craftsy ~ Black Friday #Sale

Black Friday Sales at Craftsy!
Craftsy Yarn and Fabric sale up to 80% off from 11/27-12/2! 
Craftsy has brilliant savings on the craft supplies you want! With up to 80% off yarn and 65% off fabric, get the best prices of the year while you can.
Craftsy Class Sale up to 66% off from 11/29-12/2!
Craftsy has brilliant savings for a limited time only! All their online classes are on sale for $19.99 or less. With classes priced up to 66% off, now is a great time to get the classes you've been eyeing all year! Craftsy classes also make a great gift, so do some holiday shopping for the crafter in your life. 

I am a Craftsy Affiliate so any purchases you make from the links
I will make a small amount from.

I've Made Friday Week 86

I hope you are all having a good week!

As y0u may have noticed I have started doing more reviews.
I am trying to keep it to things you may like.
I hope you are enjoying all the different items I'm finding.
and I hope you'll keep reading and enjoying my blog :-).

I've had a really productive week this week.
Christmas is getting closer and closer
so I'm trying to get all my presents made.

I finished my snowflake design.
You can have it as a garland, decoration, wreath etc.

A headband using Rosedew Creations
Knit-Look Crocheted Headband with Irish Rose Pattern
I made my rose smaller than the pattern calls for
Etsy      Ravelry

I also made a couple of hats:
I made the 1st one using  ELK studio's Pattern
This is a free pattern and I think it looks really good.

I also made a set of boot cuffs.
I used Life Adorned's free crochet pattern

Wow I didn't realise I'd made that much :-)

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  • Add the link to here on your blog so we can share the linky love.
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