Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Look Who's Featured in the January Issue of Company Magazine

photo stolen from my daughter's blog!

I was really chuffed to see myself (and my daughter, of course) featured in a mainstream magazine! I can now class myself as a published photographer, ha ha! x Company magazine wanted to do a feature on bloggers and the person who takes their photographs, she was one of the chosen few. I do not class myself as a photographer, I know how to hold a camera and press the button....What's funny is that I used her camera when taking pictures for her blog, but used my camera phone for mine. That's all changing now...Today she received her Christmas present from me and her daddy...a swanky new camera, Canon 550d...so I now own her Panasonic. Hopefully this means that my photography skills will improve even more. I'm really proud of everything she has achieved through her blog and all the wonderful opportunities she has had. 

She had also been chosen to take part in a photo shoot for  Tabio's 2011 Blogger Campaign (a Japanese sock and hosiery specialist) and her legs where also featured in the Harrods Magazine.
Not long to go for the Big Day! I'm very excited about the holidays. This year I'll be sharing Christmas with my mum, daughter, brother, sister-in-law and two gorgeous nephews. Five days of food, fun and festivities!     Christmas Day is going to be awesome!!!
 Hope you have a fantastic Christmas!    See you in 2012
 Barrina xx

Sunday, 4 December 2011

My First Christmas Fair Stall

My first sale went really well at my school's Christmas Fair. My daughter was there to sell her wares too and man the table for the first hour, whilst I worked. It was a lovely atmosphere and quite a busy two and a half hours. 
I was quite nervous about pricing and whether anyone would actually buy my makes.
I needn't have worried because there was lots of interest and lots of lovely compliments. I also made a decent amount of cash, which will be going towards Christmas. I am a very happy bunny!

 On top of that, I am thrilled that a few friends have placed orders for a selection of custom made Christmas decorations and lavender hearts. I will show these in later posts as well as gifts I've made for friends and family.
I made this lavender bag for one of my older male cousins. He was quite impressed with my work and finger's crossed I might be able to sell my makes at Portobello market next year. This is quite exciting for me and has really boosted my confidence in my sewing skills. So in the meantime I'd better get myself off down to the fabric market and get sewing. But, first I must get on with completing my Christmas orders...

Have a fab week!

Barrina xx