Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Spring Owl

Hello all, how is everyone ??

Usual busy busy here , trying to make some new things for my website Fran's Crafts , in between kids appointments , vet appointments and our bathroom being done, phew I feel tired just thinking about it !!!.

Our puppy Lola is waiting for a specialist appointment at the animal hospital in Leominster as she doesn't always seem to see very well and walks in to things , and even after weeks of walking she still is very scared of things and doesn't recognise family members if they are not in the house , so we will be off to get her eyes checked after a referral from our vet.

So last week I made this cute owl wreath .

You can find the listing for it here

I also did a short You Tube video for it.

Yesterday I created a decorated felt flower frame  .
Ideal for a Mother's day gift perhaps ??

So I also had my logo designed as you'll see from the top of my blog , the lovely Rosie Logo Design  made it for me , along with a business card design and a smaller logo, what do you think ?? I love them.

So that's me for today,

Fran xx

Monday, 6 February 2017

Quick Catch Up

Hello , a quick catch up for today , which includes the You Tube video I did this morning.

Time has gone so quick already , another two weeks and my eldest will be 16 eeek !!!

So what's been happening , well not loads , we've been busy with kids appointments , my daughter had her mouth operation and the puppy was neutered plus we've all been ill , I had a chest infection too and lost my voice much to the kids amusement , and it's still not completely right as you'll hear in the video.

So mainly I've been busy behind the scenes getting orders out , including two to the USA ,and cutting out plenty of felt flowers ready to decorate projects.

My aim this week is to schedule a load of You Tube videos.

This was one of my orders.

One of the orders for the USA
And here is my catch up video .

Thank you for visiting today ,
Fran x

Friday, 13 January 2017

Happy New Year

Hi everyone , hope you have had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year , sorry a bit late with all that , but as usual my blogging went out of the window !!! ( yes again !). 😊

So as we start this brand new year my aim ( hehehe 😄  ) is to blog at least once or twice a month ( schedule schedule schedule !) and share what I've been up to and new things that are coming up , I may also share a post with you that's not entirely related , I just have to share with you all progress of Lola the puppy.

So so far today I am writing this post , I've scheduled a newsletter to go out tomorrow , click here if you would like to subscribe , this link will take you to the homepage of my website where there is a subscribe button. I've worked on my website and  my Etsy store. 

That's in between the dreaded housework and taking the dogs separately out to the garden.

Lola was neutered on Tuesday , and now she's confined to bed rest as she has some swelling round her stitches which the vets are keeping an eye on , so she's feeling a bit sorry for herself, as you would expect. She's wearing a kind of dog bodysuit to stop her poking , and she also has some bandages on her back legs as she had her dew claws removed as well.

So all her and Charlie want to do is play as usual and she's not allowed. 😢

Anyway here is her and Charlie doing what we call their cute poses.
So onto the craft part , I was busy on the run up to Christmas with some orders ranging from Christmas wreaths to decorated letters , so that kept me out of mischief for a bit.

Here are a couple of pictures.

 And here is something I have been working on this week, Felt Flowers.

I have also been working on the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog   , we have decided after three and a half years that the time has come to close it , so January is our last challenge , so we're hoping to see as many entries as possible , I am sponsoring the challenge . 

So that's me for today , thank you for popping over to see me , and I'll be back soon , in the meantime I shall be visiting your blogs,  Fran x

Monday, 7 November 2016


Hello again, so here I am yet again forgetting to schedule my posts , but I have a good reason for forgetting , I'll show you why in a moment .

So I've been busy beavering away in the background with orders and keeping my Etsy shop and website updated ready for Christmas. 

But here is 1 other reason , it was my birthday at the end of October and my hubby and kids got me an amazing gift , and here it is .......

Meet Lola , my Border Collie puppy , as I write this post she is now just turning 10 weeks old.

She is gorgeous , and she gets on very well with Charlie our 15 month old jack russell  , as you may remember I lost Katie my Labrador

in May , Charlie belongs to my 13 year old and although he is with me all day , I was missing having my own dog. I still miss Katie loads but having Lola has filled a little bit of that gap.

Although she is mine , we have been putting her in her crate in with my son ,who is autistic, at night in the hope that when she gets bigger we can train her to sleep by him on the bed to see if she helps him sleep , and hopefully alleviate the need for us to sit up with him to keep him company .

So having a gorgeous puppy around is slightly distracting to say the least , but a nice distraction.

So here are some of my recent makes , including some decorated letters that are part of an order.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Thursday catch up !!

Hi all , oops once again I've forgotten about scheduling posts , I really need to be more organised I think !!

So today is just a catch up and to share what I've been making.

So first up I had an order for a butterfly wreath in blue , so here is what I made.

Then we have some more hearts decorated with Resin Flowers.

 Above is a MDF Horseshoe shape , covered in card and Resin Flowers with Ribbon.

These 2 cards are what my You Tube video is based on.

So that's me for today , thank you for visiting my blog.

Fran xx

Friday, 30 September 2016

Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers , Oh and a bit of Paisley

Morning all , I can't believe it's the last day of September already , I said at the start of the month that I would blog or schedule more posts but oops that didn't happen (yet !!!) .

So last time I blogged I had parcels going to New Zealand and USA , glad to say they arrived ok , phew !!

So this month I have managed to get a few You Tube
videos done so I'll share a couple with you.

But first I wanted to share with you some pictures, I have discovered Resin Flowers and now I think I could easily become addicted to these !!!

So I have been creating these hearts so far.

As you can see I've also been practicing my photo displays too.

So now onto the videos , just a couple today I promise.

This one is of a heart I made using some Paisley stamps.

And this one is of one of the hearts using the Resin Flowers.

Thanks for visiting today.

Fran xxx 


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Paisley Owl

Hi all , well I'm back , it's been a while since I have blogged.
Been so busy with kids appointments and then the summer holidays that time just ran away from me.

 I must schedule more !!!

So what's been happening at Fran's Crafts lately .... well after having a quiet period I had a flurry of 4 orders via Etsy which has been nice, plus a couple via Facebook.

At the moment as we speak I have a picture frame on the way to New Zealand and a wreath to the USA !! 

I've also decided to put the Stampin' Up Demo part to one side for now as I just haven't had the time to dedicate to it.

Anyway I managed to do a few You Tube Video's but just hadn't blogged , so I will try and share them now with you.

Sorry for the video overload xx

And lastly this weeks video

So thank you again for joining me today and I will be back again soon.

Fran xx