Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Update on Lola

Hi all , so not completely craft related , but I thought I'd post an update on Lola.

Well Lola had her MRI yesterday , brain all normal, they've diagnosed focal/partial seizures. Just waiting on results on spinal fluid in case of any inflammation. She may stay as focal/partial seizures all her life or it could eventually lead to full seizures, but they've caught it early and she's on meds. So a case of wait and see I think.

 I'm just glad that I am at home all the time , so I can keep an eye on her and administer her meds.

In the meantime I am working away on some new items , which I'll share soon.

I also need to get on with making a card for my eldest , he's going to be 17 on Friday , where does the time go !!!

Be back soon,

Fran x

Friday, 26 January 2018

Welcome Wreath

Hello , apologies for missing in action again , as usual I have got caught up with appointments for the kids and one of the dogs.

So I'll start by saying , Happy New Year !!!

It's been a manic time with the usual appointments with the kids , and then sorting out Lola my collie , she's now 18 months old and has started having a few funny turns which they think are focal seizures, so we've been up to see a neurologist near Liverpool , they have started her on epilepsy meds , and she is going back in Feb for an MRI .

Here is my cutie on a walk with the family and Charlie the Jack Russell

This is her jacket for on walks , she is so nervous of other dogs , so this helps as people notice the colour and stop and usually move their dogs out of the way.
Also in the run up to Christmas I was busy with orders from my Etsy store.

But anyway , I have been busy making felt flowers as that is my new love , so I actually managed to get a You Tube video made yesterday so I will share with you here, it's an MDF wreath base decorated with felt flowers and a few other bits.

So I think that is all for today

Catch up soon
Fran x

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Flower Power

Hello , back again 😀

This week here in Mid Wales is half term , plus hubby has the week off , so we've mainly been dog walking and sorting out some things around the house ready for some new storage from IKEA , I can't wait to get all my craft stuff looking tidy .

The kids don't go trick or treating at Halloween as I am not keen on the idea , but we still decorate some pumpkins and have some party food at home .

This year as we are all fed up of carving them , we went for a different idea of melting wax crayons down them , they came out really good.

Dan's is on the left , Hannah's on the right.

I've had a bit of spare time this week while supervising Dan , as he can't be left on his own , so I've managed to make some felt flowers while watching him.

I have lots of ideas buzzing around in my head for these , but am going to hold fire till Christmas is out of the way.

So that's it for today , be back again next week ,
Fran x

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

I'm Back !!!


I'm back to the land of blogging at last , got a little side tracked with school holidays etc , but decided today is the day to get restarted , maybe give the old blog an overhaul and see how we go.

So lots been happening , I've been working with felt and really enjoying it so expect to see some more of that.

My Etsy Store has been having a small steady flow , and now we're onto the Christmas Fairs.

I've also reopened the shop on my Fran's Crafts   website , so I've been slowly filling up the shop. 

But for now I'll share some piccies with you.

Oh course not forgetting Charlie .....

and Lola

Some of my felt flowers.
A new clock

       A new Christmas Wreath design.

     Felt Flower Brooches.

A Felt Flower Headband.
Some more Felt Flowers.

Well that's me for today , keep an eye out soon for another post.

Fran x

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Friday, 26 May 2017

Friday Catch Up

Hello all , it's been a while again but there is so much to do at the moment , I don't know if I'm coming or going half the time .

Anyway I've just posted this video on You Tube with a catch up of all that I have been up to lately, some of the items are customer orders and some are just what I have been making, so enjoy the video and the music.

Otherwise it's been family and dogs , so I'll share some pics of Charlie & Lola as Lola is 9 months old now so she's getting bigger.


Charlie & Lola



Princess Lola

Security dog Charlie
So that's all from me for now.

See you soon xx

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

April already....

Hello , wow I can't believe that we are in to April already .

Since I blogged last I've been tootling away in the background , making orders.

So I think it is safe to say that I can share them with you now.

You may remember that I was making a clock with a hen and two chicks for an order to the USA, well here it is.

Another order I had was to add a name to this sign.

Some card orders.

Mothers Day card for my mum and mother in law.

And finally just some things I have been making.

Well that's all for today, I'm off to enjoy the sunshine now,

Fran x

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Using some Freebies ........

Hello well here I am blogging again , what twice in one month I hear you say 😉 .

So I've been having a tidy up of my craft stuff (never ending job) and I have come across a few of the freebies that you can get with craft magazines , now I don't often use them but then I got thinking well I should really, so I've started to make some cards using them.

So today my You Tube video   has been made using a free stencil, with the matching embossing folder and stamps. 

Here is what I have made.

And here is the accompanying video.

Hope you enjoy my video, I'm off to create again now.

See you soon
Fran x