Saturday, 22 February 2014

A wee gift for Mother's Day - or just any day!

Today I have spent way too much time trying to come to terms with Facebook, Etsy and now Blogger.  So much so, that the more I have tried to achieve the less success I've had!

Anyway, below are some images of the wee mirrors I managed to add to my Etsy shop. 

In trying to update/upload/upscale my sites, the more dizzy I find I've become with my options and how to utilise them (and there's so much more I could be doing - but a little bit of information can be dangerous!! So I will stick with these three sites for now - thank you very much!)

Oh well, here are today's offerings....





 

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Merchant Square Craft Market - Glasgow

My letter writing isn't going too well so far this month.  Interrupted by my need to create stock of my hand made cards and other small things for a craft fair that I attend regularly - which I am leaving to attend this morning in fact(!) - my letter writing has come to a bit of a stand still.  But return to it I will!


Merchant Square is a terrific venue for a weekly craft market - right in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City - where you can sit and have a drink, or have a meal or just sit on one the benches to  read your Sunday newspapers - either before or after you browse the many stalls selling some beautiful handmade products.


All under cover - and as the catchy Merchant Square logo says - "where is never rains".  So a really nice place to pass a couple of hours (or only 10 mins if you are only happen to be passing through).

This is my table:


Being a bit of an incompetent where social media is concerned I have been encouraged to have a presence on Facebook if I want to increase awareness of my card making.  So below are a couple of pics recently posted on Facebook - here:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bella-Bheag/442575132511031?fref=ts

If you are on Facebook and would like to 'like' me, please feel free to do so.  As an early Facebooker I am a bit uncomfortable with asking to be 'liked' - it feels rather desperate in a rather "love me, love me" kind of way but apparently that's what counts - the more likes you get the more people become aware of you.  So we'll see....

Here are the Facebook pics:






So fingers crossed for more of these:


What are you doing this Sunday morning?

 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

"Month of letters" Challenge 2014

It's February already and almost a year since I posted anything on my blog - oh dear!











Another new year - and a belated new blog post!  This particular post is about a topic close to my heart -   which is - maintaining the tradition of handwritten correspondence!   In 2012 I wrote a post about the "Month of Letters" challengehere .  Last year I was a bit under the weather so was unable to participate - but here I am - it's 2014 - and I'm raring to go!

So far this month I have had good reason to send around 10 letters and notes of gratitude - which has given me a head start to this challenge!   Some of the notes should have reached their destination by now and others are still winging their way, via by the good old Royal Mail postal service, to their unsuspecting recipients - and I feel good! 

That done, I now have to put together a list of those who will receive some hand written words from me as part of this challenge of daily letter writing.  

How do you feel about this dying art of communication?  Are you done with snail mail since electronic correspondence is so instant/more convenient -  or would you prefer to receive and retain something tangible, more intimate and personal, that you could tuck away to read again and again if so desired? 

When was the last time you wrote or received a handwritten note?  I'd be delighted to drop you a few lines if you'd like!  It wouldn't be a surprise but it would be hand written!

Ta! Ta! the noo!