Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Ramblings of a mad woman

My favourite ribbon shop (VVRouloux) closed in Glasgow a few months ago I thought "no problem I'll buy it online"...famous last words! I just spent a good part of the last hour trying to decide on which web site to buy from, trying to figure of the tones of the colours, crying at the cost of postage and packaging for a couple of metres of ribbon *sniff*. I don't like to buy whole spools of ribbon as I'm not making that many gloves at the moment and I don't have the money to spend. So I'm at a bit of a loss. All I want to do is go to a shop and have a feel and look at the ribbon... buying over the Internet just isn't the same. I bought some around Christmas time online and it is still sitting in the box it came in as it is much heavier, not as silky, as the ribbon I bought from my favourite shop. Well the up shot is I still haven't bought any ribbon! I think I'll just have to be brave and go for one of the shops I found and pay the minimum £10 order with postage grrrrrr.

The ribbon is for my first order of gloves from Australia! Very exciting the thought of my gloves going to the other side of the world!

There have been quite a few lovely things coming through the post in the past few weeks, one of which arrived this morning from Gorjuss.

This lovely keyring is going on my work keys...something handmade from Etsy to cheer me up on my working days. What makes this even better is that Suzanne Woolcott from Gorjuss lives in Glasgow, Scotland where she runs her business with her husband (read this lovely article from Etsy The Storque on Gorjuss and "Quit Your Day Job".

One of the lovely friends I have made in blogland is Kenneth Anderson who sent me these amazing postcards of his work with an extra special one especially for me. If only I could draw like that by freehand. It's a picture of Grace with her pet Stegosaurus.....when she draws our cat Gizmo they always look like little Stegosaurus cause he's very hairy and spiky! I'm so happy with them and they will be going up on Grace's wall pronto.

I took the plunge the other week and ordered my first set of business cards for my KnitTwits shop from moo.com and I am so so chuffed with them. I think they look fab....what do you think?


I also ordered some labels for my knitted items but they are a bit bigger than I expected (I should have read the size print!!) so I'll keep them for my larger items such as this scarflette I knitted for Grace.

7 comments:

Ben Mcfuzzylugs said...

No posts for a while then a great big one!!
Congrats on the Australia order - that is fab, I love thinking of my things all over the world, I have USA and canada so far!

It is a shame when things shut down, I agree buying off the web just isnt the same :(

and that is some lovely things you have recieved - there are so many talanted people out there!

LornaSmithStudio said...

I always have loads of ideas for posts but find it hard to find time to do them!

Here here to talented people...so amazing :O)

Heather said...

Hi,
I have a plan lets open our very own ribbon, knitting, button galore shop so all the crafty talented people in Glasgow can be rescued from the terrors of internet shopping!! You are a clever wonderful lady and I love your new business card, scarfet oh and you also make a mean cottage pie!!lol
xxoo

Heather said...

Hi,
I have a plan lets open our very own ribbon, knitting, button galore shop so all the crafty talented people in Glasgow can be rescued from the terrors of internet shopping!! You are a clever wonderful lady and I love your new business card, scarfet oh and you also make a mean cottage pie!!lol
xxoo

Heather said...

oops i posted it twice! im a tube!!lol

hawksby said...

There must be a ribbon shop somewhere out there.....love the blog. Sitting here listening to "Tommy" on vinyl that we bought in Tower Records on Oxford Street in 1973....HELP...oops wrong group!! hee! hee! love and hugs xxxx

Chris said...

I totally understand about the ribbon thing. Some things are easily ordered online, and others just don't seem quite right. If it's something that's mass produced or that you already have seen and touched, that's one thing. But if it's something that needs to be a particular color or texture or even look, then that's much harder, as you've figured out.

I love the business cards, too!