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Monday, 18 April 2011

Handmade Monday and Happy Birthday to me...

I have just a quick post today as it is my birthday so a trip to the seaside is in order!

However, it is Monday and I didn't want to miss out on joining in with Handmade Monday over at Wendy's blog - lots of crafting talent taking part and some fab blogs to visit so do go along and check it out.  (I'll be spending some time visiting all the blogs later...)

Yesterday was a day of feeling like an emerging seedling in a greenhouse - we were in an indoor shopping centre with glass roof and frankly inadequate air conditioning for the outside temperature and all day sunshine! Boy, was it hot!
Unfortunately, despite the previous comments regarding customers coming out in the sunny weather, the prospect of standing too long in greenhouse-like conditions were not the most appealing and the vast majority of visitors could be seen wheeling their supermarket trolleys out to waiting car boots laden down with the obligitory beer and barbecue essentials.

Despite this, it certainly wasn't a disasterous day and the visitors we had were happy and in summery mood.   It sounds like Easter is going to be fine and dry too so hopefully that will encourage lots of visitors to events up and down the country such as the one we are attending at Fort Purbrook in Portsmouth (Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday).  
Not too much in the way of new designs this week as I am now on the rollercoaster of replacing and replenishing my best sellers rather than creating new designs.  But here are a small selection designs to whet your appetite and give a nod to spring and outdoor fun...
Stylised Art Nouveau Poppy window decoration

Daffodils - A true sign of Spring

Lets go fly a kite!
All these designs plus hundreds more are, of course, available in my online shop at Ali's Craft Studio.

Have a great day whatever you are up to, enjoy the sun and I'll be back with tales of the seaside soon....


  1. Happy birthday Ali!! Have a great day :)
    As always great designs!

    Kim xx

  2. Lovely summer designs. Enjoy your day at the seaside! If you're anything like me, you won't switch off completely and will come back with loads of inspiration.
    Thanks for taking part in HM x

  3. Happy Birthday! hope you have a lovely day at the seaside. Your window paintings are always gorgeous.
    Hugs Sue x

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALI - hope you have a lovely day at the seaside! I love the kite design by the way!
    Happy Handmade Monday!
    Rebecca x

  5. The kite is adorable. Have a wonderful birthday, enjoy the seaside! We live only about 15 minutes from the beach, and I have to say, we so rarely go anymore, it's a scandal! I hope you find some wonderful shells. :)

  6. Hope you had a lovely day :) The kite is fab!

  7. happy Birthday! hope you have had a great day x

  8. Happy Birthday...hope you had a fantastic day and were spoiled rotten!! Love the rojects - the kite is my favorite :)

  9. Hope you had a lovely Birthday and that you enjoyed your day out at the seaside.

  10. Happy Birthday week Ali, customers what are they? an endangered species, love the new designs.

  11. Hope you had a lovely birthday Ali and good luck with the Easter fairs x

  12. Another beautiful sunny day, I hope you enjoyed the seaside yesterday, would of loved to be there today. I imagine the Daffodils to do well at your Easter Fairs. Good Luck

    Jan x

  13. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great day at the seaside. Lovely work, my favourite is the daffs.

  14. Happy Birthday - love the daffodil design!

  15. Happy birthday! Hope you had a lovely day. My favourite this week is the kite xx

  16. Thank you everyone - I had a wonderful day in Hastings. It was beautiful weather and I couldn't have asked for anything more!!

    Ali x

  17. I love the Art Nouveau Poppies - I will try and work on some wirework jewellery designs inspired by that this week.


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