Sunday, September 11, 2011


That is the number of Christmas Cards my friend JT and I made yesterday!!

It was hard work, fun and they are gorgeous - only a few more designs to be made now. I have started on one of them and JT will be working on the other one.

Unfortunately I can't show any of them to you, because the website goes live in October and I want to wait until then to showcase all the beautiful cards. Today's pic is of the Christmas Advent calendars from last year.

I'm exhausted so I am off to chill, but as a final note I want to say a massive thank you to JT for all her help.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I'm alive!


Well it's been a while since I posted an entry and that's mainly because my new job has been so busy! I have been crafting and taking pics of my stuff, but just haven't found the time or the energy to blog.

So here I am very excited about the new developments in the Ham'n'Mule world - as you know I decided not to do craft fairs this year, but I still really wanted to make and sell Christmas Cards. So I have built a lovely website and it goes live at the start of October.

My new found craft buddy JT is coming over this weekend to make a dent in the Christmas Card production line and we hope to have most of them done in a couple of weeks. In amongst all of this, it's my birthday and I am already planning my birthday Thank Yous - teeny bit presumptous, but I figure hubby and my folks will buy me gifts :)

What else has been going on? Well Hubby and I went to Seattle to visit friends and I went craft stash crazy in Michaels - oh I wish we had a store like it in the UK. I have been trying out new techniques and new tools - I finally bought a crop-a-dile! I sold my Slice and bought an Epic Six, which I hated and now I love it. I have been using Marianne Createables which are awesome. I've fallen completely head over heels in love with Digital Stamps and they might just be my new obsession....although my obsession with Martha Stewart products continues....last week I bought the most amazing butterfly punch, I'll take pics of my creations.

Anyway, I will be back after the weekend's crafting. Today's pics are a small example of what I have been up to during my blog hiatus - the butterfly stamp is from Michaels and so is the pink swirly paper (yes my luggage was very heavy....)