Adding silk to a best seller

For over a year I have been making washable cotton face pads and they have been one of my best sellers locally sourced I decided that I may look into making a softer for gentle one after looking around I found a silk/cotton mix that is so soft and can be hand washed so today when the postman brought the yarn I got a little over excited and dropped my other projects for the day and made up a couple to try out myself. It was much harder to work with than anything I have used for this before as it’s so soft that keeping the tension was quite a challenge, I may have used one or two rather loud and non child friendly terms, but I got there with the basic round in the end they are not perfect but will be fine to test out if they can stand up to the amount of makeup I wear every day then they can take anything.

Making new products is always the best part of the job, well one of the best parts seeing babies in my teddy bear hats is very special, but the testing always takes longer than I would like I am impatient to get the real ones done and up on the shop or in the Salon I sell via as I want to get started on the next project in the silly long list I have. Is it just me or do we all have a book that we keep notes in of projects I want to do and it keeps getting longer and longer, please tell me it’s not just me with the stash of projects and yarn to make them with hidden in a cupboard that no one in the house looks in as they just don’t want to know.

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Life back to normal I hopeĀ 

So it has been 20 days at home for my husband and it’s amazing how little your get done with someone else in the house, I have not finished half my work or reviewed anything new or fun in fact my days have been crazy busy but more because I feel like I have to keep chatting or going out with my husband
I have enjoyed getting to spend time with him that I don’t normally get and we have eaten out so many times my jeans feel tight  (back to working out is so needed as I have not done that either) but I now have so many things on my to do list that I don’t know where to start, I know that I should clean and update my shop, do my books ect all the sensible things but we all know that it never works like that so I am going to be honest and say that I really want to play with makeup.

I have been told by a couple of my daughters friends that they are looking at poundland and other cheap alternatives so all in the name of research  (honest) I will probably spend tomorrow going around collecting as much as I can lay my hands on and then maybe do something sensible.

I am also hoping that I will get more time to blog and have some fun with that
I have been playing with new yarn and found lots of vintage knitting needles that I spent ages cleaning up and putting on my Etsy shop is have been working on other new ideas as well so I just don’t know where to start. 

How cute are the vintage knitting needles so much nicer than the new ones

Welcome to my world

To start with a little about what I do and what I love in life as you may find that this is not just about my work, making lots of different bits taken inspiration from the past and making it just a little more up to date and usable, but I also have a long running love with everything makeup and beauty as well as being quite passionate about day to day issues.

Until last year I have worked in many different fields but some how ended up going back to School to study Law and then working in that for sometime I must admit at this point that I did that for all the wrong reasons and though I never regret going back to School I do whish that I had done something that I enjoyed rather than something that I felt others would be proud of.

As such after working in the legal profession for a couple of years it started to affect both my mental and physical health and I left to try and restart my life doing something that makes me happy, I may not make as much money but I can now at least say that I love what I do (most of the time sometimes when I am trying to finish something at 2 in the morning I may say something very different).

Doing what I know do allows me to spent time with my children and also to jump to different things that I am enjoying at that moment, my Instregram and twitter are full of a mix of my life and I shows not only the things that I sell but also updates on the things that I am enjoying. feel free to nip over and say hi.

So all in all that is me just a normal person trying to find something to smile about every day, I will be trying to update this at least twice a week but maybe more depending on what is going on.

Keep smiling

Lynsey