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 hope 

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

Apparently I can’t be a feminist! WHAT

So you may have guessed but if not I love makeup and crochet, I also enjoy baking and stay at home with my kids at the moment I have not always stayed home but the other parts of me are the same.

I have always been very much involved in politics and have called myself a feminist for as long as I can remember understanding what that means, lately I have found that the judgements of people have become more harsh towards women who make the choice to be feminine, to stay home, who enjoy makeup and cloths in fact more than once I have been told that there is no way I can be a real feminist and be who I am.

I know that people all have their own views on what the term means but for me it means the right to make choices to be who ever I want to be and for others to be who they want to be, the right to look the way we want and do as we please with owe bodies. For me I enjoy what I do and it makes me happy, makeup can be a way of changing the way I look a way of hiding me or it can be just that I like the look of it or I like the colour, mostly I just like colours. 

By putting others down for the choices they make then how is that helping us move forward if we are constantly trying to limit what it is to be a feminist, to make a one size fits all is that not just making it worse taking away choice in another way? I don’t have all the answers in fact I don’t know if I have any answers all I know is that if you do what makes you happy and it was your choice then that is equality. I feel this works for all men and women if we all are free to make the choice no matter ower gender then that is equality and is that not the point of the feminist movement from the start.

It is only my opinion and everyone is entitled to there own opinions but please don’t tell someone they can’t just because it does not fit yours if it does not hurt you. 

My Hairdressers just vanished 

Ok like most people I like to stay with the same people for certain things the top of that list is definitely my hair, I have been going to the same two people for quite some time and always loved how my hair looked when I came out, better still they were close to my house and could always fit me in at the daft times I needed. 

When I decided to change my hair from red to blond they even managed that without fuss to imagine my thought process when I walked into the Salon to find them gone! Both of them just gone and I don’t think they are still working or if they are i can’t find them. I do like the Salon for other treatments to when I was told they have two new hairdressers in thought well I will give them a go see what happens. 

I was quite nervous as they had no idea about my colour ect but no matter what I needed it doing and it had to be someone new so why not, I was in the Salon quite a long time and both hairdressers worked on my hair one colouring one cutting and all in all not bad, slow and the cold hairdryer was odd my hair was still damp when I left thinking that is not bad (not as good as Nat but not bad).

I ended up having to go back a couple of days later as when I washed and styled it myself I noticed that it was a bit uneven in places and one side was a little longer than the other but to there credit they did not make a fuss just apologised and fixed it (taking another hour to trim the bottom) but at least it now is level and I will be going back for another go see if confidence makes any difference in a couple of weeks.

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The final colour was not a bad match 

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