What’s been going on?

Blogging,Craft | Sunday May 2 2010 | 11:33 am | No Comments | Tags: , , |

I’ve been having (and think I still am actually having) some very peculiar technical problems which have been preventing me posting much recently as every page is taking ages to load and trying to get images up is virtually impossible.  I think the live pages are fine for most people viewing my site, but behind the scenes it’s been grinding to a halt.

However, I’m persevering and now trying Firefox, which appears to be marginally quicker… so far!!

So what have you missed?

Lots and lots of making.  I’ve been doing lots of new things and some experimenting and looking forward to sharing details.

A craft fair which was very quiet in punter terms but still a great day as I just love the chit chat and meeting folk and hanging out with crafty types.

I’ve also been really inspired recently by a particular project I’ve been involved in which is going to include a whole new website.  This may sound mad given current techie issues but I’ll sort that out or use alterative services as necessary.  I’m not going to spill the beans yet as it needs a lot more work but I’ll give general details soon.

Lots of reading.  Since I’ve not been able to write much online I’ve been reading lots online and have found some great sites and great makes.  Lots of inspiration and ideas!

Here’s a taste of projects to come, now that I’m determined to battle the technical problems.  We’ll have coasters, necklaces, hair bands, flowers, bows, purses, lavender bags and bracelets.  I sure have been a busy bee!!  Oh, and there’s been a little owl twit twahoooooo!

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Happy Blogiversary to ME

Blogging | Wednesday March 31 2010 | 11:58 am | Comments (9) | Tags: |

frou-frou is 1 year old today! Yay!

It all started with a little whisper of a post saying ‘I’m here’! Then all went quiet for a while. It wasn’t until I had a period of illness over the summer of 2009 that I really got focussed on what frou-frou was all about and started realising how much I was going to enjoy ‘blogging’ (though I am still a bit in denial about having a blog!). 

I must say that I am very proud of my little website. It may be bigging myself up a bit, which I am not very good at,  but I love the colours, layout, content and overall look of it.  I love getting comments and emails from people, strangers even, saying they like it too.  Even my Dad, the most critical person I know (sorry Pops, but you know its true!) had good things to say and only one ‘constructive criticism’ – that’s why I now have page numbers at the bottom!  I do most of the techy stuff myself too which I am very proud of.

I only ever intended this to be about craft and craft related things, not my day to day life, family, work etc and while I have referred to those things in different ways from time to time, they aren’t central to what frou-frou is about.   I’m actually a very private person so putting myself  ‘out there’ is weird but I can cope fine when I’m hiding under my (crocheted) craft hat.

When I open the site (which I actually don’t do very often – I’m usually in the workings behind the scenes) I feel happy and proud. Like a mummy looking at her little baby. OK maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration as I didn’t give birth to the thing, but I did conceive it (not in the biblical sense clearly) and I did nurture and develop it and let it grow.

So today I am celebrating a little bit of me, with pride and happiness and a great sense of achievement. And to those of you who have popped in along the way, been with me all along or are yet to come I say hello, welcome and thank you!

Fi xx

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A snapshot of my year

Blogging | Monday December 21 2009 | 9:36 pm | No Comments | Tags: |

I have never intended this site to be about much other than crafting and tea, but I did soemthing yesterday on another site that I really wanted to record here, just for a giggle.

Facebook (yes, I do!) has a facility which makes a collage of your year based on your status updates, and I thought mine just really captured a bit of ‘me’.  Here’s a little glimpse into that other world…

my 2009

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A pink magpie?

Blogging | Monday July 20 2009 | 11:20 pm | No Comments | Tags: , |

Spent the day with my friend Magpie developing her blog.  Had lots of fun and the result is very pink!  She’s had her site for about 4 hours and already has more posts than I have done in 4 months.  Its not a competition but I really must be more active on here.

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My crafty blog

Blogging | Tuesday March 31 2009 | 11:33 pm | Comments (2) | Tags: |

Well, its true.  I’ve finally been and gone and done it and gotten myself a blog.

I plan to blog about my craft projects, ideas and even disasters, as well as any interesting crafty things I’ve seen. 

Phew, that’s enough blogging for starters – don’t want to overdo it!

More soon, 

frou-frou x

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