Saturday, 10 April 2010

Springtime Display

Well at least the weather has changed and it's feeling far more spring like and we have been busy changing our display at Create to celebrate the new season!. Carol has been very busy with the knitting needles to create these extra cute ducks with various spring bonnets. We have got all the spring / summer yarns in which are fantastically bright. There are so many new shades that have arrived as well as some new lines from Sirdar, Sublime, Adriafil to name a few!! We have also just received some toy wool in small balls and very bright colours as we have got quite caught up with knitting some weird and wonderful items - will tell you more about Lyndy's shrimp in another blog!! We have also been painting up some pottery in jazzy colours to match the wool! This blackboard was painted by Emily S.

With the Easter holidays on at the moment it has been pretty busy here at Create. We luckily have got a lot of our existing staff back for the holidays from university (Nick, Rosie, Rose, Charlotte L, Emily R and Ellie). Miranda has managed to slot them all in so they at least have had day or so each working. From what I can gather they have had very busy social lives and now need to earn a bit of money. Anyway its been great having them around and catching up on the news.

Anyway better get that kiln on and firing those beautiful creations from this week!


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Too long since posting!

Can't believe its been so long since we posted a blog. No things haven't gone quiet, quite the opposite we have been really busy! Our new on-line website is going from strength to strength and we are now getting quite a few orders in. We haven't really advertised it yet as we wanted to make sure things were working ok and our systems were set up properly. We have had a few teething problems which now have been sorted and we are really off and running. We are having a big sale on the website as well as in the shop and things are moving fast which is just great!!
Create (the shop) has been really busy as well and here is the photo of our sewing club receiving their certificates. They have done really well and seem to have massively enjoyed it. Well done Miranda who has taken the whole course! Most are signed up to do the next stage which starts after half term and our waiting list for the first stage is getting longer and longer. My daughter takes her pillow she made on the course to bed with her every night she loves it so much. I am really proud of them - they made some really great items.
Anyway hopefully I am back on track with the blog and it won't be tooo long before posting the next one! There really is so much going on. We have a big group coming in tomorrow to paint -they are on a corporate day out. In the past they have been really successful as everyone finds it quite absorbing and relaxing and even the less artistic people are normally really pleased with what they can achieve. At least we can keep them going with good coffee!