Thursday, 18 June 2009

Time for Tea (and coffee)

I've finally had the time to work on some new products - coming your way soon is the new My Baboo Tea Beanie (because it looks like a beanie hat!) and Coffee Cosy in the form of knitting kits... just have to write the instructions and get the boxes sorted, hopefully within the next two weeks. (also available in blue)

The Kippen street fair was a success, even the weather pulled through. I'm annoyed with myself though as I left my knitted bunting attached to the stall, never to be seen again. I'll just have to make some more.

This weekend I'm off to the Logierait Market (10-2pm), coupled with a trip to the in-laws in Pitlcohry. Then on Sunday I'm off to Glasgow to see Take That with my sister. I don't know if my life will ever be the same again.

I met up with a few of my Wee Green Market friends this week - Is, Suzanne and Caireen - we are planning a small fair at Inver Cottage on the 11th July, a bit of an excuse for a nice day out to a fab restaurant and location.

Happy Knitting!

Monday, 8 June 2009


I feel like I've been off the map for the past couple of weeks. Lots of things have been happening, most importantly my boys 5th birthday this weekend. we had a great party at Briarlands Farm, just next to Blairdrummond Safari Park - a great place to take your kids during the impending summer holidays.

Work wise has been a bit odd, I'm starting to find more time to make things for myself as my shop orders are finally calming down. I've discovered I have been putting away lots of half finished items that need labels/ faces etc sewn on, so I have I bit more personal stock than I thought.

I have also been working on a small Baboo Book with all the items I have on my web page listed like a mini catalogue. Last year when visiting family in London it became apparent that the catalogue was not just for us country dwellers. I like the idea of having something lying about coffee tables that you can flick through whilst having a cup of tea. It's also very portable, not everyone has a lap top...

Unfortunately just as I was printing off copy no. 7 my printer decided to go on the blink (I get very angry when technology doesn't co-operate with me). However printing and cutting each page myself is a luxury and totally cost prohibitive so I must find a printer who would be happy to run off a few to get me started - a good lesson in not having to do everything myself.

I have four spare little Baboo Books, if you would like one drop me your name and address to The first four e-mails will receive one. Don't get too excited - its my first attempt at publishing so no doubt the graphics/ spelling/ quality leaves a lot to be desired so any feedback will be gratefully received.

Hope the sun is still shining where you are!


PS I have taken a last minute stall at the Kippen Street Fayre on Saturday 13th June 2009, 10am-4pm. Hope to see you there.