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.


Frances said...

Ah, I so know what it is to have time running away, even while you want to hang on to the current moment.

Your fifth birthday arrangements do sound wonderful, and well worth staying well away from a computer, and malfunctioning printer.

I would love one of your books, but think that it's a bit unfair for me to say so. Too much postage and hassle to mail anything over here.

So, may I just wish you great success over there. I will continue to follow your exploits, and feel energized by your accomplishments.


Pipany said...

Well done Lynne and I agree with you about having little books of loveliness to flick through. I keep all mine in my sewing room, which is fatal in times of procrastination! x

Bella Bheag said...

Glad to hear things are beginning to calm down for you Lynne - shame about the printer. Sometimes it is just worth it to outsource things! Like your book - it is in keeping with your MyBaboo labelling look. Hope the WGM went well for you on Saturday, sorry I missed it. Good See you soon! BBx

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Your catalogue is a fab idea. Looks great and very pick up and look-at-able.