…I’m back!!

Yay! I’m finally back – I forgot my password, so couldn’t log on!!

So, things have been uber-quiet anyway with everyone on their summer holidays (I’m on mine right now! Lol), and now with everyone concentrating on back-to-school I’m going to spend the next week or so doing the dreaded bookkeeping for the accountants…zzzzzzzzzz…..

I have an interview next week for a second job to keep the pennies rolling in, but it’s in a craft shop so I’ll be in my element anyway if I get it 🙂

Then I guess I will be gearing up for Christmas (eeeek!) booking onto Xmas craft fairs and starting to make my handmade Xmas goodies…where has this year gone!!

Speaking of which, I have been in the shop at Clay Cross for a whole year now (wowsers!!) Happy Birthday to me. I am disappointed, although not really surprised, that there are some people I know who still haven’t managed to come and see the shop yet, never mind support my business by buying anything from me – but I’m quickly realising that you just have to look after number one, as no one else really cares one way or the other.

Longer post next week when I’m avoiding doing my paperworkback at work!!


A week of tears and laughter

So, to quickly gloss over the first part – it should have been my Husbands 37th birthday on Wednesday. Sad that he wasn’t here to celebrate with me and his family and, as all big occasions are, a painful reminder that he’s gone. I won’t try and pretend it doesn’t hurt for anyone’s benefit, but also not ashamed to say that with the help of counselling and my WAY friends ( http://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk ) I have/am processing the bereavement pretty well and trying to live the rest of my life to the full. If this kind of thing teaches you anything, it’s that life is too short and you need to crack on & get on with it!!

Actually, last year this theory was put firmly in to practice – I started dating again, I started going out in to the real world again, I made the leap back into self-employment, and I finally took a deep breath and bought my well longed after VW Camper van!! There was only one thing I could have possibly called him….

VW Camper van

My VW Camper van – Olli

Olli!! – and I even found him his own name badge 🙂

Now, the laughter part of this post relates to the fact that we went to see the absolutely amazingly funny Eddie Izzard on his Force Majeure Tour at Nottingham Arena last night. I’ve been to see a few shows over the last few months by other comedians, and have been sorely disappointed. The only gripe about this one was that we were so far away, right in the back corner of the Arena, with not many other people around us which I think dulled the atmosphere a little. Sketches about a musical called ‘Trouser Mountain’, God v’s Vader in a Martian canteen, and dressage horse burglars had us in stitches!!!! Can’t wait to watch it again on DVD.

Work wise, having realised it’s not long until Father’s Day (Sunday June 16th) I’m concentrating on making ‘Man Stuff’. The ever-popular ‘Pint of Socks’ will make a reappearance, chocolate hampers, Emergency pictures, plus a whole load of other stuff to try that I’ve found on Pintrest!! All will be available though my eBay shop: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/beaubabyboutique and I’ll blog about them as I make them.

Let’s start with the Pint of Socks, as I’ve already done them! A super-easy idea, as it’s essentially pairs of socks in different colours, rolled up in a pint pot – but very effective and very popular!

Pint of Socks

Pint of Socks

Perfect for any man in your family – a funny, yet practical gift!


Off for a well earned lazy Bank Holiday weekend, so Ciao for now!!!






Whoop & Yay!!!!!

That’s it then, I’m blogging!

Mainly about my business www.beaubabyboutique.co.uk, but I’ll occasionally drop in some other interesting stuff too, and no doubt share my crazy dog’s antics and our trips to VW shows in our camper vans as well.

Lets start with a little introduction. My name is Sarah, I’m 36 and live near Chesterfield, Derbyshire (UK) with my 2 cats, my dog, and more recently my boyfriend has joined the madhouse too! I was widowed in 2009 after less than 6 months of marriage, so no kids – but a cracking little nephew and 2 gorgeous baby niece-in-laws, who it is always lovely to give back spend time with.
I have always been a creative person, enjoying art and textiles at school, photography at college in Media studies, but unfortunately failing to make the grade for Uni. After a few years in ‘normal’ jobs, I retrained to be a florist in my late 20’s which led to me running my own business at my shop in Chesterfield – which is by no means as easy as everyone thinks it is, therefore I sold it on in 2011 to concentrate back on the arty/crafty, designer/maker, rather less pressured way of life whilst I was still on my healing journey.
I found a fantastic UK charity WAY – Widowed And Young which helped me through my darkest days of bereavement enormously, and I now help them back by being part of the committee, in charge of social media, and a local area contact arranging trips and get togethers with other young widows in our area.

So, I guess until I find out more about how blogging works, that should be it for now! Thanks for reading 🙂

Much love,