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Hi, My name is Kate and this blog is all about my adventures of happy living. By that I mean crochet, chickens and cooking. Here's to the good life - and being a good wife! xxx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Business Cards

Hellooooo :)

Just a brief post before I embark on a super creative day with my lovely friend Jill.

This week I had some more exciting post (in addition to the stuff I told you about in this post yesterday). I received my business cards.

I am so proud of the tiny bits of cards. Despite the fact I am not going into business or anything, its just that sometimes I find I really could do with one. Sometimes I get asked to make bits a bobs by friends and family. Or I get chatting about blogging and need something with the link on. I also need something to write prices on when I do craft fairs.

So ........ here they are ...........

Simple, but informative. I didn't spend a lot - just £2.50 for 250 so for the cost I am quite pleased with them. I also splurged on a stamp .... which I have to keep stopping myself from stamping every where .... it is really cool.

Yesterday I got to use them.

After my aunt visited from Christmas and saw my little table runner she asked me to make one for her. So I used it as an opportunity over the Christmas break to start learning some new quilting skills.

I really enjoyed making the table runner and due to immense concentration and excitement I didn't really photograph all the way through. I just quickly took a couple of snaps once finished.

Reds and greens, with lots of lines, in the ditch quilting and some fun little reindeer's (a red sequin for Rudolf's nose or course).

And here is my first proper commissioned sewing  piece .... all bagged up with a business card. I felt like a true professional crafter!

It feels very fitting that after blogging about quilting for family that I point you in this direction ... a beautiful post by a beautiful blogger.  Lazy Daisy talks about how she restores a quilted cushion her Grandma made. You won't be disappointed!

Kate x


  1. Love your commissioned piece. Doesn't it feel great to have someone actually request something ?~! I recall my first sale fondly.

  2. Isn't it flattering when someone loves and appreciates something you have made? Gives you a warm glow!
    Angie x

  3. I'm sure your aunt will be delighted with her lovely runner ... and your cards are cute ... Bee xx

  4. Those are fab little cards :) and your runner is super cute too. Well done. Hazel x

  5. Love the business cards, and the runner, well done you, I could so do with something like this for my Christmas table!
    Sue Xxx

  6. Beautiful table runner - it will be lovely when you get it out next year and remember all the work you have put into it. Love the business cards too! Maggie xx

  7. Hello Kate,

    I love your stamp and your cards so very grown up!!!
    Where did you get the stamp from, I think I want one now?????

    I am so touched that you enjoyed my post enough to link to it, it was a special post for me too...thank you very warmly.

    Daisy x

  8. The business cards are great. Congrats on your first commission. The quilted tablerunner is lovely. Have a great day. Tammy

  9. Hi Kate,

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! Your businesscards look great and so does your table runner!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Madelief x

  10. All so lovely - well done! Great cards too, they're a really good idea.
    Have a happy week,

  11. Lovely colourful table runner, Kate! And your business cards look great....they are such useful things to have too !
    Wishing you a happy week.
    Helen x

  12. Fabulous card idea's.....so amazing work..it will helps me a lot...!!!!!

  13. This is exactly the best idea. 100% matching to the profession. I really like your idea.

  14. Really impressive work....i will keep in mind for trying my own plastic business cards..keep it up..!!!!!

  15. With just one glance at your business card, I can easily tell what your specialization is. Creating a business card is a great idea. Even if you aren't engaged in a business, these will be beneficial to you at some point. Do you really have no plans to go into business though?


Thank you so much for your comments! I always read them and will be sure to check out your blog. Kate x