We had an amazing time in New Zealand, and saw so much - but its such an amazing country that there was still so much we could have seen if we'd had the time! It was fantastic to spend so much time with our friends over there too. Hellie and I had lived together before at uni, and after that for a year or so as well, so we quickly fell into a routine, and in some ways it feels very strange to be back. We were so busy over there that although I drafted several blog posts I didn't get round to editing the photos to go with them and publishing them, so over the next week expect to see more photos and chat about what we got up to!
But today things have started to settle back into our normal routine. T and Ben started back at school at the start of the week, and today Jamie went to the childminder for the first time in seven weeks - and I got back into the workshop! I didn't get straight back into hammering and soldering though, as I'd been doing some planning while we were away and I'd decided to do a bit of a revamp. I haven't been completely happy with the worktables. They weren't quite as high as I'd really like, the table legs needed reinforcing because of the amount of hammering I do, and I also needed more storage.
So, this morning saw me emptying out most of the equipment from the shed, putting together three storage units from Ikea (where else?!) and using them as three of the legs. They have raised up the level of the tables perfectly, and as the original legs are extendable I've been able to lengthen them to match. It took all morning and a lot of work, and halfway through I wished I'd never started, but I'm so pleased I did it! I also put up the blinds I bought a few months ago, and it was lovely working in there this afternoon, feeling very organised and not too hot in the lovely afternoon sun! I even managed to get three of this week's Notonthehighstreet orders done as I felt so organised and motivated!
I have opened up my NOTHS shop and my etsy Daisychain Extra shop, and my website will be back up by the end of the weekend. I've decided to offer a discount in my Daisychain Extra shop to say thank you to all of you who placed such lovely orders before I went on holiday, and to celebrate the fact that my clasps have been in several magazine projects over the summer, and not just projects that I wrote!
So, until the end of Monday 17th September
enter the code "NEWTERM" at checkout to get 15% off your order.
My "Macramé, Art Beads and Wire" ebook is also included in the sale.
This is the last discount I will be offering in the Daisychain Extra shop until after Christmas, so take advantage of it now!