Thursday, 20 August 2009

getting there

It seems to be a phrase I use a lot, however when Jane said she was getting there slowly this time last week I complained I don't think I know where there is any more!! must have been feeling low.
Anyway with Thanks to Sharon and Denese I am back on track and with at least a few samples to show you. Many thanks also to Tracey from the studio next door who has made me cups of tea and encouraged me to concentrate on getting some things finished rather than being " a mad creative butterfly" and starting so many new things.
That trouble is these stamps have been so long in the making and there is so much we could do with them, I just need to concentrate on one or two to show you all in the morning. I am just getting things together in the office to go to the studio to pack and and prepare some samples, however it is hot here and I am feeling the heat already...not a good sign!

Friday, 14 August 2009

TV date and time

Ok I just have just been checking and somehow I have got the time wrong!! the next TV show is 9am on 21st August. Freeview Channel 36 and sky channel 371.

We haven't stopped yawning since we sorted that out! we generally leave here in plenty of time because who wants to rush something like that. We get about 20 minutes away from the studio and stop for a leg stretch something to eat, and then I change my top as I am bound to wearing my breakfast! well my hand can get shakey as I am sure most of you have noticed and sometimes I have trouble hitting my mouth!

It would mean us leaving the house about 4am, so not sure when I will be walking the dog!!
anyway I hope you can watch I some new Oak House Studio stamps to show you plus, linen card and envelopes.
and some old favourites too.

New stamps mean lots of new samples I have to make. Elaine is off in Devon and even she doesn't have this new stamp set. Elisa is in the middle of Chemo and again she doesn't have the new set. Hopefully I might get some help next week.
In the meantime I am off down the old warehouse to clear out some of the last bits.


Saturday, 8 August 2009

Open Day

well we had lovely weather and lots of people turned up, more than I expected. I had to send out for more chairs!
I have to admit I was a bit overcome by the number of people who turned up. It was wonderful to meet so many new people. I hope everyone got something from what they came to see.
I was so busy I didn't even get to play with all the new stamp designs. The ones I tried seemed good and I am pleased how they turned out, I have loads more I want to try and see what they can really do.
I did get lots of complaints about the designs you found in my prototype box not all being available yet, but we are getting there. I do have so many stamps I am working on, they get brought out in burst. We should have some new designs ready for September.
If you couldn't make it today we plan to do something again in October so watch this space.


Monday, 3 August 2009

Studio Open Day

We are having an open day at the Studio on Saturday 8th August 10am to 3pm.
I have been busy all weekend moving Martin into a new warehouse, so I have found lots of boxes of crafting goodies that we will be taking to some of the shows we are going to
If you want to get into these boxes first, this Saturday will be a great chance.

I will have some new stamp designs for you to play with, although I must warn you some will be at the pre productions stage, so although you can play they might not be available for sale until September. Anyway the kettle will be on and everyone is welcome to come along and say hello.
Oh yes and we have some new products in the colour chemistry range including white detail powder and ..... no I won't spoil the surprise.

If you want directions or any more details email me at or phone 0750 896 2552

I am going to try and get the class list on to the Oak House Studio website today.