Saturday, 29 December 2012

This is Goodbye x

Sadly, from the end of this year (2012) Paint Pots and Petals will be no more. After almost 3 years, we have decided it is time to focus on family who have been taking rather a back seat of late.  It is a decision that has been building up for a while but up until now I haven’t been able to let go, now I feel the time is right, after discussing it with K she also felt that she wouldn’t like to carry on alone, so sadly the Petals are saying goodbye. 
In some ways I feel sad as we had just sorted our logo, and I do love our designs and the feeling when you handover an order and the customer adores it.  In other ways, however, I feel excited about the future and my time returning to me. 

So… I thought I would leave you with my  ‘top ten Petal times’. x

1.     Our first stall at Chorley market, we have come a long way since. Technically this pic is not our first stall but maybe our 3rd or 4th but this was one of the first pictures to be taken, too sick with nerves on the first stall.

2.     Being part of CCC – especially the dressing up.

3.       My best bunting which sold like wildfire.

4.     Being part of something bigger – Create

5.     Making lots of great crafty friends, a lot of which are in this pic, excluding Lindsay Hoyle – not that I have anything against him, he was a funny guy but not a ‘crafty friend’ (unless of course he knits in his spare time perhaps??!)

6.     Extreme knitting – fun day out, my tip for visiting craft shows, always have a glass or two of wine with your lunch. The blog all about this day out >>

7.     Another great day out – yes wine was involved again.
8.     The murals, such a relaxing time, I am still really proud of littlest petals room - that particular blog is here and proud of our time painting with our schools 
9.     After lots and lots of painting, it felt great re-discovering paper, in the form of papercutting 

10. This blog – I have loved blogging, although my blogs have recently been sparse, but it is lovely to receive comments and be able to look back at older posts and be reminded of forgotten moments in time.  Oops, I never finished this – loads to do and I gave myself to the end of this year – better get going again, perhaps I’ll give myself another year! 
Well there you have it, a snapshot of the last 3 years.  All that remains is for me to say……
Byezebye from Nik (and the Petals), hey that sounds like a retro band name, but nope I cannot sing. xx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

How's it going?

Just a little update - Create is still going well, although I haven't done a shift in what feels like ages our mural was updated the other week and is now all wintery:

All the Xmas stock has gone in and the window display has been re-arranged with xmassy stuff - and I have to admit it does look rather lovely, all warm and welcoming

Petals have been very busy (mostly K) painting stockings and wish lists, there are a few left so if you'd like a unique, personalised gift / decoration check out our facebook page and leave a message or email us your requirements.


I have been doing some very non-christmassy things (as is my wont) and have 3 more papercuts ready to go up for sale in Create this saturday.

One butterfly Lollipop may stand half a chance of catching.

Phew, didnt realise how much detail was on this.

now finished and framed, although I did chop one of the curls off by accident!

phew all finished and framed!

Anyhoo that is all from me.  Chat soon. x N

Monday, 29 October 2012

Long time no see

Why hasn’t it been a long time!! We have been silly busy recently and blogging has had to take a back seat, as you may have seen from my last post, we have been involved in the opening of a beautiful craft emporium (in Astley Park, Chorley) its aim is to be a place where young and old can call in and create something unique, we are only around until the end of December but it has been a great experience so far... here is an inside view:

The petals have been busy dreaming up new additions to their collection:

Also our wall mural is settling in nicely – we left a bit to finish during the grand opening but have never gotten around to actually painting the last bit in. One day maybe.
If you are local please feel free to pop in and see us, we are only around until Christmas then we vanish back to the mystical world of online shopping......