Monday, 7 November 2016
If there is anything you wish to discuss email my at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks for reading and happy crafting
Sazy b xx
Monday, 15 June 2015
It has been quite some time since I last blogged about my journey, the road has taken a nasty turn and knocked me sideways. I am currently dealing with separation from my husband of 14 years and he has decided to go his separate ways and leave me and my daughters. To say I am ok I would be lying, I am far from ok and my daughters are devastated. This left me in quite a dark place and I have had to go to the job centre as since having my daughters and being married my husband didn't want people to look after my daughters except myself so I was a stay at home mum for 12 years. The job centre was a scary place in my home town so I was able to move to the nearest town a place where my parents go shopping as I don't drive and it would be easier for me to attend appointments on the day my parents went. The assistant was ever so helpful she was understanding to my situation. I started applying for jobs locally like school dinners but I was unsuccessful. Then she went through my cv and I sold my self as unable to do anything, but out of the cv she said you have a multitude of skills going to waste here Sarah, I can see you have an artistic flair and you have customer service experience, jewellery security, repairs, fully qualified hairdresser and you design hair flowers as a hobby. Have you thought because you don't drive and you need to be local for your daughters how about the NEA new employment allowance, which is you set up as self employed we help you with a business mentor and you will get a small weekly payment to help you out. You are able to start earning straight away, what about using your hairdressing skills. I can see you have cosmetic make up and manicure city and guilds too and it says you have worked before doing wedding hair and make up would you consider this as a career. You would choose your hours to weekends to work around the children make the hair flowers and do the hair and make up, this idea seemed ok I decided to look further into a pop up salon and as I was weighing up the pros and cons I said I think I would need something else to make up the money through the week I would rather go down the road of designing the wedding hair flowers as I also paint jute bags so I can have seasonal products to work on. I set up Fascinating flair to sell my designs all year round as most of the products I make are seasonal inspired like, Christmas jute bags, Christmas sacks and PE bags. Then came valentines, mothers day and Easter so I was busy creating and selling my art. At Christmas time I was told my drawing were good why not try a digital tablet join adobe and illustrate. My husband though he had left decided he would buy me the tablet to draw with and that's how I started to illustrate and put it onto products, on paper it looks like I have my fingers in too many pots and I've got too much going on when really I am just skimming on the top of the water trying to find the right product to sell. So for now I am designing beautiful hair flowers for weddings, drawing and putting my art onto products. At the bottom are some products I have designed through out the year of 2015 so far. If you want to take a look at more of my products you can find me on Facebook and twitter at fascinating flair. I have merchandise stores associated with www.redbubble.com/people/designsbysazyb my profile is Designsbysazyb and also on stores.clothes2order.com/fascinating-flair/.
Monday, 25 November 2013
I decided to set up another craft swap among the crafting community on instagram called Vintage home swap people with different Crafts was paired up with a partner and made and bought things for their partner with a vintage home theme we had lots of fun shared our makes on the #vintagehomeswap on instagram here are the photos of everyones swaps who joined the group. Im hoping to host more swaps this one is my third one ive hosted tho i have taken part in many more hosted by others and made new friends across the world it really is nice to take part maybe you want to have ago come join us on instagram im @Sazybsarah. :). thank you for reading xx
Thursday, 23 May 2013
A year ago i was awarded an ipod for great sales , i am an avon rep , and a designer , the ipod was engraved with avon believe on the back it arrived 4 days before christmas in the post i was looking at this parcel thinking i havent bought anything what could this be , my children always stand at the side of me shouting open it mum i want to see , when i did open the package my children was jumping up and down , mums got an ipod omg that is awesome , it eventually.sunk in it was mine and like my children i was jumping for joy so funny and exciting , well i joined twitter and started to make friends with crafting people we would share our designs , they was tweeting about a craft swap hearts i asked what it was and they said you should take part , yoy email the craft magazine your name address and twitter name tell them your likes your dislikes and your craft depending on what the theme is your paired up with a swap partner and you make them a gift out of your craft and include a bought gift , so i did this , i have done 6 in total , i then was introduced to instagram by my now twitter crafting family , everyone was sharing pictures and i was interested to download the app and have ago , afew of the twitter family joined me and i was hooked on it , by then the ipod was now in the hands of my daughter and i had a new phone to use , on instagram i was seeing people i followed sharing pictures of craft and gift swaps i eventually joined and have taken part in three with the lovely jackie @hunnypoyhouse she organises circle swaps you are paired up with a partner but recieve your swap from another partner hence the circle , i also did a birthday swap with my twitter friend nicola we sent each other birthday themed gifts , i love doing swaps so much and sending craft gifts that i decided to set my own up they are sazybcraftswaps , the first one was pretty flowers all in a row , there was 12 including me who signed up and i paired people up with different craft talents to make it more fun , what i asked was out of the craft that they specialised in they make somthing to do with flowers , then buy two token gifts in flower themes and make a greeting card , it was lovely to see the different things people made xx i was paired up with karen shes a proffessional quilter made me a beautiful cushion and sent with it a pretty cup.and saucer with flower detail and a heart floral hook , and i hand painted a large jute bag and a little picture , bought a floral mug and flower candle , it was a great swap thank you all who took part .
Saturday, 6 April 2013
I'm here to blog about my Easter Swaps I took part in on instagram , they was set up by the lovely Jackie @ hunnypothouse
#springmakesmesingcirlceswap this is how it worked because the swap is a circle you send a gift to a different person and you receive a gift from someone else I was paired up with the lovely Vicky , who I already knew from twitter so it was a pleasure to send her the gifts , the rules are you can make or buy up to 7 items along the theme spring and you don't let that person know they are to receive gifts from you its like secret Santa , they send spring gifts to another person and so on and we all open on the reveal day , my swap came from the lovely Emma and her gifts to me was lovely but I was naughty and opened before the reveal date oops ! , so here's what I sent to Vicky
I've met some nice friends joining in with these to swaps and my ig followers has increased by joining the swap so id like to thank Jackie for all her hard work picking the partners xx .
Monday, 4 March 2013
So the swap theme was gingerbread man and i signed up without thinking about what i might make , then realized oh no what do i know about cooking ginger breads i burn things so i don't do baking the hubby does cooking cakes and things with the children as i am totally rubbish at measurements ,and timings , so what do you make for a craft swap that involves the theme ginger bread ? .