Well, I did manage to stay awake all day yesterday, so I did get one glove knitted before going to bed. I'll do the other one today. As it was too dark to get photos last night, I thought I'd show you some of the gift sets we've got available at the moment.
For full details, go to www.ecoloopy.wikaniko.com and have a look at the gift section, or contact me. I have some new gift baskets coming soon, I'm hoping they will be ready by the end of next week. In the meantime, have a lovely day
The Pamper Hamper range has expanded to include a basket for men. I've used the last of the shirt to make the bag. I did buy another shirt to use, but Daniel has decided he'd rather wear it. I don't mind, it will be well used, and I can always find another one.
You can see the range of products available in the pamper hamper, and I've added a shaving oil. That means there is a full range of washing, shaving, and aftershave products.
You will find it listed here
This baby pack started life as a pretty dress, complete with petticoat and ruffles. I've used both layers int the make up of the basket, and used the ruffle too. It reminds me of the frilly baby pants.
This will hold the same items as all the other baby packs, but is definitely aimed at the little girls.
I have an appointment for a scan this morning, but all being well, this should be available in the shop later this afternoon.
This is the first of the baby hampers to be made, and I am so pleased with how it's turned out. The bag started life as a pair of child's swimming shorts, and a brushed cotton cot sheet. The bag is washable, and perfect for gifting and storing some organic baby goodies.
Included in the pack is a muslin square and one bottle each of organic bubble bath, baby lotion and shampoo/body wash. These will be available in the shop by the beginning of the week.
This one will be suitable for a boy or girl, although I have some more to make this week. As with most things I make, if there is a specific colour that you are looking for, please ask.
This little bag was made from the short sleeves of the shirt, the cuffs forming part of the channel for the cord. This time, it's only a small bag, measuring about 5" square. It's big enough to hold a selection of dog treats, and some poo bags, perfect to pick up as you leave the house with the dog.
These will be available this week, but today is a Bank Holiday and, as it's one of the rare Bank Holidays with sun, we are going out for a picnic. Hope you all have a good Monday.
As I don't have access to my photos, I thought it might be an opportunity to update you on the general day-to-day activities going on here at Loopy's Place. As a lot of you will know, I am trying to think of ways to keep busy and generate an income to support the boys and myself in challenging times. This will keep you up to date with all our activities.
General Family Life
Some may remember Daniel was having lots of tests done. The results have all come back normal, so we can stop worrying. He had been having fainting fits, and had bashed himself about a bit in the process. It seems it could be just down to his body not having caught up with the amount he has grown in a very short period of time. So far, there have been no more faints, but of course, we can always go back and get him checked if necessary.
Once we'd finished with Daniel, it was my turn. The doctor has thought I had arthritis in my shoulder, but the x-rays have come back clear. It seems it could be problems with my tendons, and I have an appointment with the physiotherapist to see if they can help. If not, it will be something I will have to deal with, which is very much what I've been doing for the last year or so.
The boys are coming into their final term at college for the year, which means only one thing-exams. Jonathan has already done his practical exams for science, for which he got a B. He's on course for completing his level 2 Bricklaying. Some of Daniel's assessments have been delayed due to the weather. Apparently, the plants don't like growing in the cold. He is on course to complete level 1 and has his place already reserved on the Level 2 course.
We have one more week before the boys go back to college and it will be a busy one. Clothes shopping for Jonathan, a wedding to attend, hopefully a day out, and skiing for the boys.
There has been a few new sections added since the beginning, and all being well, another section will be added from next week. As this site is a reflection of my home, some recipes are going to find their way in. At the moment, there will be recipes for smoothies and soup, both things I make a lot and are good for getting a huge variety of fruit and veg into the diet. The ones I add will be vegetarian, as that's what I eat. If anyone has any favourites they would like me to include, let me know. Your contributions will be acknowledge, accredited to you, and in token of my thanks, a small gift will be sent to you.
I have been busy behind the scenes with the media training, and have started delivering catalogues around our local community. I have had above average orders, for which I'm grateful, and repeat orders have started to come in.
A new Wikaniko website went live this week, so now is the perfect time to visit. There are 60 new products, so there are plenty of items to choose from, many at reasonable prices. As an incentive, Wikaniko are now offering a points loyalty scheme, perfect if you use eco-friendly products on a regular basis.
I've been trying out new things and you can find reviews and eco-friendly cleaning tips. I will continue to add to these sections over the coming weeks. Again, if you would like to submit your own reviews, I will happily add them to the page, along with acknowledgement and a small gift.
In line with the new launch, it is now easier to become a distributor. We are offering the following incentive for an initial 3 month period (if successful, it will be extended) :
You can register as a distributor, for £79. However – you do not have to pay that £79 until 6 months has expired, and only if you are happy to continue! Secondly, you do not have to pay the £3.50 monthly website fee for a full month after joining! In other words – you can join without having to pay anything whatsoever upfront, and try out our business for absolutely no risk! If you like it and want to stay, you can pay. The choice is yours. If you don’t like it, you can cancel your subscription.
More details can be found here
Well, I hope you found your way to the end. The post has come, and I have my supplies of new thread, and a new cable for the camera. I'd better go and test if it works, I have an afternoon out taking the boys to Rookie Life Guard and wool shopping with a friend who wants a new hobby.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
A slight departure from my normal sort of blogging, but I have started a new venture. Like many, I need to find ways to earn extra money, but I still need to be available when the boys need me. They may be getting older and more independant, but that doesn't mean they don't need a lot of attention from time to time. I needed to find something they could be involved in, something that could fit around our schedule, and possibly could be done from home.
I am hoping that being a distributor for Wikaniko, pronounced We Can Eco, will be the solution. It is a UK based company, supplying more eco friendly goods, and quite often at a reasonable price. The is a link on my Eco-Loopy page.
If any of you, particulary in the UK, are interested in environmental issues, and try to buy with this in mind, then please feel free to have a look. Your feedback will also be appreciated.
I have had a lifelong love of crafts which started with being taught how to knit at a very young age. It didn't take long to realise that great joy and satisfaction came from making things. Even now, I get a thrill seeing something that started just as an idea, becoming a finished product, whether I make it, or teach someone else how to make it.