Friday, 1 April 2011

Giveaway!!!!

What an amazing week Elf has had!!! Got to over a 1000 fans on facebook. Thank you to everyone who helped and welcome to all my new fans. Thought id share with you how Elf began.
I started as a senior staff nurse on a busy surgical ward arrr!! Very stressful and rewarding but when it starts to effect your health it became to much.  We decided it was time to have a sister/brother for my oldest daughter the shock of our lives was just around the corner..... It was twins hahaha!! Id never even considered it, bit silly really as my Grandma had 4 sets!!! The girls arrived safely and are all gorgeous but i'm biased!! We are so lucky.
Anyway how did Elf start  I decided to take a 5 year career break from nursing to spend some time with my young family. With the pressure gone from my nursing career I decided to try some new crafts. I've always been quite crafty enjoyed painting and tried various arty things over the years. I then went on a felt making course and became addicted!!!!
I love how you can make so many different things with it from tea cosys, bags to jewellery. My favourite element is needle felting its so clever how you can go from wool to a little sculpture. Gerty was made like this above.

I've got so many ideas for little characters but the problem with felting is the length of time it takes to create.  Thats when my second addiction started fabric!!! The mix of felt and fabrics really complement each other. Mr Elf treated me to a fandangle sewing machine with freestyle attachment this has opened another element to Elf, from stitched tea towels, pictures to little badges.
The twins started school in January, where did that time go.. It was time to decide ELF or nursing it wasnt a difficult decision as I love creating. I've had so much support from everyone I thought what've I got to lose. So here I am, busy as a little bee with quite a few stockists and all you lovely people following and supporting me. My new career its quite daunting considering present climate but im going to go for it and if it doesnt work out then i've tried my best and ive got nursing to fall back on. I do keep saying what recession i keep spending tehehe and hopefully everyone else will to.......



Right as a  little celebration i think we need a giveaway. You dont need to do anything just post your name underneath.  I've decided to do 2 giveaways the first is one of my best sellers an Origami brooch and the second is a bunting kilt pin these seem to have gone down very well on facebook. I will draw the lucky winners out on weds 6th april.

Thank you all so much again for following hope i've not bored you to much tehehe!! Have a lovely weekend and good luck!!!!

Jo xx

33 comments:

  1. Lovely blog! Hugs from Louise @ Paper Panda :) xx

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  2. Just lovely from Louise @ The Little cupcake Tree. x

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  3. WOW congratulations on the 1000 likes. Fiona @BeaDazzling

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  4. Lovely to hear more about your background Jo, and congratulations on such a lot of fans and supporters! Would love to enter your giveaways, my fingers are crossed:) Jenny x

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  5. Love reading your history, just lovely. Isabel @Bella's Crafts

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  6. What a lovely blog, I am loving your felt creations, and it's nice to learn about the people behind the blogs :) well done xx

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  7. What a lovely story you have beind your page xx Kira Bennett xx

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  8. Congrats on getting to the big 1000 honey, we must do tea and cake soon xx

    Sara x

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  9. Congrats in reaching 1000 fans ....plenty more to come I'm sure :) xx

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  10. Well done on reaching 1000. x

    Sam @pantsandpaper

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  11. ooh lovely bloggy wog!!!

    love Joe Hare aka Knitty Joe x x

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  12. Hello Jo, what a lovely story behind the business, you are an inspiration to those of us who just aren't brave enough yet :) Many congratulations on the success of ELF, and may it grow and grow in stature xxxx

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  13. Hi, such lovely creations, I love looking at your page just to make my day a little bit brighter. Claire Lefevre x

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  14. Fab blog and love your things they are beautiful

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  15. Hi Jo, Lovely start up story x

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  16. hello ((waves)) what an inspiring story, keep up the good work. x x

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  17. Love your items, follow them on facebook and have now followed you here.

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  18. Fabulous blog.... you have amazing items.. love them all.. Well done and keep it up! Zoe from Zebedeez gifts and crafts xx

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  19. Love your blog, and twins are great, we have 2 in our family, my big bros are twins and my cousins are too. xx Kara xx

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  20. What a lovely blog! Always enjoy seeing your new creations on Facebook! xx

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  21. Lovely blog........congrats on 1000

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  22. Great story! Look forward to reading more....

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  23. You definitely made the right career choice, your eye for colour and detail is excellent. Your details have been passed to my husband for any future gift requirements I may have (you have to give them a nudge in the right direction!!! :D LOL ). Kelli Doherty-Green from Cupcake Delicious :)) x

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  24. lovely stuff hope to get some soon xx

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  25. Big congrats on your 100 fans, thats awesome and i enjoyed reading your story xoxo

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  26. Please enter me into your giveaway, I follow you on facebook and didn't know you had a blog :-)

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  27. Thanks again for my lovely Gerty :)
    Kirsty @ Hattie Willow xxx

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