15/12/2011

Crafts & Grumpy Verse #Handmade #Folksy

No particular theme today just fabulous crafts for you to gaze upon and enjoy. Oh and to help with any gifts still needed. Can you believe it? 10 days to Christmas Day. AAAaaargh!!!!!! Anyone else panicking yet? No? Well you should be, if not for yourself, then for me. Tee Hee! Not really panicking at all, that got you going didn`t it. Just trying to inject a little humour, that`s all.
Yesterday I babysat my youngest grandson while his mum worked. We had such an exciting time... going to Sainbury`s and Aldi, followed by the local veggie shop. We really know how to live, it`s just non stop fun and excitement here you know. In between though we had lunch and read some books. Bless him, he`s so good, doesn`t make a fuss at all. He did ask to go to the city, so I promised that we would go tomorrow. Which actually is quite heroic of me as I am trying to avoid the place with the manic crowds and long queues everywhere.
Have you noticed that in the papers they keep saying that the High Street is dying? Maybe if they separated the tills so the queues looked manageable they would keep more customers. The sight of a long queue snaking way back has me dumping my prospective purchases and leaving the store, preferably for one that wants customers. And maybe even likes them enough to provide staff for old fashioned customer service.
Bit of a hobbyhorse of mine that. Did you notice?
I think I`m getting less patient with some things as I get older and queues in shops are one of the main things. I`m the irate customer demanding to know why they have all those tills if they don`t bother to open them. Just avoid me, or better still add your voice to mine. Yay!!
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

Have you braved a city recently?
They can`t call us customers, decently.
Customer means service we don`t get
in case you hadn`t noticed it`s a pet
hate of mine that they don`t seem to care,
after all, aren`t we always there?
They used to want customers to call
and most often would almost fall
over themselves to give us assistance,
sometimes irritating with persistance.
So what`s the standard reply today,
not on the shelf, we haven`t got it, they say.
No one says, I`ll go have a look,
that would be better, in my book.
Instead you`re lucky if they speak at all,
that`s why shops are riding for a fall.
Have you been glared at for interrupting chat?
Whatever they are paid for it`s not that!
Now I feel mean because they aren`t all the same
to some it`s so much more than a game.
There are the few who go out of their way
to really help and make your day.
It`s a shame they are so few and far between
and that`s if they can even be seen.
So shops need to pull up their socks,
else they`ll no longer see customers in flocks!


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Sandra June Originals. Muranomagic.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Ellie`s Treasures. Buttercup Boutique.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Lynwoodcrafts. Bloomin Gorgeous.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Leanne Woods Designs. Abyjem handcrafted jewellery.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
SMOKING PEN PYROGRAPHY. Hollowbourne.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Glitzy Glass. OddSox.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Paul Bailey`s original watercolour landscapes. DIGGI WOODTURNING.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Talulah Blue. Handmade by Edwina.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Both by UniquelyYours.

Hope you enjoyed todays wonderful display of crafts displayed here for your delectation. The grumpy ramblings are at the thought of going into the city tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

8 comments:

  1. Ha ha, I know just how you feel. I hate shopping now.

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  2. Thank you so much for featuring my little stag hanging decoration. Some lovely picks you've chosen for your post.

    Elaine, Ellie's Treasures

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  3. Thanks for the comments. These days i`d rather be at home crafting.

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  4. Thank you for including my little diary. I know exactly how you feel about the shopping, the poor hubs refuses to go with me now because he thinks I'm an old misery, I'd just like to not be pushed out of the way by a shop assistant on her way to lunch thanks very much:)

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  5. Thanks for putting my little santa monkey purses into your choices today, much appreciated. I have to admit to being a grumpy shopper around this time of year - too many crowds and not enough helpful shop assistants. Having said that though, I'm now off to the Post Office where we have one of the most helpful chaps at the Pay & Go machine - so patient and always smiling - so it's not all bad :) Shaz x

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  6. lovely choices, that sculpture is amazing!

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  7. Couldn't agree more, Linda. Really pleased it's not just me ! Thank you for including my Bottle Stopper
    Roy

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  8. Lovely post Linda
    I dislike shopping so much I do it as little as possible. A kind friend braves the PO for me!I am a confirmed internet shopper now!
    Edwina

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