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Magical Pom-Poms

Ta-dah! Today I spent the day creating tissue paper pom poms for around our fireplace. It is Ruby’s first Christmas and we want to make everything magical for her. Tissue poms are simple to make and look so beautifully abundant.
All in all – including tinsel and twinkle lights – this decoration only cost about £15 and an afternoon of making. The perfect way to decorate and to really ‘wow’ your guests!

I will post a little DIY tomorrow on how to make these wonderful pom-poms. I hope you are all well and getting ready for Christmas with your families.xx


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After it All

Hi all! Today I woke up with my usual “get up and go” mindset – rushing to make some toast and rushing to grind some coffee. (Although, with a hand grinder.. there isn’t really a “rush” mode..) and then I realised that stall season is over!! It’s been a wonderful time and the lead up to it was so busy/happy/exciting/stressful/exhausting. I love stall season but today  was a complete luxury to work with my online shop, answer some overdue emails and take a post office trip.

Let’s also talk about my messyla logo stickers! I absolutely love them but I really have to control myself to not stick them all over the house.. When I order online I always love when the envelopes are personalised with a label/stamp or the tissue paper is sealed with a logo label. So, I thought it would be a nice little treat to myself after my stalls. I’m sure all reading this get as excited by stationary as I do, so you will understand the delight of having stickers to decorate with! x



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Stall Preparation

Today I added the finishing touches to my stall for tomorrow evening. It’s my second stall and I’m really looking forward to seeing my lovely customers face to face, getting a feel for what is selling this Christmas and to showcase my hard work! Having a stall brings a range of emotions.. it’s exciting and enjoyable but it also sends my brain into overdrive with worry. I have no idea whether my items will be well received or whether I have enough.. or have I made to much? What if everyone thinks my things are rubbish?! What if 10 feet of snow falls during the night, meaning nobody can come and my little stall sits lonely? Eeek. It’s stressful. But I always tell myself to enjoy this time!

Overall, I am so pleased with my stock and the range that I am bringing along. A pretty selection of Christmas baubles and a brimming Christmas card stand were my top priority. From my first stall, I learnt that people like little £5 bits and pieces, so I used this info wisely! I’m also bringing along some stocking filler ideas and larger christmas decorations (wreaths and garlands).

I spent most of today tagging and branding. This is one of my favourite parts! I love consistently packaging my items with my new logo and a big roll of baker’s twine. (My idea of a fun morning).

An excited and nervous sleep will follow tonight, most likely where you have those terrible dreams that you turn up unprepared and in your PJs. But, with a little luck and hard work, I hope I have managed to create a lovely stall that people will love. And hopefully, people of Glasgow and beyond will have themselves a very Messyla Christmas. xxx



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Daily Life

Hi everyone! I hope you have all had a lovely week.  This past while has been jam-packed with deadlines, preparing for a few events that I just couldn’t say No to and tweaking the online shop with my new white board. (I know, I know. I told you all I was crazy and would end up changing the whole shop!)

Lots of deliveries and lots of wrapping using my new labels!! Little blue Messyla house logo labels for on envelopes and wrapping online shop sales. I love them! x

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What I’ve Been Working On..

This week has been a lot of styling and Christmas creating. I also painted the reverse side of my faux wall a mascarpone white.. which I am SO in love with. With the issue that now I want to re-photograph every single thing in my shop! Does anyone else get like this? I am such a perfectionist that after about three weeks I end up wanting to change every photo! Eeek!!

These new little mistletoe beauties are a real favourite of mine. I think they will look great on the Online Shop and also on all my lovely customer’s trees! x

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Friday is for Pin Cushions

New pin cushions have been added to the shop today.. perfect for those Christmas crafting weekends on the horizon! Friday, hallelujah! I hope you all have a great weekend. xx

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Christmas Wrapping

It seems that all my favourite Online shops have uploaded their Christmas decorations and goods this week. I am feeling a little festive! I felt my Messyla Christmas Shop was lacking in some gift wrapping goods, so today I uploaded these Bicycle Luggage Tags! Cute and wonderful for adding a little cycling to your Christmas wrap. What do you think? Available from the Shop this evening!


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