Sunday, 30 June 2019

Handmade Monday #133

An odd week weather wise warm on some days then so humid with thunder storm and needed the lights back on! Typical British summer that we have grown to expect. On the plus side the garden shrubs are growing at a rate of knots and looking so good.

Back to a daily life for me:

Sunday 23rd

Updated and published my blog, long overdue and had not realised how long I had been awol. Must do better!

Made up the finger rosaries today and happy with how they turned out. Plus started some of the rosary mini zip bags.


Monday

Dreaded housework part 1

Tuesday

Trip to M & S food, spent too much but that was DH's fault. Farm shop on the way home for some plants.

Wednesday

Housework part 2, still hate it!!!!

Thursday

Finished the rosary mini bags



Friday

Free standing lace cross bookmarks. A 50th anniversary gift and card which I cannot show yet see Handmade Monday #136



Saturday

Photography and blog update, so hot today so did not do much of anything.

Sunday

Blog publish

Looking back did not do much at all last week, did spend a lot of time in the garden, planting etc. Need to water the pots twice a day atm. Off for a relaxation day.

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Sunday, 23 June 2019

Handmade Monday #132

A three week break and have been sorting my craft supplies, done about 15% and still a long way to go. Plus my mojo went AWOL. However, on Monday the 10th, did masses of cutting out as on my sort found some fabric I had forgotten about. Stags, foxes, hedgehogs and fairies. 4 tote bags, 4 clutch frame bags, 2 make up bags, 5 lavender sachets. Not to forget 2 children’s skirts.

On Thursday started sewing and finally by Saturday had a lot to show for a few days enjoyable work.

TOTE BAGS






CLUTCH FRAME BAGS




MAKE UP BAGS




LAVENDER SACHETS



SKIRTS FOR 2/3 YEAR OLD






Met up with a dear friend for coffee Tuesday 11th and talking to her my thinking changed. She is at a crossroads in that her website has been closed and she now can make decisions as to what is next. I suggested to take her time and enjoy the freedom making decisions when she is ready. I decided to follow my own advice and do things that bring me joy, are not a trial. Creating makes me happy but have always set myself deadlines which make me stressed. It is okay to step away and enjoy life as it is now, in this moment. DH has long been at me to do what I want to do, not what I feel I should do. I digress slightly in that having this new outlook I have achieved more than I have for a long time. Next week may take a break either way I will go with the flow.

Made the decision to give up on events apart from the 1 local one I have been doing for years. Then saw a post on Hampshire Crafters on FB that a lady is looking at renting a pop up unit in a local Farm Shop only about 3 miles away. Have requested more details and will see costs etc and if I am accepted. Update application form sent off, not sure I will get in as noticed contemporary and not really contemporary, will wait and see.

Well that is it for an inspirational and productive week, let’s hope many more to come.


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Sunday, 26 May 2019

Handmade Monday #128

Another week and just seen a Grinch post only 31 weeks until Christmas, just saying lol.

What a beautiful week with the weather, have done a lot of gardening. My DH keeps coming up with projects that inevitably involve my input for the final touches.

Have managed to get some work done, my plan atm is to look at the fabrics I have and make something out of the whole length. Bought this linen effect bunny fabric a while back, cannot even remember what I was going to do with it. Have made 3 tote bags, so handy for the summer all lined.



With some fussy cuts two pretty little frame bags.



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Until next week, have a good Bank Holiday





Sunday, 19 May 2019

Handmade Monday #127

What a beautiful start to the week weather wise. did so much in the garden, spent money at the garden nursery. wisteria is now out and pretty shades of lilac and white.



Not doing as much making atm, mainly due to the fact that when I did a stock take and loaded all my products onto the Folksy shop. had a shock as to how much I had in stock. Wanted to use up some fabric I have had for a while and made 3 herb oven mitts and 1 tea cup one.





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See you next week





Sunday, 12 May 2019

Handmade Monday #126

Another week has gone and ever nearer Christmas, lol. Did do some sewing and pack the car for an event, more about that lower down.

The first creations were some Bee skirts, made from strips of fabric. with a happy bee applique design to the centre left.



Have a stash of vintage linens and doilies, been meaning to use for a while. Bought them at a vintage fair then put in a box and promptly forgot about the. Still have plenty plus vintage linens that I plan to use up mainly in a boho chic clothing range.

A doily pansy top/waistcoat was born. The blossom fabric gave a good base using my own drafted pattern. The pansies were a trim round some of the doilies and felt they looked better as centre pieces. Took an age to remove them all from the centre piece but got there in the end.



Had an event yesterday, only sold 1 card in the morning. Exhausting and soul destroying. Have cancelled the next 2 bookings and would rather stay home and promote. On a plus note heard from the good local one and booked in for November.

Today helping DH dig a path out round a bed, well I will be standing on the hose and supervising.


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Have a good week x


Goddess Day at Folksy

The theme for the Sunday 12th May is 'Goddess' have a a couple of cards and an embroidered bag that fit the brief.




All in my Folksy shop

Next on the list:

Wednesday - Swallows
Friday - Unicorns



Monday, 6 May 2019

Bluebirds and Blossom

Dainty bluebirds with a pink blossom stitched onto silver Fairy Frost fabric or pearl leatherette. Perfect little gifts all in my Folksy shop showcase.