Monday, 31 August 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Craft Fair Saturday at Petersfield, Hampshire got set up early, as usual, this gives me time for a cup of coffee before the rush. Now that was where the problem started, no rush, no customers in fact very slow, which was a shame, did some good networking and had time to talk to the other stallholders. Picture of my stall, normally the stand is on the table but a bit too wide for this one, so thought safer to stand on the floor.

Megan (friend) collected all her wedding order, only 2 weeks to go and she is getting excited. Below is a pic of the finished wedding invitation and the order of service.

I have done a brochure which Megan is going to take to the florist when she drops off the petal baskets and keeping my fingers crossed they like what they see and may put some more brides my way.

Every year both Christmas and Birthday's I am tasked with finding gifts for my MIL's bff's. For their Birthday's this year I made a towel and flannel set with their initials embroidered onto the borders and now for Christmas. Joanna Sheens Country Diary CD Rom has turned up just in time, from one of the stationery designs I have made a box of notelets and envelopes, they all enjoy writing to friends and family so hopefully can put these to good use.

I plan to use some of her designs in fabric collage cushions and wall hangings later in the year.

Have a good week Ladies and remember to check out all the wonderful MMP blogs.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Show and Tell Monday

A new week is here, my last one was a bit hit and miss, started off well achieved a lot, then brought down to earth with a bump or should I say bug. Should have known after all the frenetic work I was doing last week. With all the resting finished off the wedding sampler, framed on Sunday, wrapped and ready to go.

Looks a simple design, I thought, but a lot of woman hours went into it. Must be mad but starting another design now for a birthday gift in October, this time to be made into a cushion.

Whilst I was ill watched a good film 'Wild Child' reminded me of my heady days at school, just as mad come to think of it, in fact very similar!!!!

Made another glasses case this pm, I am on a roll again! Will post off tomorrow.

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Monday, 17 August 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Happy week to everyone and don't forget to check out the MMP blogs for inspirational displays and tales.

Wedding week last week maid/matron of honour and bridesmaids bags with a heart sachet with their initials on.

A satin and lace lucky horseshoe for the bride to carry on her special day, I plan to gift this at her shower, although she knows I am making her one she has not seen it, so hopefully a surprise.

Rose Petal baskets, lined and edged with satin trimmed with pink roses and ribbon bows. The baskets were the brides choice a traditional English trug style, whitewashed.

Favours done, pretty rackets with a ribbon rose for the Ladies and boxes for the men.

The tooth fairy pillow is printed and finished, I am pleased with the result. The images came from Peerless Designs CD Rom 'Fairy Wishes'. A butterfly tag printed with the tooth fairy poem and a pocket made using 'the Fairy Queen' topper. The main picture is one of the scrapbook pages from the same CD.

I had planned to start my wedding outfit but found this overshirt cut out ready, so to clear the decks thought I would get this made first, the fabric is a cotton lawn, so nice and cool with a small pink and lilac rose print.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Where has July gone and I don't seem to have got much done the last few weeks, suddenly action stations the latter part of last week and this weekend. Some of you from Facebook may already have seen these makes and I am really happy with the results, I seem to have got my passion for sewing pretty things back got distracted with other craft but have drawn a line under that and returned to what I love best and I feel confident doing.

My neighbour (Carole) and friend inherited a bolster cushion from her MIL but did not have a cover to suit her bedroom.

Carole also wanted a gift for her Aunt at the end of the month, she loves pigs, so an applique cushion to make her comfortable in her chair.

Megan (another friend) and Richard are getting married in September, along with all her invitations, order of service, place cards, favours etc she wanted a ring cushion and a garter.

Still cross stitching her gift from us but did get around to doing her a wedding card.

Just the flower baskets X 4, 5 bridesmaid wrist bags and a satin and lace horseshoe as a personal gift from me to go.

And finally the 'main man' doing well, still on the medication but at just over 14 years, has now got a new lease of life, with his favourite toy!:

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