Monday, 12 May 2014

A week in the life of a crafter, a forgotten post

Oops forgot to post this last week must have been so wrapped up in all my chores but better late than never

Hit the ground running this week and along with cleaning, sewing and sorting out DH whose back is again playing up, hmpff! Plus had an event on Saturday to prep for, you know sort stock, stock list, load the car, props etc. Decided to give myself Sunday off to catch up on blogging Facebook and all the other social media I am involved in.

First make of the week a 'Stick Family Pillow Cover'

Something so simplistic about stick people yet fun and a perfect gift to give to a family who have it all, including the pet or pets.

Crown initial lavender sachets, these are a design from Sonia Showalter, one of her freebie collections, stitched onto soft white linen in muted shades, filled with lavender and fibrefill. Measuring approx 11cm square a perfect gift to give to say Thank You.

Pin cushions. Now being a sewer can never have enough of these but hey are also useful to store brooches and so pretty on a dressing table.

Heirloom Rose Needlebooks, have done a few of these before for gifts but decided to make to sell, again I think this design is so pretty and you do not have to be a sewer to own one. We all need repair kits in the home and this with some thread and needles can be a perfect gift or stocking filler, thinking ahead to the 25th.

Back to the monthly market it was fun and some lovely stallholders in the hall. Not a bad day and the sun making an appearance always helps to lift spirits. This month had my stall full of handbags from frame to shoulder, totes and more. Each month I try to go with different stock to up the changes and keep interest alive.

Finally but in no way least the new issue of Daphne's Diary is out, still in love with this publication and prepared to give up others to keep this one coming.

I love the way it is written exactly like a diary with so many interesting articles about antique markets visited around Europe, fun tales of home life and more.

1 comment:

  1. I love your stick family cushion, I can see them being very popular gifts.


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