Saturday, 26 April 2014

Parisian Collection

With all the rain this week and not being able to get into the garden I had no excuse but to start my Parisian Collection. Something magical about Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysee, Notre Dame, hidden gems of boutiques in quaint Parisian streets.

Paris Pillow

Using the Eiffel tower as the A and this new fabric is just perfect for an idea

Not one to waste a scrap of fabric and adding an applique butterfly this beautiful clutch frame bag.

Then onto the jolly French chef aprons in classic black and red on crisp white fabric

Au Revoir for this week and back next week with a fun pillow for a family

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Spring? what a beautiful week

What a glorious week this has been, although cold at times in the most part sunshine, plants bursting into flower one of my favourite times of the year. Outside my sewing room window I have a flowering cherry and had the windows open this week and the room was bathed in a pink glow, so beautiful and makes me feel calm and full of inspiration.

Not too much wrong with my small world when nature can produce something so stunning.

On the making front tasks of finishing and planning, been laid low with the flu but got back into the sewing this week with some small nail file holders in pastel and brights not to mention animal print.

Fairy Tale Pillow 
Alice in Wonderland

I love these collage designs and complimented with the vintage style spotted fabric perfect for any nursery. Went against the white this time as felt this would hold up better with sticky fingers.

Thinking of Paris now so for my next project .......

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Bargain buys for Fairs and Poppies

Been busy in the garden this week as the weather has been so good, apart from the pollution levels which had me back on the puffers, all has been good but busy. Must admit the levels round here have not been bad at all but going just 15 miles up the A3 and all change, I suppose more cars, towns whilst we are in the country.

I find that having small ticket items at events is so useful as these can be the bread and butter of your stall and attract attention. My makes this week are hair clippie holders in the shape of flowers, simple but so pretty for a little girl's room. 

My stock take and sorting has been finished, never been this tidy on the stock front. Boxes labelled, spreadsheet of every item along with the box they are in. Website updated with oodles of more products and paypal checked and agrees with the website. Took longer than I thought it would, mainly because I went wrong part way through in such a muddle had to start over. Now have a laminate check list when adding new items or deleting sold ones. As I am now so tidy think of all the spare sewing time I have left.

The spare sewing time has been put to good use, having stashed this poppy fabric a while back, sourced some vintage style bronze bag frames and with a touch of black lace two new clutch bags appeared.