Sunday, 29 May 2011

A new Venture

Not much achieved this week laid low with a tummy bug but gave me the chance to sketch some designs, pattern drawn up, fabric chosen and funky safari and teddy at the beach
dungarees are born:

I have been toying with the idea of adding a baby and toddler clothing collection, this fabric spoke to me and cannot even remember where I bought it. I hold my hands up and admit I have a fabric addiction, cannot walk past a sewing shop without a quick look, you never know what treasures may lurk behind the shop doors.

Disco Diva Teddy Trousers

Remember the 70's? and Abba? in pale blue and pink edged with broderie anglais lace a pair of Disco Diva Bunny print fabric, perfect for a Little Princess.

Next project some tutu style skirts, watch this space.

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Crafting Monday Blogs

Monday here again folks and after our fair last week I have not done much crafting so check out the crafty make blogs on 1st Unique Gifts
Make Mine Pink

I did finish a hand painted and machine embroidered picture which I made some time ago but never got around to framing, searching on my travels last week produced a frame I am happy with, used dark green mount to I hope set off the design:

I cut my own mounts but gave up picture framing a long time ago, cheaper I am sad to say to buy ready made. Last Christmas Lee (DH) bought me some Disney signature trading cards again have been meaning to cut the mounts and frame for my workroom, have had the frames standing in a corner since December so before too much more of the year has gone this weekend was D Day and they got done, all the measuring for the 2.5" x 3.5" cards takes some doing not to mention the mount cutting but am so happy with them and think they add something fun to my work room walls.

Have a Happy Crafting week

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Artisan and Spa Event

The day finally arrives up at 6:30 to put out road signs a last minuet shop, the hall starts to fill with stallholders and their goodies, the sun shines and the rain stays away. The footfall was no where near as good as we had hoped which was disappointing to say the least.

The best dressed stall was one by Sparkle Handbags with their beautiful display of bags and cheerful dispositions, they greeted customers and made them feel at ease.

Sparkle Handbags

Crafty Little Bookmarks

Soaps 4 You

Oils & Spoils

Claire Murray


Something Glassy

Monkey Matters

GJ Designs

Ditty Designs

Ann Fenton - Colour Me Beautiful

Little Hands and Feet

Therapy room

Along day hall cleared, home and unpacked a day of rest today (Sunday)

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Sunday, 8 May 2011

A New Venture

Monday again, where does the week go? could do with a few more hours in the day and days in a week but that is not going to happen.

No crafting from me this week as managed to slice the top of my thumb off with a mandolin, so careful when slicing the veggies but not enough care taken when washing up, thumb bandaged so well and so huge to be useless and my right hand as well!!! So what have I been doing? reading, going through my journals of ideas just generally chillaxing, in some ways this down time has rejuvenated me to start afresh, have a few ideas whizzing round with a slight change of direction but no more... you will just have to wait and see as the story unfolds, like a butterfly emerging from the Chrysalis into I hope something wonderful.

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Handmade Monday with Wendy at 1st Unique Gifts

Wendy organises this every Sunday without fail, thank you Wendy.

Inspirativity Artisan and Spa Event
Saturday 14th May
Only 6 Days to go

To make the event a bit more fun we are having a best dressed stall competition voted for by the visitors with a prize of a bottle of wine and a certificate to display with pride.

Have a good week crafting everyone.


Sunday, 1 May 2011

A Crafting Week

Yet another week has gone by and here we are in May, soon be Christmas in July digging out all the red and green fabric and card stock planning for the winter season ahead.

Back to this week mad some fairy sachets with a dainty fairy charm filled with rose pot-pourri.

Been planning my stall for event which is now only 13 days away, as I am only using a small table to make more room for our stallholders wanted to plan positions etc in advance, so as not to panic on the day. May make a few tweeks on the day but in general quite happy with the look.

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Handmade Monday by Wendy of 1st Unique Gifts

Just reminding you about a new forum called The Craft Plaza started with the aim to bring crafters in business together, the main part is for general viewing and after 20 posts you can apply to be upgraded to a business membership, where we will be having business talks, marketing ideas and more. This is not so much a social forum but geared towards the small business crafter and to promote British craft to the public.

Have a good week everyone and hope you all enjoyed the wedding.