Sunday, 27 January 2019

Handmade Monday No. 111

Well it has been cold this week, not much in the snow department for us which is good but do not like this ice. Thank goodness work from home, see the neighbours cars driving out the road carefully and several that have slid not to mention people walking.

Been a busy week but do not seem to have a lot to show for it, waiting for some lace trim to finish a baby top but have finished:

Another reading pillow

With the remnants party bags

and a wrist key fob

Love to make but the photographs, loading onto the website etc is so boring.

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Until next week

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Handmade Monday No. 110

Well the year is zooming past again and seem to be very busy atm. My brain is full of ideas and have to keep jotting them down. This past week my feet do not seem to have touched the ground. Spent a boring hour in the garage waiting for the car, exhausted my new magazine and my eyes got tired from reading a book. Still all done.

Back to work another reading pillow this time a Fairy

Couple of driving test cards

Part way through another reading pillow, this time a giraffe not finished yet as the fat quarter I ordered was slightly narrower than I expected. Should have reads thre description, only have enough for the main front and one half of the back. Order placed for some more.

Had a yarn delivery on Saturday a baby DK with a shimmer. Working on the pattern again not completed but have mapped out enough to start the lower back. Just the top part with cable etc. Hope to have something to show in the next week or two.

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See you all next week

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Just another Handmade Monday

Heard the Bangles song on the radio now cannot get it out of my head!!!!

Been quite productive and busy this past week have made a couple of reading pillows

A Cute Dragon


Not wasting any of the fabric some wrist key fobs

A new venture not yet published on my site but some party bags

Plan to add some personalised ones and more ready made, hopefully in the next few weeks.

Had a letter from Ford the car has been recalled for some update to the software to do with clutch slip detection. I thought I was driving a car not a computer!!!! Can remember my first car a proper mini and knew were the important things were under the bonnet. Now? Give Up!!! Off to the garage on Tuesday.

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That's all for this week folks!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Happy New Year and WIP

Happy New Year folks, did you make any resolutions? I did not bother apart from tidying up my workspace when I have finished or cannot complete a project. Have also done a tick list for new products, so that I remember to add them where they should be.

Did a major stock take, had products that were on paypal but not on my site and had been sold. Products that did not appear any where apart from the boxes they were stored in. Got rid of a lot of old stock, the charity shop has done well. Had been uncertain about this latter step but now done feel so liberated and organised.

Planning what if any events I do for 2019. Will certainly do the local Christmas Fair in November but any others? at this point not sure. May do the Liphook monthly market, have a 4ft table and not do so many. Have signed up on the new Grayshott community website and will make full use of that.

New ideas this year include party bags both patterned and candy stripe with names embroidered on them.

WIP? A dragon book pillow. Embroidery done but ground to a halt as needed to order some lining cotton, fingers crossed that arrives on Monday otherwise will have to do some housework!!!!!!

Also have a baby jacket knitted up but need to get out my sewing machine and apply the patterned binding with picot edge.

Ordered some more A4 project boxes to keep everything tidy. Easier than plastic bags which slip and slide all over the place.

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See you next week