Sunday, 24 February 2019

Handmade Monday #115

Bride and Team Bride Hen Party bags launched

Party Bag

Reusable face scrubbies

 Make Up Bag

Eye Mask


Lemon baby diamante bow hat and bootee set

Lemon beanie rose hats

Ladybird cards

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Sunday, 17 February 2019

Handmade Monday No. 114

Been sewing this week and started off with a Ladies Shirt top, made in pale pink linen with a Designers Guild linen tea towel on the right side.

Bought these wood blanks a while back, got the acrylics out, set up the embroidery machine to stitch some lace wings and ended up with  a gathering of mini angels.

Some pretty pink wool turned into a hat with matching bootees 

Had enough left over on the ball to make 2 cute beanie style hats.

Now for the coming week have another ball of yarn on the go for more of the above but this time in lemon and have dug out some fabric and lace to make a pretty skirt for a 3 year old. Also have some plans for some tooth fairy pillows.

Currently jotting every new idea in one of my many notebooks, to ensure I never forget what I want to do. My head is full of ideas but getting older and need to have a written record.

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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Handmade Monday No. 113

Another handmade Monday number 113 where has the time gone. Thank you Julie for over 2 years of dedication to Handmade Monday.

This week have been working on more baby knits and considering colour schemes. Think may have mentioned this before but several years ago read an article about colours on websites. The advice was to stick to a colour palette throughout for the site and creations. Now I have not followed this but must admit am drawn to certain colours being pink, grey and white:

Love these colours as not a primary girl but pastels all the way. However also love the shades of the sea:

Must admit would be so much cheaper to stick to a colour palette and could buy more of the colours in this range. Instead of running out and then having to panic.

The article stated that you will get a following for those colours and having too many choices make's it harder for customer to choose. I do agree with this as a bit like an over crowded stall, with so many things to buy you end up walking away as cannot make a decision.

For me the New Year is sticking, within reason, to the above colour palettes. Will have to use up bits I have but in the case of wool can make more of these cute bow hats.

A mixed pink random wool jacket with ribbon wrapped edges. It does have my colours in it, so not all bad.

Some more bow hats, using up left over lengths of yarn

Have booked a stall for 3 events this year, may, Oct and Nov. Had not been going to do early in the year but got a round table for £6 and plan to use that to display the party bags and fillers and maybe have a mini sale of certain stock items. This is back to the Liphook Monthly Market but this will decide me if worth doing for another year. Keep going back because friendly, easy and a lovely bright hall. They just need to get a few more buying customer's in and not so many OAP's (which I am almost 1 before anyone shouts) who just come in for coffee and a chat with friends. Sadly they make a beeline for the cafe and ignore all the stallholders. Free to go in and may stop this if they charged but a community hall so hard to do.

Would love to organise a vintage and artisan fair in our local hall but know I am no longer up to it stamina wise. Due to meet a local crafter (met on FB) in Spring for coffee so may discuss with her, if could get say 6 of us to do together would be a lot easier.

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Sunday, 3 February 2019

Handmade Monday No. 112

Snow, snow and more snow, then the whole lot froze ready for Saturday morning. Stayed home and spent some time on my new project due to be launched mid-February.

Well I am on a roll my new organisation with the project boxes is working well as is my new planner.

Although not launched yet need to get some more sorted yet and fillers some party bags this time personalised with names.

Grown with love Greeting Cards

Diamante bow waistcoats and baby hats

Pattern cutting on the go now, an idea for the clothing range more to come on that in the next few weeks.

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See you all next week x