Monday, 29 October 2012

Christmas Decorations

Since I committed to a couple of craft fairs before Christmas, I decided that it was about time I made something seasonal.  Tree decorations have been my first attempt.

The circular shape was a great idea and worked well up until the point where I turned then right side out and filled them.  Sewing up the final seam proved to be a real pain and, even after the eighth one, I still had real problems getting the curve to look tidy.  All in all, I don't think I'll be making any more of them.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

"Moo", said the Cow

After running out of ideas, I asked the kids what they would like to have on a little purse.  8yo's suggestion was a highland cow, a suggestion that I initially thought was too difficult to reproduce on such a small scale.  I gave it a try though, and managed to at least make it recognisable.

Unable to think of a complementary design for the reverse of the purse, I went for a literal translation and put the back of the cow on the back of the purse!

Happy with the result,  I then followed it with a sheep purse.  Perhaps we will move on to the rest of the farmyard at a later date.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Kindle Cases

In an attempt to make up for the last month of silence, I will be posting entries to show you the work that has kept me away from the blog for so long.  Today it is Kindle Cases.

I have tried to theme the cases towards books, one on Pride and Prejudice, one on Alice in Wonderland and the last one on books in general.  This is something that would appeal to me as a buyer and I have not seen it done elsewhere.

As you can see from this photo of the backs, I have tried to incorporate detail from within the books.

Where have you been???

Oh no, despite my best intentions, I haven't posted to this blog for a month now!  In my defence, I have been ridiculously busy all month but now that October is almost over, it is time to get on with the blogging.

My most exciting news is that I have a stall at my first craft fair next Saturday (3 Nov).  I will be at the Washington Arts Centre from 10am to 3.30pm and am hoping for a good turn out.  We did a mock up of my stall layout last night and this was the best version that we came up with.

I like this look, but it also incorporates most of my stock.  If I am really lucky and people do buy a decent amount of my items, I have nothing to put in the empty spaces.  So I have decided that I will try to make a substantial amount of additional stock in the next week so that I have some flexibility.

My 12yo will be my assistant on the day and is taking her role very seriously.  She has now written me a number of lists to keep me in line.  I am very lucky to have such supportive family who are helping in every way possible, now I just need to sell, sell, sell!