Friday, 27 June 2014

Animal keyrings

These are such fun, but so intricate to set up in terms of thread colours that these are the only ones I have managed.
I may have to return to them when I have more patience!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Black and white owls again

This seems to be becoming a recurring theme.  These black and white owls have a certain formality to them which I love.
I do enjoy playing with fabrics - I feel so blessed that I have this opportunity to do it.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Bibs restock

More of my embroidered bibs - another popular line.  Actually, these ones are not so much a restock as a finishing off of some which got abandoned part way!

There are such a lot of lovely embroidery designs out there - it has given me real pleasure to create these.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Slytherin purse

Those in the Slytherin house are often among the more wealthy families.  So perhaps they will have particular need of a purse bearing their crest!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Folk on the green

Rather belatedly I am catching up on posts about the various fairs I have been at recently.  There have been rather a lot of them - so much for my intentions last year to do one fair each month!

At the start of June I had a stall, for the first time, at Stony Stratford's Folk on the Green.  It was such a fabulous day that I really hope to be invited back again next year. 
From arrival to departure, everything was organised so efficiently.  We arrived to find our market stall erected ready for us, in a brilliant position.  It was easy to unload the car and get everything set up, and I was really pleased with the final appearance of the stall.
 We were on the street, near the end of the row but with a great view of the stage.  It was a real pleasure to sit and listen to great music all day, with a steady glow of customers.

Nearly £300 raised on the day - a fantastic total!  Thank you to all who helped organise it, as well as those who bought!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Spotty owls

These came from the second pack of fabric I treated myself to at Hobbycraft.  I couldn't help myself - the colours are just such fun!
Aren't they gorgeous?!

Hogwards pencil case

I know I will need to make more of these than I have already.  Unfortunately I had a bit of a disaster with the zip insertions, meaning that I need to go back and do a lot of tedious unpicking. 
I also want to make a variety of sizes of these pencil cases.  For now, the five I have will have to do.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

More corded purses from pockets

Another amendment in the design.  It is always fun playing with variations.
These are boxed purses, but with a buttoned flap rather than a zip.

Saturday, 14 June 2014


It has been interesting to see just how unbalanced the sale of keyrings has been.  I never expected to sell many of the x keyrings (!) but to find that A and S sold out so much more quickly than the other letters was a surprise.  Hence a restock.