Friday, 9 December 2011

A bag I made today.

Cottage Garden
Pink Bag
A bag that's just the right size to swing on your shoulder and carry your bits and bobs. It has a roomy bottom gusset and a front decorative tab with magnetic fastening and button. It is lined in royal blue with pale blue pockets. The colour is a lot brighter than this it is the best my camera and I can do in the early evening. It is now sent off as a Christmas present to my sister-law.
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Saturday, 3 December 2011

My first craft fair

There was lots of interest some took a business card. Not a lot of sales. I would like to do another craft fair.
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

St Ives

Posted by PicasaI took a trip to St Ives yesterday It was cold and cloudy I took this pretty picture of seagulls.
  I enjoyed window shopping and wandering around the craft gallery I bought two pretty handmade pink buttons and had a pasty lunch.

Friday, 18 November 2011

CRAFTfest home page.

Take a peek CRAFTfest  26th 27th November all day !!!

   There are 175 craft stalls you can browse in the comfort of your own home.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Three more bags I made recently

Velvet Geometric
These are more bags to add to my stall for Craftfest!!!!

Shiny Green

Gold Leaf

Friday, 4 November 2011

Work in Progress.

This is a bag that I am making for my youngest daughter Fiona she chose the material when we had a look around the ABAKHAN store in Wales few weeks ago.

I hope she likes it. I just need to add the lining, strap and fastener. It has a lovely leaf pattern design on the fabric.

I am hoping to take clearer photos of my bags I have ordered a tripod, which should get rid of shadow, it was a lot cheaper than I thought.

Monday, 24 October 2011

My bag was featured on Foksy Friday again!

My bag Orange Flower was featured on this blog. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The man who played the wolfman came to call!

Spencer Craig and husband

We are in my daughter's and her partners house in Prestatyn Wales. Craig met this man Spencer Wilding at his job in a resort nearby and brought him around to meet us. He starred in the Wolfman with Anthony Hopkins. He said to google his name he told us he played a part in a Harry Potter movie and other films. He said is 6ft 7in on a good day Craig is tall 6ft 2in. We shook hands I asked to take this photo and my husband is sitting down in the background. 

Monday, 17 October 2011

ABAKHAN store in Mostyn Wales

Outside and under cover
Fabric Bundles

I am in Wales now seeing my family no sewing for nearly two weeks. Today we visited a ABAKHAN store in Mostyn a few miles away. I stocked up on rolls of fabric at only 60p a bundle and a bag full of cottons and buttons. There is lots of fabrics, wool, crafts, haberdashery and workshops.We enjoyed lunch there in the coffee house. It was a flying visit we will be back again soon for longer next time.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Altered the front of this bag

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

I made Christmas bunting

I made this bunting today. I will keep this for my home for Christmas. Now I can finish alterations on a bag and add it to Folksy and the CRAFTfest for November.
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

celebrate autumn colour

Celebrate colour link
Orange Patchwork
I got the idea for this bag when I noticed the vibrant colours on a CD cover. I loved the orange tones with dark browns and white. I liked the ethnic feel and tried to recreate it with this bag Orange Patchwork.

I used this bright orange curtain material and used double thickness I added rich dark brown corduroy patchwork. I made pockets which close with velcro and stitched them to the front.  The finishing touch is this metal and white button. The bag has a crisp green/white cotton lining with matching pockets. These colours remind me of Autumn.

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Choosing material for Christmas bunting.

I was looking through some material and found these pieces. I haven't made bunting before and would love to give it a try how exciting! It will so look colourful and festive strung along the mantlepiece this Christmas. I will have a go at making a table runner too, a first also.

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Two bags I added today to my Folksy shop.

Orange Bag
Brown Felt
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Thursday, 6 October 2011

A little shoulder bag I made today

Brown Pattern.
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A pouch and fabric stash give away.

 Over at Making Rebecca Lynne blog

 Rebecca  is giving away a fabulous pouch and a fantastic fabric from her stash to celebrate her getting to 55 followers. Please do pop over there and leave a comment. It really is a great give away!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I've just added another bag to my Folksy Shop.

I just added this bag with the lovely colours of grey to my Folksy Shop, it has altogther six pockets. I have added it too to my CRAFTfest stall on Creative Connections.

Grey Denim
I have a stall!!!!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Little purses for your loose change

I finished these little purses today and listed them in my Folksy Shop. These are just ideal to carry your loose change and or cards. I made one for myself too.
Five little purses for loose change and or cards.

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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Bought today at a car boot sale

I found a selection of squares in a bag of remnants and also pretty linings. I discovered a packet of spools among some haberdashery. I spied a pin cushion just what I need. I was going to make one, which I'd like to, but this saves me having to for the moment. I found this lovely thick wool cardigan and what a bargain. I bought a few buttons too.

I do  like a rummage at a car boot sale you can pick up some nice things.

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Boxes of stuff at the charity shop


These are the boxes of stuff that greeted me outside the charity shop today where I work on Saturday mornings. There are big plant holders, pretty flower wall plaques, glassware, sets of plates and circular brass mirror. There was even a bag of windfall eating apples. I shall enjoy the sorting and displaying them. A few bags of clothes were brought into the shop too while I was there. We get a lot of quality things donated sometimes new. Two boys came in and looked at games and racquets and picked a pair of online skates which we sold to them for only £1.00 they were pleased with their bargain! We sometimes have so much stock that we have to sell it cheaply.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Aztec Bag

Aztec Bag

This is a bag I finished today. I made it with a roomy outside pocket. It has a velvet trim on the top that I hand stiched on the inside and a loop fastener. It has a red button. It is fully lined with green cotton and two matching pockets A colourful and practical bag.
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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Photo Challenge 29 colour

I thought I'd photograph oranges as my last orange colour for the week. They are very juicy I will try one after this post.

Day 7 colour Orange.
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Saturday, 17 September 2011

More linings to my collection.

I picked up these few yards of linings today. This is my incentive to have another tidy up of my bag of linnings and maybe even buy a new container for them all.



Here are a list of stalls taking part.

It is the Creative Connections first online CRAFTfest on all today and tomorrow. I have a stall. I wonder how they will all do. There are lots of crafts to browse. 

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Photo Challenge 28 colour

This a  photo of  a bright orange excercise book I found in a charity shop. I photographed it on the counter that I serve behind one morning a week.

Day 6 colour Orange
An Exercise book
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