Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #31: Luxury Mohair Hat and Scarf

It says Luxury Mohair on the brand label so that's what I called my hat and scarf set.
I didn't know how best to display the hat then I thought of the pack of balloons I have and luckily there was a white one. It makes a good hat model!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #27 My Pop up Shop was a success!

These are a few photographs of my pop up shop today at my home. A few villagers turned out and all bought something and we had tea, coffee and cakes. I just missed getting it advertised in the local paper but still sold three bags, four mobile phone sleeves and a flowered cushion!

My items looked so nice arranged around the house, it looked like a real shop and wouldn't they look good in a real shop too!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #19: I advertised my pop up shop today.

I have advertised today my Open House a Pop up Shop for next Saturday the 27th October 2012 starting at 10am until 4pm.

I want to sell my bags and crafts. I will be serving refreshments, delicious cakes, tea and coffee.
I advertised it in the local paper, Pirate fm, Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory, Facebook and Twitter.

I am going to give this a go and enjoy it and if no one turns up, it is in the depths of the countryside and people may not have the money to spend, I will have an extra clean house with lots of lovely cakes to eat on the bright side.


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #18: Back of rug and art gallery photos.

This rug is neatly finished off and would make a good buy for any one who wishes to purchase it, if I decided to sell it! 
Backing on Rug.
I went to Falmouth and in the library upstairs is an art gallery and on display on walls and floor was surrealist art and this colourful item caught my eye. Also the lady with the birds in the Polly in Falmouth  a mixed media crafts.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #17: Rag Rug Completed.

Completed Rag Rug
I will stitch a hessian backing to this rug. It is colourful and I am really pleased with it. I am glad I made it, It took a while but it was worth it now its finished. It is a unique rug just the style I like and cost hardly anything to make!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #16: Only eight more rows to do.

I only have eight rows now to do and to put a backing on it. I have forty hooked strips in each row and there are fortyfour rows. I've used nineteen t shirts so far.

Now that I know how much material I need the next time I would get the amount required first and if using t shirts cut seams then strips see the colour order I want to use then start hooking. I would be better organised.

Coloured strips.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #15: Three quarters completed.

Reached over half way today.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #14: Adding another colour.

  I will add the colour pink to this rug next. I have all the colours now if I have enough t shirts or I may probably get a few more with slightly different colours.

Adding pink next.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #13: Added more rows.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #12: More rows added to rag rug

More rows.

Blogtoberfest #11: More colours added

I bought a few more t shirts at a very reasonable price and cut out  a bundle of blues.
I didn't do any rows today I will do more tomorrow.

T shirts.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Blogtoberfest #10: Rag Rug and Doves

Three doves on our bird table.
 I have added more colour and rows and keeping colours in bundles to be organised and neat, ha! I am doing about four rows a day, it will take a little while but I am enjoying it.
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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Blogtoberfest Day #9: I bought t shirts and added more rows.

I found the colours  I  wanted  for my rug with  t shirts  I bought today for £1 each at charity shops.

More colours added.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Blogtoberfest Day #8: I've added a few more rows to my rag rug.

This rag rug cost me nothing to make, so far. I cut up old t shirts that I didn't want, the sack I've had for a while meaning to make a rug with it. Now I want to find more colourful reasonably  priced t shirts.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Blogtoberfest Day #7: I craft during the week and have weekends off.

I do my sewing making my crafty items during the week and on Saturdays I volunteer  in a charity shop. It's interesting  working there as  I am in charge of the shop for the morning. I vacuum and tidy and sort the donated items that people bring in while there and serve the customers.

On Sundays myself and OH go to a car boot sale.
Here are a few items I picked up today. Two pretty pictures and colourful cotton material and a bright yellow t shirt that I will cut up in strips for my rag rug.

Car boot finds.

 I have added a couple more colours to the Rag Rug

Rag Rug

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Blogtoberfest Day #6: I have started making a rag rug

I am making this rug for myself I am not selling it. I  did think of making one with strips cut from colourful plastic bags but I thought it would be easier to use colourful t shirts.
This is the start of the the first strip  it will be cheerful and colourful with lots of rainbow colours

Rag rug.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Blogtoberfest Day #5: The book I am reading at the moment.

I am enjoying reading this book  Life with the lid off  by Nicola Hodgkinson. I am a quarter of the way through so far.

It's about a newly single woman left with her three children to bring up alone.

She buys a gypsy wagon and a horse called Doris and moves to a cottage by the sea.

It is frank and moving true story.

 It was published in 2010 and  won The People's Author award.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Blogtoberfest Day #4: I made a cushion with a Halloween theme.

Pumpkin Halloween Cushion.
I appliqued pumpkins and a felt broomstick onto a striped cotton fabric.

It has Velcro to close on the back and the cushion measures 16" x 16"

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Blogtoberfest Day #3: Folksy's Monthly Craft Challenge

Some of the crafters who meet daily on the Folksy Forum Craft Talk have challenged themselves to make something every month. This month it is on the theme of Halloween. I have started to make  a cushion and have added pumpkins and a broomstick so far.

Here is a photo showing the planning stage!

Halloween Cushion

Tuesday, 2 October 2012