Saturday, 12 December 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Speak to all soon promise.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
l have also made some bunting using this blog as inspiration- l thought l could decorate my stands with it. knowing my look this will be the only thing to sell and its not even for sale.
Its Jean for Genes day at school tomorrow so l'm off to try and get into mine.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
It is 3 weeks tomorrow so l will need to burn the midnight oil the next few weeks.
The craft fair is in Salford Museum in Manchester which is about 15mins from me.
Anyway in preparation of this l have been look at ways to personalise some items and have found this article which l wanted to share.
“TYPEWRITTEN FABRIC LABEL”
Published by Karyn
I’ve been toying with the idea of having labels made for years, but haven’t gotten around to doing it. Adding a personal label to some of my holiday gifts was something that I thought of in the last days before Christmas. There was no time to order printable fabric sheets (that I now plan on ordering for the shop) or even iron-on transfer paper.
I pulled out my beloved Underwood Portable typewriter and some large scraps of cotton muslin and typed right onto the fabric! If I had planned more carefully, I could have done sweet individual messages to each gift recipient. Alas, this year it will be the same heartfelt message to all.
In order to feed the muslin fabric into the typewriter, I folded it around a piece of copy paper. Ironing freezer paper onto the back of the fabric would have been another way to accomplish making the fabric stiffer, but I didn’t have any at home that night. Once the fabric is fed into the roller, then you just type away! I really love the feeling of typing on a typewriter and especially the ‘clacking’ sound.
To heat set the ink on labels, I ironed them for a few minutes. The labels went on items that are never going to be washed, but I still wanted to do my best to make them as permanent as possible. I had some leftover labels that I threw in the wash out of curiosity. The ink faded slightly from the washing, but is still visible. The idea that the label may fade over time, is actually appealing to me.
Sewing the labels was simple, I used a small zigzag stitch around the outside edge of the label to secure it in place. I really adore them! I’ve decided to add a label or message to as many of my makings as possible from now on. Tiny details can add so much delight to a handmade item.
l just thought this was a effective and simple way to add a nice personnel touch what do you think?
Thursday, 17 September 2009
So l have decided that l'm going to treat myself -hah- to a new Cath Kidston bag so watch out DH because he will be paying.
Monday, 14 September 2009
We did manage to get away at weekend to VANFEST which is a must for any VW enthusiasts.
The weather was fantastic all day but the evenings were a little cold - winter is on its way.
Still no camera so pictures we have none Sorry.
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
l have been inspired by both my holiday in Cornwall and the new books l have already raved about and come up with the Beach Hut pictured below. The first of these will be on their way to a new shop opening in Devon along with a few other goodies.
Over the last few months l have been very lucky to have been approached by a number of shops with a view to supplying them and it has given me quite a boost.
These outlets for my crafts also mean l can create things that normally l wouldn't try and l gain feedback positive and negative.
l would love to open a shop myself but then l wouldn't have time to craft which is what l love so at the moment l feel l have the best of both worlds - a few sales and crafting.
Well back to work as orders don't get done whilst blogging.
Hope you all are having a good day and the kids are back at school tomorrow so more me time.
Monday, 31 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Friday, 7 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
l've decided that next year l am going to enrol in surf school, l heard on the radio that a man of 72 had been on a board but as OH said it didn't say he was in the sea just on a board.
My only purchase is this picture which reminds me of us in our van - l purchased another last year- another collection is forming.Well l'm off to paint some hearts now and l'll be seeing them in my sleep at this rate.
Will photo my blanket later, its coming on albeit a little slow.
Friday, 24 July 2009
We're of to Cornwall for a week.
The wool l ordered arrived yesterday so l'm taking it with me to start on my blanket - Pete just pulled a face as another hobby arrived, just wait till winter when l'm all wrapped up who will be jealous then ?
l'm not planning to blog or create while l'm away but l'm sure l will buy some stuff for when l return. Fingers crossed for a bit of sun and lots of rest.