Thursday, 23 June 2016

Owl bags again

These have been selling very well.
I have a feeling it won't be long before I need to make more.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Pucker up

I think I liked this applique more in theory than in practice.  I've not, as yet, sold any of the bags made from it - I am reserving judgement.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Pink bunnies

This is another new pattern for these applique bags.  I only managed to complete one version, but it looks cheerful and fun, I think.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Be yourself

Another fun slogan.  This one reads, "Always be yourself.  Unless you can be Batman.  Then be Batman."

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Mark my place

These owl bookmarks are a firm favourite.  A run on myh bookmarks left me needing to restock, and these were the first I completed.  I have ten different patterns and made four of each design.  That should keep me going for a while!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Excuses, excuses....

 I love the slogans on these bags.  There are in fact three variations - this current selection only shows two.

The third variation is, as you may have guessed, "You're not really drinking alone if your dogs are home".

The slogans cause plenty of amusement to those who read them.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Return of the owl bags

I had great success with these when I first made them.  A return has been a long time coming - they are quite fiddly to make.  However, if sales this weekend are any indication, these bags will remain on my list for some time to come.  This little fellow has already sold, but I still have a few others left.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A sign of God's love....

I have been making these hearts for a while.  After the first of session of a teaching series at our Church by Chris Duffett, I decided that I would give these away at future events.  This basket is a reflection of that decision.  I hope to have some as gifst at future events, as long as I can keep up with demand.  So far at the two events at which I have offered them, they have been very positively received.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Dr Who?

Yes, Dr Who!
This bag was pleasing to make - I enjoyed raiding my fabrics for various shades of blue.  I made two of this style - and both have now sold, so it is a design I need to remake and to try to keep in stock, clearly,.  One of them was bought for a gift for a teacher - something of which I fully approve!

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Stony Stratford Folk on the Green 2016

This is always one of my favourite events.  It is a day full of music, laughter, good company and good sales.
We arrived in good time, but setting up in the rain is never fun. Nonetheless, we got it all done in good time - but I was already very wet after the initial set up.
Fortunately our stall neighbours commented how useful a tarpaulin was in these situations - and even more fortunately my husband managed to buy one from a local hardware shop.  We blessed that tarp all day!
The rain was intersperesed with sunshine, and the temperature remained warm throughout.  The people were their usual friendly selves.
 The music was good, and the food delicious.  I particularly enjoyed the strawberries and cream with the addition of meringue - strawberries and cream never tasted so good!
 The rain did fall...

and fall...
and fall....
This last shot is of a neighbouring stall, its awning weighted down by rainfall.  This after the rainwater had been twice cleared by a very lovely crew member.
Despite the rain, it was a good day with excellent sales.  We felt so sorry for the bands and the organisers, dealing with the worst of British weather.  We were not disappointed though, and fully intend to return next year.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Pocket purse with feature button

 This style of pocket purse is a firm favourite at my sales, and one I have been making for quite some time now.  It is a great way to use up interesting pockets, following the shape of them to cut the fabric.  I recently bought some buttons from Hobbycraft and decided this would be a good way to feature them.
What do you think?

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Perfect poodles

This is a new applique for me, and one which was fun to sew - if a little time consuming with fiddly cutaways and two different fabrics.  The finished effect is pleasing, and I am looking forward to remaking it in different colourways.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Harpenden Carnival 2016

This was such a great day, just as it was last year.
What made it great?
  • Fantastic organisation.
  • A (mostly!) sunny day.
  • Great footfall.
  • Plenty of stall space.
  • Wide variety of stalls.
  • Fabulous sales!
See you again next year, Harpenden!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


I think this must be an Ollie rather than a Lollie owl. 
Definitely male, and very sure of himself! Ollie does have a soft heart, despite appearances though - he is pure cuddle material!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

A bundle of backpacks

Rather than spreading them out as separate posts, here is a "group shot" of my latest backpacks.

All have different trims, and I enjoyed placing jeans pockets as well.