Friday, 31 March 2017

Another business set up!

 This is the first of the groups which Susan, the computer teacher at Utange Primary School, has helped to get going. The four ladies leading it are all parents of children at the school. They asked for the money to set up up group to make uniforms for the children at the school, and earlier this month I was able to get the money to them. They bought much of the equipment from the same place I used while out in August.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Bag from jeans top

This seems to be the bag most people think of when they are using jeans to make a bag.  It is a style I find quite difficult, not least because you end up attaching linking ant straps to the part of the bag which is thickest and thus hardest to sew through - the waistband.  This one turned out quite well, however.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sunglasses cases

It seems a strange time to be making sunglasses cases - but maybe now is the time people will be thinking about preparing for the summer. This style was so popular in previous years that I am already thinking I many not have made enough of them and should cut some more out...

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Revisiting old favourites

I've been remaking some items which had fallen out of stock.  These flower bags always go down well.  I have had fun playing with different colour variations, both in the flowers and in the strips used for the bags themselves.

As you can see, there has been some "remade fabric" in these.  I now collect the "ends" of strips, sew them together to make long strips and join these strips to make new fabric.  It's great to play with.

Monday, 27 March 2017

New publicity materials

Thanks to a very generous donation, I have just ordered a banner for this year's fundraising (and well into the future, I hope!) I took the opportunity to also revamp my cards and logo and to order some flyers for my latest project. What do you think?

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Lovely article - and sales starting soon!

Rachel, from Made in Bedford, has posted a lovely article about my work on the group's Facebook page.  It was a timely reminder to me to get my Facebook page and my blog going again, as I head towards another season of sales.  I'm updating all my promotional materials at the moment (more on that tomorrow) and so my blog and facebook page are getting a facelift.  I'm now off to photograph a range of my creations from the last few months, so look out for those!