Thursday, 28 March 2013

On Saturday I have my second craft fair of the year, except it's not a craft fair per Se. It's a completely new monthly event called The Emporium Worthing. There'll be stalls selling everything from food, to homeware, gifts, crafts and more. I'm not really sure what to expect but thought it would be worth trying out. It's also outdoors... and I've never done an outdoor event before so I'm hoping that the weather will be kind. Cold I can cope with - so long as it's not bitterly cold - I just hope that it's not windy or raining... even though I will be under a gazebo, I have visions of soggy bags blowing around the market getting trodden underfoot! It's difficult to know what stock to take with me as I have no idea what people will be looking for, I'll probably take it all and just play it by ear.

If you're in the Worthing area please stop by and say hello. The venue is Montague Place Worthing, right in the centre of town, and it's open from 9 - 5.......I'll let you know how I get on.


Edit:  Well, what can I say?  Least said and all that..........

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Shabby chic anyone?

I recently decided to create a collection of shabby chic bags. I have long been a fan of all things shabby chic and thought a collection of bags in lovely fabrics would be perfect for the Spring and Summer. A few weeks ago I was in a local fabric store and saw some gorgeous fabric on the remnants counter. Normally I only buy fabrics in metre lengths as I only make one of a kind bags or very limited runs, but this remnant was nearly 3 metres! What to do? I ummed and aahed and eventually walked away. Once home though I regretted my decision.  A couple of weeks later I was back in the same store - would my fabric still be there? Yes! Fabric bought, I took it home to decide which bag design to make first.

I chose my 'Helen' design which is a hobo bag that I felt would perfectly complement the fabric. 'Helen' was made and I posted a photo on facebook, the post was shared and the bag was sold along with a custom order!

I decided that a 'Jo' bag would be next to be made up this fabric, I was very pleased with the result; I listed it on my website and posted a photo on facebook again... and a few hours later the bag sold! I was stunned... had I stumbled onto something? 

When I was in town the following day I picked up some more fabric that I thought might fit the bill (though I still have a fair bit of the original fabric left).

The new fabric

I made another 'Jo' in one of the new fabrics and listed it yesterday. It hasn't sold yet but I am still more than pleased with the result and I'm looking forward to making many more bags in these gorgeous fabrics, and I'm really excited about creating my first collection.

'Jo' Mark II

Friday, 8 March 2013

Folksy Friday - Red

The colour of choice for this weeks blog post is red. Red is the colour associated with danger but is also the colour that many fruits become when they are ripe and therefore good to eat! Red is also the colour of love and passion...
Here's this weeks selection

A cute spotty bear from  Berry Beautiful

Great cushion by  Creative Cushions

Pretty tulip tea light holder from  Edith Ceramics

A sweet  red velvet heart necklace by  Temporal Flux

A fabulous red cloche hat from  Elspeth Alexander Millinery

Sweet little red cardigan by  Card Making Princess

Stunning photograph by  D.A. Photography

A truly regal red felt crown from  splendid dressing up box

Couldn't resist this red toddler cape by  Creme Anglaise

And finally from me a rd spotty Kindle case  Wild Rose Designs

Hope you like my choices, thanks for looking