Today was my first ‘sale’. It was held at a Christmas fete and I’m not sure my audience was what I had anticipated.
I anxiously arrived and set out my stall with my mum, her stall looked fab with all of her knitted items. I felt a bit bulky and out of place.
I sold 9 of my pillows and had an array of compliments for my designs and selection. I haven’t set out to make a living from my makes, if anything I thought selling anything would be a bonus. So on the whole I’m pleased, but I feel that I should’ve done better. I shall try another one next year with a more ‘crafty’ theme and hopefully have a bit more luck.
Regardless…i a great day out with my mum and really enjoyed it 🙂
Finally after some cat fussing, shopping and dinner I have completed my latest make. !!
A lovely bird pillow. I keep looking at it thinking its missing something, so I may end up tweaking it over the next few days. Once I Suss out what it is that’s lacking. I’m pleased with the outcome, it looks very cheerful.
I have completed my two owl cushions and am now twitching to make something else. I enjoy making pillows but want to try something different. I guess I’ll be trawling the Internet for inspiration!
Any ideas of where to look?
So..here is a matching pillow for my owl affair. I might put some owls on this one too,
Quite amusingly the reverse of the pillow is made from the button band of an old work shirt! There is no longer such a thing as waste clothes in my house. I will soon be taking the buttons from everyone’s clothes
what shall I make next? …….
At last!, I have finally finished my crochet project!
Here is my finished crochet pillow. It started out as you know as a weekend project and has taken me all of the week to complete. Mainly as I was waiting for the delivery of the ribbon. Whilst I was waiting, I carried on creating more squares for pillow number two!
I must say, I have really enjoyed making this and it did become a bit of an obsession. I have literally been making it with every spare minute that I have had! I am quite impressed with it and I l0ve the cute little owls !
I would like to add that I dont think I could of done it if I hadnt have found some great help online from an amazing blogger littletinbird.co.uk. Her great step by step guides with pictures was a great help and really got me on my way. The little owls I found from another great site – ‘repeat crafter me’
As for the reverse of the pillow, this was a mixture of some Laura Ashley material given to me and some other materal that is mean to be for my patchwork quilt ! (I only use a bit)
I hope you like it 🙂 I am really impressed even if I can say so myself
I seem to spend my spare minutes trawling the Internet looking for new ideas And inspiration.
I seem to be flooding with enthusiasm to create more makeymakes. I am having a ‘crafty Wednesday’ with my daughter tomorrow night to make some fun felt animals we found on Pinterest. I am really looking forward to that, it will be fun!
I know I should plod on with my patchwork quilt but I’m keen to get stuck into something different. Inspired by a fellow blogger I’m keen to get some wool and start some crochet squares to see where that leads. Now, crochet requires my full attention and all my books out to get me through the simplest of patterns. I’ve found some fun examples of crochet squares online. One incorporates an owl pattern which interests me.
but I think I maybe testing my limited skills with that! I may have a practice run with some spare wool tonight.
I’ve saved an interesting jar that once hosted a candle which I seem to have 100 different plans for of how to decorate or fill it.
I’m certainly enjoying my new love of creating!
So many ideas and not enough time….