Birmingham NEC craft exhibition.

Oooooo…what a day 🙂

Me and my mum have spent the day looking around the craft exhibition! It was huge..so many stalls..so much to buy..so much money spent 🙂 I have had an amazing time and can’t wait to get stuck into some more cushion making this weekend ready for the christmas fayre I’m doing with my mum at the end of the month.

Anyone else going or have been to the show?

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Love Birds <3 xxx

 

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.

Xxx

It must be the weekend?

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Its the weekend 😦 why the sad face? …… I’ve got loads to do that doesn’t involve me making much. I’ve got house painting to do, a session at the gym (desperately trying to loose some weight), washing etc.. And then I’m working tomorrow, food shopping…. Need I go on. I am hoping to sneak in something creative at some point. There just isn’t enough hours in a day!

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Hopefully, I will get my little cross stitch project finished this weekend ready to insert into something next week.

Xxx

To sell or not to sell?

A friend of mine mentioned to me at the beginning of the week that she thinks I should try and turn my hobby into an income and make stuff and sell it.

I brushed this off initially as I only make things for myself.  However, after pondering for a few days, I’m tempted to stockpile some of my makes and perhaps have a stall at a craft fayre or something similar. I’m concerned that although I like the things I make, will others be willing to buy it. If so how much should I ask for?

I work full time along with running a home and family etc and to fit in some sewing isn’t always possible every evening.. Would I turn my hobby into a chore and loose heart?

Although the thought of making some extra cash is quite a nice thought!

Does anyone else sell their makes? Any advise or opinions greatly received 🙂 xxx

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A Puurrrfect finish :)

Ta-dah !! Finally after many interruptions and some long hours sewing, I have completed my pussy cats door stop. Although I have not weighted it, so I’m not sure if it will be used as a doorstop or not.

I loved seeing this project grow and it was great when I finally got around to assembling it today

The material was sourced from various places. Some I had in stock and some is recycled shirts I brought from a car boot sale. The jewels are some costume earrings I purchased in a sale. I do enjoy using reclaimed materials and turning them into something. It’s amazing how far an old shirt can go. The patterns can be quite interesting and the also come with buttons.

hope you like it ….

Still sewing

My cat project seems to be taking forever. Juggling work with home and a new kitten has left me with not much time to sew. My aim was to complete the cats this weekend, I think I should have given myself more time. I aim to get it finished soon. But have a busy week ahead, so don’t hold out much hope.

Here is my progress so far….

I have the final body parts for the last cat to assemble.

I have the final body parts for the last cat to assemble.

Not necessarily with the body parts in the right order

Not necessarily with the body parts in the right order

 

The pattern is meant to be a doorstop, but I’m not sure if I will just stuff it and use it as a display piece instead.