Sunday, 1 May 2011

We have photos

Well I finally managed to transfer the photos from my camera to the computer. Not the way I normally do it which is automatic as soon as I plug in the camera, but a slightly more long winded version. Still mustn't grumble (especially not when G's around as he's now taking the "I suppose you think it's my fault" attitude!! well yes I do!!) at least I can get at my photos. I was begining to think I'd need a new camera or computer or both! But major expense has been averted.
So I can now share what I've been doing the last week (or so).
Remember I was saying about my Vista bargains
Well add those to the paper takeaway bags I ordered for the last craft fair but arrived late (and only cost 99p plus 2.99 p+p) from ebay
And voila you have personalised bags at a bargain price

I'm quite impressed for next to no effort and now have 50 (ever the optomist) ready for next weeks fair.

Okay what else, oh yes Daisy! As most of you will know she loves dressing up and has a vast collection of coats and collars (made by me). In the summer she wears alot of bandanas and always gets excited when I pull one out of the drawer. Well some of them are getting a little worn and faded  so I decided to make her a few more.
This is definately her favourite although I think we'll keep it for best, after all us girls all love a bit of CK. I also made her a stack of primary colour ones for everyday wear but forgot to photo them.

I used to do alot of cross stitch but then got side tracked onto other things, but when I saw last months cross stitcher mag could not resist doing this
It is adorable and there is also a vw camper, a beetle, a bicycle and a caravan but I decided just to do the mini to start. I'm now dithering wether to just frame it in a white square ikea box frame or to make it into a cushion?  Think the cushion is winning but still dithering..

Next up teacup pincushions. I bought heaps of tea cups etc awhile back and although I have used a few for candles I can't sell candles at the craft fair (the organiser have a candle stall!) so decided to make some pincushions. Having asked Vicki for some advise this is the results..

 If I said I was pleased with them it would be an understatement, I really enjoyed making them especially all the little flower embellishments etc and hope they sell well so I can make some more.. only problem I'm not sure what to charge for them, any ideas?

Have also enjoyed making cushions but think I'm getting abit carried away

I have another 6 covers ready to finish too........
Okay and last but definately not least my latest bag
 Yes more CK

Right thats all folks, now need a serious cup of coffee then try and squeeze in a couple of hours sewing before G and Daisy get up then it will be into the garden for yet more weeding/digging etc yipee.....not


Kandi said...

Wow you have been busy! I do love that pile of cushions on the bed. Your pin cushions are fantastic, I wouldn't have a clue what to charge though perhaps have a look through folksy and etsy and see what they are charging on there. Fab cards too im off for a look at vista x

Cheap2Chic said...

Oh my goodness you have been so busy. I absolutely love your makes, you're so clever and have such wonderful ideas.

Big cuddle for Daisy xx she looks beautiful in her bandana.

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Good to hear that the camera is now sorted out and you have been able to share your pics. I love your teacup pincushions, they look fantastic with the little floral embellishments. Good luck with the next craft fair x

LaaLaa said...

Lovely stuff honey! Your Mini looks great. Whether you frame it or make a cushion with it, it will look great. xx

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

gorgeous makes and your vista print cards are great. I love Daisy's bandana. She looks very stylish x

Jenevieve said...

So many lovely things! You've been so very busy! The vista bargains look great and what a great idea to personalise the bags! The mini cross stitch is so sweet and I love the stack of cushions! :) x

penelope10 said...

Love Daisey's bandana. Do you have a pattern? I'd like to outfit my Bichons. I know they look simple, but yours is nicely finished!

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

what a post full of creative goodness. Love love love all yours goodies. Yes I can relate to the business of making, I have a few fairs up and coming, I might pinch your bag ides, if you don't mind, I spend too much on tissue paper, this would work great:)
As for the tea cups, er..... I make a similar type, not with the pretty flowers I might add, I sell mine at fair for from £8.99 to £12.00 depending on the cups and location of fair, if I sell them direct to a shop I sell them for a lot less as they need to make the profit, hence why I am doing more craft fairs now...
Love that mini, you have so much patience.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Love Daisy's new bandanna and of course she enjoyed wearing it too.
Found you through Jane and the Crow.
Always enjoy meeting those from the west coast of Scotland as my grandfather was a Highland lad...


Dazie said...

Hellooooo stranger, you have been so busy and found time to pop by my blog a few times THANK YOU!!! I love seeing your makes and these tea cups with pin cushions are gorgeous!!! Love the bag too!!!
I am keen to make pinky some bandanas I haven't got around to it just yet but its on my list!

Make sure you take lots of pics at the fair! OOooo and sell lots!


Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Bloody Hell Pene, I go AWOL for a while and I return to find you have been on an amazing making frenzy! The bag/cards look brilliant to put your sales in!

I know what great quality you sewing is so you must have worked very hard! The teacup pin cushions are really clever too!

Daisy looks amazing!

Pretty at Heart said...

Thank you for popping over to my blog and becoming a follower! I read your lovely comments to my daughter - and she said that you are right and that Cocoa is already her best friend!!