Well, I’ve done it… Plucked up the courage to list my baby booties, and the stock that I currently have is now officially for sale on Folksy and a few on Etsy! I know it’s taken me a while but I was hoping for more of my feedback forms to have been sent back by now, but based on the feedback so far this is my new range in time for Christmas. Please feel free to contact me if there are any custom requests (already had a fab request for elf shoes.) I’m happy to make to specific size requirements or if you have seen a particular fabric in a different size please just message me.
As I can’t use the sewing machine until my hip is much better I’m off to do some sewing and planning the next sewn challenges. Have a great weekend, especially if you are at any Christmas markets/fairs.
It’s certainly been a difficult couple of weeks and I’m in a lot of pain but on the slow road to recovery! I won’t bore you with the details but I had a major op on my hip, which although took longer than expected and presented some challenges, was a success. Unfortunately there were some complications and my blood didn’t clot so I ended up bleeding out of my wound and having a blood and platelet transfusion. All that done, and over a week later I’m out of hospital and back in the comfort of my own home. Apart from the immense pain the most frustrating thing is seeing all my fabric and sewing machine staring at me and not being able to use it. Luckily I got about 10 pairs of baby booties done before going into hospital so this week they will be listed in my Folksy and Etsy shops as perfect presents with less than a month to Christmas. My favourite bit of creativity before going into hospital was making these elf shoes for a custom request so here’s to good ‘elf!
Enjoy what’s left of the weekend,
It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, but things have been so manic with work and all my creative projects on the go at the moment that I have hardly turned on the computer! I’m working on lots of exciting things including preparing for my craft fair which has now been postponed to 18th Dec due to the snow, filling my sketchbook for the sketchbook project that needs posting in less than a month (!) and of course continuing to make new items for my folksy shop, some of my faves being my new Christmas decorations, santa bag and desktop calendar. So, I think I have surprised even myself by deciding to join in with the December listing club on Folksy this month by listing an items every day. I am in good company though, and here are some of my favourite hats to wrap up warm in for Christmas from fellow elves:
Hats and more – hand crochet hat (how cosy does that look!)
Nofkants curios – santa hat scarf (this just made me smile, which I needed today)
Imogen’s imagination – grey wool beret (my new fave hat style is the beret which I never really wore until a friend bought me one and now I can’t get enough)
Uniquely yours – cafetiere cosy (a hat for your cafetiere, or maybe more a scarf but everything needs a hat)
But time for bed now, a long weekend of crafting for my fair ahead.
Rain + tube strike = bad Monday morning, having said that I ended up working from home which meant I didn’t have to brave the weather for most of the day and at lunch time I got chance to take some photos for my new items which I couldn’t have done otherwise. The weeks seem to come by so fast at the moment, which must mean that just a few more weeks of stress and my latest shop design will be open, and a few more weeks and it will be Christmas – good job I started listing my Christmas cards now. It may be a bit premature, but winter is today’s theme:
Eva B Designs – White crochet gloves (perfect for building up to the winter weather, so much so I bought them!)
Creative knits – Raspberry neckwarmer (this looks so cosy)
Flemyng design – Christmas jewels card pack (won’t be long until those red berries are out)
Booties by Dannie – Red baby booties (I want a grown up pair… I know a few friends expecting new arrivals over the Christmas period so these will be perfect)
Jandjalpacas – Alpaca boa scarf (something a little different to wrap up in)
Time to go and snuggle in bed with my hot water bottle now.