Monday, 26 November 2012

My weekend...

Sunday was once again spent creating things to sell at a craft fair, I'm doing another next Saturday and didn't really have enough stock left from our fair a week ago. These were one of the things I intended to make for our fair but ran out of time!
Hand printed and stitched pictures. The deer and bird one was made especially to enter the Crafty Individuals challenge this month.
 I really wanted to enter as I love CI stamps and Christmas and I was tempted by the 25% off an order for everyone who enters! I have my eye on a couple (OK, maybe more than a couple!) of their stamps...
The theme is Festive Sparkle. I knew immediately which stamp I was going to use for my main image, my much loved CI 332 and I also ended up using my most used stamp set, CI 329 aswell, for the birds.
The challenging bit for me was the 'sparkle', I don't use glittery products really so didn't have anything suitable. Instead I used MOP buttons for shimmer and glass beads for some sparkle - I'm not sure how well it shows up in the photos but the sparkle is there! 
I enjoyed making these pictures but I must admit I'm longing to make some things for me.
I bought this fab fabric a couple of weeks ago to make a cushion with, my first project ACR (after craft fair) I think!
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Monday, 19 November 2012


It's over - I have sold at, and organised (with my friend Jane) my first craft fair. I am pleased to say it was a success and lots of people bought, although it appeared to be the less expensive items they were after - a sign of the times?
I took the week off work and spent a lot of time making bits and pieces, but even so this was the state of my work table just before midnight on the day prior to the fair
  I went to bed shortly after and was up again at 3.00am!
Here are some pics of the day
(Jane made that gorgeous bunting and Youngest Boy took the photos)
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Friday, 2 November 2012

A winner...

Just a quickie to let you know the winner of my giveaway is....
My work colleague chose the winner the old fashioned way, by picking a folded up piece of paper with a name on!
Helen is a big lover of Christmas (I can't wait for her Christmas posts!) so I'm sure she'll make good use of her prize.
Congratulations Helen, all this and more is on its way to you
Thanks to everyone who entered - I wish you all could have won!