20 October 2009
13 October 2009
Once back in Cardiff got to work on another hand bag - this time with some lovely soft pastel Russian Doll fabric, another item I picked up from crafty shop in Dorset.
I used the cut offs to make a pocket and a Russian Doll key ring to add to the hand bag, which I backed with the same yellow fabric I had used for the bag lining. I also added a little pink ribbon to attach and I popped some lavender into the keyring before sewing up.
Just need to give it a quick iron and it is ready to sell.
Today before work I had time to make a spicy carrot soup and a coffee and walnut cake using the walnuts my mum sent me home with from her garden.
Om nom nom nom.
This week I have paintings to do and to wait patiently for an arrival of material from the US.
08 October 2009
Here are some more of the bags I have made, sewn, knitted: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=113894&id=510984961&l=dcf665d3dd
07 October 2009
Left on the "To Do" list this week:
05 October 2009
So made some homemade Jammie Dodgers...mmm.
Then on Saturday I popped to Newport where I set up a stall in the ace venue Le Pub, have great memories of seeing British Sea Power there some years ago. Met some lovely girls who were selling there handmade jewellery and clothes.
After a VERY slow start I sold a handbag and a painting, which was good, although next time will bake some of the jammie dodger biscuits to take and sell.
Dress Making course this evening. Although the course has been slow to start, hoping to have at least a dress and a jacket complete by the 10 weeks, but we shall see.
02 October 2009
I have also been busy making bunting and some masks for a friends brothers birthday. Although my beared boy has put a ban on bag making until I sell at least one (apparently making them for my lookey likey doesn't count!). Though this will have to wait until I get some decent photos of them. For now I will just have to go back to knitting. A friend who runs a craft shop wants some of my goods to stock and another friend wants some wintery knitted goodness from the knitting needles of doom for the market she organises.
Before I go off the point, this blog is for ME and anyone who is interested in the tat I make and the things I do to keep me entertanied (at the moment that's): gigs, chili growing, baking and making. I will try and keep it entertaining with lots of pretty things to look at and my general shit chatting.
01 October 2009
In other news, my office gardening is going well with my chili plant having a 2nd wind. See that bad boy on the left of the first photo, think I will keep that one for the bearded one and his chili beer. After trying some he wanted to make his own. We simply got a cheap bottle of lager opened it carefully popped a little chili in, put the top back on and left in the fridge for a bit. Was just as nice and hot as the one we had bought but much cheaper. Also have been drying the chilis. Exciting!