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Mine… all mine!

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No, this bag will not be appearing in my Folksy shop.
It’s just too darn cute.

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Christmas is coming!

Listed my first Christmassy offering in my Folksy shop today.

Little drawstring bags (oh, how I love a drawstring bag!!) to hang on your tree with little surprises inside.

You can buy them here in a handy pack of 6.

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Rawr!

I just love this bag I made! Designed with little boys in mind, it is also the perfect size to be a grown up’s shoulder bag.

I really want to keep it, but I have about a zillion handbags already. It’s in my Folksy shop right now.

 

P.S.

What do you call a dinosaur that never gives up?

A Try-try-try-ceratops!

 

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old vs new

This week I made some laundry bags from a duvet cover which my friend had given me. It had had an unfortunate meeting with some airfix paint and was deemed no longer fit for purpose. I love a bit of recycling and often make things out of pre-loved fabric. Eighty percent of the material of this duvet cover was perfectly fine, but I know many people would have sent it straight to the wheelie bin.

 I listed this bag on Folksy but it made me wonder  – would there be potential customers out there who would be put off by something made out of previously used fabric? Would they prefer the crisp feel of brand new cotton? Would they accept that I would have to charge twice the price for new material? By purchasing upcycled they are saving money as well as the Earth’s resources.

What do you think? Is second hand fabric okay with you?

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A Swashbuckling week!

A pirate’s life for me!

This week saw my first sale on Folksy (http://folksy.com/shops/shazronnie) – this applique pirate picture, along with a request for a pirate themed birthday card.

I used a digi stamp from my favourite site http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk to create this…

The image is coloured with promarkers, and the letters cut out on the cricut machine. I love the blue and red colours together.

Then I volunteered to also make a pirate outfit, with matching doll’s version.

And then, maybe I might make a little bag to put it in…?

I only had a little piece of this fabric in my stash, but managed to make it into a slightly patchwork affair using some other piratey scraps.

So now it be Sunday – and I be relaxin’ with a bottle o’ rum. Yo ho ho!!

 

 

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