I like to mix it up occasionally with my sewing and thought I’d give raw edge applique a go. I’m certainly not an artist but this is a lovely way of forming a picture with thread and a sewing machine. My first makes are lined pouches which are a really useful size for cosmetics or keeping those small sewing items together in one place. You can find these for sale in my Folksy shop.
Earlier in the year I started making things to sell at craft fairs. I have done two so far and both have been very quiet with footfall, but I’m not going to give up! The next one I will be doing is at West Parley Memorial Hall on 14th August. This one looks like it’s going to be quite an event so I have my fingers crossed!
I have also started selling my items on Folksy, I’ve had a couple of sales and also some private sales from friends and family. As they say, ‘from little acorns….’ My Folksy shop can be found here.
Here are a few of the handmade items I will be selling at craft fairs this year.
Recently it was Mum’s birthday and I usually try to make her a present. With being away over Christmas I hadn’t had chance to make her anything, but I have now! I had decided I needed a new cosmetic bag and thought this would be a nice idea for Mum too. The one I made for her is the one with the pink zip. I used various fabrics from my stash and used the stitch and flip method, which meant it didn’t need quilting. Result! For the one for myself I used scraps of fabric which were already cut into 2½” squares from another project, stitched together, backed with iron on interfacing, then diagonally quilted with cotton batting. I added an extra piece on the top as I hadn’t made it quite big enough. Very quick and easy to make!
This is a Tilda parrot made from the book ‘Tilda’s Toy Box’. I made it for Phoebe who was 1 year old yesterday and who has a jungle themed bedroom. I used various patchwork fabrics from my stash, good to use some up!