Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Fabric pictures and apron for mom!

Hello,

I have made of few of these material pictures, some use new and some use and vintage frames for a unique look. The one above is a recycled frame.
I experimented along the way using embroidery thread but after lots of work I realised it was too much detail and actually made it harder to read the words. Sometimes less is more!
Each frame uses different materials and words.

Sorry this one is a bit blurry. It was so overcast today and yesterday I couldn't take a decent photo. I have all my stuff lined up to list on etsy but I shall have to wait for the sun to shine!!

Yesterday I remembered my promise to make an apron for my mother (she's a patient woman!), so I got the freshly washed fabric all lined up. As I don't have a pattern for an apron I decided to copy around the pattern of one of my own apron which is a great shape.

I cut around the edge adding a couple of inches and then copied again around a plain white material for backing. And so basically sewed the two sides together and added on the apron tape for ties and a pocket ( a last minute request!) and ta da:

I hope she likes it! The material was quite thin so that's why I added the backing layer.
Next on the list its new children's aprons.

Take care,
Maria

Friday, 17 February 2012

New shop on the way!

Hello,

I've been slowly working on stuff for my planned childrens decorations shop which will be a mix of handmade and vintage. Here are some of the things I will be listing:
Small Wooden Vintage picture, perfect for a Child's room.
This would have been great for Valentines Day.
Bunting for Boys
Right, time to cook some scones!
Have a great weekend,

Take care,
Maria

Friday, 10 February 2012

Making New Dolly Bits

Hello,

 There is a lot of work in progress around here this week!


This is a selection of what I am making at the moment. There is some small bunting for Sindy and Barbie size dolls, it is 1:6 scale. Also you can see som new dolls bedding and some new cushions. These have been sown and turned around. Now they need ironing, stuffing and sowing.

Lots of work to be done!

I also make bunting for girls/boys/occasions. I've been slowly building up stock to sell along with vintage and other childrens rooms decorations on etsy. 

Have a great day,
Maria

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Spring is Here & My Etsy Shop opens

Hello,

Welcome Spring! It feels as cold as winter but who cares because it is officially spring.

I began listing on Etsy last night, it took me awhile to figure my way around it. I will be selling all sorts of things for dolls, buttons, supplies, handmade decorations, some vintage bits and some OOAK bits.


This arrived for me in the post today and distracted me from all the lovely housework I should have been doing, he he. It came from http://www.myfabricshoppe.com/ on etsy where the owner Jody is so incredibly patient and helpful and of course has fabulous fabric.

Happy Spring!
Take care,
Maria