I know, my attempts at posting here every day aren't going very well, are they? I do try, and actually, when I can't get to sleep at about midnight, I write really good blog posts in my head and plan ace bags but (thankfully, I think), I still have a level of common sense (or maybe its the fact that it so damn cold at the moment that I don't want to leave my nice warm bed?) that stops me getting up and coming downstairs to blog and sew so while I thank myself in the morning for staying in bed, I kick myself at the same time because that ace post has been lost and how did I see that bag??
Well last week I was rather busy. I had a real sewing kick on. I had a couple of big orders and I am also in the process of trying to fill my shop with the current lines of bags so that I can start playing with other ideas so my days were filled with sewing and cutting out. I did take a couple of pictures.
This is a pile of bags shortly before they flew off to KraftyKoala land and these little lovelies.....
.......were for Vikki at Wildfirefibres. It is all her own material that she sent for me to sew for her. I love having little challenges like this. I have done a few orders now where people have emailed and asked if I would make a bag or something for them with a favourite material or with something that used to be something useful but they now don't use and I always enjoy doing it even if I do feel a bit scared when I make that first cut into someone's best loved fabric :)
Vikkis lovely Japanesey materials have finally pushed me over the edge too. I have been admiring all of the lovely retro Japanese fabrics from afar for too long now so I have started ordering some and am going to be selling a few bags made from them. I am going to have to charge a bit more for them because the material is sooo blooming pricey here in the UK (unless anyone knows of somewhere I don't, in which case, please let me know, I will be your best friend ;o) ) but I figure we all deserve something *extra* special rather than special every once in a while, don't we? Watch this space for frogs,
and I think I save the best for last....MIFFY!
While I'm busy sewing, feel free to check what I have at the moment on Etsy and don't forget, if you are in the UK, you really do *need* to go and have a look on Folksy. More people are joining there all of the time and the things that people are making is amazing.