I have been gathering suitable gifts, most with a sewing theme, but a couple of surprises too, for the Stitching Santa swap/exchange, hosted by Sewchet which I'm taking part in. My parcel will be going abroad, so I need to get it sent off soon, so that it will arrive before Christmas. Part of the fun is not knowing who is sending the gifts to you.
SewforSoul, which can be found here . It was a great tutorial, easy to follow and I enlarged the pattern just a little to make a bigger version. I used the fabric which I bought to make a doorstop back in 2015, which you can read about here. So far, it has made a doorstop, a notebook cover and now a fabric box. I used fusible wadding to give the material a bit of added strength and that was a first, but was easy to sew through and worked well.
Thursday 23 November 2017
Sunday 19 November 2017
Tuesday 14 November 2017
It was an enjoyable experience and I like meeting people and spreading the joy of felt making. I also need to look at providing workshops as I had a few enquiries about that too. In the end, I covered the cost of having the stall and made a little bit of profit too. I have signed up for next year, so will be working on new items and lots of new ideas over the months.
Saturday 4 November 2017
I can't believe how quickly this year has gone. It doesn't seem two minutes ago when I was saying to myself, "I've got ages until November", but here we are and it's next weekend. OH, MY GOODNESS, NEXT WEEKEND!
I am looking forward to it although I am a bit nervous too and hope that I will sell something, but it is mainly a way to get my name out there a bit and talk to people.
My small flock of needle felted sheep is growing, albeit slowly. I am hoping to make a couple more before next weekend - I think we need a blue one!