Thursday, 30 April 2009

April crafting

I've done quite a lot of sewing/crocheting recently probably because Lily is more independent now and if I'm very lucky and she hasn't slept in the day she's usually asleep by 7.30. I made a couple of tote bags, flowers for me and stripes for my eldest, using Lace threads tutorial.

These were very easy to make as was this one hour bag - tutorial here. These were all made from Globaltex.

I bought some lovely childrens fabrics that Clare had donated for an auction in aid of KIN at the shabbychiccafe and this is what I've made so far - a bunny for Lily using this tutorial.

A Union Jack noticeboard that I had a sudden whim for hence it is square rather than rectangular ....... I could only find a square frame in my house.

Then there were the swaps that I sent off. The first one was the Easter swap for Hollypops.

Tilda pot holder.

Fat hen.

Crochet bunny brooch.

Then this little lot went to Pixiedust for the shabbychiccafe April swap.

Felt chicks.

Crochet plant sticks.

And I've been busy making my freestyle swap, which should be in the post next week.
I've also been crocheting a lot more of these flowers and other bits to sell this time. I was asked if I'd supply a gallery in Rock with some handmade items, this was after the owner saw my daughter wearing some jewellry I had made. Well I started sewing and crocheting brooches, keyrings etc. and now a couple weeks later I find out they've gone bankrupt! So I'll have to do some craft fairs and start a blogshop I suppose!

Added to that I bought this great fabric, not a great pic it's quite bright really and only 98p a metre. I'm going to make some 3/4 length trousers for Lily. They had some in green as well so have sent my daughter back to the shop to get me some.

Before I go I must say Happy Birthday to Mr CB and now I have to make his card, wrap presents and ice the cake ......... I have one and a half hours!!!! I don't usually leave it to the last minute but Lily has been sick today and up since 4, actually he's very lucky that I've even made the cake. I've also got a 19 year old with a sock monkey kit wingeing in my ear that she can't sew ..... Kittywrinkle where are you?


LissyLou said...

you have been busy!!

LittleGem said...

Hiya, Love all the fab makes in this post, the bags are gorgeous, well done, and can I be completely cheeky and ask if you are selling those gorgeous brooches, and if you are how much for as I would very much like to own one!! X

Sal said...

I love all of your 'makes'...especially your cute crochet bunny brooch ;-)

Mary Poppins said...

What beautiful makes you have made, I love everything. I agree about the 1 hour bag, even for me I found it a fabulously straightforward little tutorial, though did take me a little longer than an hour ;)

Yes, get that Blogshop open please :)


bekimarie said...

Hi Hunni

You poor unfortunate thing, my DD has picked you as my swap partner!
I can't find an email address for you so if you can send me one at some point so we can swap addresses that would be great.
Love your bags, you're very clever!
Speak to you soon.
Beki xxx

sharie said...

Beautiful bags!!!! They look very well made. Wonder if I could make one...? Have to look at the tutorial you used.

Melanie said...

They are all beautiful. xxxxxxxxx

Indigo Blue said...

Pity about the gallery after all your work. You have been busy this month! I too noticed more time to sew etc once Sophie was a bit older. Now she wants to sew too so we set aside special time for her and I to do that. it is nice so have that common link.

angel said...

Gosh it takes me an age to read and look at all your lovelies, your such a busy talented lady.
Shame that the shop went belly up.:-( i am sure they would have sold out of all your beauties.:-)

Lovely post from a lovely person. Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X Mwah

Lajoni said...

wow what a lot of gorgeous makes you clever lady you...why haven't I seen them before on SCC...I love your totes & brooches.. well everything really

The Vintage Kitten said...

Aww the crochet bunny and plant sticks are too cute. What a shame about the gallery going bust, that would have been a great outlet to sell your lovely things. I used to put my handmade cards in several places, but I took them out as I wasnt making as much money with the owner taking their bit, and one woman went out of business and didnt tell me and took all my stock, baskets and a wooden card holder Mr Kitten made especially to fit the space she gave me. (Insert rude word here). Definately open a blog shop!! X

Lulu said...

you make beautiful things..

Melanie said...

Hi there, I am hosting a book swap over on my blog. It is a permanent feature, which will always be on my blog, it is not a one off, like the rose theme swap I'm hosting. I have listed a load of my books which I am willing to swap, take a look, there may be some you fancy. If you would like to list books which you no longer want, and are willing to swap, just contact me at, or leave a comment on my blog, with your name, the name of your blog and the books you wish to swap, and I will type them up and post them on the swap page, so the more and more people who participate, the wider the range of books there will be to choose from, and remember, it will always be there on my blog.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

Gingerbread said...

What lovely tote bags the fabric is nice. And I do like the little bunny.I am having a giveaway at my blog, if you would like to enter you are very welcome. Julie.C

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