Thursday, 3 December 2009

A few new makes...




















I took part in a craft fair at a local school last Friday.  I did ok in the end, although not so much with the things that I had there of course! I had one christmas stocking from last year and hadn't bothered to make more, but then got 5 orders for them!  So I have been busy making them this week.

I never seem to sell the things that I think I will go!  I made loads of these red and white fabric and button hearts, which I was selling cheaply - and only sold one (thanks Vicki and Josh for liking the furry one!).
I was thinking of adding them to my folksy shop, but I have only sold one thing on there so far and until I get a bit of a customer base going, I figured 3 weeks till christmas was a bit late for me to start adding christmassy bits and pieces!

I also made this bunting, which didn't go either!



I have decided to go with a red and white theme for the christmas decorations this year in our house!!

Now please excuse the shameless self-promotion but I have added something new to my folksy shop.  A post of so ago I gave a little teaser about what I was making, well they were these......



A sweet little tooth fairy fabric envelope!  A lovely keepsake for any little ones with wobbly teeth! They are only £4.50, if I have lots of viewings on Folksy, I will add some different fabric ones (you can see some of the others in the top picture. Fingers crossed these will sell well!

I love the 'dear tooth fairy' on the front that F wrote for me, I then scanned it, reversed it, printed it on transfer paper, ironed onto cream fabric, cut it out and sewed it on the front!  It is brilliant stuff, I just got mine at the supermarket and have used it for loads of things!

I am going to make something similar as little presents for the kids school teachers and neighbours, and fill them with sweets or chocolate!

3 comments:

sue archer said...

Hi Helen,

Please give me some of the fluffy hearts and the tooth fairy purses to sell at my next craft fair.

M (hope you know who I am!!!)

Pomona said...

It's really difficult to predict what will sell, isn't it? I am not sure how good school craft fairs are - it is a difficult one. I would have come if I had known! I think the bunting is really pretty - I am sure that it would be worth putting some of those things on Folksy - as far as I can make out people are still doing Christmas shopping - it was certainly very crowded in town yesterday!

Pomona x

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Hi Helen,

Oh fairs are just a mystery to me... I rarely do them but when I do I never, ever, ever get it right!

And I know what you mean about leaving things a bit late for Christmas. This is my seventh Christmas with Cottontails and I think this is the first one I haven't felt hopelessly 'behind'. (Even if I did just add my Christmas Pudding brooches today - ah well!).

Guess what I have been using your fabric in some photographs, just as background, the pretty white textured one. AND one of the patterned ones is featured in twelve oil paintings in Malvern - I am a receptionist at a college in the evenings and agreed to do a spot of portrait modeling for an art class and was asked to bring some 'hat making props' (I know - WHAT?!) so I did the best I could and took some of your fabric. And it has been painted as part of an oil painting of me as a hat maker!

Lots of love
Charlotte
xx

ps and I have nearly (not quite) enrolled on a sewing course at the college for next term!