Monday, October 26, 2009

As promised....

.....pictures of sewing - and a bit of crochet.

The craft stall production line has been in full swing. I've tried to keep things simple in the hopes that the people attending the school's Ladies' Night in a few weeks time will feel tempted to buy.

Lots of flowery brooches.



Little fabric baskets and lavender hearts.



A slightly bigger fabric basket.



Those, and a whole heap of keyrings, fridge magnets and a few shopping bags were all made last week.

Today, with the little people fully occupied at Cubs, I had a full day to sew.

I managed three bags.

The planning took longer than the sewing. I still have another three to sew.

So, here's little posh bag #1.....



Little posh bag #2.



Big roomy posh bag #3.



Unfortunately, I seem to have taken a liking to this one and may have to keep it!

All were made from Scrapstore remnants that I unearthed from my stash. In fact, all of the things I've made have come from my stash. I've had to buy a few zips and some interfacing but overall spend has been kept to a minimum.

I'm feeling rather pleased with myself - can you tell?
xxx



20 comments:

Julie said...

Quite rightly too! You've certainly been working hard and everything looks very attractive. I do like posh bag #2.If you don't sell it I might be in the market for it :) I hope your sales go well on Ladies' Night. Ooh and I like your new header.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Ooooooh you have been busy! Those flowers look fabulous and I love posh bag 3 - I can see you using that loads so you definitely need to keep it! Locket xx

Working Mom Knits said...

I should hopeyou are feeling pleased with yourself - I know that I am feeling please for you!! Fantastic work there missy!
(Love glam bag #1! And the flowers, and the fabric baskets...hmmm good job I am not going to Ladies Night I think.)

Rachel said...

What a lot of lovely sewing! I love those fabric flowery brooches (how do you do them like that??) and bag no 3 looks perfect for the autumn!
R x

silverpebble said...

Oh sweet mother of all the sewey monkeys. Mrs M you have surpassed yourself. When I saw your brooches my eyes came out on stalks and then fell out and rolled under the settee. Good thing I know where all the keys are.

trashalou said...

Good grief woman! Should I bring oxygen tomorrow?

marit said...

You've been busy! Lovely brooches, and the bags are really cute! Good luck with the sales!

Angela said...

You have been busy, I'm not surprised your feeling pleased with yourself. I love posh bag #1. I'm sure you'll clean up on the night.

SHELL'S SHED said...

Fantastic makes Mrs. M - don't blame you for being tempted to keep posh bag #3 - it was my favourite one too, such a lovely colour, you could even add one of your lovely fabric brooches to it :o) - you've been very busy and it's all wonderful. Love the fabric flowers too and the way they curl at the edges, wouldn't have a clue how to do that!! Shell x

quinn said...

Oooooh, pretties! The flowers are charming and the bags are very posh indeed...but personally, I am irresistibly drawn to the fabric baskets and lavender hearts. If I could attend your Ladies' Night, there would be a rapid disappearance of those latter items from your colorful display. Even if elbowing was required! (You can see I do not yet deserve a posh bag...maybe when I'm better-behaved)
Have fun! :)

est said...

all your posh bags are so nice!! and knowing you don't spent too much on making them, double the victory! yay! :)

Gina said...

Quite right you should feel pleased with yourself... loads of lovely goodies.

wonderwoman said...

goodness me, yes you definitely deserve to feel pleased with yourself!! have a lovely day with trashy!!

xxx

monda-loves said...

Loving the posh bags, esp no.1 and no.3. I hope the fair goes well for you - you've made some very nice bits and bobs.

Monda
x

dottycookie said...

All looking lovely there - and I see you've fallen victim to the old kanzashi flowers too - they're a bit addicitve, aren't they?!

Jodie said...

Three bags in one day !!! You are amazing!

JuliaB said...

Gosh you have been busy!! I particularly like the black posh bag! xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Very lovely crochet flower brooches missus. You appear to have used part of my duvet cover for your lovely bakets :) All gorgeous stuff.
Twiggy x

Thimbleanna said...

You should feel pleased -- you've done a great job! Looks like you'll be all stocked and ready for some fun -- Good Luck!

Indigo Blue said...

Crikey, you have been very busy. I think that you should keep that last bag, you deserve it. have you had the Ladies night yet?