I will just say our craft fair debut went brilliantly and money made was spent on Christmas presents. I did sell all 17 jars of damson jam they looked lovely as were wrapped in green gingham cloth with red ribbon and label made with Christmas craft CD. There were many highlights of the day and hope M and me might do another Christmas one next year but start early with makes as I was exhausted by the time the day came around.
On the subject of craft fairs, went to my first one in Manchester with M. that was brill, spent a lot but learnt a lot of new skills so the day was very fruitful.
We did a workshop on 'one stroke painting' with Stephanie Weightman (she is a brilliant designer and worked on Create and craft shopping channel) so you can imagine my excitement to meet her and Nancy Watt.
|Steph doing one touch painting she makes it look easy but its not.|
|all glitter and smiles|
|Nancy Watt taking a break|
(have I got food in my teeth hee hee)
Well craft side of things I've been quite busy!
M and Me decided to have our own craft day each week and make something.
FIRST PATCHWORK QUILT
Made a fabulous bed quilt for D and looks great on her bed.
|My D Patchwork Quilt|
|Can you see the button detail?|
I have bought a gorgeous collection of fabric for the next project in quilting. I will keep this a secret as would like to make a friend a present.
FIRST BIG KNIT CUSHION
I made a grey/black knitted cushion using huge knitting needles and wool yarn. this came out great and is now on my sofa pride of place. The yarn was expensive so I need to think of recycling my old clothes to make my next big knit project which I think will be a rug for the side of the bed.
FIRST EVER KNITTED SCARF
D is very lucky as she has a handcrafted knitted pink scarf which looks fab and is very warm only ten stitches across. The yarn was from Lidl four balls think it cost me £2.49 took one evening and I am so made up with the result told you I'd been busy.
Want to make myself one but not so bright. Need to find some more yarn that has this special effect when knitted.
A new craft discovered at the Manchester CF. (Glossy Glue, decopaper and object to be covered)
|This is my vase|
D's rose from last years Valentine Ahh!
oh and of course im a huge BETTY FAN
|YES I'm stroking a decopaper giraffe|
This is a pressy for a special person in my life. I haven't finished it yet but should be complete by Mother's day.