I am quite pleased as this week has been quite productive! I have more or less managed to finish all of the things I wanted to make for selling at Thursday’s craft fair. There were a few other bits I had ideas of making however with working full time, there just aren’t enough hours in the day for sewing!
Just in case you don’t know about the craft fair and are local to Warrington and want to pop along, here are the details
So one of my projects this week has been to make some coin purses using an internal flexi frame bought from U-handbag. There is a fantastic tutorial on how to make these super cute purses on the website too.
The one with the VW on is made using a stamp and fabric ink, I love the effect it gives!
I am in a bit of a dilemma as to how much to charge for these purses, as the flexi frame itself is quite expensive (£2.50 from u-handbag, but I have since found them cheaper elsewhere). The time and fabric to make them don’t add up to much, but I’m not sure what would be a reasonable price to charge – £5/£6 maybe?
Yesterday I enjoyed a day out with 2 fellow WI members to go to a beginners appliqué course. Thankfully it really was for beginners and we learnt all the basics, including 5 different ways to appliqué.
I was so pleased to learn lots of new skills, especially how to do blanket stitch, as I have managed to get this far into sewing and still not know how to do it! The day was such good fun and it was great to meet other members of neighbouring WIs. I hope to use some of my new found skills in my next batch of designs for selling.
So I am now more or less sorted for the craft fair. I have decided on my table layout and have had these fab flyers printed for handing out on the evening
I will let you know how it all goes. I am really excited to be doing my first fair but also to be supporting Maeri and The Make and Do Studio, as well as the charities she is donating to. It will be great to have a nosey at the other stalls too!
I’m linking up as usual to Handmade Monday and I’m off now to read what everyone else has been up to this week!