Crafts

Oh wow. It has been really quiet on here of late… sorry about that. I have been entirely consumed with crafting! Last weekend I participated in my first ever craft fair, so of course I needed stock and lots of it which consequently meant quite a few 2am bedtimes :/ Still I managed to put together a funky little stall and hold my own with seasoned artisans. Initially I felt rather peculiar selling my wares to the public, persuading them to part with their hard earned cash for something I made! But I soon got the hang of it, motivated by peoples enthusiastic reactions to my pieces. They actually liked them and wanted to pay for them, yay! It was great to see what people were going mad for : my upcycled jersey scarves – not yet on etsy, my bark and shell hearts and my new little handmade creatures with accompanying illustrated cards. I met some fabulous talented fellow crafters, especially the lovely Angela fromĀ  Ah ha! vintage inspired selling the most exquisite vintage cushions and textiles as well as hand crafted jewellery incorporating the finest pearls and antique brooches. My favourite pieces were the clever weighted bookmarks with antique “charms”, such perfect presents (mum one is heading your way!). Rain stopped it being a sell out which was a shame but I was pleased all the same with my sales. I’ve posted some pictures of my stand on my facebook page so come and have a nosey around!

This time I made this little creature, which littlelish absolutely adores already! There is something very satisfying about being able to make something for your own child especially when they are super enthusiastic about it. She just kept on saying “mummy it is sooo cute” x

 

Oooh I’ve just finished making this little devil. Pretty labour intensive but end result is so pretty!! Tutorial coming soon, but for those who don’t fancy going loopy cutting out circles or burning their fingers on a glue gun – they are for sale in my shop for 12.50.

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