A month or so ago, I was busy making but didn't get to share with you what I was doing. I had been accepted to sell on a brand new website, A Handcrafted Marketplace. It is a new way of selling handcrafted items, with meet the maker videos. Each of the items is exclusive to site for an agreed period of time. Although the items I have made are not new, the fabric ranges available are exclusive to A Handcrafted Marketplace.
There doesn't seem to be a lot going on here at the moment, but I can assure you I've been busy in the background. I'm at the stage where I'm waiting for supplies to be able to get things finished. That means I can start things, but get to a stage where I have to stop.
I've been cutting more squares for my throw, there must be around a hundred squares now. I've got another two non slip mats waiting for the non slip backing, and one bag ready to be made up. There's also an ironing board cover waiting for the heat resistant wadding. All being well, there should be lots coming together by the end of the week.
Today will more of the same, this time and iPad cover and more bags and mats.
It's been another colourful week here with another iPad cover hot off the machine. These strips are made from the same pack of charm squares as the previous one. I love how each one is so different using the same fabrics.
These are all going into a online Fayre taking place on Sunday, although I will be making some more. I've run out of the hot pink fabric, so I'll have to rethink the contrast fabric, or go shopping.
I've been playing with more of the Bozal In R Foam, this time to make an IPad cover. It's thickness makes it perfect for making protective covers.
I've had fun with some batik charms square and coordinating fabric. Each charm square has been cut in three free hand then randomly stitch to the foam. The strips of coordinating fabric have been cut in the same way adding to the spirit of fun.
I've used velcro for fastening. This means it's quick and easy to use. Each one of these will be unique due to the nature of the fabric.
I have plans to do more in different fabric, maybe to make it more male friendly.
This was a special request. They wanted an iPad cover, with a zip fastening in owl fabric. I was happy to oblige.
I have had a lifelong love of crafts which started with being taught how to knit at a very young age. It didn't take long to realise that great joy and satisfaction came from making things. Even now, I get a thrill seeing something that started just as an idea, becoming a finished product, whether I make it, or teach someone else how to make it.