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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Maybe this will do the job?

Sorry for being a bit quiet on the blog front recently, I have been a very busy bee with my sewing recently! In April I blogged about some of my upcoming projects so I thought it was about time I gave you an update on how I am getting on....

First of all my lovely Phoebe bag:

It's a little on the smaller side than I anticipated (even with adding a panel to the pattern to make it bigger) so I don't use it for work. But for everyday it's just lovely. I don't think you can tell very well from the photo but I hand sewed tiny heart buttons to the middle of the flowers which really completes it!

Bags really do seem to be my strong point!

Secondly is the table runner for the girls:

It was an absolute pain in the arse to make (because of the shiny fabric) but once I finally cracked it, it was worth the bother, doesn't it look pretty! Just need to finish the second one now which I keep putting off!

My quilt is still an ongoing project. I tend to do a little bit here and there.

On the 13th July, Clare and I are doing a craft fair so I would really like it finished by then so I can use it as a table cover to pretty up my stall. But at the same time I have been busy making things to sell hence why it's taken longer than it should. I can't wait until I can post the final photo's of it all finished!

Finally, onto the main reason I wanted to blog today.... Since the shop launched I have been slowly adding bits a pieces to it in hope that I will start generating some interest. I also started a facebook page to advertise my wares, although I have slowly increased my likes, I still have failed to sell a single thing, boo! I'm being patient and hopefully playing the long game will work, and I'm sure the craft fair will help generate interest... That's if I sell anything there even!

But anyway my new charm offensive is this lovely little friend!

I have named her Gemma and she is already available in the shop! Though I think I will miss her when she goes! I also plan on making traditional teddy bears and a dog too so she will also have plenty of friends! It's difficult trying to advertise your stuff without being too annoying. Gemma has already generated some interest on Facebook so hopefully she will speak for herself!

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