Monday, 21 April 2008

Ok I lied

I knew I could not do it. Spurred on by a flurry of sales last week I went off and made a few more bags and the cushion materials are still in the store bag as we speak. To be fair, the sofa company have not given me a delivery date at the moment.

So here I my latest works of art here. They all feature my new labels, but a bit hard to see. I am pleased with them but am still experimenting somewhat with their attachment. IE straight stitch or zigzag as they are raw edged.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Sunday Night

I think I may change the name of this blog to the Sunday Night Blog. I only seem to have time to do it at the moment on a Sunday evening when I just don`t want to go to bed yet. I think its a phsycological `if I don't sleep, the weekend ain't over` thing.

There have been some additions to my inventory this week. The first is this cute mini bag commissioned by a customer that saw the frame purse in this fabric but wanted something more petite.
The second one is a tattoo fabric bag that I just fell in love with the fabric. Its a new shape also and I am really pleased with the results. I think I will make some more in this shape.

I am going to make some cushions next week (yes I don't just make bags). We have a new sofa coming soon (12 weeks seems like an eternity when you really want something to arrive) and I wanted to give the whole thing a new look having already painted the chimney breast because `it just wasn't right`. I am going to use the `Amy Butler Hourglass Pillow design free on her wonderful website. Had fun seeking out fabrics. Not gone AB there though - hope she is not offended. Her fabrics are divine but far too crafty and blousy for the better half. I just love shopping for fabric. I am normal, I do like shoes as well but I seriously have a `fabric problem`!
If I have enough, I may make another quilt. I haven`t made one for ages and the `cat quilt` always gets nabbed by someone else when its chilly and I need one too. Not fair really when you think about it - I am not bitter- much.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

New Labels

This post is partially an etsy seller feature an partially an article to promote my new branding. I decided it was time to get some tags for my bags and co-ordinating stickers. Up till now I have hung my business cards with a ribbon which looked quite good, but I found an artist on etsy that could custom make tags for scrapbooking. I worked with her to come up with some with all my shop details. All I have to do is add the appropriate ribbon. I was so pleased with these, I commissioned a similar design for fabric labels to sew inside my bags from another seller. Whilst I was quite happy with the woven ones I felt they were a little bog standard. So if you have one with the old label you know you have one of the first bags in my shop.

The hang tags are by Kelly Lown her shop is at
She also has a delightful blog `The Paper Pixie`the link is in my links at the bottom of the page.

The fabric labels are by

Thanks ladies, you have both been great to work with and have really helped me create some continuity. I look forward to showing the next batch featuring the entire new look. This pic shows a custom order with the hang tags and stickers.