Thursday, 22 November 2012

and the name out of th hat was .............?

Well who's got a bag of Liberty scraps on their way to them ?? Let's take a look.
At 6.00pm I got myself comfy and wrote every ones name out and then informed my youngest he had to go choose one of his hats for us to put the names in . He came back with his favourite Spiderman hat .
We loaded the hat with all the names and he gave it a rather vigorous shake !!

and the winner is ??????

'SOOZ'     please get in touch with your details so I can send you your Liberty and get you on your way to starting your tiny patchwork project!!

Anyway have to dash this evening , my dinning table is a heap of productivity . I came up with another idea for my up and coming stall on the 1st December ( @ St, Stephens School 11 am -2 pm ), some of you may remember at Easter I made Bunnie pockets . Well I'm now making a few Robin pockets and Reindeer Pockets . Would you believe I came up with the idea whilst walking down my local high street which then meant I had to go buy the fabric to make them !! I got a beautiful weight of felted pure wool suiting ( it was a tad expensive but I only needed 1/2 mt ) . Here's a peek of the first two I made .
So Well done Sooz I will wait to her from you . 
Thanks for popping by and ta ta for now .x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

What would you do with a bag of Liberty scraps ?????

Well hello , I've had a couple of weeks with my head in a very strange bubble so  I would like to start  this post with a bit of fun!!  OOOOwww look whats up for grabs ! a bag full of Liberty Lawn scraps , now they are scraps but fantastic Liberty scraps!! ( which are too small for my makes ) , but I know there are some seriously creative crafter's out there in blog land.  If you think you would like this bag of possibilities I will send it anywhere free of charge . All you have to do is leave a comment and maybe tell me what you might do with these lovely bits . I will close entries for the Liberty scraps at 6.00pm on Thursday the 22nd November and will get one of my children to pull the name out of a hat . Here have another peek in the bag.
Oh how the last couple of weeks have flown by ,one big blur of making and selling ( which I have really enjoyed ) and then the serious stuff of Tax , accounting and book keeping and banking ( lots of forms, paperwork and signature signing and not enough sewing!!!) I know everyone has to go through this when they set up a business but I have felt quite overwhelmed some days . Trying to do this and be mum and wife and work as well has felt quite unbelievably difficult at times . But my Mr P. does keep reminding me it won't be like this for long and I will find a rhythm to my work soon.

 Don't get me wrong I am excited at Starting 'Handmade Over Yonder' and the response has been fantastic and I had a fab time a my Christmas stall last Saturday . New and old friends came to buy and I met a lot of wonderful people. Roll on my next stall @ St. Stephens school , Skipton on the 1st December 12-4pm .  I really do like meeting and talking to people at these events !! ( Oh boy do I have a lot to make in the next 2 weeks!!) .

But with husband at home today he took me out for a bit of retail therapy . We had a trip out in the car ( over the boarder into Lancashire as we Yorkshire folk like to joke !!) First we went to a little patchwork Fabric shop I like in a place called Barrowford. I do like the shops name too !
The shop does have a lovely web page the shop is only small but the owner really knows how to work the space it's a pleasure to browse and shop in . I went with a specific list of requirements today . Spots and stripes to go with Liberty fabrics for my next batch of Hares ( I can't wait to start theses) . My head is in springtime colour mode , I'm having fun planning working with these fresh crisp colours !! Here have a sneaky peak .

......and here it is my tub of supplies ready for the Christmas making time to be over !!! Can't wait to start delving in here .
After my shopping splurge at ' Patchwork Chicks ' we headed over to Clitheroe we had a bit of a trip through Witch country and wound around the base of Pendle Hill.
Not a Witch in site !!
It was very atmospheric over the Forest of Bowland though !!

 When got to Clitheroe we did something we've wanted to do for ages and because we tend to have the children with us we always never do . We visited the little Art Gallery called the 'Platform Gallery' oh what a beautifully indulgent moment we had , we were able to take our time and look and talk and be amazed by the myriad of artwork created in different media by fabulously talented people . Well worth a visit another bijou gem in Lancashire!!

Now I'm back home and setting up for the next batch of Christmas Mice !! I also have to try and remember not to get so hung up about the paper work !

But just a little note : 2 Christmas mice are heading to my shop tomorrow evening and 3 Christmas stockings and a Chicken cushion . But I am not putting everything on in one go I will be staggering it through the evening . You can now find a link to at the top right hand side of the page.

So thanks for popping by and Ta Ta for now .xx