Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Pretty pastels

So this is how my sewing space looks today -


I decided that my newly painted dining room needs some bunting (doesn't every room??), so I made a cardboard template and cut out some 'flags' from various new and vintage fabrics....but then I got a bit carried away and started cutting out extra to make some bunting for my Folksy shop.  I'll sew them all double sided in one go, (chain piecing?) so they should be done in no time at all, and I'll attach them to some pretty binding as the string to tie them up. I think bunting adds a little bit of country charm to wherever you put it.  I've been working with this selection of fabrics for the bunting and for quite a few of my projects lately -


All pretty pastels, and some vintage fabric in there too.  I'm loving the colour combinations within these lighter fabrics - something which I haven't really used before (and you can see my love of gingham scattered through this pile!). 

I got some more vintage fabrics too, from The Vintage Fabric Market.  I can't even remember how I found this online vintage fabric/accessory shop, but I'm very glad I did!  This package arrived this morning -


And.......I stopped by one of my local fabric shops today (luckily, I have 2 in the next town) and got these pretty fabrics -


I know, I know, I really need to stop buying so much fabric!! I do have a good excuse though - I want to build up stock in my online shop, and I've also been considering whether to join the local Craft Association so that I can display at craft fairs too.  Just need to work up the courage for that one!

Most of the things I've made so far have either been for us (me, my partner or our son), for our home, or given as gifts to friends and family.  But it's getting to the point that I won't 'need' to make much more for our home, so the only feasible option is to make items to sell.  What do you do with all of your crafty creations?  Do you have any tips for getting your products out there and selling them? 

7 comments:

  1. Sorry I don't have any tips for you, I just wanted to say I absolutely adore your bunting and beautiful mix of fabrics. And thanks for the link to that vintage online shop, I can't wait to take a look!

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  2. Love the vintage fabrics! They are soo pretty! :) I love the soft, delicate colours!

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  3. hello! just had to get you here as your a noreplyblogger so couldnt email you back. Just wanted to say thanks thats lovely to hear. I am really surprised to get such positive feedback, perhaps I just need a break! thanks for the advice on the blue binding, I might well go that way.
    By the way I like your vintage fabrics, I may have to try working with some soon.

    Dana

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  4. Lovely fabrics! The bunting flags look super cute - thanks for sharing this at H&H!

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  5. Those fabrics are 'sew' cute. I have been meaning to make some bunting too, and would love to have some of those fabrics to play with too, LOL!
    ~Kimberlee
    {Accuquilt Giveaway} 

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  6. I love the fabrics you chose for your vintage bunting. They are "sew" delicious LOL Stopping by from Fireflies and Jellybeans blog hop and your newest follower.

    Come on by my blog when you have a moment. This is what I posted this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/wool-buffalo-check-coat-finished.html

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  7. I like the bunting, very cute. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday! Please don't forget to link back to my blog in your post. : )

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