Sunday, 27 February 2011

Handmade at home - The sun is shining

Cannot stay long the sun is out and I am photographing like mad new items for the shop, but as promised here are other colours of the pin boards, so far!

Fabric pin board

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Handmade at home - can not wait any longer

I am rather happy about my new creation. I have my sister Helen to thank really. You see I made my niece jessica bunting for Christmas, and did not know what I could make James my nephew. I asked Helen if there was anything he might like that I could make for him. Helen said he could really do with a notice board, you could do that, a little voice said in my head, OK I will make him a notice board. How I am I going to make that I later thought. After a bit of fiddling I had made one notice board for my nephew.

Well then the alarm bells began to ring, I could make theses in some vintage fabric and sell them in my Etsy shop. It gave me a real boost, as my shop had had only one sale, and I think the notice boards may have real saleability.

pin board yellow and oranges 5

I now have about ten made and I am busy photographing them and getting ready to post them on Etsy. I have this orange and yellow fabric board on Etsy now, it is the same fabric as the bunting I posted about last week.

Instead of making just a fabric notice board, I have made half into to a pegboard, some where to keep photos or other memento's you do not what to put a tack through. Will show you the other colours soon and I have some very nice tack's to show you too.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Home-The long wait is now over

We have been very patient, waiting for our Lavender Araucana to lay a prized blue egg. On 15th February we finaly have a beautiful blue egg.

First blue egg 1

I was so happy when Adam came in the house and said that he had found a blue egg. I had heard an old wives' tale that says chickens start to laying eggs on Valentine's Day. Did not quite make Valentines, but the 15th will do for me(we get engaged on the same date nearly 8 years ago)

First blue egg 7

Who gets to eat the first one?

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Handmade at home - Re-opening my Etsy shop!

It has been quite a while since I had anything in my shop on Etsy, (or posted to my blog) but I have started to list new items in the shop. (and have a new focus for my blog)

With spring in full swing It is time to get the bunting out, so that is what I have been busy making, lots of bunting, not any old bunting, this is very special, as it is not only handmade by me in Cornwall, the bunting is made from vintage fabric.

The bunting above is made from material from two vintage duvet covers. The orange one is from the 1970s' and was sold by St Michael known today as Marks and Spencer. The other was raided from my mother-in-laws laundry cupboard (she did say it was ok) and is well over 30 years old, for the age of the material it is in amazing condition. I have lots more to make and post so will keep you updated of new items.