Why do I gravitate towards the smallest, most cramped space in the house?!!! This week everything seems to be happening on my ironing board!
I had every good intention of working on the things I had sorted out last week but then things changed! I found out the last posting day for economy mail to the UK is 23 November so I realised I had better start working on some things to send for presents for my family over there. Little Miss Brown did some drawings and I’m going to embroider them and make into bookmarks like this.
Some crochet snowflakes in the making – not quite sure whether I like them yet!
The other thing that happened was finding out that a weekend craft market is going to be starting up in our town. I’ve been toying with the idea of markets for some time and it seems like too good an opportunity to pass up. Although I still have lots to consider it has to be done very quickly because they’re going to start at end of November!!!! So whilst I’m thinking I thought I’d get some reversible sunhats cut out.
The hats are from a pattern I made up a while ago and whenever the girls wear them they get lots of compliments so I thought they might be something good to sell. They’ll look like these:
And in the background you might have spotted some doll’s faces. I’ve been playing! The idea was for a babushka doll to go on the wall. The results so far?
Still not quite finished and some tinkering to do but I think I like them. I like the idea of having a row of them decreasing in size on the wall. You might also spot that the dress of one of the dolls is the same as one of the sunhats – it was oringally a pillowcase. All the fabric I’m using is recycled, pre-loved, thrifted etc and it’s great to actually be cutting into it and using it (instead of washing, ironing and hoarding!!).
So with a little bit quilting thrown in too it’s been a pretty busy week!
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