Sunday, 16 September 2012

Handmade Market September

We were at the Handmade Market in Stockport again today. This time I had help from my eldest, India in return for a corner of my table to sell her headscarves, which she modelled beautifully and to the delight of many of the shoppers, especially the older generation who seemed quite pleased to see a "Land Girl" dropped in the middle of Stockport, lots of mutterings about Bletchley Park



Another fun day chatting with customers and fellow stall holders, and we raised another £10 for SANDs too. (10% of the days takings)


Time to get stitching for the Christmas Markets that are fast approaching, I'm working on several new designs right now, including party dresses,coats and capes.

Meanwhile, how about some snuggly upcycled woolly slippers? These '(and more) will be in the Etsy store very soon.



Saturday, 8 September 2012

Getting ready to do it all over again.

I will be at the Handmade Market in Stockport again next Sunday, with that in mind I've been gathering stock together. Today I used up most of my wrap scraps to make these darling little bootees and a couple of taggy blankets too.

bootees (girasol?)
bootees (Lana)
taggy Nino
taggy Didymos Millefiorri (dyed before it came to me)

I'm also working on some scrappy doves:

wrap scrappy dove (vatanai)

These have been a work in progress for some time, something to work on during those quiet moments...hmmm yeah, when exactly do I get those?

Oh and any babywearers reading who want to help me name all these scraps, please go ahead. Some of them I've had for such a long time, gathered from all over the place. I don't know all the names, though mostly I know the brands at least.