Saturday, 31 July 2010

New Handmade Cards

Made some more cards to sell in the salon last night when I had a bit of peace and quiet. This is just a few of the ones I made.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Handmade storage heater / radiator cover

Being in a villlage you get no gas supply so its all electricity. We installed new type storage heaters in the house when we brought it but they are still big and ugly. So shadann looked at getting radiator covers for them but the storage heaters were to deep for the fitting so taking a picture of the radiator cover Shadann made us our own, If anyone would like any thing similar made to custom sizes please get in touch.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Maxi dress from batik fabric table cloth

Yesterday I brought a table cloth in a batik fabric and today turned it into a maxi dress! Didnt follow a pattern so had the seam ripper out a few times!

Test run on the dress

Got my gorgeous Millie to try the dress this morning I was worried it might need shorts underneath but I think its OK, what do you think?

Monday, 19 July 2010

Finished the dress....

....But it needs little matching short trousers I think, will have to wait to try it on Millie in the morning!

sewing and making a new girls dress

After dropping my middle daughter off at day care today I decided i fancied trying to make a plain white dress embellished wih 3 pocked that have applique on them so found out of my fabric pile a Liberty peice called "dress up" and cut out 3 shapes, mocked up a little white tie top dress and heres my day so far ....(apart from the trip to the opticians that cost a fortune! I'll spare you my story of the huge opticians bill!)

New clothes stand photos

These are the pictures as promised earlier today. What a find hey? Any one else had any good weekend finds?

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Sew magic

We took a trip to a local boot fair this morning and I got some absolutely brilliant bargains, I found 2 sewing manuals, one was a dress making encyclopedia and the other was just a how to sew book 20 pence each! Then I found a stand to display my clothes on for when I get to set up my own stall for £3. The bonus is that the stand will stand up on my table top as at a lot of craft fairs you get tables close to each other so there's no room for a clothes rail so this is perfect, I will take a couple of pictures so you can see my finds!

Friday, 16 July 2010


I am truly shocked at the price of fabric, I've even started to visit the charity shops for remnants now, The ladies from my local fabric shop have said every time they place their orders for more fabric the prices of cotton and silks are going up weekly. How can we make and sell our handmade products at a decent affordable price if the fabric is so dear in the first place? Anyone have any ideas on where to find fabrics that are not at high prices?

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Gorgeous aprons

Made these lovely mother and daughter aprons yesterday and have just listed them for sale in my shop. I did not follow a sewing pattern so completly original and they look so sweet on, I used Millie as my little model, I want these myself!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Shop link

Marti Crafts Store
Click on the above writing and it will take you directly to my little shop.

New outfit for sale in Marti Crafts Store

This outfit is so sweet its made with pretty girlie material, the top is double layered and has 3/4 length trousers and a sunhat to match. Its even labelled with the Marti Craft label for a professional finish!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

New shop up and running!

MARTI CRAFTS STORE This is my new shop I have just listed 3 new items for sale to get things going a bit! having lots of fun looking around the one material shop we have locally, im sure they will get to know me pretty soon