Thursday, 30 September 2010

Photo set of crafty makes

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Originally uploaded by Marti Crafts
over 100 photos of things I have made so far this year

New business Ideas for craft stall

I have decided to make the most of the christmas craft fairs coming up and have decided to make a few of each item so I have a small stock to sell when the local fairs come up. But I will have to geta  move on as christmas is only a couple of months away.
Items that I have decided to make are clocks like the one I made for the bedroom set as it turned out so well.
Hanging hearts and doves that will make very sweet little gifts or christmas tree decorations.
Very posh aprons with diamonte detailing thinking of doing them in black so would also be siutable for a man. Will keep you posted with updates of the making process.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Essentially its what I love to do

These are the curtains being displayed on a pole held by the strong man in my life so I can take pictures!

Close up of the tabs, I have made them quite wide as I find they hang better.

Fully lined with professionl mitred hems! Woo-Hoo!

Back view of  the lining and tabs.

And finally all packaged up in clear cellophane ... I'm proud of myself, You know it's nice to know that when it comes down to it I can do things I love to do and that's what this blog is essentially about.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

TA ~ DA!!!

Oh im feeling pretty pleased with myself ;O)

Phase 3 of the bedroom set

So, so far I have made the pretty dress rack, the clock and the quilt and a lamp shade on a faux leather stand and a ceiling light shade and the name plaque, here you can see the clock which will tonight have the hands popping through the hole in the centre of the butterfly shape, have to make a hole in the top of the butterflys head to attatch the antennea onto her head and also the dress rack will have the hooks attatched and the brass fixings added onto the back to hold it on the wall you can also see in the name plaque photo that I have put Alexis's name onto the small butterfly canvases that make up the dress rack... So still to make the curtains then we are all made and ready for the bedroom. Any thoughts on my efforts?

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Next phase of the bedroom set

Have now completed the ceiling light shade and the leather lamp, I have started on the top coat for the butterfly clock, What do you folks think so far?

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The lampshade that ended up in the bin!

These lampshades I made a paper pattern then made the patchwork material to cover, I sewed the fabric onto the shade then wanted it to have a sheen effect so I used PVA glue to cover the shade and fabric, these pictures here are from when the PVA was wet, when it dried some of the patchwork fabric squares went see through and it was RUINED, So much for good ideas so im starteing again, a whole day wasted, but a learning curve!