Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Craft Fairs August Bank Holiday Weekend

Last week I had a bespoke order from a very lovely man called James.  His girlfriends birthday was coming up and she was Cath Kidston MAD!!  So he gave me 2 mtrs of beautiful fabric and off I went!!

Make up bag and iPod case

Draught excluder

All 3 draught excluders!

Ironing board cover

2 cushions with pink piped edges

Back of the cushions in plain white fabric. envelope back with pink button fastening

Loved making these, I do hope she liked them!!

I had 2 craft fairs this weekend.  One of which was in Kings Heath, Birmingham arranged by Kerri at BIJOUBEADBOX
My stall

Coasters and free sweets for the punters!

Loads of lavender hearts up cycled from french linen napkins

New oilcloth doorstops

Pot holders and double oven gloves

Vintage tea cup pin cushions

Love this one!

Lots of lovely oilcloth and Tilda fabric make up bags

Tea cosies and my handmade buttons

As you can see I had lots of lovely new items that will be added to my shop later this week

These pictures are from the craft fair I organised for bank holiday monday

My stall

lovely stall holders

braving the cold!!

we saved these guys from the rain and brought them all inside!

It was a fab day and I was shattered by the end of it!!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Tea cups

I love car boot sales, and tea pots as you saw from my last post :)

But as some of my tea pots conveniently came with tea cups I thought what can I do with them??

Then I saw an issue of Cross Stitcher magazine and thought - thats it!!  They would make excellent pin cushions to sell at craft fairs!  Unfortunately I seem to have developed a bit of a crush on tea cups now....

Can't wait to get started on these little beauties !!  

I also purchased a few larger items today which will be delivered later.  They include a lovely mini chaise with a drawer, a foot stool and a small side table. All to be sanded, painted, recovered and made shabby chic.
My bargain of the day today was a Singer sewing machine.  Its gorgeous and only £10, and its electric, needs a bit of TLC poor thing but I know its old as the woman said it belonged to her grandmother and then got passed down to her mother who passed it on to her.  I'm glad to give it a good home :)
Will upload pics as soon as she is fixed.  And I've got to give her a name too....

Time for Tea

Over the past few weeks I have been getting some exercise by walking around car boot sales near me via www.eboot.com they are massive car boot sales in huge fields, cost £1 to get in and takes 2-3 hours of lovely gentle walking in the sunshine to get around them.  The bonus?  I get to buy these:

Aren't they beautiful!!  I think I have about 18 now!! They cost from between £12 for the first set and £1-4 for the others.  Bargains in my book!!  They are all marked England and some are from the 1960's!  So cool.  They will be put in storage now until we have a house I can show them off in or until my dream of owning a tea shop/fabric shop comes to life and I can use them to serve tea in!!

Which is your favourite?  Mine is the 1963 set at the top :)