I did spend my time wisely though, between school run's, cooking, cleaning, playing, etc. I did manage a bit of crochet. I think lately I have been sidetracked from my main crafting passion, crochet. I do enjoy sewing as well, but i think because i'm still learning it can be stressful at time's, so this week i needed to relax and that's exactly what i did. Although, as anyone out there who crochet's will know, you are constantly learning new stitches and technique's, crochet is just so comfortable for me, it's like my safe place. When life get's stress full i pick up a hook!! I thought I would try and get a little bit of stock together for the Christmas Craft Fair and so I spent the week doing small thing's that I think people will like.
This is the second owl bag I have made and i'm really loving them, I have a real 'thing' for owl's at the moment, and woodland thing's in general. This bag and the other one I made have already been claimed by my sister-in-law for Christmas present's, so i'll have to make some more for the fair. I'm debating whether to line them with material or not, i'm really not sure what i should charge for them either, is £10 too much? If I line them should I charge more? That's the part i'm not looking forward to at all, pricing the product's. I want to make it worth my while, but I don't want to over charge and not sell anything.
The phone sock's are perhaps my favorite product of the week. Again, it's the woodland thing. I came up with the pattern for the ladybird as I went along and I made the owl one after seeing something similar on pintrest, but thankfully I did write the pattern's down so I will be able to make more. Which is just as well really, because I've decided to keep Mr Owl for myself.
I got the pattern for the rose corsage via pintrest, here, and added some pretty button's to the middle, tidied up the back with felt and added a broach pin. I did have a lovely orange one as well, but my sister swiped it, ah well, that's what family's for, or so she tell's me anyway.
I did the same with the triple layer flower's, added a button, felted the back and added a pin, I really do like these because the color combination's are endless and I am a girl who like's her color. I will be making more of these as well, you can find the pattern here.
The little hair clip's are really simple, I used Lucy's pattern for Teeny Tiny Flower's, again added a button (everything is made better with a button) and sewed them onto a hair clip. I also had more of these, but they seem to have disappeared as well.
Lastly, I tried my hand at a bit of felt sewing and made some Christmas decoration's. I thought I really should do some as it is a Christmas fair. My sister is usually the one to do the felt thing's, but her stuff is just so lovely, she inspired me to have a go and this is what I came up with. I'm quite pleased with them and may just have to do some for my own tree this year.
So that's my week in crochet and felt, I hope you like my little makes, thank's for dropping in, see you again soon.