Thanks to all of you who have entered the giveaway; I'm getting quite excited! There's still time though, just get in before the end of the month and you're in with a chance.
I am sorry this picture looks so skew-whiff but I took it all wonky and then flipped it, (basically it looked better before I fiddled!) Anyhooo it is just a fiddle so no harm done. I have been meaning to have a go at Jean pocket hanging thingys for ages. I ripped some instructions out of Patchwork and Quilting magazine I think and knocked this up this morning with the kids. It is meant to be all denim but the jeans I used were some old ones of Annas so were seriously tiny In the article they went mad with embellishment too. Having said that I think the idea is sound and definitely something I'll be doing again on a larger scale.....my jeans definitely qualify! I also want to try it with some of Simons work trousers, I think it could be quite a good 'mans' textile project.
Yesterdays farmers market saw me basically paying £5 for the privilege of giving away two brooches. I have two Christmas fairs booked but I almost feel like I have got the whole 'selling what I make' thing out of my system. I am happy to keep making brooches to sell through shops. I really do enjoy it, but as far as other things go I am only going to make things that really take my fancy- not just stuff that I think might sell. Does that make sense? Overall the markets have been great experience and at another point in my life I may well give it another go, taking it more seriously but for now? I've scratched my itch.