Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Who wants to pocket the book?

I had a little play with some baby coat hangers and some cheap tea-towels. Mum has been making hanging pockets for years, and they are soooo useful. This version is much smaller, but I think very cute. It was really easy to make and came together in about an hour. It was just all the fiddly pretty bits that took another hour and a half! The question in my mind now is are they saleable, (obviously I would give them a good iron!) I think they would be a good 'line' for the school May fair-perfect for hair ties etc. and yes that is a kind of techno caddy thing which poppers on and off. What do you think? Would you buy something like this and if so what would you pay?
I have posted off my first give-away book and have come across another lovely book that I can live without! This one has loads of ideas for crafting with felt. This would actually make a lovely present with a bundle of felt squares and some thread. I think it would suit a teen or new crafter but there are some nice ideas in it for anyone. Let me know if you'd like it and I'll post it out to you, again first come, first served.
On the subject of posting I have actually posted off my mug swap parcel. Mainly because breakables don't fair well in our house, but also as I have been a bit anxious about the standard of my work (I am sending to a very talented lady) and knew I would relax a little once it was gone. By the time I had finished stuffing my box it was quite weighty and I stood a little nervously at the post office counter. I choose the cheapest posting option because it was half the original extortionate amount quoted but was told it would take 6 weeks. We have a target posting date of the end of February but please be aware if you are part of the swap that others may do as I have done and choose an economical option which could see parcels arriving long after this. I have set up a spreadsheet for the swap so if you do want to let me know when you post/receive your parcels I can keep track of where we are.


JenMeister said...

I'd love love love the book, if you're willing to post to Australia xxx (If not, I understand completely).

saraeden said...

Ooooh that looks a great little book !!

Sara x

saraeden said...

Me again , i love the wall hanger !
I made something similar but bigger as a toy /book storage for the side of the girls bunk beds . I think they would be very saleable you could do all different sizes and shapes !!

Sara x

wonderwoman said...

that looks a fun book but as i have one or two on felting you can count me out! i have not made my gift to go in my mug yet and am looking for a suitable box and lots of stuffing!


Sharon said...

Lovely wall hanger! I think they would sell, but no idea at what price I'm terrible at that, sorry!

jennyflower said...

I'm afraid on the book give-aways I need to have people leave an e-mail or have a blogger profile which shows one. Heavier books will be U.K only. For this reason I'm afraid this book will go to Saraeden. I'll post Friday!

Swirlyarts said...

The wall hanger is a great idea - could you make them 'foldable' too and then people could put toiletries in them for when they go on holiday? Also bigger ones would be great!

MollyandIzzie said...

The hanger is a great idea!

I am actually setting up my own shop - just in the thinking stage atm but i am putting out feelers to see if people would be interested in placing their products with me on a sale and return basis. I don't know if you would be interested or not but if you are i could give you some more details.


Tip Top said...

Oooh! Do like the hanger thing! Would be good in different sizes like long and thin. And you could do blingy versions for disco kids and dino ones for dinky kids! Who-hoo!!!

If you need any little hangers give me a nod (I have about a million!)

And just to let you know, I'm having a whale of a time stuffing me mug!!