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.