Sunday, 18 January 2009

The Thursday Night Project and 50 things

I decided to partipate in the 8th Jan Thursday Night project on Crafteroo as I wasnt working that day and ended up not going to Brownies because of a rib injury. I also had a pile of like 5 bags that had been cut and were ready to get sewn.

First of all I sewed up these clutch bags. I cut these out way before christmas and theyve been sitting in the kitchen (? I know strange) since. They are all made from beautiful fabric and I remembered almost at the last moment that I wanted to put magnetic closures on them, which I think is just the perfect finishing touch (had previously made with velcro and then buttons).

I also made this bag as I had cut out all the relevant. I had also made two of them previously and they had both sold. However, Im totally not hapyp with this one. I think I just rushed it and it doesnt feel right. Im not sure what I will do with it yet.

This last bag is one of my favourite things to do at the moment. I saw a skirt on Thriftstore UK on LJ that I really liked and thought wow that would look really cool as a bag as it was one of those puffball skirts. Anyway that bag is currently not photographed but it made me beon the lookout for more cute skirts on there to do this. And i found a realy cute one in a size8 (to give an idea of size. Very simple yet effective technique.

So all in all a sucessful TTNP and 5 things towards my 50, thats 10 % done. woo!!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

2009 - The Year Ahead

Last year was fun. I got into my crafting more and got involved with Crafts Unlimited Association and got myself out and about for Craft Fairs. I didnt sell a great amount but I have learned a lot about the scene.

I also joined a very small crafts forum (at the time) Crafteroo and got myself involved with others with similar interests. I have, for the most part stayed involved in that forum as it has expanded and gotten to know lots more people. The people there are great and they are soooo friendly and helpful.

The forum is also what will supply my 2nd blog post of the year as every Thursday we have TTNP: The Thursday Night Project. This is where we work on certain projects and post up pictures of our works in progress and then the next day post pic of the finished objects. I took part last Thursday as I had loads of stuff cut out and just ready to get sewn together. Will post them later.

Final thing for the moment. I often lose my way with blogging and I hold my hands up to that. However, this year I plan to blog at least once a week. I wont make any unrealistic targets but I think once a week is a realistic target, not least for the following reason.

I am going to take part in a little incentive for myself: 50 things in 2009. In other words Im going to make at least 50 items this year which I think should be alright for me, especially when I will be creating new things for fairs and for the shop. So I think this is attainable. We shall wait and see.

Hope those who are reading this are all well!