Monday, June 28, 2010

Wow what a day!

Wow what a day!  I was blown away by the amount of people at the Upmarket.   In the past I have been to buy and look myself and always known it was a sensational day out but being on the other side was a totally different experience.  Many people came and said hello who had said that they have read my blog and I didn't realise that there were other people out there other than my friends and family who have come across my little craft and sewing blog.  So a special hello to new friends and fellow blog readers. 
The day was busy with a constant flow of traffic.  Part of the success of the day has to go to Rae - my dear friend who had her own kids looked after to help me out.  Rae has been there from the start and has been encouraging me all the way.  Thank you Rae.  Along with many of my other friends and family who came along to support me bringing with them others as well.  Thank you all.
Besides getting ready for the upmarket there were orders to complete and new projects on the Horizon.  These Felt Santa's were finished in time to go to there new home.

This Custom Order Cushion was also collected at the Upmarket for a very special girl.
The school holidays start next week so I will have some more time with my own two girls with lots of activities already planned.  I will also be teaching some kids classes at Hot Possum. Check out their website for details or give them a call. We will be doing some hand sewing projects like this owl.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lots of Packing

I received back from the Printers the other day my next two Felt Kits.  Introducing Bouncing Bunnies...

 and Gingerbread Men .....

These will be available on Sunday along with all my wares at the Perth Upmarket.  I am very excited (and nervous) as this is my first market and finally I will be on the other side of the table.  So it has been all hands on deck around here with even my littlest girl giving me a hand to put together the kits.  She very carefully counted out the ribbon and button packs for me.

I have been working on many custom orders this week.  I had an order for Felt Badges which will be going to some special Teachers.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I finally got to eat the Chocolate Biscuits!

Well I did get those chocolate biscuits in the end!  I was going to eat them anyway!!  Many of the Aprons have already found new homes and the one for my sister should hopefully arrive on her doorstop today.  This pic is of the few left.  I will be busy making some more for the Upmarket next week.

I said many posts ago now that I was working on some Christmas goodies.  Well I have been working on some felt Christmas Bauble Garlands.  Here is the box in progress...
And here are the finished Bauble Garlands.  Several of these have already been ordered and will soon on their way to new homes. 

I have enjoyed sitting down and sewing these.  Well I must get back to the sewing room.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I am a Woman on a mission !

See all this cut out fabric - well they are Aprons in waiting.  All cut, ironing and sewing to go.  Today I shall not blog hop, I shall not net surf, I shall not eat a chocolate biscuit until these are finished!!!!.  My sister was here in Perth recently and she has dibs on the top Apron with the black and white floral print on it.  So hopefully by the end of the day I should have these complete and then I can eat the chocolate biscuits calling my name from the pantry. 

This Make "Me" Boy Cushion was a custom order for a friends little boy's birthday.  Here it is sitting on his bed - He is soccer mad so with a few extra touches to my pattern this is the end result.  These patterns will be available at the Perth Upmarket and come in two versions - Make "Me" Boy and Make "Me" Girl.  They have different clothes and hairstyles that you mix and match to suit your child.  I have also had so much fun making them that I have decided that I will take custom orders for them if sewing the cushions yourself is not your thing. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Poor little Sewing Machine!

My poor sewing machine has been getting a workout!  I know that she can't wait to be put to sleep at night these days. Since my launch it has been non-stop here at Tied with a Ribbon central.  Many of the orders are now on the way to their new owners and one such order was for this special custom made brooch.  

 This brooch will be headed to a Kindy Classroom.  There are always lots of parents and  helpers who give up their time to help out in schools.  So this brooch is in special recognition of the "Parent Helper" of the day.   I thought it was such a wonderful gesture of the mum who ordered it.

All those fabric and felt hearts have now been turned into Needlebooks which I will be taking with me to Perth Upmarket.  This will be my first market so keep Sunday the 27th June free if you are in Perth. 

I am working on getting an online shop up and running.  This is a work in progress and which I hope soon to have launched.  If you want to contact me in the meantime you can leave a comment or drop me an e-mail and I can reply.

Here is a sneak peak at one of my new designs which I am working on. Well next on the cutting table are Notebook Keepers.  I will post a picture once they are complete. 
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