I found myself unexpectedly with more time on my hands as my sister sadly had to cancel her visit short noticed. So instead of going back to work and feeling very sorry for myself (actually I do feel sorry for myself as I was very much looking forward to spending time with her and my nephew) I am using the surplus time I have creatively and also a little for myself to just relax.
This is a picture heavy post, so consider yourselves warned. I am of course still working on the preparations for the craft fair (check out previous posts here and here)
What is strange about this whole sewing madness is that I actually enjoy it. I was always under the impression that I would resent making lots of small things that "I won't sell anyway". I am saying this because the sales at craft fairs are not always great and in particular not as a first timer. But for some reason I really love sewing all the small things and am strangely hopeful that I will be able to sell them either at the fair or through my on-line shop. In any case I am enjoying myself and that is what its all about.
You know how much I love making my on-the-go quilts and these five additions are no exception. Each of the dozen or so I have made over the past year is a unique piece and every new one is my favorite.
I used for the backs this time a lightweight home-decor fabric. The quilts are mainly used as changing mats and therefor are frequently laid out on the ground and I think a heavier fabric is ideal for this. Also this fabric is less expensive then the Kokka Trefle I have been using in the past.
A lot of Dr. Seuss but also some log cabin and pineapple designs from other fabric in between.
Yes I even made a pink one and actually do quite like it.
All folded up and ready to go to Market !
Back to the sewing machine......