A new home and new stock in the shop

Well look at me Doris and Hazel has gone all dot com! Yes folks welcome to my new ‘grown up’ place on the web where I will to continue to share my creative ‘goings on’ and let you know what’s happening in the shop. Getting to grips with this new web set up has been relatively straight forward so far – the swear jar is only half full. It will be a learning experience for me for sure.

December 2016 was my very first Etsy Christmas and I’m very pleased to say that lots of lovely customers bought bags. When you make and sell things it can be very daunting –   you put yourself and your creations ‘out there’ and then chew your fingernails hoping someone will like what you make and when they do  it’s magic! Believe me every Etsy shop owner does a little ‘happy dance’ each and every time an item sells. So I’d like to say a  great big thank you to every single customer!

I’ve spent the time between Christmas and now gathering lots more fab fabric and I’ve just uploaded a selection of  new medium zipped pouches. These are padded and measure  approximately  22cmx15cm (9″x6″),  they fit nicely into a handbag and are large enough to fit smaller tablet devices (great for the 7″ Kindle Fire tablet).

Here’s a selection that can be found in the shop. I’m working hard on the production line and there’ll be more shop updates for the knitting project bags and notion purses very soon.

 


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Back in the creative groove

Crikey, is it really almost a year since I blogged? Yup!

I have to admit my creative mojo ran away from me over the Summer, sewing, knitting and crochet pretty much went on the back burner for almost 3 months, which is most unlike me. Slowly but surely it’s returned and I have a million creative ideas whizzing round my head again and an equal amount of WIPs/UFOs.

I’ve picked up my Attic24 Coast Ripple blanket again, it’s a MONSTER, big enough for a double bed, or at least it will be once I’m done…….

I’ve also started yet another knitting project, the zickzack scarf which is a free pattern from Ravelry designed by Christy Kamm. It’s super easy to knit, with a 12 stitch pattern repeat, however I’m a bit thick when it comes to knitting and I kept on having to rip it out and start again having lost count of the stitches. I stuck with it and started again and I think I have the hang of it now….

The yarn is gorgeous it’s Lang Yarns Mille Colori Baby  The scarf takes 4 skeins, you knit 2 rows with one ball, then the next 2 with the other. I’ve spotted lots of other versions on Instagram I love how it looks like a Missoni design.
The return of the mojo also means I have uploaded new stock to my Etsy Shop – 5 new patchwork cushion covers…
A friend of mine bought a couple of the non-festive cushion covers and they are proudly displayed on an amazing funky 1970’s basket chair which hangs from a frame, hopefully I will get a photo soon!
With Christmas approaching fast (well it is for Etsy sellers I guess!) I need to get cracking with making some more of my cosmetic/project bags very soon.

 

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