A quick birthday gift and an Etsy shop!

7 May

Some lovely friends of ours moved to a new house just over a week ago, we’re delighted, it’s much closer to us, a walk across the park and we’re almost there.

Following on from moving house, their daughter celebrated her 3rd birthday and I decided I could create something for her new bedroom:


So I spent half an hour rummaging around my boxes of scraps to find some fabric with tiny prints on, the bunting flags are approx 1cm across the top.  I should have measured the hoop so you have an idea of size, but I didn’t!  It’s small, not tiny but small!  The background fabric is some I got at the swap at the Oxfam International Women’s Day event held by The Craft Hub.  I free motion embroidered the name on using my Janome rather than my hand operated Singer, and I’m rather pleased with how it went!  To be honest I was too lazy to lift the Singer out of the fire place (yes!) and onto the table, I’ll put that down to being a bit poorly this week.

Anyway the present has been delivered and delight was expressed!  I tied some ribbon to the clamp for hanging but did that after Tobi had taken a slightly wonky photo (not that I’m complaining)!

I was inspired by Katrien Van Deurens contribution to the Zakka Style book, her work is beautiful, if you want to see more hoops then go and look at her Flickr set.

Oh yes and as I mentioned in the the title as last I have opened my Etsy shop!  And hurrah made my first sale within minutes (that’s what friends are for!).  I’d love any feedback (constructive please!), I hope to be adding more to it as time allows!  I’m thinking vintage sheet FQ bundles, vintage sheet quilt kits and vintage sheet scrap packs.  What would you like to see in it?

I should be back tomorrow with something for the Fugly Fabric Party…

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6 Replies to “A quick birthday gift and an Etsy shop!

    • No, I thought about it but didn’t see the point! It worked fine, I have hooped and sewn before but no hoop made no difference!

  1. Hi Mary – that hoop is lovely and such a nice present. Thanks for the comment you sent me, very kind. Weirdly, I see parallels – I also have a Janome and a hand operated Singer! The Singer I’ve had for a few years and I love it (everything I’ve ever made so far has been sewn on that) but I got the Janome as a wedding present as I needed an electric machine that does more than a straight stitch. I love it already! Will be keeping an eye on your blog too x

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