Wednesday, September 26, 2012

You never know what Peter will get up to in the garage next ..........

 To make sure my iPad covers are the right size for an iPad, Peter made me a cardboard shape the same size as a real iPad.
 A couple of days ago he disappeared out to the garage and would not let me see what he was doing.  It made me laugh my head off when he showed me.  He has made me a total iPad replica out of cardboard. 
 No more old lump of cardboard for my iPad covers.  I will just have to charge it up - he said and disappearing off out to the garage again.  Back he came a little while later you can see the results below. One day if I sell enough iPad covers I will be able to have a real version, but until then I love my cardboard one.  :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A little project for me

 Sometimes its nice to do a little project just for me.  I have been having a lot of bad luck with handbags recently.  Straps breaking and items disappearing into the lining and just not finding a bag that I like.  Then I came across the vintage fabric above and loved it.  I was going to make a skirt, and I still might, then I had a brain wave.  Handbag, the fabric is perfect.  After a few minutes of thought and a quick design taken from a very old very much loved bag I had the pattern sorted.  Once I had done one I could not resist doing another and I love them both.  I just need to remember not to wear the skirt and the bag at the same time or I will look like a right numpty.  Then I thought I might make some more bags for my shop.  What do you think?

Monday, September 10, 2012

At the Deep End

 This weekend I had a stall at the Central Hawkes Bay festival, down at Pukeora Estate.  Our first four day fair. 
 I had a fantastic time chatting to customers and catching up with other stall holders. But can you guess where my stall was situated.
Yes, I really was at the deep end of a swimming pool.  The floor was still wet when we set up as the  pool was only drained two days previously.   An interesting stall site to have.  Next year I need to think through my stall backdrop as it looks a little like a washing line!