Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Etsy - Another Step Closer

On Sunday I did a banner and an avatar for the Etsy shop. Nothing very artistic. I'm not that good with computers and I'm nowhere near finished working on what I wanted to do for the artwork.
Today I set up my account as a shop. There's nothing listed yet but I have done one draft listing to see how it works. I need to get better photos of my items and work on my policies and stuff. Don't really know where to start on that. I'll have to have a nosey at other folks to get a better idea of what to write.
Question: Can you edit a listing once it's published? To add more photos or more places to send to?

Just stitched out this on a tea towel

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Productive Procrastination

So, yesterday I spent hours following instructions on making a pattern for a different style clip purse. I made 3 toiles in calico and they didn't fit the frame. Today I ignored the instructions and made it the way I thought it should be done. Finally I got it!

This isn't a finished purse. It's what will be a lining turned outwards and it's just sitting in the frame to see if it fitted. I do really like the fabric with the gun metal frame though. I'll probably make one like this.
While I was procrastinating about what fabric to use in the above test run and whether I should try it in calico first, I made this headband.

I can't get enough of this fabric! It also has Dracula and Frankenstein in the pattern but you can only just see bits of them in this one.  I also made the purple one today in the picture below.

The eyeball one and the Zombies are mine but I have plenty of fabric left for more  ^_^

I need to order more purse clips XD

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Clip Purse Trial

I thought I'd have a go at making a clip purse. This was the result......

I've never made one before and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. So much so that I have just finished making a pattern for a differtent style one and I'm just about to go start on it. Fingers crossed it works!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

I Moustache you........

Today I made a Valentines card.

Hand stitched with a felt moustache glued on. My fingers are still sore. Just hope he appreciates it XD Now to think of something to write in it.
Not really had much time for anything else this week, though I did manage to get a headband made. Will post more on that another time.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

In the clutches of a Zombie

I finished the Zombie clutch bag I was working on! :)

It has a detachable wrist strap and a brain charm on the zip.

I think if I was to do it again I would use a stiffer interfacing, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

More Moustache

I've had a reasonably productive weekend. Yesterday I did this hand towel.........

I also did a bit more work on the artwork for Frankenstitchery. I can't do arty farty stuff on a computermabob, so I'm going to use the arts I can do :) More to come on that.

Today I was working on a clutch bag that I started a while before Christmas. It had been abandoned because I couldn't decide what fabric to use for the lining. I didn't get it finished today. I would have if I hadn't umm'd and ahh'd about what to do for most of the morning. Started the wrist strap for it but may have to rethink they way I've done it. The bag is looking good so far though