Gosh, is it really Handmade Monday time again? I thought I would have more time when Daisy started school, but I seem to have less! How does that work?
It has been a busy week. I started by making this, inspired again by the lovely creation over at Daisymoon Designs that I mentioned last week.
No sooner had I listed it in my new Etsy shop than it sold. There aren’t a lot of items in there yet, but my aim this week is to list some more things. I have decided to try Etsy as well as Folksy for a while to see how it goes. I certainly think it’s easier to list items on there, but haven’t had enough of a poke around to see whether I prefer it yet. Does anyone have any strong opinions about either site?
I have also been playing with my new sewing machine this week. I decided to treat myself a few weeks ago as I just couldn’t get on with the one that I inherited from Mum. At the time she bought it, it was a top of the range model, but the tension was so difficult to get right that I would spend more time faffing with it than actually sewing things. My new one is the complete opposite and I love how simple it is to set up and how quickly you can actually make things with it.
Here are some of my first creations with it.
I have been busy on the sewing machine today too, but haven’t taken photos yet so you will have to wait and see what I have come up with (or check Etsy later on in the week to see if I have actually managed to list any more items!).
I had a lovely evening on Friday with one of my closest friends Katie, who blogs over at PollyRabbit. She suggested I link my blog to the Foodies100 as I often write about food, cooking and the like. So I have, and will wait and see what happens.
You may notice too that my photos are all against a white background. After reading Natalie’s post the other week, I treated myself to a white light tent thingy from eBay. I am quite pleased with the results, although I really need to sort out my camera which has a broken flash. It’s either get it repaired or borrow Dad’s!
And finally I have joined the forum over at Make and Craft as well as subscribing to the first three issues with their amazing online digital subscription offer. I am looking forward to getting to know a lot of new people through the forum as well as some that I already know a bit better.
Right, off to link up now on Handmade Harbour. Have a wonderful week and see you all next week, same time (hopefully) same place.