i've had lots of fun this week surfing all the lovely craft websites i buy supplies from ... and today my lovely new buttons arrived ...
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
after yesterday's heart disaster i decided to forget about them (for today at least) and concentrate on stocking back up on wonkies.
so off i went - marking, cutting and sewing away quite happily (see pic for the results), listening to the music of my choice in my favourite room in the house ...
... and then i had an idea of how to use the lace hearts. they'll be nothing like i intended them to be but sometimes the best things happen that way ...
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
so i've decided i'm going to be very boring and work out a schedule of what exactly I need to do with my days ... and then try and stick to it. hopefully this way I'll find the time I need to blog, connect with people of facebook and on other places, keep the house tidy, take the kids to all their various activities and actually still have sensible amounts of time to sit and create.
well that's the plan ayway ...
Thursday, 19 January 2012
I'm going to peel myself off the computer now, and go and have some lunch before I pack my order up.
Now I've just got to keep that positivity going while I log on to mr site - wish me luck x
But today, today is the day when I have finally sat down and got stuck into mod podge. I'd never heard of the stuff, but at the end of last year, I found a really nice tutorial on pinterest for making 3D lace hearts which really appealed. So out I went and bought all the things I'd need (thankyou Hobbycraft and ebay as ever) ... and then wonkies took over my world and everything else got shelved ... until now... here goes ...
(if I ever manage to work my blogger app on my phone properly I'll post a pic)
So that's decided ... today is the day for all those jobs and tomorrow is the first crafty day of 2012. I'll keep you posted with how I get on.
They're back to school on Tuesday though, so normal service will be resumed and I'll start panicking about how much stock I've got to make in just a few weeks. In fact, just typing that sentence is enough to start me getting worried so I'd better be off and see if I can sneak some sewing time into the weekend
I've had a run of 3 events in 3 weeks that were all amazing, and I spent so much time making stock that I felt just a little bit burnt out so ... I've spent the week sorting out my (much neglected) workroom and putting everything back where it actually lives, re-stocking all my supplies (which means I get some lovely packages through the door) and letting my fingers recover from all the sore patches the needles and scissors have left in their wake.
I showed a friend a new product idea/prototype this morning and she absolutely loved it so I think I'm feeling ready to start sewing now ... here we go again
Doing a market was a whole new experience for me but one that I really enjoyed ... it's a good job as I've got another one in a couple of weeks, as well as a craft fair on Saturday and 2 major events in one weekend in mid-November. If I think about it too much I start to panic so I'm just concentrating on making as many wonkies as I can. I've got a few cushion orders as well so I've got to squeeze those in somewhere.
I did manage to do something with my new obsession though - vintage crochet doilies. I've bought some beautiful faux suede and am making cushions with the doilies - I'll post a pic (when I remember!).
That's it for now.
There are moments when I wonder why I bother, but then when I go to the cupboard to start getting stock out for a market or craft fair I'm doing (like Winchester Art and Craft Market tomorrow) I look at all my stuff and I'm really proud of it. I don't make stuff I don't like, and don't sell anything I wouldn't be happy to buy (in terms of quality) so although I'm not where I want to be at the moment, I just have to keep reminding myself that if I keep working at it, I might just get there.
so who/what is detailed design ... well, i'm rachel, a stay at home mum to 2 girls who decided about 18months ago to try and get a bit of her life back for herself. I've always sewn and always liked interiors so decided to try and marry the two together ... and detailed design was born.
at the moment it's all about kids which wasn't what i set out to do, but unsurprisingly is where i'm at. i've got a range of cushions, skwonkies and wonkies (check them out on www.folksy.com or www.wowthankyou.co.uk) which is all good but things are about to change ...