Monday, October 30, 2006

Busy sewing

Today has been a busy day sewing for my first Christmas fair of November on Thursday, down in Bridge of Allan. It's a Coffee, Cake, Cards and Gifts open day at a friends house so it should have a really nice relaxed atmosphere. There's going to be myself selling my usual wares, Gill selling her Phoenix cards, and another few stall holders selling jewellery, organic handmade soap and Fairtrade Guatamalan bags and accessories.
I've been busy sewing little mossy green felt christmas trees adorned with bells, buttons and gorgeous ribbons, each one being that little bit different from the next. They're filled with rosemary, cloves and cinnamon, and look fab dotted around the house at Christmas time. I've made them for the past two years but always change the design slightly so hopefully they'll still be popular this year. The bells are a new trim that I've used and seem to have proved popular so far! So I'm back off to sit at the fire sewing on another 40 buttons and bells, ah the joys!!!


Jane said...

They look great - jinglebells are popular this year.
I have sold out of jingle bell garlands already and one of the things I was collecting today was new stock of jingly napkin rings.

Primrose Hill said...

Ooh they sound nice, I really should get along there for a wee look, it's always the same when somethings right on your doorstep isn't it!

Ali said...

See you on the 2nd, I would have to agree with Jane that jinglebells do seem to be the in thing this year. I bought a broche at the craft event in the SECC on Saturday which has jinglebells attached and have receieved several comments on how nice it looks. Ali x

Primrose Hill said...

Oh, good good, always nice to hear possitive things about products before they've reached the customers! Fingers crossed they all sell as the bells are a pain in the bum to sew on!!

Cherry Menlove said...

I too have been sewing felt green Christmas trees for the past 2 days. Mine don't have bells but they do have gingham and buttons. I'm glad to see that yours have gone down so well. It gives me faith for mine.


Primrose Hill said...

Hi Cherry,

I'm sure your christmas trees are gorgeous and will sell well, everybody loves a home made goodie at christmas time! Look forward to seeing them in the shop, not quite sure if mine will make it that far, a job for next week I think!

L x