Friday, 18 July 2008

Ideas for market stall plan

Today I had a rummage in my messy work room at old sketch books and fabric experiments but I think the mess in the room is a reflection of my brain at the mo.

I'm trying to think of stock I can make to sell in a market stall and shops but finding something a bit different is really hard.

I want to use some of the fab herbs and chillies that we have been growing and apart from chutneys and jams I think I have hit an inspiration road block.

I am thinking along the lines of home dyed and printed fabric, bags, toys and cards.
On the toy front Finley apart from developing green fingers ( or should that be brown ) has turned out to be a fab business partner.

He was sitting on my lap looking at pics from other blogs and after looking at wee wonderful's (see inspiration list ) he decided that he would like a robot toy and that birds would be a good idea to.

( Fins robot, more technicolour than techno, don't think ill pursue this one.)

I shortly after decided not to continue the robots after spending a whole day on just one, but my birds turned out pretty well.I went back to my childhood days designing the little outfits for them which is were I started of all those centuries ago.

However my partner Adam now thinks I have reached a new low in pregnancy weirdness after knitting little hats and making pom poms.

Friday, 11 July 2008

baby nesting crazy

It started with this toy elephant for my friend Jen who has just had a new baby girl, Lucy. Then I just got a bit carried away

I'm going baby mad at the moment and my baby nesting has kicked in.
As well as finishing the new room for Fin and baby I have gone crafty crazy.
The cot is out the loft and in place, and as I finished the last bit of paint work on the mural I can move on to other projects I have been itching to do.

I have discovered a new talent for knitted baby shoes and interactive baby toys with rattles inside and crispy fabric and texture bits.
I have already made three pairs of shoes a crochet dress and hat for my new arrival and as I have two months still to go I can see my craze getting out of control.