Thursday, 29 January 2009


My other half has gone off with the camera today, so I'm a bit stuck, but might as well use the opportunity to take a break from the daily (almost!) photo shoot. Well, I was half asleep this morning when he asked me where the camera case was . . . so my fault really for being a lazy so and so!

I'm going to finish off yesterday's project of my 'Big Grrrrr!' dinosaur and doing my favourite part of hand sewing the applique features and the finishing details. It's amazing how the features of a soft toy can make or break the project. Put the eyes in the wrong position or the mouth too low down or too high up can ruin a perfectly made toy - so it's really important to get this part right.

I'm gradually getting back into my sewing projects now and hope to build up my stock - which I may use to fill my Folksy shop for immediate purchase. Or even for that evasive craft fair - well you never know, I might actually manage some this year!

Here's a pic of my very first craft fair, over two years ago - the table looks a bit sparse, the dinosaurs (my first) look rather cumbersome now (but sold 2 out of the 3 that day!) - but I look very proud of my efforts! It felt like a big achievement at the time - mostly getting the family out and sorted that early in the morning and bundling all my creations into the car! I hope I can show another updated picture sometime this year of a current event. There, I've made a half promise to myself - we'll see!!

Hope you're having a nice day!


Anonymous said...

Big Dinos!

Tweed Delights said...

Yes, they're now extinct - due to requiring too much toy stuffing! (they grew too fat to go foraging for it!! - hence their demise)

Jennifer Rose said...

you do look proud and happy! :)