Wednesday, 16 May 2012

my creative space . . . made it, snapped it, listed it!

It's extremely rare that I manage to make something, photograph it and list it in my online store in one day - but yesterday I actually managed this rare feat!  I think perhaps it had something to do with Teenage Son being around (he's on study leave) - it was nice to have a bit of company even although I was trying to be super -busy!

I decided after packing up a little custom order in the morning to make a cosmetic bag as I'd made one the week before for a lovely customer.  Teenage Son and I scoffed some nice homemade lentil soup - he went off to do his studying (well, that's what HE told  me, hehe!) and I got started on my cosmetic bag . . .

. . . I only have a small amount of this tweed - but, heck, what am I keeping it in reserve for - better weather, hehe!??, and I decided to indulge my taste for cute Japanese fabrics and out came this fab designer print cotton from my tiny stash - tooooooooo cute!!!! :)

Little tin-soldiers, toy box themes, finished off with a gingham print edging - what's not to like???! The stage was set . . . I got to work :)

It all came together, my sewing machine decided to behave - no naughty tantrums or jams, and I was feeling nice and chilled as there was no rush to reach a deadline, just how we crafty folk all want to work in a 'perfect' world - how often does it happen tho!!!??* Here's how it turned out . . .

I finished it off with a little matching 'tweedie' gift-tag.

There should be more days like this :)

I've decided to keep Teenage Son at home as a good luck charm and NEVER to send him to school again!

More creative tales over in the fab new space :D

P.S. I was on a roll, and made a SECOND cosmetic bag later in the day - they're now both in the shop - Hurray!! :D

12 comments:

lamina@do a bit said...

Love the combination of the tweed and that really cute japanese fabric! Very cute :)

Hootnz said...

What gorgeous tweed! and love the combo of fabric :) I to have recently been cutting up fabric that I had saved for that elusive special project... afterall how else are we going to make room for more :)

Claire said...

Woohoo, here's to more days like this Alison, well done........Great combos of fabric.

Love that feeling of satisfaction and your makeup bag looks great ......

Don't think your son would mind staying home from school either, hehe....



Claire x

Jen said...

WTG!! and I really like it :)

SJ Scott said...

Putting those two fabrics together was brilliant!

Notchka said...

I'm sure your teenage son would love to stay at home and be your good luck charm *wink* but serously lovely wee purse with an unexpected lining.

Biba said...

Goodness, you're making absolutely gorgeous things! I love the toy fabric, it's so pretty!

Sam Findlay said...

Well done, what a lovely productive day you had! I love your cosmetic bag and the lining is so sweet!

june at noon said...

You know what's coming next, right? Usually when I feel good about a "goes-perfect" project, disaster is waiting just around the corner. ;)

Seaweed and Raine said...

That is some GORGEOUS tweed!!! I think it turned out smashing though, so it was worth breaking into your stash of it! I love it when everything just works and you get to create in a stress-free way! :)
Have a great weekend!

Alessandra said...

a great crafty day, indeed!!
xxxx Alessandra

Fiona said...

Fantastic - I love days like that. And the combination of that lovely blue tweed and that cute print is great.