Monday, 14 April 2014

Catching Up . . . on the little things

Here's a photograph of some keyrings I was working on last Saturday - I''ve got a whole week of crafting to catch up on!  It looks like an image from a chldren's book LOL . . .

. . . . Bhroooooooooom!  They're off . . . . . hope the tweedie tractors have a nice journey, wherever they're headed - perhaps out the moor track near my home :)  The finished versions are now in the shop.  I wanted to add some smaller items to my range so these were fun to make.

Later in the week, I finally got round to making some heart keyrings - I was waiting for some supplies of split rings and tartan ribbon . . .

I've added the one on the left to my Etsy shop.  The other two are still waiting in the wings ;-)

Come the weekend I was 'humming and hawing' about what to do, or make, if anything at all, after my keyring making spree!  After I'd packaged up a wee order though, there wasn't much of the afternoon left anyway so I just made some gift tags.  I added a simpler version along with the order as a wee 'freebie' so thought I'd carry the idea through a little further.  Sewing onto card is a lot of fun, opens up lots of creative possibilities  . . . 


I like how you can see the squiggly lines on the back, it gives them an original, rustic-look I think  . . .

I added  the set above onto Etsy, which I'm currently using to add items I'm making in a haphazard kind of a way!  Really just making things as they occur to me, some new ideas, some from my current range, and whatever else takes my fancy!  It's a fun way to work though . . . 

I don't have a plan for my Etsy shop as you can tell  - I'm just seeing where it takes me . . . . bhrooooooooom! :)

Sorry, this has been a slightly long-winded, product-laden post - I told you I was trying to catch up though LOL :)  Here's to shorter, more condensed posts from now on - honest!

Happy Monday :)
Alison xx

P.S.  I also added another washbag/wallet to my Big Cartel store this week - if you're interested!  A slightly more masculine colour palette - perhaps for the man in your life? (or just for yourself, why not!)  OK, I'm going now - honest - byeeeeeeeee :)

5 comments:

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

your tweedy tags are really nice!!!!!!!
xxxxxxxx Ale

Gaia said...

Those tweedy tractors are lovely!! all the other items are pretty too.

Emma (My Red Wellies) said...

What lovely makes... so pretty. Those tractors are adorable.
Emma x

Claire said...

You have been busy Alison....love all your makes, the tractors are so cute and I love sewing onto card as well....
It's a lovely, Autumn day here, sunshine and beautiful green paddocks, after lovely rain. I have my 2 nieces from the UK staying for the week......lots of fun and chatting taking place.
Have a great week,

Claire Xx

june at noon said...

It does look like a page from a children's book--now there's an idea for you! I have seen some lovely book illustrations with textiles and even some tweed....