Friday, 5 December 2008

Hello Etsy Lovers!


Is anyone out there in love with etsy right now? I've sold two dresses and quite a few bags in the last fortnight and I'm loving it. All the etsians are so friendly and helpful and very very very creative - it's such an encouraging place to be.

I've had a couple requests for tartan bags (see fergus above) so I'll be making a few more of them in the next little while. Along with that I'll be sourcing new jersey jumpers to make the upcycled dress from because the first customer loved hers so much. I made it in a caramel colour and she looks fab in it. Its such a comfortable dress I never thought to wear it with heels but in her 'appreciation photo' she has matching caramel heels on and it looks great: elegant and uber-comfy - what more could you want!?

Monday, 24 November 2008

Busy Busy Busy

What a week it has been!! I've had a sale nearly everyday this week - it's so encouraging. I have 2 dresses to make by the end of this week to post off to customers aswell. Thankfully the fabric I ordered has arrived safely. Anyways, can't stop for long! Also have to create new bags to list as most of the nice ones have gone . . . busy busy busy. . . .

Monday, 10 November 2008

Here's a sneaky peak at my pink workstation...

The sewing machine and I are designing a new clutch today. I feel quite productive as I was approached by a gallery over the weekend who are interested in featuring my work. I'm so excited!!

The Gallery has just opened, they are in West Yorkshire and are called Projeto - check out their photos on Flickr.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Check out my new item!! I love it. Just a short note tonight sadly - I'm listing this as I watch the X-Factor - sad but true :D

Friday, 7 November 2008


I filled a few pages of my sketchbook on Tuesday night with t-shirt designs and I made one yesterday - I'm soo pleased with it. I up-cycled a large mans t-shirt into a rough edged sleeveless tee with a MASSIVE bow on the front. Once again I'd love to keep this one for myself but I'll just have to make another one instead. It was posted up on Etsy yesterday - take a peak! x

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Winter Comfort

WOW! Ilovemynewdress :D
The snow the other day inspired me to make a warm jersey dress for winter that I can wear with my new boots (which should be arriving in the post any day now - yay) and bright tights. It has pockets and everything!!

I loved it so much I thought I should share it with the world and sell some on Etsy.

In doing this I realised how much more I love making clothes than bags and hopefully I'll be making a lot more for Etsy in future.

What do you think of the dress? I think it could do with a flower brooch around the neckline or even a whole gathering of them - any ideas?

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Needles are for sewing machines.

The first snow fell last week!! I couldn't believe my eyes - snow in October ... brrrr.

Thought I'd share that with you :)

I invested in some jersey yesterday and I'm now looking very much forward to making a winter tulip dress - no doubt it'll be something I'll want to keep for myself but I'm convinced it'll be posted on Etsy by next week.

To spur me on I am listening a lot to Imogen Heap right now, I've also been watching her video blogs - she works extra super hard everyday but loves what she does so she's always really bouncy and happy - it makes me smile. Sad but true. She also wears clothes she buys on Etsy so I like her even more for that :D

On a less happier note though, I have the dentist today and it's going to involve a needle - eeep! Needles should only be attached to my sewing machine not me!!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

mmm strawberry

Once again I have completed a bag and it is my all time favourite - does that happen to everyone?! I always find when I finish a project its my best yet - but I guess that's a good thing because it means I'm improving, yes?

I completed my Strawberry Whip Shoulder bag today, with tasty plum lining. There is another Strawberry whip on its way with a striped lining instead as I couldn't decide between the two.

For now though, I am pooped. I need a break as I've been in this uncomfortable chair for far too many hours today. A good cup of tea is called for and maybe even a biscuit seeing as I've been so good.

Till I blog again... x

Saturday, 11 October 2008

I'm loving the latest arrival to my wee bag designs - it still needs some work but it's so cute to hold and put things in. I haven't designed much else lately but I will let you in on a secret - I'm awaiting some tartan from the postman so I can get started on a winter coat design!!

I've started out on, it's a fab website where crafters and designers of all shapes and sizes can sell their work.

It's great also for the community aspect of it as you can chat and join forums with others, but considering more than half of the members live in America they're awake when I'm asleep and I'm asleep when they're awake it's not my favorite area.

Having said that though it is quite funny joining chats at 10 in the morning here when it is some hideous hour of the night there and they are all telling amusing nonsensical anecdotes. he he :)