Sunday catch up – a day late!

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Anyone would think it was a bank holiday! Here’s hoping Handmade Harbour link party is still open..

I’ve had a productive week, yeah!! I have finished my daughters dress… sadly the finished result does not fit, the straps keep falling down, despite taking in the sides by a good inch. I suspect it will be shelved until my Mum next visits, Amy and I are confident she has a rescuing idea (you are forewarned Mum!).


I have been working on research re my bags business, if you fancy spending ten minutes filling in a ten question questionnaire I would be very grateful:) The plan is to identify blogs potential customers visit. I have also been working on setting up a Newsletter – this remains a work in progress (or should I say the test e-mail does not work… need to find the one box I have not ticked).


Finally I have been working on tidying up my sewing room, in particular the windowsill. This has led to a whole new product range (as I said a productive week),

Denim Upcycled Brooches

Introducing denim upcycled brooches. Perfect for jazzing up any outfit or bag.

Upcycled Denim Brooch

Denim Brooch

These are listed in my Etsy shop. As I still had a lot of fabric left I have also made a few more of my popular flower brooches.

Scrap fabric flower brooches

Fabric Flower Brooches

Now I just need a craft fair to attend, plus a few more brooch pins! Sadly the windowsill remains a work in progress, I had no idea how much fabric was stored.  I am off to whip up some denim baskets to keep on it, for storing different colours of fabric scraps:)

I hope you have had a productive week:)


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  1. May 5, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    They are lovely, I’m sure your daughter’s dress will be easily fixable (mum’s are the best at that sort of thing, aren’t they?) I love your denim brooches too.
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  2. Knitnrun4sanity
    May 6, 2014 / 7:27 am

    Phew it was a productive week. Not being a dressmaker but would moving the straps further in help? Hope you have another week as productive.xx

    • Amylouise5
      May 6, 2014 / 7:30 am

      I think moving the straps would help:) reluctant to take apart if it’s not quite enough to make it work!

  3. May 6, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    I think moving the straps inwards at the back or the front would work as I have hD same problem. The denim broaches are lovely – they look a bit like my Quillie rolls and makes me think that denim rolls would make an interesting rug/mat too and would be hard wearing! X

  4. May 6, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    Glad I’m not the only one who hoards scraps of fabric! I have bags full of it – but one day it will come in handy! (I hope)
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