Christmas sales planning

This week has been busy with a focus on updating my Etsy shop. I am steadily working towards a 100 listings, currently at 75! I have updated the sections and launched a new autumn range. November and December are key selling dates. I have set myself a target – to be able to take £500 profit, up … Read more

Sunday Catch Up

After last weeks variety of new style of bags for the Hillarys Blinds competition this week I have focussed on building up stock of knitting needle cases. I have to admit not all the colours are quite my cup of tea, but one thing I have learnt is that a business is a business and … Read more

Earth Day 2013

“Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is a day on which events are organized globally to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the environment. It is a day when the world unites around environmental service and awareness, and as global citizens we are able to demonstrate our support for environmental protection.” With Earth Day virtually … Read more

Sorting your wardrobe out? Fresh Start? Recycle those shirts…

I thought I would share with you some ideas for those shirts you may be parting with… My husband has had a great sort out, so I have lots of shirts for recycling:) Recycled Shirt Ideas: I started with making some PE Kit Drawstring bags for restocking my Etsy shop. There are lots of tutorials … Read more

Recycled eco bags… my journey so far

2012 has been quite a year, my creativity was resparked with a Christmas gift from my husband…”the perfect handmade bag” by Clare Youngs. I was inspired to set to and make some of the bags from the book, which I greatly enjoyed. Prompted on by a friend setting up a Facebook Page and attending craft … Read more

Jacket Bag Tutorial.. Recycled Bag

Recycled Bag Tutorial   The sleeves are used to make the handles and straps, and the body of the jacket makes the bag. Before we start some quick tips – your sewing machine is going to be taking some strain stitching through various amounts of bulky fabric. Help it to cope by using the appropriate … Read more