Wednesday, 7 December 2016

HM@No27 - My November Makes

November has been a very busy months for us at Hand Made at Number 27, with lots of Christmas orders and a couple of trips out with the craft table to some local Christmas craft fairs.

I can't share all of my makes with you, as some have been made as surprise Christmas gifts, but here is a look at some of what we've been up to ...

Dog Walking Pouches
It was a real treat to do some sewing with non-Christmas fabric for a change! These small zippered pouches have been really popular with some of my dog walking friends. 
They are just the perfect size for fitting those dog walking essentials in when out walking the pooch, and the lobster claw clip means they can be easily hooked onto a belt loop if you prefer.

Just the right size for a few bags, dog treats and your phone.
I've even made some with matching bandanas!
Gift Tags
We managed to find a couple more small dies that made a perfect addition to our gift tag range, and these stockings and baubles have gone down really well.



Christmas Decorations
My respite from Christmas fabric was short lived and I was soon back into a new Christmas decoration design.

I've been meaning to have a go at these Christmas trees for a while now and I'm really pleased with how they have turned out.
I also made a couple more of my star Christmas tree toppers.

Fabric Owls
I added some Christmas fabric owls to my owl collection, in readiness for the craft fairs. These would look fab just stood on the mantel, with your other Christmas bits and pieces.
I also did a special order for one in black and white. I really like him, he looks like he's dressed in a tuxedo and off out for a posh dinner.

Papercut Pictures
My Parisienne themed papercut pictures have been really popular and I've done quite a few of these this month. Every one is just a little bit different and I've found a leaf die, which has worked really well too.
On this set of three larger frames each one has one really special heart, built up of three different sized hearts in different papers. I really like the effect.
Doggy bows
This started as a special request from a friend for a secret Santa gift for a work colleague and I made a matching bow tie to go with one of my dog bandanas.
Following on from that I had a go at bow ties for dogs and I was quite surprised at how well they turned out. How cute are these???
And finally ....

I-Pad Case
I up-sized my mini-iPad pattern to make one for a full sized iPad in this gorgeous cat fabric.

Added to all of the making we've been up to, we have been to two Christmas craft fairs.

It's the first time we've been out with the stall to proper craft fairs, only having been to village or school fetes so far and hopes were high.

We were really pleased with how the stall looked, but sadly, footfall was very low and we only just about covered to cost of the stall, so not sure whether there was anything more we could have done to have been more successful but we were just a little bit disappointed.






Maybe we will stick to school fetes next year.

So that's it from Hand Made at Number 27 for 2016. We will be back in January showing you our December makes, so we will see you then.

Have a great Christmas everyone 😃😃😃😃😃😃

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