Monday 5 September 2016

HM@No27 - My August Makes

After a few quieter months, it's now looking like Hand Made at Number 27 is going to be busy in the run up to Christmas, and I thought it might be interesting to do a post about my makes for the month.

For those of you who follow me on Facebook you may have already seen them on my Facebook page, but those of you not on Facebook hopefully it will make for an interesting post.

So, here goes for August ...

Tooth Fairy Pillows
It's actually been a while since I've made any of these and I had an order for four from a lovely lady, to use as Christmas gifts.

Here are pictures of two of them, one for a girl and one for a boy. It always amazes me how many different options of design there are for these and these two are both brand new ...
These pillows are just great for hanging in a child's bedroom. When a wobbly tooth falls out, it just gets popped in the pocket on the pillow and the tooth fairy can easily swap it for a reward at the dead of night. So no more worrying about waking up a little sleepyhead whilst fishing around under the pillow.

I just love the unicorn fabric I've used for Pollyanna's pillow and Robert is a fan of Formula 1, so hopefully he will like these racing cars.

Pollyanna's pillow is backed with a small pink and white gingham fabric and Robert's the blue cloudy fabric.

Dog Walking Pouch
For the same lady, who is clearly very organised, I have made a dog walking pouch in this lovely white, pink and turquoise Scottie dog fabric ...
It's lined in pink and white gingham, has some ribbon and button detailing and comes with a wrist strap with lobster claw swivel clip, so perfect for clipping onto a belt loop when out walking the pooch.

It's just the right size for a few of those little bags that dog walkers take everywhere, a few treats, the house keys and maybe even your phone.

Clearly, it doesn't have to be used just as a dog walking pouch, it would also be handy for keeping all your bits and pieces together in your handbag.

Stretchy Beaded Bracelet
Finally, to finish off this lovely lady's gift shopping with Hand Made at Number 27 I've made this bracelet for a lady that just loves elephants.

It's made up in white howlite semi precious stone beads, with silver tone daisy spacers and finished off with a Made with Love and elephant charm ...

Doggy Bandanas
Following my recent Rag Market haul of Christmas fabric I've made a start on a large order of doggy bandanas for a local dog grooming business. I've still got a long way to go on this order, but I'm really pleased with how this gingerbread man fabric is sewing up ...
I've just got another 196 of these to make, so I'm sure you will be seeing more of these next month.

Papercut Picture Frames
My next make is for an order that I took at the Chancel Primary School Summer Carnival back in the Summer, where we had the craft stall on show.

Of all the makes I had available, would you believe that two lovely ladies both really wanted the same thing, of which I only had one. Fortunately one was happy to wait. She was after one of my heart papercut frames in the Sweet Paris papers, so I've made another up. I also thought I'd have a go at doing the same thing but in butterflies. What do you think?
Christmas Mini Bunting
Another Christmas order that I've made a start on is for some of this lovely Christmas mini bunting, which will look great used as a garland on the Christmas tree, or for decking the fireplace. I've got another order for some of this is some green Christmassy fabric, which hopefully I will be able to show you next month ...
You may notice some small green Christmas stockings in the middle picture, these are a work in progress and will end up as quilted tree decorations. I should definitely have some of these finished to show you for September's makes.

Mini i-Pad Case
And finally, for August, one of my friends asked me if I could make her a fabric case for her mini i-Pad. Well, it's something I'd never done before but decided to give it a go and here it is ...
I-pad not included, I'm afraid! I'm really pleased with how this has turned out and already have orders for two more, one for a full size i-Pad, so I shall have fun trying to adapt my pattern.

So, that's it for August, it's been quite busy over here and I've still got plenty to go at during September, including some pretty darn cute crocheted baby bootees, so watch out for next monthly makes post at the beginning of October.

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