Monday 7 November 2016

HM@No27 - My October Makes

Hi there everyone

It's time for me to share what I made in October with you all.

I think the most exciting thing, though I didn't actually make it myself, has to be the introduction of my new Hand Made at Number 27 logo. I just love it and can't wait to start using it on stickers, business cards, my craft stall and anywhere else I can think of.

A massive thank you to Michelle at Heartfelt Illustrations for coming up with it for me and being so very patient whilst I deliberated on colours and where I wanted my butterflies. I would definitely be happy to recommend this company, the whole process was brilliant.

So, what did I get up to in October? Well, the month started with us on holiday but this did not stop the crafting process ...

Christmas Gift Tags
Martin and I spent two wet and grey days at the kitchen table in our holiday cottage in The New Forest making lots and lots of Christmas gift tags, to stock up our supply for a couple of craft fairs we have coming up in November.  We made plenty of old favourite designs and tried a few new ones too.

As you can see we were very productive ...

Crocheted Snowflake Christmas Tree Decorations
It wasn't just gift tags that we made whilst we were away, I also had time for a bit of 'hooky' and had a go at making some crocheted snowflakes, which have actually come out quite well. I will be offering them for sale on my craft stall so it will be interesting to see what people think of them.

Simple Baby Blanket
Another thing I've been meaning to make for absolutely is ages is this baby blanket. I bought the woodland themed fabric and fleecy backing absolutely ages ago, but had just not actually got round to putting it together. Well, my new niece or nephew is actually now a week overdue, so I just about got it made in time. I'm hoping to have a go at some 'taggy blankets' next, so I may have one of these ready in time for Christmas!!

Dog Bandanas
Yes, there have been plenty more of these, with the first 50 of my big Christmas ordered finished off and delivered and time for a few in a non-Christmas fabric too ...

The Winter Collection
I've also found time to use some lovely snowflake charms in my Winter jewellery collection, which again I will be showing on my craft table in November ...

Christmas Bunting
There has been plenty more Christmas bunting in the making, lots of mini-bunting, which is really popular and a length of full size bunting, incorporating some Christmas stockings too, in a gorgeous combination of Christmas fabrics ...

Christmas Stocking
I was really pleased to finish my first personalised Christmas stocking for this year, having had the order since very early in the year.

Hanging Christmas Star
I've made another one of these Christmas stars. This time with a nice long hanging loop for hanging on a newel post at the bottom of the stairs. This hallway is going to look very festive with both this and the flag and stocking bunting draped along the stairway.

So that's what I got up in the craft room during October. There's still plenty going on for November and I will have lots more makes to show you next month. I'll also be able to let you know how we got on at our first 'commercial' craft fairs.

See you next time.

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