Friday, November 25, 2005

Friday 25th Nov

So it's pretty much non-stop trying to get everything organised - I have about 15 iPod covers awaiting my [2nd batch!] of woven labels to arrive. [1st batch were too wide - live and learn]

But last night when i got home from work the pom-pom maker that I had ordered from artofyarn [eBay] only the day previous was sitting on the mat awaiting my return.

So I made a pom pom and packaged it up as a Christmas decoration - £1.65. It's all done and my first official sell-able item! Yay!

Everything has become about this stall - I eat drink sleep think this stall. the 101 million things that need organising to pull this off in a professional manner - this time next week it'll be over (til the 24th market). I'll have done my first ever stall - and no matter how it goes -whether I sell everything or nothing I'll be happy I'm sure.

It's a huge leap for me to do something so confident. I'm terrified out of my mind, and since leaving home/school and realising that no-one can make me do anything I don't want to - i have pretty much adopted the attitude of doing nothing that scares me. (Hence office secure job - nil satisfaction, maximum security.)

Am sitting here eating pick n mix - think the e-numbers getting in my head and making me 'deep'. will stop for a cherry cola bottle and publish this...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Thursday 10th November

So I've been working on getting my stuff together to sell at a creative Saturday market in Glasgow.

I have to be ready by the 3rd December - there's so much to do! I have been working on my website

every time I think something's covered it grows another head!
iPod covers are the first thing I plan to sell - and possibly cushion covers too.

There's the tax man ... and all of that.
Stuff to buy: Receipt books, carrier bags, rubber stamps with my logo on, accounts books, packaging, display stuff, business cards, and so on and so on ad nauseum.

So I may not be about a lot at the moment ...

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Craftster Craft Challenge

...was to make something new and original with an old pair of jeans. Well it may not be the most original thing, but it was new to me. And I didn't just cut the legs off and make a bag out of that - I did deconstruct the jeans entirely and make a bag trying to be imaginative.

Lining - pockets and everything! See Bella project inside!
Button used as fastening for top of bag!
Back of bag - front jeans pockets sewn together to make extra-wide pocket.
Detail - goat cut out of red fabric and wonda-webbed and then sewn around the edges. Ribbon from VW Rouleuax [or however it's spelt!] with stars on red metal thread from the Artstore.

Craftster Craft Challenge