I started my Etsy shop in September 2015 and I didn’t really properly prepare for Christmas, I was just learning the ropes, trying new things out and researching what sold and what seemed to be the most popular trends.
This year, I started Christmas earlier than I meant to! It came about on a trip to my local Hobbycraft, in Shirley, Solihull. I was looking for some cottons and happened to spot their Christmas fabric displays and homed in on some lovely retro looking material. It was a fat quarter of 6 different Christmas themed fabrics. My favourite was the pink fabric featuring a reindeer. Very kitsch! (The reindeer design also comes in a blue fabric).
I started making some hanging decorations with these fabrics and decided I was going to make a heart decoration. This is a completely non-traditional shape and colour so a bit risky, however I thought it would appeal to all those retro fans out there who are looking for that something a little bit different and eye-catching.
Making the hearts was relatively straight forward – I previously wrote a blog post on how to make a seamless heart which you can reference.
Fingers crossed, all those retro fans out there will like these lovely decorations. A touch of nostalgia is all that is required!
See the shop link at the top of my website for links to my Etsy shop. Also, see Hobbycraft for lovely retro fat quarters.