Gosh, did I have fun this week with my Star Wars fabric quarters. I had been keeping them for a while as I was undecided what to make with them. Any fabric like this normally gets turned into a PE/kit bag!
Then last week I decided upon turning them into carrier bag holders (so useful in storing plastic bags from the supermarket). Plus storing your plastic bags in this way is much neater and organised than shoving them in a kitchen drawer, like I used to do!
I have made countless of these bag holders and they have always sold out on my Etsy shop. It’s a great opportunity to be creative with your pattern and fabrics and to also add touches like fun ribbons etc. Plus, of course, the bag holders are also very practical indeed.
I had three different types of Star Wars fabric quarters so I decided to make three different bags. All individual and striking in their own way.
All are available to buy on my Etsy shop (see link above). I can also custom make bag holders of your choice. Just message me on Etsy.
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Hi, I’ve been really busy with the lead up to Christmas this year. I’ve exhibited at a local Christmas craft fayre and am working my way through Christmas orders. So far, my farthest order has been a retro pink heart decoration to a lovely woman in Texas!
Plus, I finally achieved 100 sales with Etsy! Yahoo! It’s taken awhile but I’ve got there in the end.
Also Simply Sewing magazine contacted me with a view to a Christmas advert in their magazine. It was bad enough trying to put together a half decent photo of my Christmas crafts, let alone writing a maximum of 20 words about what I do and who I am! Still, here is the finished proof. The publication was out a few days ago….
In the meantime, Happy Christmas to everyone and may you all have a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
As my followers will know I specialise in making crafty products from retro fabrics or anything just that little bit different!
I started on my Christmas shop early October after having sourced some lovely retro Father Christmas fabric from Doughtys in Hereford. Last year I used a similar fabric and could have sold many of the items ten times over, they were that popular. I think it’s the fact that the items I make are distinctive. I mean who wouldn’t want a pink heart shaped retro Christmas decoration on their tree!
Last year I sourced some great fabric from Hobbycraft in the form of fat quarters a lovely pink and blue retro reindeer print especially sold well. Sadly I can’t seem to find that lovely fabric I had so many queries asking me where I sourced it from! I can’t find it anywhere online either!
This year I’ve concentrated on making Santa bags, albeit quite large ones ranging to small ones for little gifts! I’ve also been making lots of pretty bunting as well as the retro Christmas tree decorations
I do admit to quite liking making bunting its methodical and you get a quick return for your work it’s a good choice to channel your inner creativity too!
I hope you like all these handcrafted items and when you want a present that’s a bit quirky or different, please bear me in mind! If there’s a certain fabric or item you like then I can always custom make you something too
You will find these items plus many others in my Etsy shop. Just follow the link at the top of the page.