He was my only make this weekend so far, I have been putting off sewing until I got a rotary cutter as I have some small bits I want to cut and my eyes and scissors are just not cutting straight and I don't want to waste any more material (I lost my temper with some wonky felt on friday... I really must get a life).
Anyway shopping yesterday I found a lovely little craft shop which is close to where I live and it was a little treasure trove. In the main it has loads of stuff for cardmaking and scrapbooking, but there were sections for sewing and jewellery making along with lots of tools and bits and bobs. I was rather suprised at the prices as I thought they were very reasonable, the lady who owns it mentioned that she is a crafter and she tries to keep her prices as low as possible as she knows how expensive these hobbies can be (ain't that the truth)! This was my stash from there yesterday, including a rotary cutter;
I have left all the prices on, rotary cutter £8.45, Craft Pliers £3.95, Eyelt Plier £4.25, the cotton at the front was 30p a spool! The craft pliers are infact a crimping tool which I paid £8.95 for recently so I bought this one for my friend, at that price I couldn't not. In addition to this they run a loyalty card scheme every £10 you spend you get a stamp and fill up the card for money off.
Anyhoo, if you live in or are visiting Northumberland this little shop is Crazy Crafters, 1 Poplar Bulidings, Ashington, Northumberland (opposite Wetherspoons Pub ~ Rohan Kanhai).
Following on from my craft haul I scoured the charity shops and came away with this top for £1.50, it's not something I would wear but thought I could make it into something, it's a boden kaftan type top and it's a size 20 so plenty of material to go at.
Nb. I don't hang my tops out to dry like this it's only for the sake of the picture, my Nanna would be turning in her grave to see a top hung on the line, it was drummed into me ~ 'If you wear it on the top hang it from the bottom, if you wear it on the bottom, hang it from the top'... I really, really must get a life....
Now what to make with this material.........Back Soon