I got my new paper puncher today and couldn't wait to try it out! I'm waiting for some recycled card, so for now I have just one type (Christmas tags) in my shop. When I get my 100% recycled card and have fiddled around with the print quality I'll add some more tags (for now they're bargain price!) I had fun drawing all these tags, I first came up with the idea back in August when I couldn't stop drawing the little people with trees on their heads!
These are the originals of some of the designs... little monkey is my favourite.
And this is something else I'm working on. I found some little frames in an op shop, and lovely Chris has washed them and painted them, so I just need something to go inside them! Will be ready very soon.
As a special thankyou discount to everyone that happens to read this blog, if you happen to purchase a long pouch from now until midnight 22nd November (that's 2008, just to be clear) and enter the code zippered pouch of awesomeness in the notes section when you check out, I'll give you a 25% discount. Just wait for an adjusted Paypal invoice/contact from me.
So that's: 25% discount on long pouches only with the code entered at checkout. Hurrah!Have been busy (again) and hopefully will have some stuff to show next week. For now, a new grandpa coinpurse on Etsy.
Have been cleaning, look what I found! Some cute crochet flowers from an op shop, and some recycled sari silk yarn. Pretty.
I've got the hiccups. Dang. I hate hiccups.
I made these long pouches as pencil cases.
But I want to know...
What would you use them for? Pencilcase, makeup bag, rubber band collection, perhaps you like to feed ducks and need to keep birdseed somewhere?
19 cm/ 7.5 inches wide
9 cm / 3.5 inches tall
They fit standard length pencils in very snugly (but not too snugly!)
If you saw this and it was called Monkey Pencil Case would you think of using it as a makeup bag or for some other purpose? Or would you think 'Pencil Case... not for me, I already have one'.
Basically I want your advice on what I should name these little cuties.
- The giveaway part -
To inspire your thoughts, I will be giving away one of these pencil cases to someone. All you have to do is leave a comment with your suggestions, and by Thursday (13th Nov) 5pm AEST I will randomly choose one person. You'll then get to pick one of these pouches which I will send you. Easy! (Just don't leave your comment anonymously, then I won't know who you are.)
Edit: the giveaway is now closed!! Thanks for your comments!
And I made this lovely banana cake to take for afternoon tea today for my Grandf'thers 85th birthday... the cake was good but they were the best strawberries I've had all year!
And I know I said a few days ago I'd be back with a question & a giveaway... things got a bit busy but I'm thinking tomorrow.
I've been wanting to try and make little frame coinpurses for awhile, so took a stab at making one last night. Not too shabby! I think the template I made must've been a bit wonky as the purse is slightly lopsided. I haven't made one before and wasn't too sure about attaching the fabric to the frame, but I took it out for a test run today and all went well. If it holds up over the next couple of weeks I will maybe make some to sell! Maybe illustrated ones would be cute. The one above is made of the sweetest fabric, no? It's from an old bag of quilting scraps my grandma found in her cupboard and kindly donated. Thanks!