Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Last Weeks Finds...oops!

I've been computerless since Saturday morning so I'm a bit late with my post....








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Friday, July 27, 2012

Making, making, making....

I have a confession to make....I'm good at making things but am not so good at the marketing/promotion side. Consequently, I have heaps of stock in my sewing room that has never made it online or instore! I figure I'll load lots onto my Felt store before Xmas.

Here's a wee look....


These I made on my knitting machine about 6 months ago! I had plans to put them into production and make more but the cost of wool was too prohibitive. Also, I don't feel like I have the time to spend nutting out the workings of the machine. To tell you the truth it drives me a bit crazy! 



These cushions I knitted when we drove up to Wgtn and back at Xmas. My partner doesn't trust my driving so he drove the whole way and I had time to knit!


I've made 4 of these from some horse show ribbons that I got at the op shop a few months ago. They've been sewn onto black velveteen and have an envelope style closure at the back.




These large tote bags I've made in the last few weeks (there are another 2 that I haven't taken photos of yet).


The pictures on plates was something I started working on over a year ago! I got the equipment to make them, made a couple of samples, then promptly forgot about them. About a month or so ago I decided to do some to send to a stockist in Auckland and they've already ordered a second batch!


This is my new project. I'm casting the moulds I made for the candles in plaster and painting them. I figure that candles don't appeal to everyone and also that once you burn them they're gone so I decided to do something more permanent. It's still in the development stages playing around with different paints etc but I should have some for sale soon.



Sunday, July 22, 2012

This Weeks Finds...

I hope you've all had some good finds this week!



Cane covered coat hangers...yum..


I'm planning on replacing all the light fittings in my house back to the original deco style so these are just what I need.





Detail of a roll of 60's wrapping paper...


fringing....









tons of fabric!




and plates for cake stands.

What did you find?

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

This Weeks Finds....

Op shopping in Invercargill was great - I particularly liked the tip shop and the Hospice shop. By mid afternoon I'd had enough though....


Here's what I found...


The little "Hiawatha" is a salt shaker, love the little deer bookend...


I have soooo many of these little pictures now - it's about time I used them!


Oh YES! More of these little faces.....



Hmmm...The top of a coctail mixer. I've had one of these before and gave it to a friend that had a bar. I thought this would fit one of the large cocktail mix glasses that I had but alas it wasn't to be. Now I'll have to find the bottom half....urghhh..


another "Swift Whip"...






more candles...



















I now have 2 small drawers full of playing cards...






a beautiful tapestry...









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