This week has been super super busy. We even managed to get a mini break in as well! Family Mack went away on Saturday to Osea Leisure Park in Maldon and spent the night in a teepee. It was great fun and we only had an hour and a half of rain during our stay.
Being the crafty Mummy that I am I took an activity with us for the rain time and we sat and made Indian headdresses for the whole family. There are pictures of Mr Mack and I modelling ours but as they were taken Sunday morning before we had had a chance to shower or put make up on (in my case) we look far too rough to share them with you! Here is Little Mack Making the hats and modelling his finished masterpiece.
Little Miss Mack wore hers whilst we had a snuggle on the futon looking out at the rain
Terrible photos of me again here, but I have been working on a range of scarves for a local boutique in town. I have since learnt that these scarves are called continuing scarves. Basically a large tube of fabric that can be wrapped round, once, twice or even 3 times to make a cosy scarf.
I am also working on some recycled T-shirt jewellery for the same shop. Here is the sample I made for them.
Customer orders this week include a taggy for Max,
Buggy grippers for Saz,
A lace ruffle brooch kit for Eva. (To make up the instructions for the kit I needed to do some step by step pictures, so I made another band for Little Miss Mack. It's a bit big now but she will soon grown into it as she is expanding at a rate of knots!)
A pencil case for Amy from vintage materials,
Some more hair accessories and a PE bag for Roma,
And some rose scented hanging hearts for Claire.
On Friday I held an open house and set up shop in the living room.
I ran a make and take session and taught my visitors how to make lace ruffle brooches. Here is Nici modelling the one she made.Last but not least I mentioned making these last week but couldn't show you till I had taken them into the shop. But a new range of bags are now being stocked in The French Quarter in Brentwood. The range is called the Isabella Vintage Range and all of the bags will be one of pieces made from vintage materials. I am working on a few more this week so hopefully I will be able to show them off. These two are now in the store so who knows I might be telling you they have sold next Monday. Fingers crossed!