Monday 8 August 2011

Handmade Monday

Another week has flown by and Little Miss Mack is nearly 6 weeks old already! This week has been quite eventful. On Tuesday I made another bow tie top to wear to Brentwoods 2nd Tweetup event. I sadly missed the first one as I was still in hospital with Izzy, but this was a great night. All of Brentwoods Twitterati in one room getting to actually meet one another. Do you tweet? If so you can find me @clairemackaness

Wednesday saw me making kindle cases from my vintage stash. 2 of these have sold already, but the lilac one is still looking for a new owner.

After the kindle cases came a couple of orders. A drawstring bag to house one of my customers many hair accessories and a crayon roll.

Then I made my friend Claire a little dummy pouch for her little boy. Her surname is Fish and as a present when her son was born I made a playmat out of this lovely fish fabric. I found a scrap of it when I was sorting out the scrap basket and it seemed a shame not to use it.

Come Sunday it was time for the Ingrave Market again. Little Miss Mack came with me, here she is loaded into the car with all my stuff. She didn't look impressed!

This was my stall with one of many close ups showing off my wares. I did quite well and sold a few bits and gained a fabulous custom order.

Linda from The Cookery Angel commissioned me to use an Emma Bridgewater tea towel to make her a utility belt that looks like an apron. I'm just showing you these two pictures as I will do a special post about it later.

I also made her a teabag holder to go inside, from the same fabric.

Last thing today was another school accessory kit for a customer.

I love being busy and have lots more lovely orders to get through this week so rest assured there will be lots more lovelies for you to see next Monday.


  1. First, I love that I can do this on FB! WOW! You have no idea what a FB addict I am. :)
    Second, you have been so busy! How do you do it with a baby??!
    Third, I love your stuff, especially the kindle cases, but really everything. Well done!

  2. Some really lovely items, love the pic of baby :)
    and the apron is brill, my mum had something similar when I was a wee tot, she used to keep a few sweeties in the 'secret' pocket.

    Jan x

  3. Wow Claire, you've been so busy and have made some amazing stuff. Love everything but especially the Kindle covers, the apron money belt, the tea bag holder - and the baby pic!!!

    The stall looks fab too, a good corner position by the look of it.

    Love that you got to a tweetup, will trot off and check that I'm following you on Twitter.

  4. The Kindle covers are a great idea - how do you find the time to do all your creating?

  5. Beautiful work - LOVE your tea bag holders, such a great idea and yummy choice of fabrics x