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What can I say ... I LOVE CRAFTING. Over the years I have done a wide selection of crafts, including Cross Stich, Tapestry, Long Stitch, Card Making, Beadcraft, Patchwork, Quilting, Pottery Painting, Slipcasting, Calligraphy ... plus others that I can't think of right now. I have however, only recently started to sell the items that I make - watch this space!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Wow! The world must be coming to an end!

Two postings in one day!  Oh my goodness, I think I'm going to have the need for a lie down soon!

I wanted to share what I've been working on for the next Craft Fair that I'm going to.  Having a 10 year old daughter, we're always looking for nice new things to adorn.  I've seen many flower hair slides in stores, but find them to be extremely over priced.  So, I decided to do something about it.  I ordered a large quantity of hair clips - the snap barrette type, from China.  They came in super quick time and I got to work.

I don't have any software for my embroidery machine as the cost of most is just way out of my price range.  I found that I could use a border that was built into my machine to make the casing for the barrettes.  It was a bit fiddly to begin with, lots of trial and error with the sizing, but once I'd got it right, I hit the save button and it's now there whenever I need to make more covers.

For the flowers, I used my Sizzix die cutter.  I have 2 flower dies that I used.  The photographs (or rather my camera skills!) really don't do these any justice at all.

I'm hoping that by keeping them in the 'pocket money' price bracket, that they will sell well at Craft Fairs.

A patriotic colour combination ready in time for the Royal Wedding.

Some of these have the snap click tucked into the cover

Whilst on some of the others, I have added a broach pin.  I have pinned one of these to my black wool coat, and it looks FAB!

* * Caroline * *

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