Saturday 31 January 2009

new listing: Blue blast vintage fabric belt

Blue blast vintage fabric belt

A cute, eco-friendly belt made with recycled, vintage fabric
The vintage fabric features a bold pattern of royal blue, turquoise, bright green and purple flowers

Perfect for creating a cinch waist look over a dress or tunic or for threading through belt loops
Features a 2 jet black o-rings to fasten the belt with
Pretty and stylish, great for year-round use
Find it at Pouch's Etsy store

Blue blast vintage fabric belt

Tuesday 27 January 2009

January = healthy eating!

fruit weight and fabric

It's January so there is loads of fruit in our house. It's been stockpiled in bowls in an attempt to be healthy and lose that Christmas weight :)
I find these bowls of fruit make very good weights when I am cutting out large pieces of fabric. It stops it sliding onto the floor and driving me mad!
The thing is, if I eat the fruit, what will I use to weigh my fabric down?
So that's why I reach for the chocolate bar, because I must keep those fruit bowls full, for practical reasons.
Do you see my logic?

fruit weight and fabric

Friday 23 January 2009

New Year, New Projects: 2

lavender rabbit: prototype!

January is usually a quiet month sales wise, so I am using this time to tinker with new ideas.
Currently I make lavender owls in various recycled, vintage fabrics.

sleepy owl in mellow yellow

They have been popular with customers and have cropped up on a few blogs including Indie Quarter
I'm working on a prototype lavender rabbit at the moment, I'm quite pleased with the way he's turned out!
so watch this space for more details on the bunnies nearer to Easter!
lavender rabbit: prototype!
lavender rabbit: prototype!

Sunday 18 January 2009

Featured seller on Folksy!

Pouch is one of four featured sellers on Folksy throughout the month of January. Huge thanks to Sally from Tinkering Times for putting Pouch's name forward to the team at Folksy
What a great way to start the new year!

Folksy is a new selling site based in the UK and it is designed to showcase handmade crafts. At the moment it is in Beta testing stage and the handmade community are giving the folks at Folksy lots of feedback on ways to improve the site before it goes fully live.
As the guys behine Folksy state on their site:
"Small scale production and handmade goods offer ways to manage resources effectively and support local economies."
There is growing interest in Folksy with a number of national press features already completed and many more in the pipeline.
We look forward to seeing the site grow in popularity in 2009!

Thursday 8 January 2009

New Year, New Projects

WIP: vintage sanderson fabric brooches

After taking a couple of weeks off from crafting, I'm starting to get a few projects off the ground.

I am always looking for new ways to use up the fabric offcuts leftover from bag and belt making. I don't like to throw any piece of fabric away, no matter how small! So I've decided to experiment with some brooches. I've started out with hearts, the ones pictured below feature vintage Sanderson fabric sewn onto brand new felt. This is attached to a recycled denim heart and fastens with a brooch pin. I'm currently making some flower shaped brooches which I will list in the near future. You can check out the current range of brooches by visiting my etsy shop

WIP: vintage sanderson fabric brooches

I am also currently cutting out a new batch of peg bags in lots of my favourite vintage fabric. At the moment, temperatures are dipping to -6 at night in the UK, but making peg bags always makes me think of Spring. I love pegging out washing in the sunshine, not long to wait now. Hopefully!


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