Saturday, 21 April 2012

Pretty Pink Apron and a Lovely Little Win

This is the second apron that I've made and I'm very proud of how it turned out. 
A few people have told me that the pocket should've been on the right side, 
but in my defense when I cook I stir with my right hand, therefore my free hand goes into the pocket on the left. Makes sense to me.
The pocket and hem are trimmed with a gorgeous piece of lace and it's even lined.
It looks fabulous on my Niece!
 I didn't have enough fabric to make a tie so used ribbon instead. I think it adds to the prettiness of it.
 I've nearly completed another apron, I just need to add a pocket. And as it's for my little sister I'll put the pocket on the right side or maybe a big one in the middle.

It would be lovely if you could visit and if you like it please 'like' it.

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A Little Win!
Last month I entered a competition to win a beautiful copy of Meet Me at Mike's Crafty Journal and I won!!!
Photo courtesy of Handmade by Emily     
There are loads of  lined, dotted and gridded pages for you to doodle down your ideas or create inspiration boards. It also includes a How-to crochet and make granny squares for beginners like me. I love it! 
It is absolutely gorgeous and I just can't bring myself to scribble in it yet, but I will one day, promise!
Thank you Emily for the lovely giveaway! 
Handmade by Emily is a lovely Crafty Lifestyle Blog, so why not pop on over and have a look.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Barrina xx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Second Successful Sale

The Vintage fair went really well, yesterday! I sold quite a lot and made myself a little extra pocket money. 
 Here are some of the makes I had on offer.
 The ceramic candle holders were made by my lovely mother and I even made my own business cards.


These bracelets are absolutely gorgeous! Using matching ribbon makes the colours stand out even more.
I definitely need to buy some more in other colours, as they were so quick and easy to make. 

Small lavender bean bags, using sample fabrics I've been collecting.

My first attempt at making hair barrettes.

Tiny lavender hearts! (almost actual size)

 I'm loving working with beads! This may now become a new hobby.
 
Lots of drawstring bags. I enjoyed making these and even lined a few.

My first cushions covers made out of second hand curtains.
 
More lavender bean bags, using more pieces of sample fabrics.

You can order free samples from many online companies to start up your own collection.
John Lewis and William Morris are a good source, or pop into your local Cath Kidston (or any other shop which sells pretty fabric!) and ask for a couple of samples.

I'll have to start building my collection up again for an upcoming Summer Fete.

Back to work tomorrow after a lovely two week break. 

Have a great week!

Barrina xx

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The Hancock and Green Vintage Fair

This Sunday I will be selling some of my makes at the Hancock and Green Vintage Fair
so do come along and grab yourself something pretty. 

There will be lots of wonderful stalls selling bags, dresses and other delights. 
It will take place in the Star and Garter Ballroom and there's even a bar!

Have a wonderful week!

Barrina

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Photography #6 Spring Day in Battersea





It's so lovely to stop and appreciate the changes happening around us. Two months ago these beautiful blossoms were just tiny buds. Now they are blooming everywhere showing off their beauty. 
The sun is shining, the days are longer, Easter is just around the corner and I have a spring in my step. 

Have a great week!

Barrina xx