I've made a few more of these felt needlecases. I love making these little booklets as they are so soft to work and no edges to fray. The colours and possibilities are endless, just wish my time was as they're not quick to make (or maybe it's just me).
I love the effect of covering buttons in vintage cloth scraps. It takes a while to be able to cut them as I always think about how long it took the woman who made it and there I am about to chop it up. The result is always worth it though and means they will be seen and appreciated rather than hidden in a drawer.
It's taking me longer than I thought it would though to sew them all on the card. So I might be here a while.
I've also embroidered my little birdie sketch onto felt badges. I've only made a couple to see how interested people are in them. Guessing what will sell is the hard thing with handmade work. I can only go with my taste because if I make for others taste I know I'm not creating what I love and enjoy doing. I also think if I make a small selection of each thing then it keeps the ideas fresh and far more unique. That's the theory anyhoo.
Still lots of things waiting to be sewn up, but only tommorow left now and I still need to price up lots of my china and glass.
Right off to the bank to get a float for my beautiful vintage till, which goes ding everytime I open it.