Busy Busy Busy
I'm sitting here having a bowl of warm barley, mushroom and cheese risotto. It is raining pretty hard so it is a great day to post. Plus I haven't been able to post for a while.
Well I have been so busy these past few weeks. I have started my own business and have been making lots of things for the store where I'm selling. The name of the store is Made In Paradise and it is in the town of Paradise. What a wonderful coincidence. The shop is a subsidiary of the Work Training Center and the 25% they keep goes back into the business to help the developmentally challenged in our community make and sale their artwork and at a reasonable price I might add. I was so amazed at how beautiful their work is. They are so creative.
I am making fabric bowls,bags , bracelets and glass bead necklaces for the shop. I have been selling well and I was able to get some things made just in time for Valentines day.
Here is a photo of some of the things I made for Valentines day.
I know the bags are an unusual color for Valentines day but I didn't want to waste the scrapes from making the purse, I had just finished, and had sitting on the table.
The heart bracelets are also made from scrapes of fabric I had on had in my scrape bag.The closers are Velcro for ease of getting off and on.
The bags are cotton as is everything else I made. I used homemade mod podge to stiffen the bowls. I use a mix of Elmer's glue and water and use equal amounts of water and glue.I made 24 items in all. The bracelets were made in two sizes. one for a 61/2 in wrist and the other for a seven 1/2 in wrist.
For my two granddaughters I made bags for them . I asked them what they would like for Christmas and they both requested bags. One wanted a black and white bag so she could carry her phone , ID, and atomizer in.
Here is a photo of her bag.
The second bag was made from cotton also. My granddaughter wanted a a black and blue bag and she wanted me to put one of her drawing a a favorite anime charecter on the front. I found a beautiful button ,in the exact color of the blue in the fabric I used, for the front of her bag. She also loves hearts so I incorporated them into the design.
Here are photos of her bag.
As you can see the fabric in this bag was the same one I used for the heart bags.