Thursday, 14 May 2009

so this is what I've been making and an announcement...

So back from being away with work and I promised I'd show you what I'd been up to on the crafty front... I'm pleased to say that everyone I sent a pay it forward gift to, has now received it - yay! and so I can show you what I sent out.

pouches
the little butterflies are from my packaging

I've been making little pouches to use for money, ipod, lipstick or whatever, (Martina says her camera fits in perfectly the one I sent her).

birdpouch

I then did freehand embroidery on each of them, (remember these) and all I can say is how much fun I had! Each person got a little pouch and a small photo print from me.

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So... because I've enjoying making these so much, (and also because I have become obsessed with pouch making,and embroidery in particular and you can only use so many pouches or give them as gifts!) I have decide that as of the 1st June there will be an Etsy shop!
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I am super excited, as it means I can carry on playing - hooray! I'm thinking of making two sizes, the small ones and a bigger size to use as a make up bag. If anyone has any thoughts on this, regarding useful sizes or just a comment in general, leave a comment in this post and I'll pick one at random by the 1st June and do a giveaway of some handmade lovliness! (oh and did I say I'm also thinking of doing photo prints as well!).

14 comments:

Martina said...

Yaaayyy Jac!!! that's fantastic...they are all sooo gorgeous...I love mine and I need one for my i-pod, i-phone and make up!! So I will probably be your first customer on Etsy! It's great news that you are setting up a store - congrats:) Hurray for you!

Rachel said...

Yay! The smaller one is perfect for carrying about in my purse. It has some odds and ends in it. A slightly larger one would be great for makeup.

Make sure to keep us posted on the Etsy shop so I can post about it when you open.

triplej said...

Oh my goodness Jac! They are SO beautiful! What a talent you have! An Etsy shop is definitely a good move. I am so excited for you! Yay!

triplej said...

Plus... the packaging is totally adorable!!

Jessica said...

Yes, the packaging was so cute and I love my little pouch, and the photo was so lovely. I took pictures, I need to get them up on my blog to show them off!

Fun!

Martina said...

And...may I just add that I have kept the packaging - it was so lovely, I didn't want to throw it away!! Heehee! Plus, I also plan to take some good snaps and share them too! You better get to work Jac...think you are going to have a few pre-orders!!

ikkinlala said...

I can't think of any suggestions, but those are so cute!

hanna said...

I love these little purses so much.
I have just been chosen by Rachel as one of her pay-it-forward people.
Yay, how fun.
Thanks for sharing the love.

Pittsy said...

I just wandered over and love the pouches. I'll have to stop back by regularly to snag one of those for myself. Love them.

Catherine said...

Oh they are so cute, I love that each one is unique. I think your etsy shop will be wonderful and you definitely should have one. Best of luck with it all, I hope you will share everything here.

Jac said...

Thanks everyone for being so kind, it's really nice to get feedback! :)

Dawn said...

those are wonderful! i look forward to the grand opening of your etsy shop :)

katie said...

Those are so, so adorable! I think the sizes you have are perfect and very versatile!

Julie said...

So Pretty! I'm an Etsy addict- looking forward to the shop!