Tis the season to be jolly

HOORAY!!!!!  I have a local shop stocking my stuff!  A great booster for the end of the year.  It’s a  lovely little boutique called Baby Steps Boutique.  The boutique has only recently opened and stocks both pre-loved and new products for babies and young children.  The shop has been beautifully set up and has a good variety of clothes, toys, blankets, and other gifts and requirements  – a good place to shop if you know a new baby who has an older sibling needing some attention too.  Pop in if you’re local and have a browse.

Backtracking a little to the beginning of the season, the craft fayre at Broadwater Manor School in Worthing was a very enjoyable one.  There was a good variety of interesting stalls to kick off the festive season and the atmosphere was buzzing with early Christmas shoppers.  The stallholders were a mixture of staff, parents of children at the school and other members of the public who had heard about the fayre along the grapevine.

The day at Bartie’s Boutique in Worthing was also very festive.  Not as busy as expected so close to Christmas (15th December) but maybe the serious shoppers had already done their shopping and the rest were beelining for the pre Christmas High Street bargains.  Still quite a successful day for me with people buying a bit of everything for stocking fillers and gifts.

The EleFriends have been the thing that have really taken up most of my time. They have sold really well at craft fayres and I have been lucky enough to have had loads of orders through Etsy. People seem to appreciate the nostalgia attached to the idea of tucking a favourite toy up cosily before you snuggle down yourself.  I have found that most adults who buy them aren’t afraid to admit they’d secretly like one for themselves!  To keep stocks up for the Bartie’s sale I found myself in the company of EleFriends most evenings in the lead up to Christmas.

So what now?  I’m currently working on a raccoon which has been requested by a customer in Spain… fingers crossed it will turn out ok!  And I have some beautiful new fabric that I am itching to get started on.  Plenty to keep me out of mischief in the the New Year.

 

 

 

 

Bags

These are some little bags I made earlier on in the year. I managed to sell some at a craft fayre back in March and these are the three remaining.   I don’t have any photos of how I made them but they’re fully lined and pretty hard wearing.  Only small but just right for little ones to put their little treasures in.