Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Ready with Wraps

 Too early to be talking about Christmas?  Emphatically yes!  Although not too early to be preparing for it, in my world!

These are the four sets of fabric wraps and bags and tags that I have made for me and my immediate family.

I get to keep the fabric with the penguins on - maker's perks (a bit like cook's perks in the kitchen, when you get to taste things early, or lick the cake bowl!).
 Actually, it's not just maker's perks.  I also bought extra fabric and made extra bags within my set.  Mother's perks, perhaps?
Of course, it wasn't just the four of us that needed sustainable wrapping for Christmas.  So here is a photo of nine of the eleven sets that I've made! 

Its been quite a lot of work, but worth it to know that we will have a foldable delight of wrapping under the tree this year, and for every Christmas to come!

If you don't want to sew your own, but want to buy some bags or wraps to share with the special people in your life, then you can always buy them from Georgie at FabWraps, of course!

Too early, I know, but fun to be prepared!

Thursday, 24 October 2019

So Proud!

 I'm so proud to see Georgie's FabWraps on Twickenham High Street!

This article by Susie Kellie in the Richmond and Twickenham Times caught the attention of The People Hive, who invited Georgie to meet with them.

The outcome?  Her FabWraps products in their store!  Thank you Samantha and George!

We hope that sales are brisk and that both FabWraps and The People Hive (who are the front door to a charity who help adults with learning difficulties) benefit from the relationship.

Good luck!

Of course, if you can't get to Twickenham to fondle the fabric and buy goods (Tues to Sat, 10 - 4.30), you can still find FabWraps via Etsy or Georgie's web site,

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Fun Stuff

 My only hand sewing this week was this (almost finished!) felt decoration.  Brighter than the colours are showing here, it's just a bit of fun that needs a little stuffing and for the last side to be closed.
 I was lucky enough, however, to be given a much better make!

This mini cutting mat would have been a lovely gift just by itself - so much easier to transport than a large mat.
But true loveliness of the gift was revealed when I turned it over, and there is a beautiful firm padded ironing surface!

The ever lovely Benta had made this for me.  Perfect for using for tiny quilt blocks, as she knew that I'd been talking about making more teeny blocks.

It's clever and it's perfect!  Thank you so much!

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Card Fun

 I thought that it would be fun to layer up a small cross stitch piece with some papers to frame it, and secure them with a brad (like a paper fastener) or two.

This was my first one.  Fine, and just needs a greeting to be added at the bottom of the card to complete it, but not really exciting.
 Then I went for a slightly quirkier approach, and twisted the middle paper.  I like this effect!
Lastly I went 'total free style' and used a scatter of cross stitches for the stitching element.  As these corrugated cards were thicker, I didn't add a brad as I thought it would make the whole thing too bulky.

Fun stitching!  Thank you Pintrest for the penguin and hedgehog patterns.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Busy busy!

The recently made bunting got it's first run out, and Georgie's FabWraps (eco friendly, zero waste, 100% cotton gift wrapping) stall was set up and ready to go!

Really hard not to make it look cluttered, whilst still being able to display stock and show how it can be used.  I'm sure that Georgie will get slicker at the set up the more that she does 'live' selling like this.

I'm going to carry on working on my own fabric bags and wraps for the family to use at Christmas now, before getting back to quilting once I have more energy again.  It's been a tiring summer and autumn so far, even if fun!