The school that two of our grandsons attend is having a Mothers' day stall next month and then a few weeks later their biennial Fete. Of course I said "Yes" when I was asked could I make something! The family is coming to visit in a couple of weeks, so I thought it would be a smart idea to get a few things made so they could take them back home with them.
I actually haven't been to a fete for ages, so I'm not sure what the current trend is and what is likely to sell. The Mothers' Day stall is a place where children can buy a gift for their Mum to give on our Aussie Mothers' Day on the first Sunday of May, so I figured someone might like to buy one of these:
or maybe this one:
This is my free pattern which you can find here.
They don't take very long to make, so I made a few!
Another afternoon I whipped up a little tote bag:
The gold fabric is upholstery weight so has a lot of body. It almost looks and feels like straw, so is really great for a bag.
I love the look of crazy patchwork but haven't ever really done much. It was time to remedy this! Who can resist a pretty hanging heart?
Definitely want to make more of these. I really enjoyed spending time on some quick projects after spending weeks on my bed runner and cushion. I feel as though I accomplished a lot this week!
Earlier in the week, I designed a little stitchery which I'll be offering as a free pattern shortly. It too comes together quite quickly, and I want to do two or three to show you some of the possibilities with it. It might take a back seat for a little time while I keep having my fete fun. I came up with ten ideas of projects I could make for the stalls so, since I've only used three, I've a way to go yet!
Bring on "instant" - long haul is just not my style! I'm a finisher and just love having a project completed - especially when I can achieve two or three in a day!