Christmas update!

Hello! I thought I’d write a quick post as it’s been a while!! I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth! I have been super busy with my little sewing business, with the mad Christmas rush and all that. But I did my last post office run before Christmas today – I’m DONE! For now! Also the courses I run have either stopped til January or finished completely so I feel I have a bit of time to catch up with some blogs! Hooray! So this evening I have painted my nails for the first time in a loooong time, and that’s stopped my picking up a needle! And here I am, writing this.

Along with all the orders I posted today went my rather last-minute Stitching Santa gift. I didn’t have a chance to take photos of what I bought, as I was in a rush to pack it all and get it to the post office! But hopefully my recipient will blog about it, and I will re-blog! Here’s a photo of it all wrapped up though – in some snazzy Christmas fabric, which is a little gift in itself! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out Sewchet’s post about #stitchingsanta!)

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I will of course share what I received after I’ve opened it; it’s all here waiting for Christmas, I can’t wait! Thank you in advance to whoever sent it! (A card arrived the next day; I only briefly looked inside to find that it was from the Stitching Santa sender, so quickly shut it and will re-open on Christmas Day!)

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So, do you want to know what I’ve been up to?

In a nutshell: skirts, bows, skirts, bows, skirts, bows…!

I can sew up a simple elasticated-waist skirt really fast, and they look great and are easy to fit – so they sell really well. My customers love that you can purchase matching hair accessories; you don’t get that on the High Street!

I’ll just add some examples – I realise I haven’t shared much at all of my Pink Bobbins creations!

This is a lovely fabric; I sold out pretty quickly (note to self: get more practical black coloured fabric next year!)

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But I think this red snowman fabric was the most popular. I didn’t make a single dress out of it, but plenty of skirts and hair bows!

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Talking of hair bows, I also sell them in sets like this, which are really cute! I like making them because I do them by hand; my bag of pre-cut fabric for bows comes everywhere with me!

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Ooh, a dress! I love this fabric!

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And this is by far my best selling bow fabric (shown here as adorable little bobbles) – mustard foxes!

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I think that’s given you a little taste of Pink Bobbins! I do make more than skirts and bows, but I will share more with you another time.

After all the bright colours I’ve been sewing recently, can you guess what colour I painted my nails tonight? Haha – shimmery black!! I was originally going to go for red (Christmas!) then changed to blue, then… black. LOL. That’s got to say something about me!

Ooh, one more thing before I go – on Saturday night, I actually sewed something for myself!! A Tilly & The Buttons Coco dress (my third!) – I will share soon… ish! I need photos! I cut the pieces out many months ago, and finally sat down to sew it up, I am so happy!

I hope to be back with another post soon, but til then… have a wonderful Christmas!

Beth x

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Hello! Yes I am still alive!

I’m planning a flurry of posts so hopefully you’ll hear more of what I’ve been up to, but for now, here’s a little peak at what my Stitching Santa recipient is getting…

Some of you have been showing everything in detail, some of you have shown wrapped presents only – hmm, I decided to do a bit of both!

Now, I’m slightly worried that my recipient may feel she’s drawn a short straw as she’s not getting loads of handmade goodies from me. This is mainly because I have been sooo busy sewing every single day and I just haven’t had time to sew anything amazing for anyone besides people who are paying me!! Sorry 😦

But I have made this little coin purse:

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Oooh can you see something shiny in there? 😛

And I am including this kilt pin brooch – it is handmade but I bought it! It also comes with a little bag of pot pouri!

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Yeah, I covered up the initial charm! It might give the game away slightly otherwise!

And then I’ve taken this abstract photo of the other few things – I don’t want to spoil the surprise completely.

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I might be the only one, but I find it quite challenging buying gifts for a sewer, just because I don’t know what she has or hasn’t got gadget-wise etc, it can be hard to choose fabric colours, styles etc… so I thought these sewing-related but not actual sewing goodies might be nice. I hope.

But there is one fat quarter in there… Thanks to Sharon @ Creativity and Family for sending me my competition prize wrapped in fabric – hehe I stole that idea!

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The present is wrapped in Christmas paper by the way, so the recipient won’t see this post and immediately know it’s for her when she opens the parcel’s packaging! 😀

Oh and I made the card, too, but I don’t have a photo right now!

Happy Christmas! I hope to post again in a few days but don’t quote me on that!

Beth x