Thank you to my new followers. It's great to have you here. I've made a couple more things for the Fair and I'm also doing a few things for the Cirencester museum shop. I always find it hard to decide what to make as I can't be sure what any particular shopper would be looking for. It's funny because somethings I think will sell well seem to sit around for ages, and other things that I'm not at all confident about get snapped up. Last year I made a number of owl cushions at the suggestion of my daughter. These all went really quickly but if she hadn't suggested them I never would have thought to make them. Of course being one person sewing I can't hope to have a comprehensive selection of goods, so ultimately it's down to what I choose to make. How do you choose what stock to make? Have you got tried and true craft stall best sellers? I recently had an enquiry from a man in Romania about whether I will send things there. As I send everywhere I replied that it would be no problem. He than went about trying to order particular bags by lots of 80! I had to write to him to explain my situation. Here are my latest two makes: one pretty one practical (pretty too)
The green pleated bag I have made a number of times in different fabric. I've also made it as a big clutch. This time I put long straps on it so it can be worn over the shoulder. We'll see how it goes. The Ipad sleeve is padded and closes with velcro. As the fabric is a bit 'girly' I've probably halved my potential market already. I'll try to make at least one in plain fabric to appeal to the boys.