31.7.08

Rebuilding the zoo

I got an invitation to a small craft fair here in town in August 15th which I could not say no to, even though it came on a very short notice. So I have made myself busy cutting pieces for animal portrait pouches. They are my bestsellers whenever I sell at craft shows so I am trying to build a little zoo for Autumn and Christmas fairs. I try to be efficient and make A LOT to be able to make those quilts I'm dreaming of soon. However I AM very happy to be going out to meet some customers in person again! I thought I'd make some key fobs with birds like these, I need something to hang on this ikea tree I got at the thrift store.I have done some shopping, just to make my mailbox happy :) It must want some exceptions from the white envelopes with complete boredom inside, don't you think? But the first happy envelope that came was a very welcome surprise from Moogsmum, who decided I needed some of this gorgeous cloud fabric after I had left an enthusiastic comment on her blog. She made this gorgeous quilt with it, you see. I love it so much, thank you!The lovely ribbons above I got from a German web shop called farbenmix.
I also found HEATnBOND in a Finnish web shop, I want to try out if it is any better than the Vliesofix (at least I think it is that) I buy from a local store. The glue keeps coming off the paper of it, which makes me go crazy. This stuff is what I use for my appliqués :) Are you all familiar with it, or would you be interested in a photo tutorial on how to use it (/how I make my appliqués)?


16 comments:

mmsmith said...

I would definitely be interested in a tutorial...from an expert appliquer.

painted fish studio said...

please share photos of your zoo as you make it! i love what i've seen so far...

Outi said...

Kyllä, tutoriaali olisi mitä mainioin. Sinulla on hieno, oma tyyli. Ihailen sitä, ja sinua:)

amy said...

i can't wait to see the zoo. i love that first little guy!

Lesley said...

Yes please! I'd love a tutorial!!

I'm so glad you liked your fabric and it's lovely to see you are already making beautiful things with it :)

Thank you for being very naughty and sending us the lovely puzzle!

So looking forward to seeing the rest of the zoo.

xxxx

cathygaubert said...

oh, how i love your little pouches!!!

Karol-Ann said...

Good luck with your craft fair - your pouches are gorgeous!

Jacquie said...

please, please a tutorial! i want to learn how to applique and i would love a lesson from you!

Shannah said...

I love that little wolfie and I am very jealous of your new ribbons!
Oh please please make us a tutorial:)

nicolette said...

Your Zoo will be wonderful!
I told my local quiltshop I have problems with the vliesofix coming of the paper so easily. I was adviced to store the vliesofix in a cardboard role or some bubbly plastics (if you know what I mean)!

I know how to applique, but would love to see your tutorial. There are always tips and tricks you can learn from!

Gina said...

Your wolf is fantastic - looking forwardto seeing your other creatures. The ribbons are gorgeous.

Linnea A said...

Hi there :o) A tutorial would be awesome! I have no idea how to do that kind of thing, but it would be interesting to learn from an expert! You're going to be one busy bee getting ready for that craft show. I can't wait to see everything you make. Your pouches are awesome, and they'll look great on those branches. Take care & have a wonderfully happy Friday!!
xox,
Linnea

beas barnslikheter said...

I just found you on Flickr and I'm thnikin' :
"Why in hell doesn't I know that kind of girl" and
"Where does she get her inspiration from?"

Supercute! Superfine! Superyou!

Pecos Blue said...

I would love a tutorial. That would be great for a beginner like me.

If you get a moment I am having my first giveaway for a Super Hero Cape. Come on by.

Apryl said...

I would love to see a tutorial.. even if sewing thigns are beyond me.

I adore that wolf... he is so cute.. I have gotten to pet real wolves a few times.. there is a place near my parents home in Idaho where they raise them and bring the pups to thier ship so you can see them and pet them... beautiful creatures.

good luck on your craft fair.. though I doubt you will need it as you and your crafts are brilliant!

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Hi! I've been catching up with my blog reading, and I just came across this post of yours. Did you ever end up doing a tutorial? I would love to see it. If you did, could you send me the link? I would really appreciate it! Thank you.