Thursday, 10 June 2010

My creative space ...

has been very busy these last few weeks.  I'm heading off to a market tomorrow (well just going down the road really - Feilding Craft Market, Civic Centre, Feilding running from Friday to Sunday) and have been knee deep in preparations.


Wrap around reversible baby/toddler dresses


If you fancy seeing some of things either scroll down or click here for cushions, here for neckwarmers and pencil cases or here for bunting!  Sounds rather eclectic writing it down like that doesn't it?!


Made from linen/cotton mix fabric originally from a ladies shirt
The checked fabric is thrifted cotton
The buttons are vintage mother of pearl
And the hanger is thrifted!!!  
Hence why there is a little scrap cotton tie around the hanger - 
otherwise it keeps falling through the hole!


The idea was to sell children's clothes made from vintage and recycled material but as I was making them I realised you've no real idea what size to make and you only have a limited amount of fabric of each pattern.  I have a bit of a problem cutting into fabric at the best of time, see here, and so thought that if I had some clothes for sale but then advertised that I would custom make clothes from their choice of fabric. Don't know how that will go but here's hoping!


The beige linen is from ladies skirt
The floral cotton is from a vintage pillowcase
The buttons are from my stash
The little applique bird is on the back of this one as a little surprise!


For more market items you may like to click here.

In celebration I am running a giveaway, see here for what's up for grabs, but leave a comment anywhere this week for an entry!

Phew!  And of course one last, but very much not the least, link - Kirsty over at kootoyoo is the very lovely lady who runs this each week - thanks so much!  Pop over there to have a look at other people's lovely creative spaces .... x

27 comments:

Little Miss Flossy said...

The sets are beautiful... look at your perfect top stitching! Hope you sell lots and lots.

Jennie said...

I love the mix of the linen with the lovely prints of the cotton. Gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Impeccable..Those are just darling!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Linen is such a great fabric find these days and to mix and match like you have is beautiful!!!

xo Steph

Cotton Kiwi said...

Oh how cute! I am loving all the detail and little matching bags. I am sure they will be very popular as those little wrap around dresses are just so handy to pop on!

LeelaBijou said...

Very, very cute and pretty!!

Tammy James said...

These are just gorgeous!

Screamstress said...

The finish is beautiful! Especially the hand stitching around the applique, lovely.

Jill said...

Beautiful little clothes and bags! They complement each other so well, and I'm sure you'll do well at the markets!

Chicken Willow said...

I love the linen set, the pillowcase fabric goes so well with it. Hope you have a great time at the markets.

Ky said...

very weet little dresses.

Becky said...

Such beautiful sets!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

All of your stock is beautiful, but I especially love the beige wrap around dress with the yellow bird, adorable.

Mira Narnie said...

ohh i love that linen! what a fabulous up-cycled item!

ms lottie said...

Your sewing is impeccable! And I love your cushions from yesterday. My cushions are all looking a bit sad - you've inspired me!

shell said...

Wow, what beautiful pieces x

Good luck at the craft fair.

Claire Gale said...

wow these dresses are just divine, clever you abi. hope the market goes well for you x

ecoMILF said...

I love love love those little dresses. Good Luck at the market tomorrow and thanks for the chance to win in the giveaway! xo m.

angelina said...

i love what you are doing: brilliant. linen and vintage pillowcase bird dress, fantastic. i'd buy one...

Kate said...

Whew, I've clicked on all your links and am convinced you are going to have a wonderful and very sucessful market. I hope you have lots of fun too. LOVE that linen birdy pini.

Claire said...

I reckon we should run a sweep stake as to how quickly you will sell out!! Gorgeous things, how can you bear to part with them?

Claire said...

Gorgeous dresses - I daren't show Phoebe them as she's "..all about dresses Mummy!" Good luck with the market xxx

The Beehive said...

Oooh, just found your blog from GP. You've made some lovely stuff! Hope you have a successful day at the farmer's market!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

the dresses are such a great idea for toddlers .... the natural linen is lovely and they'd look great with a t-shirt or long sleeves underneath.
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Lien said...

Wow, that looks all great have a ball at the fair. Hope you have a great weekend.

Ange said...

love the wee dress and tote set!! Ace!!

michelle said...

good luck at the market. i adore these little dresses. your work is beautiful