Saturday, 25 February 2017

Betty Makes Pockets In A Frame




Magic In My Pocket - Pockets In A Frame.

A felted wool fabric pocket mounted on linen in a frame with vintage text - these are 'So Well Remembered' or 'The Hopeful Heart' but the text can be changed for you. Take one to a special celebration, ask all the guests to write their wishes on pieces of vintage paper (these are provided with the frame) and then give as a gift at the end of the day. Fill with memories of a special holiday, person or time and you'll have those thoughts to read and remember whenever you like. You can put small items of ephemera in the pockets - tickets, photographs, charms, jewellery, letters... A special, individual and personal gift for someone close to you or for yourself. A lovely gift for Mothering Sunday - fill with messages from the family, drawings, photographs, or fill with memories of a very special person. Bx

Monday, 20 February 2017

Betty Makes Tea Cups



The first in a series of posts - a 'guided tour' through Betty's Bubble and the things I make.

These are fabric tea cups, usually made with heavier-weight fabric so that they hold their shape. Each one is hand cut and then stitched on a sewing machine. The handle is attached by hand and then the cup is stitched to the saucer and a spoon is added. I sold quite a few of these at Autumn fairs last year so I'll be making more in the near future. They can be made with fabric of your choice to match or contrast with your colour scheme. Put a jar in and fill with flowers, use them to hold whatever you like - jewellery, cotton reels, buttons, serviettes, keys or special things (anything except hot, liquid tea!). They're great for posting as they squash down flat.
A quirky gift for someone special or a funky decorative item for yourself. Bx

Friday, 17 February 2017

Betty's New Home



So much has happened since I last wrote here. Life has been taken up with lots of teaching but mainly  with moving house which was a mixture of excitement and challenge! We slept in our new home for the first time on 27th December, having had to move into temporary accommodation at the last minute so we're still sorting, organising, arranging! I've been making curtains and cushions rather than other things but now it's time to think about what 2017 may hold. My making room - The Bubble - is larger and I can stand up in all of it as it's got a full height ceiling all over rather than being in the eaves. Mind you, I don't have a table to make anything on as it's being temporarily used elsewhere in the house! I enjoyed the Tavistock and Cowslip fairs in the Autumn. Now I'm looking forward to the next Tavistock Vintage and Textile Fair tomorrow. I'll have lots of sale items and some vintage items that haven't found a place in our new home - I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again and chatting a lot! Bx