Until last Sunday I thought I was on top of things with the market I'm doing with Carrie this weekend. I had my Sunnyboys and Boxes for Sockses made, the display sorted, and half a sock using Carrie's yarns crocheted. All I had to sew was a banner for Carrie, finish the sock and maybe if I had time, crochet a few flower brooches for sale.
Maybe I'd also have time to write a job application and broker world peace. Oh, the possibilities.
That of course was until I came up with a new design last week, and I just had to make it didn't I? So now I am making a whole lot of these for the market. I've been carrying the sack around with me all week and using it when I have the chance, and I've now made a few adjustments to the design to make it more usable. The handle and tab are shorter, and I've sewn the side bits together so that they fold in a little when the strap is pulled through the tab.
And I've discovered you can fold down the sides like a flour sack when you're using it. It kinda makes me feel like a genius discovering little surprises with something I've designed myself, even though I probably would have already known about this feature when I designed it if I was a proper designer. Oh well, can't win 'em all.
I've also been making Carrie's stall banner. It's similar to the one I made myself for the MOCCA market last year, but of course, not the same because that would just be weird. The banners aren't anything fancy - just fusible applique stitched down with the sewing machine, and then embroidered edges and a little bit of flair. I get to use my light box for tracing the letters onto fusible web, and that's always fun.
Until I realise I traced the letters back-to-front and have to erase the pencil marks and start again.
See more creativity than you can poke a crochet hook at over at Kirsty's.