Last weekend was the Diezijn Leuk markt in Groningen. I have been attending at the market for the last two years, and it is always a great day, regardless of the weather!
Was a lovely day, with lots of visitors, including some English speaking ones! (It is always a relief to have an English speaking customer, but my Dutch is getting better too).
I got lots of lovely comments about my Christmas tree, it was definitely worth getting it shipped from the UK (seems Dutch don’t start selling trees until November). And again it amazes me how I fill a 4 meter stand from what I can carry on my bike! (see below my bike all loaded up)
So thank you to everyone who came to visit me! And to everyone who came to the market in general, makes it such a great day!
I love pinboards! I have one next to my desk that I use to pin ideas, recipts, work stuff, notes etc
But pinboards are usually a boring brown colour, the natural colour of cork, or if you are lucky you will find one spray painted white or pink. But I like colour! So I made my own mini pinboards to keep by my computer and loved it so much I made a few more!
I made a few of these pinboards and they are listed in my Etsy shop, and I will be adding a few more fabric options next month!
And what craft pinboards would be complete without cute button pins! They are super easy to make, I took some photos and will post them tomorrow if you want to make your own too.
This years Christmas decorations range is all about sweet treats! I showed a peek of these yummy cupcakes during the Marren markt, but here is some more detailed pics.
I have felt cupcakes with cherries on top, and my colourful candies Christmas decorations. They are all made from the lovely soft wool felt, and because it comes in lots of colours I was able to make lots of different ones in lots of happy colours!
They may not be in your typical colours scheme for Christmas decorations, but I have always been a fan of brightness. I will be making some more “grown up” Christmas decorations later this week, so check back.
Unfortunately because of the size of these Christmas decorations they wont fit in letter post, so I can’t sell them in my etsy shop. But if I have time I would like to make them into a sewing kit so you can make them yourself if you like!
Last week I showed you the bag my friend made with my help, well she had another request for us to work on, a tooth clock.
What is a tooth clock? Well its just that, a clock that is shaped like a tooth. So I prepared the pattern (which took at least 10 testers before we were happy with it) and then using that pattern we sewed up the 3D tooth plush together, and then added the clock motor inside it.
I loved how it came out, it was very much a trial and error process as I struggled to find any examples of 3d plush teeth. In the future I may release this pattern to sew a 3d tooth plush, but properly not till next year.
This last weekend I wanted to create a few more special items to sell at my pop up shop on the Marren Markt in Leens.
And so this fleece cushion handmade was made!
I used a new fleece I had, and added the word “liefde” which in Dutch means, love or sweet.
It is always a challenge cutting out some a delicate shape from felt by hand, but I love this new cushion and want to make a few more in English for my Etsy shop too!
I also did a lot more sewing this week, trying to make more stock for my pop up shop.
Here are some more rainbow buntings (always love making these!) And I have a few other projects to share later in the week.