Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sewing for me

After spending months sewing for other people i feel it's time i did some sewing for myself.  I have some fabric I would like to use and an idea that I am going to give a go.

The idea is to sew each of the garments that the blogger of It's Always Autumn has made and put up patterns and tutorials for. She has t-shirts, long sleeve tees and a few different dresses that I quite like.

First up will be a long sleeved tee in a grey stripe knit. This is the base pattern with added long sleeves from which the dresses are made.  It's still winter here and quite cold for Melbourne so I think this will be a great start.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

To Market, To Market

Going to a local Makers Market next weekend - no not buying a fat pig.

I will be taking my hand knitted shawls, scarves, cowls and headbands as well as some framed embroideries, some hand beaded satin bags and a few crocheted wash cloth sets.  Oh I wil also have a couple of NCWs and two Zipper Wallets.

After the market all that didn't sell will be re-photographed and put up for sale on both my facebook page as well as on my Etsy store.

Here's hoping I don't have to take lots of photos.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Beanies, Hats and Headbands

I have just put up a short video of the beanies, hats and headbands I have on my facebook page.
Pop on over to have a look.
They are all up for sale.

Here's the link:

Monday, April 3, 2017

Name change

I have just changed the name of this blog from Joy Belle to

Crafting Joy

to align it with my facebook page of the same name.

The intentions is, once I finish coordinating, designing, sewing costumes, that I will attempt to increase traffic to both this blog and my fb page and improve sales of the items that I make. 

I feel this is a good way to go about it.