Friday, 25 May 2012

Pipe Dreams and Patchwork

Patches Patches

Patchwork was one craft I always grew up around. My mam use to do it on and off for years but never really seemed to every finish anything major with it. I think that's one of the downsides to this craft - it can take a lot of time but designing, cutting and sewing before you start to make an indent in your design. I've made the odd couple of cushion covers before but only using the hexagonal shaped patches which are pretty easy to cut, make and sew together so I wanted to try and make something patchwork based to add to my hoop wall. The beauty of patchwork is that you can pretty much use any fabric you come across - mine being from the discount aisle of JoAnns, the fabric bags sheets come in to an old pair of jeans. Its recycling or maybe even up-cycling - in a crafty, pretty way. 

Patches Patches

Recently I've been having a pipe dream of making something similar and opening a shop on Etsy for things like the above and perhaps some crochet work. Sadly I don't know if my craftsmanship is up to it because they are obviously handmade and or if people would want to buy them. What do you think?

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  1. this is so pretty- i love the colors you choose :)
    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, you have such a good eye for colour! Do it, what have you got to lose? x

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  3. So pretty! I love it! I would totally open a little Etsy shop if I were you! :)

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  4. Perfect for Etsy! Handmade is so much better than anything generic x

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    1. True true but i'm worried my stitching isn't up to it!

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  5. I'm possibly biased but I think your patchwork is utterly lovely Rachael, just gorgeous! I like that it has a handmade feel too :-)

    Jem xXx

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    1. Thank you - it did turn out better then I thought!

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  7. That looks lovely, I love the colours! Love the new layout too!

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    1. Thanks - that was a spare of the moment brainwave too haha

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  8. It's gorgeous! I's definitely give etsy ago! It could keep you busy while you're waiting to be allowed to work. xx

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    1. Very true and if it makes some extra pennies all the better!

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  9. That's beautiful! Definitely give Etsy a go! xo

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    1. I think will all this encouragement I will be. I love blogging for all the encouragement and best wishes I get!

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