Sunday, 22 July 2012

Handmade Monday

Hello and welcome to another Handmade Monday

It's been quite an exciting week for me - in case you haven't heard, my sewing kit made the front cover of Sewing World and I'm designing two new clocks for two magazines at the moment.

this was my inspiration!

One is a sewing themed clock and (apart from the mechanism and hands) is a fabric clock, made entirely from fabric and stitching.  I'm really enjoying planning the construction of this one!  There is a construction weight fabric involved (at the moment I'm experimenting with pelmet stiffening which is looking good).

The other is a teapot and there's a little bit of mixed media going on with this one.  Paint, fabric, maybe even paper with sewing and glueing involved.  I can't wait to get stuck in (probably literally, knowing me and my glue gun).

In other news, I'm currently looking for people to interview for my tea and a chat with slots - there's more info here about how it works.  I'd love to hear from you!

It's over to you - enjoy your Handmade Monday:

15 comments:

knitnrun4sanity said...

Sounds like you need congratulations three times over. It is certainly sounding very exciting! I can't wait to see the clock - sounds amazing!

Pickle Lily said...

Going shopping tomorrow so I will look out for Sewing World! Can't wait to see your clocks. Thank-you for hosting Handmade Monday.
Jo x

Caroline Nash said...

Well done on being published. Have a machine embroidered clock in the pipeline, well on my to do list and you know what they are like!

Free Spirit Designs said...

ooooh your up coming projects sound fantastic! i'm sure there will be lots of fun and creative thinking involved :) i can't wait to see the results! x

CatkinJane said...

Congratulations, how exciting to be on the cover :)
Looking forward to seeing the clocks

fatmonica said...

Congratulations on your success-you're certainly going to be busy.Look forward to seeing the clocks!

Ali said...

I can't wait to see how the sewing clock turns out. Have a lovely week. Ali x

The Bathtime Team said...

well done!!!

Fiddly Fingers said...

Wow featured in a magazine, not just inside but on the front cover. Fantastic news! No post from me this week as I had a great day at Hobbycraft and then spent the lovely sunny evening with friends, no spare minutes I'm afraid :) Tell you all about it next week!

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Well done Wendy - how great to be on the front page! Look forward to the fabric clock. Hope you have a good week.

Picto said...

Congratulations on the magazine, it's all very exciting. Good luck on the clocks too, it can be a bit daunting doing new designs but I'm looking forward to seeing them.

Jan x

Helen said...

Well done on the magazine! Looking forward to seing the finished products, particularly the fabric clock...sounds interesting!

Martha said...

oh well done on your publications!
love your new sewn banner! so crafty!
clever you! :)

Bev Newman said...

Well done on the magazines xx Do you send your work off to them or do you wait for them to approach you? Am developing some knitting and crochet patterns and am being nosy xx

Wendy said...

Thanks for all your comments. My computer has a hard drive problem - I have to replace the hard drive - and I'm currently using an old, very slow laptop so I'm going to visit your blogs as soon as my hard drive is replaced. Sorry for not visiting in the meantime, but it would literally take all day with this thing!

Bev - email them with some ideas, that's what I did. Attach a few photos of makes or links so they can see what you can do. Good luck x