Sunday, 21 April 2013

Handmade Monday 113

Hello!  Welcome to another Handmade Monday.  Come on in, make yourself comfy and enjoy browsing all the blogs at the bottom of this post.  If you are new here, you can find out more about Handmade Monday here.

This week I've been drafting a pattern.  Can you guess what it is?



More clues?



Well maybe if I show you my graph paper drawing that I measured everything out on?



It's going to be a campervan tote bag!  I hope I finish it for my Pinterest party next week (I'm rather excited about that!).  If not, then I can always pin it (possibly in more ways than one, if it's not finished!)

that gorgeous blue star fabric is from Abakhan

As you can see, I have got round to putting a numberplate on it!  I didn't have any real idea what I wanted my numberplate to be, but VAN BAG somehow seemed appropriate!  The pattern will be available for sale as a digital pattern in the next few weeks but there's quite a bit of work left to get it to that stage!

I've also made a start on something quite exciting...

*cue drumroll*...

The Handmade Harbour website!  This will be for my sewing patterns, digital stamps for cardmakers and (eventually!) books, too.  I'm really excited, but there's still quite a lot of work before it can be unveiled.  I'll be asking for digital stamp testers and design team members quite soon, so if you think you might be interested, keep checking this blog.  I will also need sewing pattern testers soon too!  

It's all starting to change from feeling overwhelming to seeing light at the end of a very long tunnel, but there's still a long way to go!  I'm enjoying the journey now, though - and that's a really good thing, I think.

Meanwhile, it's over to you for Handmade Monday...

24 comments:

Handbags by Helen said...

Exciting times!

MadBirdDesignsUK said...
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MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Love the camper van.

Goodnight Boutique said...

Really interesting to see how you work! Can't wait to see the website :)

Karen said...

Great news about the website - looking forward to it!

Blue Forest Jewellery said...

All sounds really exciting! Good luck with everything.
Alison

Ali (Patchwork Fairy) said...

Ooh very exciting about the new website! I'll be a tester for the sewing patterns! Love the tote bag!

Picto said...

Lots of exciting things going on. Looking forward to seeing the completed tote bag, I love the colours you are using.

Jan x

beingme said...

Thank you for hosting handmade Mondays, it's great to see all these projects, the camper an looks fab, I'm looking forward to seeing more of it!

Fiona Lewis said...

Loving the campervan! And how exciting to have your own website - really looking forward to exploring that :-)

Mythillogical said...

The website sounds good!
The camper van bag is looking very good indeed too.

Sarah - The Lilac Dragonfly said...

Am loving the 'Van Bag', great idea. Good luck with all your new adventures!! x

Natalie Jones said...

Busy Busy! You've got some really exciting projects on the go, I can't wait to see how they all pan out x

Free Spirit Designs said...

Oooh i can't wait to see your camper van bag in its full glory :) I love the number plate!

Amazing news about the HH website!! I'm so excited for you and really look forward to hearing about more developments :)

The Pinterest party sounds v intriguing... i'm sure it will be a fantastic day, what's not to love about Pinterest!! x

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Sounds very exciting Wendy and I wish you lots of luck with your new ventures and looking forward to seeing what the future brings. I do like the name Van Bag, very smart. Hope you have a good week.

EleanorLucy Millinery said...

Woop! Congrats on the website progress - it's a long haul but inifinitely worth it I promise :) I've just added GoogleAnalytics to mine this week wwhich is super handy but v confusing to set up - drop me a line if I can help :)

Love the van bag!! :D Can't wait to see it finished in full!

Tracey Bradley said...

Love the look of your bag, can't resist anything campervan related! (own a very old camper called Betty) Such exciting news about your new website, look forward to hearing more about it x

Clare Lewis said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished results of your camper van bag and of course your new website Exciting!

say it said...

Ooh, that sounds very exciting. Love the bag, what an awesome idea. Sorry I don't have a post to link up this week.

Helen said...

Looking forward to the new website, how exciting! The tote bag sounds great, cant wait to see it finished!

Bev Newman said...

Wow Wendy, that's amazing! I'm not into digital stamps but am about to start a sewing course so I may be interested in the patterns if I don't send the teacher into a home first :-)! The campervan tote looks great, I might have ago when I've got my confidence. Good luck with the website too, things are really moving on for you and its well deserved and great to see x

CatkinJane said...

The campervan bag looks great, and the website plans sound very exciting!

Ali said...

Can't wait to see the campervan bag, wonderful idea. How exciting a new website. I can't wait to see it up and running.
Ali x

cheap nfl jerseys said...

Thank you for hosting handmade Mondays, it's great to see all these projects, the camper an looks fab, I'm looking forward to seeing more of it!