Sunday, 2 June 2013

Handmade Monday 119

Hello and welcome to another Handmade Monday.

I've been playing with fabric and glue again...


which always seems to me to be such a lovely way of earning money!  I really can't think of any better job, to be quite honest.

The last time I did something similar was this upcycled travel case featured in this month's Craftseller magazine (there's a matching passport holder and luggage tag)


My fabric-covered plant pots are in the same issue (it's in the shops on Tuesday, if you're tempted - it's a great read, as usual).  I love the photography:


Oops... I almost forgot (how could I?!) ... my other news this week is that my new digital crafts website launches tomorrow (Monday) - assuming no technical-type hitches trip me up along the way.  Anything's possible ... but do pop along for a little look, if you have a spare minute or two.  Any feedback will be welcome.

So, what's new in your world?

28 comments:

patchworkfairy said...

I just got my Craftseller delivered! your pots look very good in it - the blue is such a good summery look on them. I will be back to check out your new website tomorrow, good luck with launching it! Perhaps we should all have a glass of champagne in it's honour!!

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

I, too, have had my Craftseller delivered and your upcycled travel case is great. I recognised your beach huts as soon as I saw it! Your plant pots are lovely too.
Good luck for the launch of your new website tomorrow. I'll be popping along to have a look in.
Have a great week.

Gertie said...

Me too. I love your travel case and knew as soon as I turned to that page they were yours....

Good luck with the launch. I'll be popping over tomorrow xx

Pickle Lily said...

I think your suitcase is fab! The new design looks like a Wild Thing to me! thank-you for hosting Handmade Monday, Jo x

Picto said...

I love the blues and the dotty fabric you have used, it looks really summery. Good luck on your launch, I'll pop over for a nosey.

Jan x

Free Spirit Designs said...

Aww your little travel case is so adorable! What a gorgeous make, i'm sure loads of people will be having a go at one of these now.

I love the plants pots too, they would make really lovely gifts, especially with pretty plats in them :)

Oooh i'm so excited about your new site! I will be sure to pop along tomorrow :) x

CatkinJane said...

What a brilliant week :)
Your travel case looks great

Hope the launch tomorrow goes well

Ros Coffey said...

What I love about your work is it is that it has Wendy Massey running through it, it is so distinctive and always make me think of long Summer days - so happy thoughts. I am looking forward to the new site :)

Kate @craftsonsea said...

Both things look gorgeous! I haven't bought that magazine before, might have to go out and treat myself!

Emma Made said...

I really like the combination of the red and white polka dot fabric with the blue - one of my favourite colour combinations. Thank you for hosting Handmade Monday!

Emma Made said...

Hi Wendy! I'm really sorry, first Handmade Monday and I added the wrong link the first time by mistake. I do apologise and hope you can take it down. At least it links back to you blog post though so you might get some more page views!! Thanks again for hosting :-)

Clare Lewis said...

the best way to earn money! Good luck with your website launch

knitnrun4sanity said...

It isn't until you see a bad picture that you realise how important the photography is! I really hope that your big launch goes well for you - how could you forget an event as big as that ;)

Mythillogical said...

The Craftseller features look absolutely fab, and good luck with your new site!

Martha said...

Looking forward to seeing your new digital website!

Love the seaside-themed creations - especially the case - gorgeous!

what sort of good fabric glue would your recommend? I can never seem to find the right one.

Dawn Hart said...

They look gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the new website, good luck for tomorrow x

Little Crab Designs said...

have had a look round your website - what a great idea with the digi stamps - I really hope it all goes well for you - all seemed to work well and be fairly straightforward to me! - here's hoping my launch goes as well later in the week :) x

Wendy said...

Martha: for these, I just used PVA glue - not ideal for every project though because it does seep through. It works well if you want to seal it though, and you can sand it with fine sandpaper for a smoother finish.

Ros: what a lovely comment (thank you!)

Little Crab: hope all goes well!

Emma: welcome to Handmade Monday! You wouldn't be the first to do that - I'll take it down when I have a minute.

Everyone: thanks so much for your lovely comments!

Sue said...

Got my Craftseller and was wowed (as usual) by your two articles! I've also, at last, managed to put the Handmade icon on my blog! Next Pinterest I guess once I can get my head around it! :-) Sue x

Made in Suisse said...

The plant pots look almost too good to be used, I wouldn't want them to get dirty :-)
Fingers crossed for tomorrow

Jan said...

What how special your projects are featured in the magazine. Well done. They look fabulous.

mrsbrownmakes said...

Fabric and glue... I can't think of many better things either. New to Handmade Monday - what a great idea. xx

Helen said...

Love the upcycled travel case - as you know i like upcycling stuff :)
Good luck on the new website will go and pay a visit when i get chance x

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

The flower pots have been on my To-Do list for a few weeks, now must get a move on. Love your up-cycled travel case - looks great. Hope you have a good week.

tillymintboutique said...

I've signed up for a subscription to craftseller as I keep getting annoyed that missing all your lovely designs!

Stephen @ Soy of the North said...

Just had a look at your new website and it looks great. Hope you get plenty of sales.

Lilly's Mom said...

Hi Wendy, I love your cover plant pots. What a cute idea. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Pat :)

EleanorLucy Millinery said...

Another magazine!? You're on fire! ;) Loving your digital stamps shop too, another string to your bow! Well done! :)