What do you reckon? The 'Jumble' is because they're all made from secondhand/recycled fabric and clothes, and 'Betty' is of course the name of my ancient, much loved Camper.
They're just ordinary name tapes ordered at the same as the ones for the kid's new uniforms, and the plan is to machine them in as tags - the trouble is, I keep forgetting to do it, SO daft! And my first, small order left home without a single label. They're also a bit on the big side for the birds and mice, and I was wondering if anyone knew where I might get hold of smaller woven name tapes?
Is it slightly mad to admit I felt a little sad parcelling up my first order? I don't seem to be that good at letting go...something I need to work on, because I can't possibly keep any more (husband nodding enthusiastically at this point)
The house is coming down with soft creatures, and a fair number of cardboard ones.
It's time to start thinking of them as stock..
The other thing I've got to work on is my urge to fuss. If I'm selling a small owl for a few pounds, it doesn't make a lot of sense to faff about with it for ages. Obviously it's important to have a good finish, but I need to be more efficient with my time, and PUT THE OWL DOWN - that's what I'm going to be telling myself. Or trying to anyway!
Once I'd actually managed to get the order in the post there was a rather anxious wait, and I was so relieved when the buyer messaged to say she was happy and would be back in touch in the autumn.
Really feels like the last week has whizzed by in a bit of a blur - it's been manic in the run up to the end of term, still I did get round to making these small owl lavender bags for teacher's presents.
And thank you so much for all the helpful comments about the elephant's ears - it was pretty evenly split between the two, and I'm going to keep on doing both - woolly and fabric, but went with bright orange crocheted ears for this one.
Keep your shades on!
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