Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ampthill Country Market Stall

It is with sadness that we have decided to close Ampthill Country Market stall - so we just have 2 more weeks.  We were running out of members, and really too much for the small number of us left to cope with, we have always shared the load with baking and making, as well as stall set up and take down.

I thought I would share some of the pictures of my things that have been on the market in the last year or two previously posted on the market facebook page.

The days out that were on the blog have now been added to a new blog as it seemed a shame to lose them.

I will also post some of my other favourite posts that I made on the Country Market here over the next few weeks.

I always have a few things at Hexton Country Matters they also have a facebook page.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


OK - was a while back now....but I made these for Christmas that were all very jolly....

Friday, March 09, 2018

Bucket bag

had a play and made this, no idea what to do with it....

Simple to make, but might be better 'quilted' that will be a new thinkg for me to do...

Monday, March 05, 2018


I saw these pieces of fabric and just loved the design, there were 6 pieces, 4 of them are embroidered.  I assume they were out of a curtain sample book, as they were similar designs in different colour way. 

So I ploughed on and made them all into similar bags, with a the same stripy canvas type of fabric on the back.  Also used the striped canvas for the front pockets.

The plainer fabric sports a zipped pocket on the outside...those lacy zips again, and I left the top unstitched, so a pocket there too.

They all have pockets inside, and also slip pockets.

I had it in my mind that they would be simple totes/shoppers, but realised that the pieces were just a bit too small.  So I added wadding to make the bags more 'substantial' and also some interfacing and a magnetic closure, so now are large handbags.

I enjoyed the challenge, I like to try and make some different things.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Lace Zips

The lace zips were back out again and I made a couple of  'cosmetic bags' or anything else you want to put in them!  These are lined and I spent ages wandering around the internet looking for ideas to not have raw edges, I added a few onto my pinterest. I did like the idea of folding in the edges and then covering with fabric/binding, I found the other way of not sewing to the edge a bit fiddly, filled a Sunday afternoon!
I just don't like to have raw edges even if they are zig zagged.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fabric from Florida

I didn't post the fabric I bought last summer in Florida, i did also manage to find some in Fabricland on my visit to Canada last September too.

Walmart, Joanns, HobbyLobby and even TuesdayMorning managed to have things that I 'needed'.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Show and tell time

So a long time since I have posted on here, but I have been making, maybe not so much in the last few weeks. I will start with a few old makes,  here is a mini cross body bag that I take when I go walking with my friend Wendy.  

We often stop back in town to buy a paper or such like, and takes my keys, phone and tissues nice and light.

I then bought some lace zips that were just in random colours and I couldn't decide what to do with the initially and then realised that a couple of little bags to same would be perfect.

I left them at Hexton Country Matters for sale.

I forgot I had the cord fabric, so made a slightly bigger pocket with a snap fastener

The idea was originally from a youtube video by Smarmy