My new hobby

Because I clearly don’t have enough to do with all of the resin casting and cross stitching I do, I’ve decided to take up another craft ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is my first attempt at a Decopatch bangle which I got as a kit from The Decopatch Place. I got so addicted to glue and paper that I then went on to make these bedroom name blocks for week old baby Maisie and almost due baby Alfie from some old MDF table legs…

And now I’m going to start selling decorative embroidery hoops for framing finished fabric and embroidery works. Lots of people are using embroidery hoops to finish off their pieces now, rather than just keep tension, so I thought these could go down quite well on Etsy! Once I have made a few I will revamp my abandoned shop and send out a few press releases and see how we go! You know, because I haven’t got enough online shops already either, what with my new supplies shop on Folksy which I am slowly duplicating over on Etsy

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In resin news, I have placed an order for quick setting resin to stock! It sets and can be demoulded in 4-5 hours normally, but with the aid of heat boxes which will be stocked a little later in the year, pieces can be demoulded in just an hour- wow. This means I will soon be adding workshops to my shop for August/September time. The only reason why I haven’t at this stage is because I don’t know if I will have moved by then as we are buying a house! The estate agent’s estimate is that we will be moving at the end of July, however we haven’t had the mortgage finalised yet so it could take a bit longer, hence the uncertainty.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted June 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    wow that is amazing, how many things a little person like you can do ๐Ÿ™‚
    very nice, but I never tried decoupage yet, you seem to uptake crafts that are quite messy to do

    xxx

  2. Posted June 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I can see those embroidery hoops being a hot seller!
    Millie

  3. Posted June 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great stuff Kerry. Decopatch have some gorgeous papers
    Gemxxx

  4. Posted June 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    cool – love the embroidery hoops.

  5. Posted June 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    OOooohhhh! Already looks addicting to do…

  6. Posted June 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    oh, oh, i ADORE decopatch!! and the bangles i make with it are easily the things that sell the fastest at fairs ๐Ÿ˜€ enjoy… it’s definitely addictive! xxx

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