Thursday, August 12, 2010
My Creative Space
My creative space today is all about finishing up a range of custom orders, so that I can fly away to India on Saturday with a clear conscience, knowing that my customers are happy and my duties have been discharged.
It's a plethora of patchwork - I've been spending every spare moment (when not compulsively checking my email) cutting out and sewing together tiny 4 inch x 4 inch squares. That's a lot of cutting. And a lot of seams.
Interestingly, both orders came to me after my first Craft Hatch market down at the Flinders Lane library. I hadn't done the market before and I was wondering what it would be like - and it was great, of course, because I got these fantastic orders.
First of all, I had to make two massive 65cm square patchwork cushions (see image above) - one in orange tones, one blue - for a lovely customer.
Then, I sold a smaller rectangle patchwork cushion to another customer.
...... PLUS the sunburst babushka cushion.......
..... PLUS three of my vintage brand "Attention All Shoppers" cushions! Wonderful! I gave her a 10% discount for being my favourite customer right now.
And with that, I'm footloose and fancy free and ready to head off to India..... to buy more fabric, of course. Wheeeeee!