Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Coming out of the reusable sanpro closet!

Ok, so it had to happen sooner or later. I confess; I use cloth pads and I love them! They have a bit of a crunchy granola, fundamental christian, home-schooling reputation but I buck that trend. I have no kids and I work at a a school and I'm an atheist :) I care about my body and about the environment so I decided to invest in some beautiful cloth pads. They are quite pricey compared to their plasticky throw-away counterparts so I thought I'd try to make my own before buying more.

I have tried to make some of my own before but didn't have great results due to me being a completely noob seamstress who didn't really understand seam allowances! Today I had another try with some fabric that was RAK'ed to me and has a holiday theme which made me smile. I'm chuffed with the result and have since made a couple more!

That's fleece on the back and cotton flannel on top, with a cotton terry and pul core.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Making Mondays - Another string to my bow

I went to my friend Luci's house today for a crafting afternoon. While there, I finally mastered wire! The key is good tools. My pound shop pliers were just not cutting it (literally!). But Luci has a whole set of pliers which actually worked brilliantly.

Luci wants to start an Etsy shop but I'm worried that it's too competitive and that we need really original stuff to carve a niche for ourselves.