Handmade Monday has come rushing around again, so much for my plan to slip in an extra blog on Friday. (The Springwatch Effect is still in evidence in our house - nothing is running quite as smoothly as it should, roll on the 16th of May when I can have my OH back!).
Last week I debated with you the appearance of my machine embroidery lapwing.
Eventually I wimped out of any kind of bird and settled on a very generic flower (actually its a geranium).
Friends and relations should look away now, as this may be your Christmas present. Here is the finished article, a post bag, lined and with an internal and external pocket.
For the regulars amongst you: I have never sewn to sell before, but I always make textile gifts for Christmas so I am very confident with the quality. Along with the gift bags (I showed you last week), I thought the post bag would make a bright addition to the bottom shelf. Until the shop is open I really can't decide how good the lighting is going to be at floor level!
Finally, I shall be completing my last shelf this week. (As you may have guessed the opening date has been delayed). I shall be breathing a sigh of relief when I have all the stock up together - but I'm sure you will be too!!
Pop over to 1st unique gifts to see what everyone else has been up to this week.