Just a quick post to show the latest cushion ( currently backless so not finished yet) , to announce an award, and a pathetic plea for help!!!
First things first - the cushion...
This one is made from a mix of vintage and new fabrics, in pale blues and turquoises - I couldn't seem to get a good photo that really shows off the colours accurately, and they are rather pretty I think - I will try again when the cushion is finished and I can take a photo of it elsewhere.
The bright floral is from a 70s pillowcase that I bought for a song, sadly ripped but the fabric was so pretty I knew I could re-use it.
The pale turquoise and cream is also from a pillowcase, probably 80s.
The checks and plain pale blue linen are all from my stash.
I have been making this sort of basic patchwork cushion for many years, and it's still a favourite way to use up scraps of fabric quickly and easily to get an instant result.
One of the reasons for making so many cushions at the moment is to reduce the size of my stash which is gradually taking over my workspace.
Another reason is to use some of the lovely fabrics I have instead of just piling them up half hidden.
And a third reason is that I love making them, and I want to put them for sale on my Etsy and Folksy shops
But I still have to face up to actually listing something, and I don't know where to start! Although a veteran buyer on eBay, I have never even listed anything on there. I shall be fine once I take the bull by the horns and list the first item.
So, if you have any tips or instructions please I shall be very grateful!
I know I need some good photos, and a description and measurements of the item, but how do you calculate the postage? And what about postage abroad???
Help please !!!!
It's fear of the unknown stopping me here.
I made the above oven mitt a few years ago, one of many pairs that I made for a fair I was doing, and I thought I would make some more for the shop once I have tackled that first listing. I still have some of the special heat resistant wadding to use up.
Pretty Little Jewels blog has very kindly awarded me the Liebster Blog Award.
Thank you Juli!
The award is given to blogs that inspire you that have less than 200 followers, with a view to helping them attract new followers and visitors.
The rules as I understand are:
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
Post the award button on your blog
Pass the award onto 5 blogs that inspire you .
I have some in mind already but need to do a little more research before I announce to whom I shall pass on the Award - so watch this space, it could be YOU!!!!