Thursday, 15 November 2012

What would you do with a bag of Liberty scraps ?????

Well hello , I've had a couple of weeks with my head in a very strange bubble so  I would like to start  this post with a bit of fun!!  OOOOwww look whats up for grabs ! a bag full of Liberty Lawn scraps , now they are scraps but fantastic Liberty scraps!! ( which are too small for my makes ) , but I know there are some seriously creative crafter's out there in blog land.  If you think you would like this bag of possibilities I will send it anywhere free of charge . All you have to do is leave a comment and maybe tell me what you might do with these lovely bits . I will close entries for the Liberty scraps at 6.00pm on Thursday the 22nd November and will get one of my children to pull the name out of a hat . Here have another peek in the bag.
Oh how the last couple of weeks have flown by ,one big blur of making and selling ( which I have really enjoyed ) and then the serious stuff of Tax , accounting and book keeping and banking ( lots of forms, paperwork and signature signing and not enough sewing!!!) I know everyone has to go through this when they set up a business but I have felt quite overwhelmed some days . Trying to do this and be mum and wife and work as well has felt quite unbelievably difficult at times . But my Mr P. does keep reminding me it won't be like this for long and I will find a rhythm to my work soon.

 Don't get me wrong I am excited at Starting 'Handmade Over Yonder' and the response has been fantastic and I had a fab time a my Christmas stall last Saturday . New and old friends came to buy and I met a lot of wonderful people. Roll on my next stall @ St. Stephens school , Skipton on the 1st December 12-4pm .  I really do like meeting and talking to people at these events !! ( Oh boy do I have a lot to make in the next 2 weeks!!) .

But with husband at home today he took me out for a bit of retail therapy . We had a trip out in the car ( over the boarder into Lancashire as we Yorkshire folk like to joke !!) First we went to a little patchwork Fabric shop I like in a place called Barrowford. I do like the shops name too !
The shop does have a lovely web page www.patchworkchicks.com the shop is only small but the owner really knows how to work the space it's a pleasure to browse and shop in . I went with a specific list of requirements today . Spots and stripes to go with Liberty fabrics for my next batch of Hares ( I can't wait to start theses) . My head is in springtime colour mode , I'm having fun planning working with these fresh crisp colours !! Here have a sneaky peak .






......and here it is my tub of supplies ready for the Christmas making time to be over !!! Can't wait to start delving in here .
After my shopping splurge at ' Patchwork Chicks ' we headed over to Clitheroe we had a bit of a trip through Witch country and wound around the base of Pendle Hill.
Not a Witch in site !!
It was very atmospheric over the Forest of Bowland though !!



 When got to Clitheroe we did something we've wanted to do for ages and because we tend to have the children with us we always never do . We visited the little Art Gallery called the 'Platform Gallery' oh what a beautifully indulgent moment we had , we were able to take our time and look and talk and be amazed by the myriad of artwork created in different media by fabulously talented people . Well worth a visit www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/platformgallery another bijou gem in Lancashire!!

Now I'm back home and setting up for the next batch of Christmas Mice !! I also have to try and remember not to get so hung up about the paper work !

But just a little note : 2 Christmas mice are heading to my shop tomorrow evening and 3 Christmas stockings and a Chicken cushion . But I am not putting everything on in one go I will be staggering it through the evening . You can now find a link to www.etsy.com/shop/handmadeoveryonder at the top right hand side of the page.

So thanks for popping by and Ta Ta for now .xx

39 comments:

  1. What a delight it is to read your beautiful posts. I just love your work its soooooo creative. I have a blog, maybe you could take a peep sometime.....xx

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  2. oooh over my neck of the woods I see! I have lived near Barrowford all my life and did not even know the little shop was there so now I will have to have a peep (possibly an expensive one! I am hoping to move in the next couple of weeks so the libery lawn would become part of my house possible as a patchwork for the top of an old bedding box. I will definitely be at home once I have my 3 little chickens in the garden! I know you have a lot to do but you will get it all done just relax and enjoy x

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  3. wow, what a beautiful bag of 'scraps' I hope someone makes the most of those!

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  4. Oh my! What I would do with a bag of liberty scraps!!! Teeny tiny patchwork!!! Hmmm....

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  5. Lovely lovely Liberty Tana Lawn scraps - I would love to give them a home - I have an English Paper Pieced Hexagon quilt all in tana lawn on the go and they would really help the project along

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  6. What a lovely bag of Liberty scraps.... I would make some lovely Christmas items for people for the festive season if I was lucky enough to be picked... finger's crossed :)

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  7. Dear Tracy
    I would love to win the bag of Liberty scraps. I have not made patchwork before but I think these would be ideal for a first little 'dip a toe in the water' attempt. Other than that, perhaps little bookmarks or even covered buttons... It would be nice to have an experiment!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  8. Was thinking patchwork with those scraps too :)

    Love you bag of stuff to start using once the current project are over - look forward to seeing what you make :)

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  9. I love the fabrics you have got for your new batch of hares. Can't wait to see the end result. As for the Liberty Lawn scraps, I would make lots of tiny hexagons and use them to make pincushions. A patchwork tote bag would also look lovely.

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  10. You are such a phenomenal sewing designer! I don't sew.

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  11. Oh lovely! I would love to use them for my flowergarden quilt. Would be a great addition!Thanks so much!

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  12. Oh wouldn't that be lovely - a bag of liberty scraps.... hmmm - a postage stamp quilt perhaps...

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  13. Little patchwork dresses for dolls.

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  14. Oh my goodness!!!! I would make a liberty quilt! I got a sewing machine and liberty book for my birthday in September and have been practising the basics. A bag of liberty fabrics would not only seriously light up my life but would help me fulfill my next year aim ... Learn to quilt!

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  15. Oh lovely bag of scraps. I love the idea of making hexagons with the fabrics but, given it's a prize & if there were enough scraps to do so, I'd probably pass the love on by making a little quilt for a project I give my time/skills to that provides blankets for sick children. If there weren't enough scraps then perhaps make hexagons and incorporate that with some solids.

    Love the Xmas trees!

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  16. Hi Tracey, I love visiting your blog - it gives me a great glimpse back to that gorgeous countryside. Thank you for sharing those photos of your day trip 'across the border'!
    Now as for those Liberty scraps....I don't usually try out for giveaways but I am going to make an exception. If I was the name taken out of the hat I would give them to a very generous and talented friend who is completely in love with Liberty fabric. She has had a pretty tough year or so and has just discovered her creative side and is beginning to get really crafty with wire and Liberty fabrics. I'm sure she would create something beautiful with them. Thanks for the opportunity.
    x

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  17. Such a lovely bag of Liberty scraps.Straight away I thought of small make up purse with the fabric cut into small joined squares.Zip along top. Also love hexagons. Delightful to read of your sewing skills being so successful.Love your rabbits and "mouses":-)Shirley from N.Z.

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  18. Your blog has certainly inspired me to try my hand at sewing! (I knit and crochet but don't sew much at all - yet!)...I would love to win this bag of little "scraps" and try my hand at quilting...Your Christimas goodies are all gorgeous - I especially like the Christmas stockings...Good luck with your new business venture!

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  19. Hello. Looks like you had a lovely grown up time.

    We are just back from Scotland were the first Hare, a birthday keepsake was given. Parents and Grandparents were blown away by how lovely she was. Thank you so much for that.

    What would I do with the fabric? Repair a residents quilt. The lady in room 13 has a quilt made out of liberty fabric by her sister and a few of the Hexs have worn through. The rest? I would make some mini Suffolk puffs and make myself a flower brooch I think.

    Glad the craft stall was such a success. Xx

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  20. Hooray! your shop is open! I have been waiting to read those words for AGES! I shall be popping over to take a peek shortly. May I please enter your Liberty competition? I am just learning to quilt and want to make a blanket I can hand down to my sons, how lovely and lucky it would be to include your fabric in my blanket. Good luck with your shop over Christmas..I can see you'll be needing the help of Santa's elves with the speed your goodies will sell out :D
    xx

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  21. Oh what a beautiful bag of scraps - perfect for making tiny badges, brooches and other pretty fripperies.

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  22. what a lovely looking shop - do you have any other Yorkshire reccomendations - especially for liberty fabrics

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  23. The chicken pillow is wonderful! So cute. I would love the scraps. Could either make a small quilt or use them as backings for stitched pinkeeps.

    Congrats on your booming business!

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  24. You are so creative and your sewing is beautiful! I crochet but am trying to become accomplished with the needle which has always seemed rather a Dark Art to me! Would love the scraps to simply have a go at some tiny patchwork. I seriously enjoy your blog :-)

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  25. OMGoodness, a whole bag of Liberty scraps, of course, please enter me name for a chance! What a treat that would be....I would love to make little patchwork projects with them! Congrats on opening your shop....I've always admired the items you make :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  26. What a great giveaway! I'm collecting scraps to make a patchwork baby quilt for my first little one, who is due in April. These Liberty scraps would be a beautiful addition!

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  27. Thanks Tracy for the chance of winning a gorgeous bag full of Liberty scraps!! I immediately thought tiny paper pieced hexagons that could then be stitched onto a needlecase or similar, or a broochy-make. Your angel mice are gorgeous! And I loved hearing about your day out, and the beautiful scenery : -)

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  28. Oh, how pretty - I'm thinking little lavender-filled mice, or teeny-tiny bunting to go round the mirror in my bedroom. I love your red spotty mouse!

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  29. Thank you for the chance of winning. I am just starting a baby quilt for a little one due just before Xmas ( will have to get my act in gear!) I intend to make it in squares with an appliqués design in each. That material would be ideal for the appliqué.
    Many thanks.

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  30. I would sew a "mini quilt" with the lovely scraps. I hope to purchase one of your hares and this will be for her. All the Best Dawn

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  31. I would love to get creative with that lovely fabric. Depending on how much fabric there is, I would probably make a large floor cushion for my children to sit on.

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  32. I think I would make lots of beautiful hexagons with the Liberty scraps and then work them onto totes or a quilt!!!! Thanks for the chance to win. Love your hares. You do such lovely work.

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  33. I am so enjoying following your successful creations - well done you for setting up shop! Still haven't managed to catch one of your lovely hares, but maybe one day...

    The liberty scraps give-away is a super idea: in my sewing I would use them in patchwork, and for making tiny little mice.

    Good luck with all your crafts fairs, Ali.

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  34. I love the quality of your work - the hares are just gorgeous. If I was lucky enough to win the Liberty scraps I would make them into a patchwork tote to carry all my crafty bits and bobs around. Good luck with the shop and your craft stall on the 1st of December. Sue R

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  35. well you have really wetted my appetite to visit that fabric shop - I shall be over there soon( am about to have my 3rd chemo on Frid so will have to pick my time carefully) my son lives in Colne but would like to live in Barrowford!!! - We love the Platform Gallery too and we love lunch at The Emporium near Sainnsburys!! - also the Sausages from the Cowmans shop!! After all that I would like your scraps to make a smallhexie quilt for my grandaughter's doll's cot!!!! - good luck with the new enterprise!!

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  36. Oh my! Liberty scraps would definitly finish my patchwork tablecloth!

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  37. Janice. Jdpalmerhowe@hotmail.com22 November 2012 at 08:12

    Hello way over there.. Lol. A bag of liberty scraps Would be a sweet treat, I would make a patch work apron... Ps I love your bunnies

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  38. Mm, christmas decorations for the tree to give away and share I think - love those hares.

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  39. I love your blog! You always have the best ideas. Thaks, Elizabeth.

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