Well, the weather is horrible! It's raining again and it looks as if it's set in for the day so I guess it's time to get crafting. Do I sound a bit reluctant? Well, that's probably because I am. I have to make catnip fish today ..... 20 of the little buggers and I really, really, reeeeeeally hate making them. I don't know why exactly. They're innocuous enough, just little fishy shaped bodies stuffed with wadding and good tablespoonful of organic catnip but still, I really dislike making them. If I had my way, I wouldn't sell them on my market stall at all but unfortunately, people know that I have made them in the past and they keep coming back and asking for them. I know I should be happy that they like the product so much and that they're selling well but I resent each and every little catnip fish that I make :-) ..... and don't get me started on lavender chicks, the other bane of my life :-) I guess it all boils down to the fact that I could be making more interesting, exciting things like these cute little holly brooches. I finally managed to get the darning foot attached to my sewing machine and this was my first attempt at freehand machine embroidery. It's going to take a bit of practice before I'm any good at it but I did enjoy making them.
And I have even more exciting news. I have ordered some printable fabric!!!!! I am probably way behind the times and everyone else is probably already familiar with it but I only found out about it last week when a friend at the market told me about it. I have so many ideas buzzing round in my head for when it arrives that I can hardly concentrate. I can't wait to get printing and sewing. I would be very interested in hearing if any of you out there in blogland have used printable fabric and if it's easy to use and what the results were like. So exciting :-)