Tuesday, October 11, 2011
GOING BACK TO WHAT I LOVE
Lately I've found I've been making less and less using this technique but I'm always itching to make up a new design to try out. I guess that making the baby items for my market stall seem to take up most of my sewing time and being for babies, I don't use raw edge applique for obvious reasons.
After the last market on the weekend I realised there are more and more people doing what I do in our local market community (I used to be the only selling these products down here). I'm not saying this is deliberate as some of my designs are from patterns but most are from my own designs. I realise I don't have the right to stop others from making whatever they want and if they see my work around the traps and decide to make and sell their version, well all I can do is keep changing and evolving and coming up with other ideas.
A fellow stall holder makes some similar things to me (Hi Rebecca!!) Her style is different to mine and her work is just gorgeous, I think we actually compliment each other and we have similar tastes in fabrics also.
So I'm getting back to what I love doing, designing, using raw edge applique and thread sketching as well as some children's products, but not as many.
Once again for those who are newer to my blog, here are some previous works I've made to sell and swap using this technique.