It has been quite some time since my last blog post (isn’t it always?), but I have a new venture that I would like to share today.
I have launched a new Etsy Shop to sell my handmade textile designs. To start off with, I will be selling handmade baby quilts and handknitted baby hats, and I will be following this up soon with craft bags, stitch markers, baby bunting and more.
To celebrate the launch of my new shop on Etsy, for a limited time I will be offering all my handcrafts at a special ‘introductory price’!
The baby quilts that I am selling are made entirely with 100% cotton materials and are made up of three layers:
- The patchwork top layer, made using cotton designer fabrics.
- The wadding in the middle, which is 100% cotton from the Warm & Natural range of quilt wadding.
- The backing fabric, which is also 100% cotton.
These quilts are 34.5” long and 26.5” wide and are the perfect size for using in a travel cot, as a playmat or as an ‘on the go’ quilt. The top layers have been pieced together in a modern, ‘plus themed’ layout. The fabric that I have used for the pink quilt is from the Posy range by Aneela Hoey and the blue quilt uses fabrics from the Lily and Will range by Bunny Hill Designs.
I will have more handmade baby quilts in a variety of colours and patterns available soon.
The handknitted baby hats that I have for sale have been knitted using Sirdar Snuggly Baby DK yarns. Each hat has a side fastening with 2 buttons which makes the size adjustable. The baby boy hats have a character button sewn onto the brim, while the baby girl hats have a crochet flower stitched onto the right side of them.
These hats are a newborn size and are approx. 30cm in circumference. I will have more hats in a variety of colours added to my shop very soon.
Both the quilts and the hats can be machine washed on a cool wash cycle, and the quilts can be ironed as required. All are ready to gift as they have already been washed with non-biological soap powder and rinsed with Fairy fabric softener.
This new venture has been something that I have wanted to try for quite some time and it is on my list of goals for 2015, along with knitting my stash and finishing all my WIPs! Over the last year I have been focussing a lot of my time on sewing and quilting . . . but there will be some new Shuttermonkey Designs knitting patterns making their debut later this year too! xx