Saturday, 9 November 2013

heat bags, pocket warmers and the wee soap shop stall

After a busy week of sewing, here are the results:

20 heat bags - 10 plain (just rice inside) and 10 with a mixture of rice and lavender.

24 pairs of pocket warmers - these just make me smile, they're so cute! They sold well too so other people must have loved them too!

And here are a couple of photos of the stall. The lighting isn't that great but you get the idea. That's Joanna on the right - she helped Debbie with her stall.

And this is Debbie ready for the customers to come and beat down the proverbial door.

Between my stuff - Debbie took some of my bags with her - and hers, the stall made just under £100. Not too shabby! And, she got asked to do another fair in Edinburgh. Also not too shabby! :o)

So what will I be sewing next? Not rice bags or pocket warmers! I'm all riced out for now! :oD

19 comments:

  1. Think of all the people who will be keeping nice and toasty because of you - wonderful! I've been making some heart shaped hand warmers for a local craft fair - they're filled with a mix of rice and lavender but a)I've no idea what to charge and b) do I need to put instructions with them? Hmmm... Good to see yours went well - enjoy the weekend x Jane

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    1. Debbie charged £3 for a pair of pocket warmers. They measured 3" x 4" and were only filled with rice - no lavender. I don't know if that helps you decide on a price. She had some instructions on the label which said something like "As every microwave is different, it would be impossible to give accurate timings. We suggest you heat them in a microwave in 10 second intervals until they got to the desired temperature. Please be careful as the rice can get hot!"

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  2. I love those rice bag warmers... made some about 6x12" as foot warmers for the grandchildren's bed... something to keep their toes warm when they first get into bed. Wouldn't you know but the kids were jealous so I had to make some for the grown ups! *lol*

    I like your pocket warmers idea... that would be nice... very nice. I'm glad things sold so well... AND that she got invited to another show! Before you know it she will be famous!

    Happy sewing... whatever you decide to tackle next!

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    1. Oooh now those would be good to use as foot warmers. Great idea, Freda! :o)

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  3. The stall looks lovely. And I'm not surprised the pocket warmers sold so well the fabric is gorgeous.
    Ali x

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  4. love you warmers, the fabric is so cute. Don't really need them in n. west ga. usa

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    1. We definitely need them here, Barbara! It's decidedly chilly here today - and more frost is forecast for this week! Ahhh, the joys of living in Scotland! :o)

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  5. Those little pocket warmers are so sweet, and the wee stall looks so lovely & inviting - glad to hear it went well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Gilly. Now we just have to gear up for another sale in 2 weeks! :o)

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  6. Loving the stall, so glad that good sales were made and an invitation to another sale. Are the hand warmers rice too? How much did you end up charging for the bags (I assuming you had some left!) Well done to you all. Xx

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    1. Yes, the pocket warmers were filled with rice only - no lavender. As for the wee bags, she was charging £10 for one with a bar of her handmade soap inside.

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    2. Thanks Anne,
      I really fancy making some of those hand warmers! I am glad the bags were sold for a 'sensible' price - I had a tendency to sell things far too cheaply, but so much work must have gone into them. They would make lovely presents - well, it all would actually! Lovely to see the family working together, it really could become a family business. Xx

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  7. The stall looks fabulous, I'm so pleased that it went so well. I love those little pocket warmers, and it's nice that there's things at all price levels on the stall.

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  8. YAY! It sounds like a successful fair. The arrangement of goodies sure looks cute!

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  9. I have a rice and lavendar neck warmer that I adore. It's made from a very very soft terry cloth and no, I didn't make it...it was clearanced to a totally reasonable price at the store and I couldn't leave it there! It's a long tube filled with rice/lavendar mixture, and there are looped webbing handles on each end. (Just a hint, in case you run out of things to make from rice & lavendar, LOL.)

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  10. LOL thanks for the idea, Sue! :o)

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