Sunday, 29 November 2020

mostly stockings ... and blanks

I've been really busy lately trying to keep up with the sales of the Christmas stockings in the tartan bee. The following three photos were taken on the 9th, 12th and 13th of November.

After I made those batches, I had to make some more tartan bee labels. I get 32 out of a page and I printed off 4 pages so that's 128 labels made. They take quite a while to make but hopefully that'll keep me going for a while!

I had to let down a couple of Emily's pinafore dresses last week. She's growing like a weed!! The corduroy one - which I didn't take a photo of for some reason - left no mark where the hem had been but the denim one left a definite white line. I decided to use one of the fancy stitches on my sewing machine to disguise the line.

Talking of taking quite a while - it took a good half hour to sew those bees around the pinafore! But well worth it, methinks!

I then made her a plastic pinny to wear when she's doing glueies. Debbie always loved making glueies when she was wee - looks like she's passed that love on to Emily! Anyway, this pinny will at least keep her clothes clean - if she remembers to roll up her sleeves!

I've made a couple of "blanks" for Christmas so can't show those yet. I've got photos of them so will try to remember to show them after they've been given and received.

Then it was back to more stocking sewing. These photos are dated for yesterday and today which must mean I haven't photographed all the stockings I've made as there's no way I had a 15 day break from sewing stockings. No way at all!

It feels like as soon as I load more stockings into the tartan bee, they sell. Not a bad "problem" to have! It's a good job I enjoy making Christmas stockings! LOL πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»

6 comments:

  1. It's good to see that business is brisk, I think most people will be shopping online this year and that's good for small businesses. I love what you did with Emily's pinafore, such a good idea to disguise the white line, and the little apron is so cute too.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. I've done all my shopping online this year. I can't remember when I was last in a shop other than our local village shop. Actually, I can. It was March the 17th! Yikes!!

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  2. Beautiful stockings. And I just adore the bees. Why are adult clothes so boring? I want a line of bees on my dresses! 🀣🐝

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    1. I'm sure that could be arranged! 🀣🐝

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  3. You have been busy as a bee! I like everything you do!πŸ’–

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Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blethers. I really appreciate it. I do try to reply to everyone but sometimes life just gets in the way of that happening! :o)