Due to 'unforseen circumstances' this weekend ended up being without me being at a fair so I am in 'mega create' mode. With orders to finish and some big fairs coming up the extra time is actually quite helpful as I am not only trying to make up lots of my existing designs but also make some new designs ready for Christmas so that customers who come to see me year after year have some new things to choose from.
So whilst I have been really busy, I actually don't have much finished to show for my efforts - infact yesterday was one of those really frustrating days where I was busy all day but didn't seem to get anywhere!
However, after too many missed 'Handmade Mondays' recently, I wanted to make sure that I joined in and after lots of head scratching and thinking about what I could share, I suddenly remembered my post a few weeks ago about the customer who ordered a specific tortoise design in memory of a beloved pet who passed away unexpectedly at an early age. So, as promised (albeit a little late!) here is the finished design which I am thrilled to say the customer was really happy with...
I love the fact that handmade not only means that an item is created with love but it is also so personal. The yellow dot on the head was a unique mark on their much-missed pet and only a handmade item could possibly include this small but special feature which was one of the things they said made him stand out and told them that this little chap was to be the new member of their family.
If you want to read some more exciting tales of crafters and their creations - head on over to Handmade Monday - you won't be disappointed!
So with my humblest apologies for such a boring post... I'm off to see if I can break the world record for the most new items created in a week!!