The £5 challenge is on, I found some red patterned fabric that has been lurking for #@*! years with a remnant price tag of £1 70, then I cut a little off a piece of wonderful scarlet solid. This came together and made 2 items,
An unlined knitting bag.
A knitting needle roll.
Here they are together, the needles in the roll can stay there as they came free with a magazine. So 2 items for around £3, I have included a little for thread and electricity. The burning question is how much are they worth? Oh and where on earth will I sell them?
I have no idea how to sell on EBay or facebook, any tips or help gratefully accepted.
While I was at it I ran up a couple of lined aprons, just straight with a pocket and ties long enough to wrap round and tie in front. They each came from a single 23" WOF cut so each cost less than £2, both were from sale fabric that I got very cheap.
Dinner was pretty cheap as well, half a block of puff pastry from Farm Foods, a small tub of cream cheese with herbs from Lidl, 3 blocks of frozen spinach and a few crumbs of stilton with a little black pepper and onion granules. I rolled out the pastry into a rectangle, mixed the rest together and piled onto half the pastry, folded one side over the filling and crimped the edges. A quick brush with a little milk and 2 slashes in the top and into the mini oven for 30 minutes at 200c. I had carrots, cauli and cabbage with half, and now I am too full to move. I am certain that dinner came in at less than £1, the pie cost little more than that and was big enough for 2 generous servings.
I was going to make a trip to the CS and leave a couple of boxes of things but the weather put me off, there is no parking close to any of them.
Tomorrow is another day, as the saying goes and I enjoyed my day sewing and cooking, not to mention the eating part.
Now to tackle the washing up and get the kitchen to rights. Then I may just put the TV on and get some hooky going.
I love your bag and needle roll, can I buy them off you.ReplyDelete
Blimey, that was fast. Yes of course you can, email me and let me know how much you want to pay for them, and I will let you have the details you need.Delete
Might be best to sell off Facebook as eBay costs a fee for everything. You will probably get started on here as I see above and then word of mouth. I'm sure I will want something. I'm thinking peg bag or one of those things you keep all your old carrier bags in. X
I like the idea of peg bags, they do not use a whole load of fabric. I have had a quick look at Facebook and will suss it out when my head is clearer.Delete
Sorry, I have no idea about selling things, but it seems as though you are off to a good start with these!! xxReplyDelete
One swallow does not a summer make, but I am delighted at such a good start.Delete
great work there. Everyone seems to be in a sewing mood at the moment when I am visiting blogs!!ReplyDelete
Your newest follower, Gill from Canada
Hi Gill, welcome aboard. There is a heap of sewing in my blog list, that's for sure, if it isn't sewing it's crochet or cooking.Delete
I think all the sale sites charge a fee but, if I wanted a special, handmade item I couldn't make yself, I'd look on Etsy as it specialises in handcrafted items.ReplyDelete
I do not want to have anything too complicated, just a way of raising some extra for the Dogs Trust. I sponsor a dog with them and had 3 dogs from them in the past.Delete
Hi, just to let you know I've just joined. This definitely looks like my kind of blog and I'm looking forward to working my way through it.ReplyDelete
I haven't read yet where your little bit of Wales is, but I'm just over the border in leafy Shropshire.
Hi Wean, welcome. I did follow you at one time but you dropped out of sight. I will be over in a tick to find you again. I am about 10 miles inland from Swansea.Delete
Love the knitting bag.ReplyDelete
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger
I like it myself but as I may have several floating about......Delete