A Bailey's Kind of Day!


By Judith on October 21, 2014
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Last week I got the lunchbags finished for my sister’s shop …

Lunchbags

… and yesterday I got a few more peg bags finished for the shop.

Peg Bags for sale

Today marked the last day of making stock.

Sadly, the day did not go well!

Firstly, I made a couple of hot water bottle covers, just to see how they would sell and to use up some snuggly leftover fleece.

Hot water bottle covers
What you can’t see here is the perfect ‘iron’ print on the front of one of them!!!!!
I’ve no idea what I was thinking! I know you don’t iron fleece! It was already finished and just needed placed in the bag along with the rest of the stock!  Why oh why did I think to iron it!!!  Talk about a numpty moment!  I’ve no more fleece to redo that section, so that’s one less item being sold!
My mind has been having a lot of these ‘outer body’ experiences lately! My IG friends got to see the sticky state of my newly fleeced iron, and promptly prescribed Bailey’s as the cure!  My kind of thinking!
Next up were a few more washbags.  
wash bags
I had some heat ‘n bond to try laminating some of my own fabric. While it was easy enough to use, overall I’m not impressed for projects where you have to squish and pull the the fabric through gaps in linings and such. 
It crinkles terribly, as does oil cloth, and ironing this stuff is tricky. The finished results aren’t as good as I was hoping (there were 2 oilcloth lunchbag casualties last week I didn’t show you!).  
I’m going to do a bit more research on other self laminating products and see if I can improve on these.
The jury is out on whether I sell these or not.  I will consult big sis!
So despite the frustrating end, I’m glad I’ve finished making stock for my sister’s shop! Over my Bailey’s and ice tonight I’m celebrating the fact that 132 items will soon be on their way to big sis! 
And remember my Dilly Bag?  Well you can now vote for your favourite bag here! I’d love it if you could have a wee look at the gorgeous bags and then vote for mine!!! Hee hee!
Jude xo