Santa Came Early!


By Judith on December 23, 2014
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I’m afraid I just can’t wait to Christmas day to open any presents I get before the big day!

So when a Brit Bee parcel arrived yesterday, I had that paper ripped off quicker than you can say ‘ho ho ho!!’

Brit Bee Secret Santa '14 received

Our secret santa brief this year was a pin cushion, small and quick! And my very own secret santa delivered a cutey!

I’ve already found it useful as I try to finish up my tunic.

I agreed to a last minute commission for a friend, and delivered this messenger bag this evening.

Messenger bag commission

I used my own pattern for this one, but downsized it slightly as requested.  The outer fabric is a velour type needlecord, and the intended recipient has a particular fondness for the fabric on the front of the flap, as well as campervans! Fingers crossed she likes it.

messenger bag commissionAnd speaking of patterns, some of you may know about the new EU VAT changes taking effect from 1st January.  They will impact sellers of digital items, like me. So until there is more clarification on the changes and thresholds, I will be converting all my Etsy patterns back to email attachments, rather than instant downloadable PDFs, from 1st January.

Sadly, lots of other pattern sellers are closing their shops because of the new ruling.  I hope that the decision makers in charge of these policies will see the devastating impact their new rules are having on small scale sellers across Europe.

And on to more happier subjects …………… just 2 more sleeps!!!

Jude xo