Friday, 29 February 2008

Me, obsessive? Never!!!!!

Ok, so that's a big lie.

When I start making something I like I find it very difficult to stop.

So when this yummy new fabric arrived today


what do you think I did with it?

Yup, guessed right - more wallets!


I've even started a series of Paddington Bear wallets!

And there's another Easter one, a Russian doll one, a..........................


So now I have another 6 mad wallets to go into Etsy and even more planned so I really hope someone out there wants to buy them because I don't have enough money to fill one let alone dozens!

I was very lucky last night because a completely insane woman rang me up demanding to know why the Easter wallet I had blogged about hadn't yet appeared in my Etsy shop. She proceeded to bully me down the phone and forced me to load it up forthwith! She then, very sweetly, bought it and the pink roses wallet too!

And today, because I had taken in some parcels for her, I got chatting to one of my neighbours from across the road and not only did she ask me to make a doll for a baby due at the end of March but she also came back with a pile of lovely fabrics for me - all freshly ironed too!

Looking forward to playing with these too!

But I'm pleased to say I had a very "grown-up" moment today when I was asked if I wanted a stall at tomorrow's Mother's Day Coffee Morning at school. I thought about it, was seriously tempted, and then said NO THANK YOU! So finally I've learnt how to say No!

26 comments:

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

The wallets are cute...love the paddington.

monda-loves said...

oh that fishy in a little bag fabric is lovely, and makes a lovely wallet too.
How nice that someone is bullying you to buy your handmade goodies!

Monda
x

Lesley said...

Oh no - more lovely wallets!! I love them all but will resist a repeat of last nights insanity!!

I wish I had neighbours like yours. What a fantastic stash of fabrics - and an order too!!

Going to resist visiting your shop tonight ;)

Your bullying completely insane imaginary friend xxxxx

Kaz said...

How did I know your completely insane friend was Lesley?!!

Lovely fabric/neighbour you have there. I can see the teddy one making a great wallet. Do you know how to make them??

Lina said...

Go Lucy! Wow, I'm always amazed at how much sewing you seem to get done!

Ally said...

Like the camper van material.

Only two weeks to go 'til London get together!

Ally x

dottycookie said...

Lovely lovely fishies!

And now you know how to say no, can you please teach me because I am USELESS at it.

the pesky bombolino said...

Your wallets are great Lucy and bravo for saying no!

Jodie said...

hurrah for saying no Lucy !!! It can be so hard!!!
Loving the first two fabrics especially. I have the goldfish but I love it too much to ever use it !

She sure is strange! said...

You said NO!! Bravo!!!! Love the wallets and completely understand about the obsessiveness.

It is a good thing I can't find my new needle felting supplies(kids put them away somewhere) because I *really do* need to clean my bedroom in advance of next week's painting. I know if I had them out I'd be felting away.

Molly

Stine said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I love the fishy wallet!!! Way too cute. I actually have some stationery with those very same fish (swimming, not in bags). What a hoot.

periwinkle said...

Please ,please,please tell me where you got the camper van fabric, go on just whisper
Lisa x

de vliegende koe said...

Wonderful fabrics and wallets! Paddington is cute!

Stitcher said...

Those wallets are wonderful.

Annie said...

I LOVE that fishy fabric. Ric Rac has made the most delicious baby quilt with it. You are on a roll with those wallets!

Lissa Jane said...

I love the wallets Lucy.. you know if you had said YES, you could of sold all your wallets and made more and bought more fabric to make more wallets, now dont you???


Lissa
*ducking for cover, yet again*

Jane said...

Lovely wallets Lucy and a wonderful stash of material. Good for you saying no thanks! looking forward to the 14th Happy St Davids Day. Jane x

Kitty said...

Awww, that Paddington Bear one is just adorable!

Isn't it lovely when people give you fabric. A woman approached me at the school gates and asked me whether I'd be interested in some deep blue velvet she'd found ... :-O Is the Pope a Catholic? Now ... what to do wtih it? :-D

x

dottydesigns said...

Lovely wallets, I would buy one but have already bought one before and I still love it, although now I want another one, they are gorgeous. x

Leanne said...

I really love that fish fabric it is tooo cute. I'm sure the wallets will sell in your Etsy shop they are really sweet.

Jenny said...

Lovely lovely wallety goodness! Glad you said NO!!!Good on you:)

Charlie P said...

WOW! I didn't know the fishy fabric came with the fish in bags too! Where did you find it? Your wallets are great :)

Gina said...

Lovely wallets Lucy and especially like that fishy fabric!

Well done for being grown up... I'm hopeless at it!

Gina xx

Thimbleanna said...

I just love your new fabrics Lucy! Lovely new wallets -- you've been awfully busy. And good for you, you've learned how to say no. Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

corry said...

Oh the wallets are so cute Lucy! And saying no...that's something I've to learn too!!

est said...

oh! i love the fabrics!!