Hello all. Did I speak too soon last week? As soon as I think the demand for face masks is easing off the Government anounces that it is now compulsory to wear them on all public transport and my orders increase again. Thankfully so far this week I haven't had to slot in bear making too but I did have a pair of jeans dropped off for me to shorten by 5 cm....I can't see me be able [or happy] to do fittings anytime soon so for now it's just alterations that don't need me to pin them up first.
So today I'm sharing a few pics taken from my last week...
Here's the first completed order of 15 masks for Barclays Bank in Chelsea, London. I've not heard about more being needed from the bank yet but we will see....I'm happy with an order of this size now and then.
For those that don't see my masks on my Sewing by Annie Facebook page this is how I display them for folk to choose which they want....I did a quick count up and there was 42 different adult masks to choose from and.....
....30 different children's masks to choose from.
I so enjoy using all the different fabrics. Each mask is backed with a different cotton fabric so they are all reversable and I love using different combinations of fabrics for each one.
Yesterday morning I delved into what few fabrics I had left and found a few small pieces of different fabrics I'd not used before to extend the choice of childrens masks a little further.....I like to give my customers as much choice as I can.
This a 'Jo made me do it' sort of pic.
One of our small knitting/sewing shops is sadly closing down thanks to Covid and they are selling off all their stock. The shop is just down the road from Jo's and she was calling in to give some support to the shop owner. She said they were selling off 6 fat quarters for just £10 so of course I couldnt refuse....could I? It's really lovely fabric so I may need a little time to stroke it before taking my scissors to it.
If I'm honest I have also ordered more fabrics from Cabin Crafts too [well worth a look if you're a sewer]...a girl can't make masks without fabrics can she?
That's all from me for this week. I'm thrilled to say I'm being kept busy with sewing [many thanks to my blogging friends that have ordered face masks from me...you know who you are]. It's making this difficult time so much easier to get through.