Monday, 7 April 2008

The results...

OK so you take some beautiful fresh linen and some spring country threads... You use your embroidery machine (last years birthday gift, which is fab, although little used without the equipment to download designs from the net and its to expensive to buy) add in your button maker, which gets used but mostly just for the children...
Add them all together...there you have it...some fab badges/pins relating to the blog and what I do...
A little individual self packaging to make it a marketable product and the jobs done...I am so pleased with how it all turned out, at first the linen would not go around the metal of the badge, a few tries later...perfect finish. As some of you know I am starting to get a few little orders in and I am trying to work on a little PR exercise and find my 'Suzie Sews' style of packaging. So I have been playing around a little with business cards, packaging etc...I want to get it right from the start but, I guess it will be a learning curve like the rest of life, still its fun playing...

So the camping trip was cancelled but the results of the weekend made it OK, I did the right thing as it was so cold on Saturday evening I was happier to have been warming my toes up by the fire than curled up shivering in the camper van...
PLUS...I would not have been able to collect this...I have waited nearly twenty years for one of these and its a beauty!!! The draw holds some lovely little surprises too...
Right I am off to lunch at a friends(late as usual) then my 'knitting friend' and her babes are arriving for a few days. Catch up with you soon...

25 comments:

prettyshabby said...

These are beautiful and I love the packaging! best of luck with the sales..although you wont need luck as they wont be hanging around for long!!

Kitty said...

Fabulous badges/brooches/pins Suzie - they look incredibly professional. Well done you!

Hope you have a good lunch, and a good time with your visiting friend. Take care. x

Sal said...

The badges are lovely,Suzie! And as for that sewing machine...Wow!!Sal;-)

Tracy said...

Wonderful buttons...and that sewing machine, what a find! Happy days with all your new lovelies! ((HUGS))

Queen of the froggers said...

They are fab suzie!

Vanessa said...

I love the badges, the packaging looks fab! When are they for sale?

Hope you had a nice lunch!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, those are adorable! I've only tried doing numbers and letters with my machine on the buttons -- I love your little designs. Where on earth did you get them? I agree, it would be awfully hard to get by without the software to download designs. I get some of my best designs from free sources on the web.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Ooooooooooh! Love your sewing machine!!!! And your badges are gorgeous! Lucy x

odd dotty said...

The buttons are beautiful! And, oh how envious I am of you and your Singer! I have always wanted one of those, too. I almost had one once, but alas it was not meant to be yet. Congrats on your finding!!

dottycookie said...

Your buttons are fabulous!

Have a lovely time with your friend :-)

pink-petal-designs said...

I LOVE your pins, the packaging looks fab too.
Sarah x

Summer by the sea said...

What lovely badges you have made - the packaging looks great too - Natalie x

the flour loft said...

Hi Suzie,
What a clever embroidery machine, the pins are so Suzie sews! lovely.
I do like your new addition too. Hope you have fun getting acquainted.
ginny x

the homely year said...

Hi Suzie, the brooches are lovely...what a great idea. And love the old Singer treadle sewing machine. My sister had one just the same and I used to try and use it...it took a bit of getting used to.
Margaret and Noreen

Anonymous said...

They are brilliant. I especially like the ball of wool ones. Love Julia (weirdbunny) x

Sarah said...

Very pretty badges indeed. Hope you have lots of fun sorting out your packaging etc :o)

JuicyFig said...

I love the badges! they are machine embroidered? wow!

and love the sewing machine! I have my Grandma's I learned to sew on, but haven't attempted to use it sinse I got it...

Kath
x

hannah said...

Your badges look lovely, love the pretty spring colours.
Thanks for visiting my blog, you should pop back, Julia posted as a guest today but i wasnt able to post it until late due to computer crashing issues!

French Knots said...

Your brooches are really sweet, lovely designs.
I have a wonderful old Singer that was my Grandmas - it makes a soothing noise as you turn the handle to sew.

julia said...

So much to catch up on, where do I start??
Love the embroidered badges, the knitted brooches, in fact everything!
Julia x

quiltdude said...

Hi Suzie, those badges are fantastic and your packaging looks very professional. Love the sewing machine my gran used to have one exactly the same.

Lesley said...

The buttons look beautiful Suzie and packaging is really pretty!

Your sewing machine is gorgeous - what a fab find!

I hope you have a lovely time with your friend! :)

xx

Ziakoko said...

Lovely buttons! I know what you mean about geting the look right for cards and labels etc-though I'm so fussy i change mine at least once a year- depending on whether i feel bold,feminine or cheeky!

twiggypeasticks said...

great badges, your sewing machine is lovely.
Twiggy

nicolette said...

Those buttons are fabulous!
Hope you have (had) a wonderful time with your friend!