Monday, 20 January 2014

The Final Item (and more items!)

So I have one more item from the promised lot earlier to show you...and then more items!

First you will have seen a snippet of this:

A yummy strawberries and yellow flat based make-up bag. I just saw this material and fell in love, I knew immediately I had to use it for make-up or cosmetic bags and so they were born. I made three in one go and loved every second of it.

One of the many good things about these bags are that they stand up when in use (and when not in use) so that you are abe to find things you need. I also like to cover the zip ends now on products like this as I find they look much cuter. Is cuter a word? Should be if not.

They are made of 100% cotton and so can be asily cleaned if needed, fold flat for posting or travel and have a handy little ribbon tag for easy opening and closing. You like them? You can find them in my Etsy shop now, just click the tab above and go purchase one today. 

I also want to show you an experiment of mine:

A make-up bag that has more benefits than most! It has:
  1. Numerous slots on the exterior to store make-up brushes so no more routing around for them!
  2. Clear plastic backing behind brush heads to keep material clean
  3. A gorgeous lining covered in clear plastic to keep interior clean and is easy to wipe out any spillages
  4. A lined back pocket for storing face wipes or eye make-up remover pads
  5. A flat base and internal interfacing for continued standing up whether in use or not
  6. A handle for easy grab and go, ideal for weekends away
  7. Pretty covered zip ends and even prettier complimentary materials
  8. A deep main pocket for storing loads of make-up!

Wow. I am not afraid to admit it took me FOREVER to make it but I am really pleased with the result. I think I may keep it for myself.  You will find it in my Etsy store soon... ;)

And then coming soon (although in my Etsy shop now):

Check back for details soon. :)

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(C) FMN Crafts 2014

Thursday, 16 January 2014


Hi all,

Just a quick post to ask if you fancy £1.00 off this year's diary?

Hand made covers included with these pocket diaries that can be re-used each year - it's not too late to buy one! Enter the code DSP14 at the checkout to get your discount. But hurry now, this offer is only available until 31st January 2014 and there are not many left!

Use this link or click the Store above.

Pass it on...
(C) FMN Crafts 2014

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

And the next item is...

The second and third pictures from the previous blog show these little beauties:

They are cute, durable and attractive Children's Bags and will be in my Etsy Store very soon.

I mainly make items for adults but thought it to be quite unfair - so here we are! They may not be multi-talented or any thing to dazzle you by, but they are strong, wash-able and durable and I think those are the main ingredients needed for any item that is going to be owned by a child! Well, of course, you could have one yourself... ;)

The benefits of your child owning one of these bags include the facts that they have re-enforced corners and straps for durability and strength; they are fully lined; the owl print ones have a little button and loop for closing so larger objects wont fall out; they have handles that will fit over the child's shoulder or can be carried by the side; they are 100% cotton so they can be washed several times with no worries; AND they are in really fun materials :) What's not to love? They would be useful for carrying many things including books and pencil cases for school, an iPad to the car and back, or sweets and 'stuff' needed for a day out.

And at only £4.99 each, they are a great price for a hand made item that is made to last. Check them out in my Etsy store now and Add To Basket today.

Coming soon....:

Thanks for reading, leave a comment if you wish and don't forget I have a Facebook page too if you would like to 'Like' me please :)

(C) FMN Crafts 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

New Year, New Items....

Hello all,

So now that the New Year is well and truely here, I am back in the workshop and making new lovely things :)

Here's a little snippet:

And so in the blog today, I'm talking about the first of the pictures, which shows a Denim and Lace Recessed Shopping Bag. Here's a few more pictures:

This is one of the most favourite things I have made. I saw a recessed zip in a bag a while ago and wondered how on earth it was done. So, with a lot of trial and error, I eventually made this. It took quite some time and effort but I am really pleased with the result. I will be making more - but not too soon!

This bag has a few highlights, including an adjutable strap that is attached on opposite sides and can be used as a shoulder bag or held by the side, it has a flat bottom to store plenty of items, there is a front pocket that fits a mobile phone or shopping list, the recessed zip has a tab for easy access, all the straps, corners and heavy traffic areas are re-inforced for strength and durability and the materials are just beautiful with a denim exterior and straps, cream cotton exterior, lace over the pocket and a delighful pop of red colour for the zip and bow.

What's not to love? See it in my Etsy Store really soon (remember, there is only one...)

Information on the other items coming soon. Pass it on!

(C) FMN Crafts 2014

Thursday, 2 January 2014

I know it's the 2nd already, but Happy New Year everybody! I hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. Please check back here for regular updates and happenings, as well as Fairs I will be attending and new items being added to my Etsy store...

Julie. :)