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Monday, 22 August 2011

Baby Bookmarks Giveaway!

It's been an interesting week. Just as I was starting to dispair at my difficulty finding a market that wasn't already too overrun with jewellery makers, I was accepted to have a stall at 2! Both of them are in November. More on that later...

I was thinking about the reasons why I was so keen on heading to markets and it all comes down to one thing - my mum. She made her living when I was young doing market stalls, she made everything from felt toys, to clothing, to gorgeous fully joined mohair teddy bears. Her health isn't the best these days so she's unable to do this stuff any more, but she's always been a big support and inspiration for what I do now.

I decided that as a tribute to her (and the childhood I spent at markets!) I am going to attempt to recreate a couple of her designs to add to the Mrs Monkei collection. I'm not incredibly great with a needle and thread, so I don't see myself abandoning jewellery any time soon, but it's been a lot of fun.
(Who knew tying bows was so difficult - thank goodness Mum is so patient!!)

I've started with a staple of Mum's, baby bookmarks. She taught me to do these when I was young, I'll admit I needed a bit of a refresher. But how cute are they!

If you're still with me after that rambling - I'm having a giveaway!!
To celebrate those who inspire us, I'm giving away 2 of these cute little bookmarks.

To enter, you just need to be following Mrs Monkei either on this blog or on my facebook page, and leave a comment here saying who it is that inspires you - your mum, dad, kids, friends, whoever - and why. I'll pick two people at random on Saturday September 3rd. The winners can pick their colour from the three in the photo; pink, purple or blue.

I look forward to reading your comments. Now, I'm off to show Mum my work.
Hopefully she'll be proud! :)


C Percy Designs said...

I've been a liker on FB for a while, now I'm following your blog. Lots of people inspire me. On the weekend it was Jeanie of Inspired Wish.

I remember making a similar item, we called them stocking babies :)


Charo said...

I have two members of my family that inspire me and I admire: One is my sister Lizzie, so clever with her hands, and the other one is my daughter in law, so good at everything she does!

Tina said...

I'm inspired by different people in different ways. My mum inspires me to be more organised and sociable, I wish I could be more like her. But my friends and family all inspire me when they have problem that need solving. like a dress that needs making or market stall displays or spreadsheets needing sorting...

Chris said...

My family inspire me the most, and I am a follower on facebook!