Wednesday 20 October 2010

New Products Official Photographs

At this time of year there seems to be just a half-hour slot on sunny days between 10am and 10:30am where I can take photographs in the garden. At this time the sun is high enough in the sky to avoid too much shadow and has not yet gone behind the trees and become dappled. Therefore when I saw the weather was good yesterday morning I dashed out to get my new photos taken.

I now have images ready to list my new Personalised Liberty Print Make-Up Bags online, I have been able to list my Christmas Pudding Hanging Decoration, and I can give you a preview of this year's personalised Christmas Stocking design.

So, firstly here are my Make-Up Bag/Make-Up Purse photos ....

This is my new Christmas Pudding Decoration ....

And, this is my new Christmas Stocking to be listed in my online shops soon ....

If you would like to pre-order a personalised Christmas Stocking as shown above please email me at Cx

Friday 15 October 2010

New Products

Firstly, please forgive the quality of these photographs. I have had to take them indoors using flash, it has been so dark here today. I shall be taking proper photographs and listing these items in my shops next week but wanted to share them with you before the weekend.

My Personalised Liberty Print Make-Up Bags have been hugely popular recently and I now only have enough fabric for two more. For these make-up bags I buy a length of Liberty Print fabric and then work my way through it as the orders come in, the fabrics are seasonal therefore effectively making my bags 'limited edition'. Once the fabric is gone, i'ts gone!

I am therefore introducing two new colourways for the winter season. The first is berry cordurory / olive pin-cord teamed with a bright and cheery pink and green ditsy floral Liberty print. The second is a lovely chocolate brown pin-cord teamed with a contemporary Liberty floral print in shades of brown and teal. 

I shall be introducing a new smaller make-up purse size that is personalised with a lower case initial (my make-up bags are personalised with an upper-case initial).

I shall also be adding a handmade Christmas pudding hanging decoration to join my existing Christmas Robin decoration already available in my shops. The pudding is made from felt and brushed cotton and embellished with a button and tiny black bead currants.

Must get on with completing more orders now. I hope you enjoyed having a little sneaky peak at my new products. Cx  

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Crafty Details from my Hen Parties

I blogged about my Papered Parlour Hen Party back in August. Here is a little reminder of the bags we made.

I really wanted to add some fabric and stitch detail to my design but was out of action following my hand operation at the time. The wedding then took over and I didn't have the spare time. I have now finally finished my bag by adding some appliquéd fabric bunting flags to my printed ones, some appliquéd fabric leaves on the tree and some simple stitch lines. I have also stitched some text and the date on the reverse.

With two of my bridesmaids being children (aged 5 years and 20 months) I felt I had the perfect excuse for a second hen party! I therefore organised a Bridesmaid's Tea Party and invited all three of my bridesmaids and their families. We had a wonderful time playing in the garden, eating cakes and ice lollies and making imaginary cups of tea with our new tea set!

(Handmade mini muffins - we soon polished these off between us!)

I handmade the invitations for this tea party based on our sage green and chocolate colour theme adding lots of pink and flowers to make them suitably girly. The images below show details of the face and reverse. I hand-embroidered the design and added appliqué detail before scanning it in to the computer and creating a design for the reverse. The final invitations had a printed version of this embroidered design on the face and a personalised reverse all mounted on a chocolate card base. My finishing touch was to hand-stitch tiny buttons on as the cherries on the cupcakes.


(Reverse - Fanchesca's Mum had her own invitation as my chief Bridesmaid!)

Back to Blogging and Lots to Share

I am back! Sorry for staying away so long. It has taken me a little while to get back into the swing of things and to get photographs ready for sharing with you.

In the time I have been absent from my blog I have got married! (so happy - we had such a beautiful day). I have also been on honeymoon to St. Lucia. Now back to reality and normal crafting life I have been preparing products for Christmas.

I shall try and blog about all of the handmade details of our wedding in as close to chronological order as I can. These wedding posts will be interspersed with details of new products and Christmas preparations. 

Right now I am going to leave you with one of my favourite sunset photographs from our honeymoon (I took rather a lot!). The colours of the skies were amazing and we spent a long time each evening, cocktail in hand, looking out to sea and watching the sun go down.