Sunday, 3 June 2012

Flower Plates For Handmade Monday

Hello all, i hope you are having a wonderful bank holiday weekend :) Anyone attending a Jubilee street party...? fingers crossed for good weather if you are!

We have had glorious sunshine here in Wiltshire this week and everywhere i look, beautiful blooms seem to be smiling at me. Here are a few pretties recently potted after a trip to the garden centre - i just can't resist taking home a little something at this time of year!



Flowers have also inspired my creativity this week - more on that in a minute, but first a quick catch up...


'Warming Words'



Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on my latest creations last week - your comments really helped to clarify my thoughts and i very much appreciate you taking the time to leave them! As you may recall, i was a little unsure of how to arrange the word decoration on my latest mug and saucer - here is the finished set, now available both individually and combined on my website and Etsy shop - i'm pretty pleased with how they turned out - you can't go to far wrong with a heart shape i always think!


'Warming Words' Plate and Mug Set


Flower Plates




I love flowers, especially wild flowers - the fields are full of them at the moment and they sparkle up at me like little stars shining in the sky when i'm out walking the dog. They seem to spring up from nowhere and then disappear again just as mysteriously - i find it all quite magical.

So here are two more little side plates, decorated with pretty flowers inspired by the little gems of colour that are shining all around the countryside right now.


I rather like them, but i can't decide whether to sell them individually, or as a set of two, or four... I'm not sure if people buy individual plates as a one off, i think i might, but then i may well be odd in that regard!


Lavender Hearts



I have been quite productive this week on the creative front, and today i have been making up an order for a customer of 7 of my little lavender pillows.



It is lovely that she wants a whole collection of them, and i felt inspired to put together this drawstring bag for her as a little extra - 'L' is her initial but i guess it could be 'L' for lavender too! I hope she likes! 



I'm off over to Handmade Monday now to find out what everyone else has been up to this week... see you there!

21 comments:

  1. Aaah, your plates are really lovely _ I do like the colours you have used. The lavender hearts are really pretty and I am sure your customer will be so pleased with them. Hope you have a good week.

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  2. I love the finished cup and sauce, it looks gorgeous.
    Your lavender hearts are really cute.
    Happy crafting. Ali x

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  3. Oh, I do love the words in the heart shape - gorgeous!! The flower plates and hearts are pretty, could you offer singly as well as sets? x

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  4. What a load of lovely things. I love the flower plates and the heart shape really works on the mug. I am sure the customer will love the bag. Hope you have another productive week this week.

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  5. Your mug set is gorgeous! The heart shape works out great. You have been very busy this week. I love the smell of lavender and your little lavender hearts are lovely. Have a great week - Mich x

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  6. It's great when comments received are helpful, the heart shape is lovely, well done.
    The side plates are great, I've bought an individual plate in the past.
    The bag is a great idea for the hearts, it's nice to give something a little extra.

    Jan x

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  7. Hasn't the mug turned out well, very clever design. I think you are right, folk tend to buy plates in the multiple numbers - either 4's or 6's but they are very pretty and the hearts are so cute too. You have been so busy, puts me to shame. lol.

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  8. The heart shape on the mug work's great! Really pleased you found a design for it.

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  9. Gosh, you've been extra busy! Lovely things.

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  10. I think you definitely got the mug just right now! Lovely! And your lavender hearts just always look gorgeous.

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  11. Thanks all for your lovely and helpful comments :)

    I am enjoying reading all about what you have been up to on your blogs! x

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  12. Love the warming words mug and plate! Can just imagine a cup of hot chocolate and a homemade bickie in that :)

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  13. The change of words on the mug looks much better, the heart shape definately works. Well done.
    The lavender hearts are so pretty.

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  14. I love the mug and plate set-you're right,the heart shape's perfect!The lavender hearts look fab too!

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  15. Wow you have been busy, I love the plates and the lavender hearts, I love lavender full stop though. 1/2 my garden is lavender lol

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  16. The cup and saucer islovely, i love the heart detail you're right it works really well.

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  17. Your cup and saucer look great. Love those little lavender hearts too. Hugs mrs a.

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  18. Lovely summery post. If only the weather this weekend matched it!

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  19. I love all of your creations this week and I especially love the mug and saucer, such a shame that I don't drink hot drinks or I would snap this right up!! X

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  20. thank you all so much for your lovely comments! :)

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x