'Cosy' Cottage/Scandinavian Style Banner
Lots of projects on the go at the moment and a few more completed - like this 'cosy' banner, perfect for creating the kind of snuggly atmosphere that makes Winter special :) Its made from two of my favourite natural fibres, linen (for the flags) and wool (for the pom-poms)...
... I told you you'd be seeing more pom-poms from me! I think that it would fit just as comfortably in Scandinavian style surroundings (a look i'm loving right now) as it would in a cottage type setting (which i've always loved :)). Its available to buy from my Etsy shop now priced £18.
Peace Dove Christmas Tree Decorations
We're getting into full on Christmassy territory now with these little peace doves... Instead of the usual olive branch i thought i'd allude to their peaceful intentions by using a colourful peace sign fabric for the wings - they are backed with linen for stability and attached with a button to match the eyes and hanging ribbon - pink/purple/blue.
They are made from linen and filled with wool - available as a set of three for £12 from my Etsy shop. I love the splash of colour from the wings against the cream linen, i hope you do too!
Christmas Present Tree Decorations
If you visited my HM post last week you may remember me showing you a sneaky peek of some wrapped pressies. They are, in fact, tree decorations. I recycled some cereal boxes to make the cubes, then wrapped them in pretty papers (readers of Craftseller magazine may be able to guess where i got them from.....!) and finished them off with coloured ribbons (the hanging loop is stitched to the bow for security).
I'm selling them in collections of five, priced £7. So far there is a nature inspired set (pictured above) and this Scandinavian style set (pictured below)
Further collections may follow as i have more pretty paper!
In Other News...
If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you may remember me mentioning that i was interviewed recently by the lovely Sarah of A Cat Like Curiosity for a new series on her blog called 'The Secrets Of Etsy Success'. Well, the feature was published this week! Sarah asked some great questions and i love how it turned out. If you're interested in reading my words of wisdom do take a look! :)
'Lovely Crafty Blogs' Links Page
Last week i updated you with the progress of the links page i've set up on my website for independent designer/makers (the offer still stands if you's like a link to your site added!). From the responses i got i realised that it was about time i set up a bloggers links list here on my blog.
My sidebars are already getting pretty crowded which is part of the reason i don't have a 'blog-roll', however, i've now created a single sidebar link to a blog roll page which seems to fit the bill - it also allows me to add a short description so people have a hint of what to expect from a visit! Many of you will find your blogs listed there - if you're not on there yet, it is more than likely due to a 'lack of time related oversight'... i will be adding more blogs as i realised which i've managed to leave out! (do let me know if you'd like me to change your description).
I hope i haven't overwhelmed you with information this week... I seem to have had a lot to share! I really appreciate you taking the time to read this far :) and thank you too for your wonderful comments about my Father Christmas plate last week - they are much appreciated!
There is lots more fantastic craftiness going on over at Handmade Harbour - not to be missed! x