Sunday, 25 November 2012

Custom Baubles And Deer Stag Cushion For Handmade Monday



This week has been busy busy! As well as keeping up with the seasonal increase in orders i've been working on some new Christmassy designs... my last for this year i think. I have so many more ideas i'd like to try out but time waits for no crafter and i need to get working on some lovelies for the new year!

So, here's a peak at what i've been up too... i hope you like!


Winter Robin Porcelain Bauble


I absolutely love robins and i couldn't let Christmas go by without one popping up in my shop!


 

This little cutie is hand painted on porcelain like my other baubles (although i'm now using ones with a smaller 5.5cm diameter) and has left little tracks behind in the snow...




... amongst the little spikes of grass that are poking up through the white blanket (as they did when we had that surprise snowfall a few weeks back!)




It is available in my Etsy shop now priced £12 and can be personalised with a message on the reverse.





Personalised First Noel Bauble





This design is my take on the classic 'baby's first Christmas' bauble. The whole bauble has been painted with white enamel, decorated with freehand ruby red lettering and finished off with a coordinating gingham hanging ribbon. I've kept the design simple so that it can be customised to suit any 'first Christmas', such as a new husband and wife's first married Christmas or something else more specific to the individuals involved.




A name, names, or short message can be added on the reverse and it is available now in my Etsy shop priced £12.


Custom Memorial Bauble


The idea for this bauble came to me in a quite moment of reflection on the way Christmas makes us more aware than usual of the absence of loved ones who cannot be present with us in person, either because they are far away or because they have died.




I thought that hanging a memorial to an absent loved one on the Christmas tree might be a nice way to honour the special place they still have in people's hearts and homes and make them feel a little closer to the missing person (or pet!) over the festive period.





This bauble can be completely customised to individual requirements, with a message, symbol and layout to suit personal preferences. It is available in my Etsy shop now priced £12 where you can also see more details and images.



Christmas Lavender Heart Decoration





As regular visitors to my blog will know, i'm a big fan of lavender and i just had to make a Christmassy lavender heart. Its the perfect little pressie for the lady who has everything (or who, like my Mum, always says they 'don't want anything'!)

It has a nice long hanging loop and is stuffed with a combination of Lavender and wool so as well as smelling yum is nice and squeezable too! You can find it in my Etsy shop priced £6.50. 



Red Deer Stag Cushion

Whew! I told you i'd been busy! This is the last make for this week though, and then you can relax.... and perhaps i will too :)




This is actually the first of a rather long list of gifts i intend to make for my own friends and family. However, i have plenty of the materials i've used so i've listed it as a 'made to order' item over here in my Etsy shop (priced £32).

It is made from top quality red linen which i think gives it a nice Christmassy feel, although i don't think it would be out of place for the rest of the year!




As a country dweller and fan of 'cottage chic', this is right up my street... i hope you like it too :) (I also reeaaaaally hope the people i'm giving it to will like it - i'll let you know!)


Handmade Monday

That's it from me for this week! (well done if you've made it this far with me :)) I'm off over to Handmade Harbour now to find out what all the other fabulous Handmade Monday crafters have been up too... care to join me?

p.s. Are you one of the lovely people who commented on my last Handmade Monday post? If so thank you, thank you, thank you, your kind and thoughtful words are greatly appreciated x

Have a wonderful week! x

34 comments:

  1. Really beautiful makes, but the robin bauble is my favourite. Hope you have a good week.

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  2. fabulous makes! the stag cushion is wonderful! such a neat sewing! love the bauble with the robin - arent they cute birds? the bird pawprints look cute too!
    the idea for having a xmas bauble for a person who passed away in our family is very nice. a great way to keep a memory of our beloved on the christmas day. x x

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    1. thank you very much for your lovely compliments!

      I agree, robins are such cute and characterful little birds :) x

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  3. You baubles really are beautiful! I love robins too, they remind me of when I was little and I used to feed one that seemed to base itself permanently outside my Nana's Kitchen door!

    I think the memorial bauble is a fantastic, such a lovely way honour a loved one who is no longer around!

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    1. thank you!

      aww that's such a cute story, robins are so sweet aren't they :)

      i'm glad you like the memorial bauble idea, thank you x

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  4. Wow! Not sure what else to say. I really like your memory bauble - a really touching idea. I am really impressed that you are thinking about the new year already - looking forward to the direction you are taken with this :)

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    1. thank you!!

      i have to start thinking early because a lot of thinking happens before i get on to doing :) x

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  5. I love robins too - very cute bauble. I love the stag cushion!

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  6. Love the lavender heart and the robin ornament! So cute!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  7. You have been very busy. I really like your lavender heart.

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  8. I love robins as well they look so cute. I also love lavender and your deer cushion, well that is amazing. I can see that in a Scottish castle!

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    1. ha! awww thank you :) funnily enough it is going to Scotland! x

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  9. I'm another fan of robins :) I love the little footprints and the stag cushion is really lovely, great fabric.

    Have a great week

    Jan x

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  10. I am in love with that robin - just beautiful. It sounds you have had an incredibly busy, productive time, well done! x

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    1. awww thank you, i'm glad you like him (or her!)

      i do seem to have been pretty busy lately :) x

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  11. I love the little robin bauble so cute. So many ideas and not enough time the crafters curse. I think the stag pillow is fantastic and agree linen is luxury and the best

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    1. thank you very much!!

      so true, i think the problem is that each project completed breeds at least 10 more ideas for new ones!! x

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  12. Hello from Handmade Monday! Your baubles are lovely. I like the personalised ones.

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  13. Oh, the cushion is lovely! I might have to have a go at one myself (if only time were on my side) - although your applique is far neater than mine, I need to practice more!
    The baubles are lovley too, particularly like the first Noel one.
    Have a good week. xx

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    1. thank you!!

      yes you should give it a go if your get the chance! i'm sure it would turn out beautifully :) x

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  14. I covet that cushion!! Looks so professional and slick but homely too, great result!

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  15. More lovely baubles. That cushion is absolutely gorgeous. I can't see it staying in your Etsy shop long. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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  16. Wow, you've been busy. They are all lovely but that cushion really is fabulous.

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  17. I love the 'chirpy' robin bauble, and the cushion will make a great gift for some lucky person! Put your feet up now!
    Wendy x

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    1. ha! thanks Wendy, i might just do that :) x

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x