It may still officially be Autumn, but its jingle bells all the way at Free Spirit Designs HQ... I read somewhere yesterday that Christmas is only eight weeks away... and this morning i woke up to heavy snow tumbling down outside my window!
Peace And Love Porcelain Christmas Decorations
Peace and love... two of my favourite sentiments at any time of year and certainly a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas time. These little porcelain hearts are a simple design but i have to say i love them (especially photographed in the snow for added wintery wonderlandness!)
They are a beautiful mat white porcelain and i've used my favourite ruby red enamel used for the freehand lettering.
Personalised Peace Dove And Reindeer Stag Christmas Heart Decorations
My next porcelain heart designs feature two classic Christmas images from the animal world - a reindeer and a dove. Animal inspired symbolism always touches my heart and these simple designs were a real joy to create. They are freehand painted which i always enjoy, although it is a little trickier with unglazed porcelain which doesn't allow for slip ups to be wiped away!
These are designed to be personalised with a message. I'm still umming and ahhhing about whether to...
a) Give customers the option of having their message either written on the front alongside the image or on the reverse (leaving the space beside the image blank)
b) Writing something on the front myself as part of the design (i'm thinking the first line of Silent Night for the stag and 'peace, love and good will to all men' for the dove) and writing personalised customer messages on the reverse only...
c) Offering all options... which could get complicated!
Any input welcome!!! (if this dilemma even makes sense :))
Black Cat In Santa Hat Personalised Message Heart Decoration
I couldn't resist showing you this little cutie too... matching doggie to follow shortly! :)
All of these hearts will be available soon from my Etsy shop and other online outlets. They are a little on he heavy side for tree decorations although would do well on a stronger branch. Equally, they would make gorgeous luxury gift tags and keepsakes that will last for years to come.
Rustic Christmas Angel Decorations
I rather like their rustic charm.... i hope you do too :)
That's all on the creative front from me this week... now i just need to get all these lovelies listed!
In other News
Remembrance Day Poppies
I've already bought a regular paper poppy this year, but that was before i saw these beautifully handmade felt poppies by Graces Favours...
... aren't they just gorgeous! I just had to share :) All profits go to charity so not only can you look super stylish but its all for a good cause!
If you are a regular Handmade Monday reader you will know all about how to join in with Wendy's super crafty linky party over at Handmade Harbour (which is what i'm off to do now). If you're new to Handmade Monday, why not come along too! You will be made very welcome and there is always some fantastic crafting on the go :)
p.s. Thank you very much to all those who left lovely comments on my HM post last week - they are all greatly appreciated x
Have a great week!