Having recently spent most of my time immersed in the new and exciting world of fabric design, this week i decided that as my shops had begun to look a little depleted, it was about time i got creative in the 'real world'... so, i have some new spring inspired makes to show you today :)
Mother's Day 'Best Mum' BuntingSuddenly Mother's Day is just around the corner (March 10th in the UK)! so the first thing i made was the colourful 'BEST MUM' bunting pictured at the top of the page. Its not too big (150cms long and the flags are 10x10.5cms) and would look great on a dresser, or bookshelf i think... what Mum doesn't want to be reminded all year round that she is the best!! :)
Here's a couple more pictures...
... I felt so happy working with these cheery fabrics and it really got me in the mood for more spring/summer makes :)
Summery Lavender Pillow Gift Sets
Next i got going with some lavender pillows. Simple squares perfect for popping in drawers to keep them smelling fresh or under your pillow at night as a sleep aid. They are stuffed with a combination of dried somerset lavender and pure sheep's wool, both with wonderfully calming and restorative aromas...
As you can see i've been raiding my colourful Summery fabric stash again for these! I'm selling them in pairs, tied with coloured string and a pretty tag priced £9.50 (free UK posting) - i think they'd make lovely little pressies for so many occasions - including Mother's Day! :)
Here they are individually..
The idea is that i will be making similar sets as part of my permanent range once i get organised with my fabric designs - i will keep you up dated! (the latest is that the first samples i ordered of my designs have begun to arrive and i'm really pleased with how they've turned out :))
The observant among you will have noticed i've been trialling my new logo stamp on the tags for these little gift sets - its from The English Stamp Company which i can't recommend highly enough! You can upload any design and they get it sent off to you as a lovely stamp super quickly. The quality is great, i'm having to restrain myself from getting lots of lovely custom stamps made now! :)
Rose Garden Coaster Set
If you're a regular visitor to my corner of blog land you may remember me mentioning that i'd painted a coaster set to go with my rose garden collection... well, here it is...
The idea is that they work as individual coasters, or fitted together to put something like a teapot on (perfect with my matching cups and saucers!)
In Other News...
Whew! That's me for another week :) When i look back at my handmade Monday posts i realise i must have been quite a busy bee :) I do hope i'm not overwhelming you with information overload... do let me know if you're finding my posts a little long these days regulars! :)
On that note... I got the most amazing comments on my post last week about my "Birds Of A Feather" fabric.. so detailed and insightful and kind and very helpful too - thank you thank you to those who took the time to leave lovely words, you know who you are!
I will leave you with my newly photographed packaging (most of my listings have been accompanied by a christmassy gift wrap photo up until this week.... oooops!)
See you over at Handmade Harbour, home to the not to be missed crafting adventures of the wonderful Handmade Monday bloggers! x