Hi all :) its been another busy Autumn/Christmas crossover type week for me - i know after reading the comments on my last post that many fellow crafters out there are in the same boat! To be honest, i think if i was sensible i'd be making Christmas things on the side all year round... what do you think, good idea or not...?
Here we go with this week's makes...
I woke up on a beautiful misty Autumn morning recently to the sight of spiders webs all over the garden sparkling with jewel like drops of dew. I just had to get snapping and this photo of rosy red apples behind a web veil is the image i chose to turn into a notecard - available from my website and Etsy shop now priced £1.85. I love it, i hope you do too!
This photograph of a pretty pink cosmos flower was taken on an Autumn evening with that lovely warm light that you get at this time of year. Its also available now in the usual places priced £1.85.
Lastly on the card front, you may remember that i showed you this design recently with a Happy Halloween message - i just wanted to let you know that this more versatile option is also now available without the message - perfect for use on any occasion!
Personalised Christmas Stockings
Moving into more Christmassy territory now... you may have noticed the picture of my personalised stockings at the top of the page and here they all are individually.
They are completely lined with the fabric that folds over the top and the seams are double stitched to keep contents secure. The name tags are cream linen and can be personalised with your choice of name (in red fabric paint).
I think that their modest size (39x13cms) and simple heart design makes them quite versatile as they would work as well for adults as for children and could be hung up in lots of different places as a cute festive decoration on the run up to Christmas!
Patchwork Heart Banner And Lavender Pillow
Finally for this week, i wanted to let you know that a couple of new patchwork items have popped up in my shops this week - this heart garland (priced £16.00),
and this lavender heart (which can be personalised with a short message on the back), priced £12.50.
I made them back in January as part of a collection of romantic patchwork makes (thinking of Valentine's day). However, whilst the other items were listed in my shops straight away, these to went off to photographer Lucy Shires (follow the link to visit her website) who had contacted me about taking some pictures of some of my creations. Like all talented folk though, she is a busy lady, so it was a while before i got them back. Its worked out nicely though as this is just the time of year to get my shops stocked up!
Here's a glimpse of her work...i love the decayed romance of this image, perfect for Autumn.
Speaking of talented folk, its time for my weekly trip around the Handmade Monday blogs.. see you over at the harbour! x