Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sailing Craft Papers And Easter Gifts For Handmade Monday


I've made some progress on a few ongoing project this week. I've been having fun with some of my 'Spring Fresh Collection' fabric samples (pics coming up) and i've also developed my 'On The Open Ocean' designs too... more on that in a minute!


Mini Easter Chick Egg Baskets


I decided in the end to make some mini Easter egg baskets with the sample swatches of my Easter chick fabrics.



They are fully lined and have pretty ribbon handles, secured with buttons. They are 6.5cms in height and 6.5cms across - as you can see this is ample room for a fair quantity of mini eggs! (is it bad that i ate a few during the photo shoot? :)) Larger ones like creme eggs would fit too.



I'm selling them as a set of three, available now from my Etsy shop priced £9.00. These are a one off for this year so its first come first served!



Spring Bunnies Lavender Pillows

I used the spring bunny and spring flower swatches to make some little lavender pillow sets.


As with all my lavender pillows they are stuffed with a combination of pure sheep's wool and top quality cotswold lavender. The fabric is a linen/cotton blend which has a lovely texture and feeling of quality.



A set of two of these cute bunny pillows would make a lovely 'non-chocolate' Easter gift i think... they are available now from my Etsy shop priced £9.

I had hoped to get a few more things made up this week but other demands on my time got in the way... i've a few more ideas up my sleeve though, hopefully i'll get the chance to turn them into reality soon!


'On The Open Ocean' Craft Papers and Fabric

Thank you to everyone who left lovely comments about my 'On The Open Ocean' fabric collection last week, i'm really happy that you liked the designs :) This week i've created a coordinating set of printable craft papers.


They are priced £2.50 and available now for instant download in A4 size from my Etsy shop.

I have also added a couple more designs to the fabric collection... one with larger sailing boats,


and a couple more nautical stripe designs to bring the collection together.




And that's it from me for another week! I look forward to finding out what you've all been up to on a pleasant spring evening stroll around Handmade Harbour :)

Thanks for visiting! x

28 comments:

  1. I love how you have made your fabric samples up, loving the easter baskets:)

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm glad you like them :) x

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  2. Hee hee I don't blame you eating some of your display at all :) The linen/cotton yellow and the green with bunnies on is just so cute looking and I imagine lovely to hold as well!

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    1. Phew, i'm glad i'm off the hook on that one! :)

      It does have a lovely feel, i'm really pleased you like them :) x

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  3. I love your things, especially the little lavender pillows. So cute.

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  4. It is really nice to see what you have made with your fabrics. The photos that show the texture of the fabric give a much better idea of what they are like, and how nice they are.

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    1. Oh thank you! I'm glad the photos help, it is lovely fabric, i'm really pleased with the quality :) x

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  5. Those baskets must have been diddly but they look really nice. I think you are allowed to eat a few mini eggs if they were getting in the way of the perfect photo ;-)

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    1. Yes they are quite mini, they hold a surprising number of mini eggs though!

      Hehe :) good to know! x

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  6. I quite like the little easter egg baskets. With all the work that's gone into them, I think you're allowed to eat a few of the eggs :-)

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  7. Your Easter baskets are totally adorable, and naturally, you had to consume a few mini-eggs so that they didn't overwhelm the photo :p

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    1. Naturally... :)

      Thank you, i'm glad you like them! x

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  8. Your fabric is stunning and I love both the little pillows and baskets. The baskets are a perfect size for the breakfast table. My children always have chocolate for breakfast on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday (hey, it's only twice a year!) and these would hold just a taste!

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    1. Aww thank you very much Josie!

      That sounds lovely, rules are made for breaking! :)

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  9. Your Easter baskets are fab - what a great way to give a small chocolate gift and make it feel much more special.

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm glad you like them! x

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  10. Such cute little chick baskets they are fabulous, and adorable bunny pillows, love them xx

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  11. The chick baskets and bunny pillows are both gorgeous. I really fancy some mini eggs now though!

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    1. thank you!

      Hehe they are yummy aren't they! :)

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  12. The little Easter baskets are so cute, and I think it was perfectly acceptable to sample some of the props. You were after all making sure they were fit for purpose.... xx

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    1. Thank you very much!

      Well exactly... :)

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  13. Lots of lovely spring patterns. The reflected boat one is very pretty. Your Easter baskets are gorgeous. Hope you have a good week

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  14. Those Easter baskets really take me back to my own childhood Easter egg hunts - they're lovely! x

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    1. Aww that's so lovely :) thank you! x

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