Sunday 13 December 2015

More Christmas Bunting!

Its been a busy few weeks at Free Spirit Designs HQ with lots of custom orders to complete - i do love feeling like one of santa's elves though, it definitely helps to get me into the Christmas spirit!

In my last post i mentioned that i had a couple more new styles of festive bunting to share with you so here they are...

Christmas Snowflake Bunting

I have done two simple snowflake designs, one Christmas red and white and the other ice blue and white.

I think sometimes its nice to have something simple that nods to Christmas without screaming it... hopefully these will have that effect!

They are available as a string of six flags for £9 from my Etsy shop and i'm also happy to make longer lengths as a custom order.

And that's it from me for this week! I shall get back to my Elf duties :) I hope you're all having a lovely time preparing for Christmas - i look forward to seeing what you've been creating when i pop over to Handmade Monday later on x

Sunday 22 November 2015

Winter Animals Christmas Bunting

In my last post i showed you this pic as a little teaser of some of the new range of festive bunting i've been working on, i hope you enjoy it in its full glory! :)

Winter Robins Bunting

My winter wonderland collection started a couple of years ago with a range of hand painted baubles.

Last year i adapted the range into six designs which i used on fabric,

This year i thought i'd add some festive bunting so i played around with the design print size a bit to create a string of winter robins bunting,

and one featuring all three Winter Wonderland animal designs.

They are available as a six flag string for £9 from my Etsy shop (i'm also happy to take custom requests for different lengths).

Watch this space next year for some more additions to the range! (There's also a couple more bits to show you next week :))

What have you been working on? I'm off on my regular trip over to Handmade Monday now to find out! x

Sunday 8 November 2015

Merry Christmas Gift Tags

Hi all, it seems ages since i've written a post but i didn't want to start inundating you with Christmassy things too early... (and seeing as that's all i've been making recently i had nothing else to show you!)

However, with November gathering momentum it feels like the right time to start thinking about the festivities ahead next month so here's a peak at what's new in my Etsy shops.

Merry Christmas Gift Tags

I thought it would be fun to make a few simple gift tags this year - my personalised tags are always popular but sometimes you want something inexpensive that you can just pop on any gift to make it a bit Christmassy don't you? I do anyway!

I used Spoonflower to print the fabric, then stitched each 'Merry Christmas' to a hessian backing and attached twine hanging loops.

They come as a set of five in a choice of red on white or white on red,

and are available now from my Etsy shop priced £3.99.

Also in the works is a new range of Christmassy bunting  - more on that soon but for now, here's a peek!

What have you been up to this week? As always i look forward to checking in with Handmade Monday to find out! x

Sunday 11 October 2015

Scented Rustic Christmas Tree Decorations

Christmas orders are trickling in now so i thought i'd share some more of the new festive delights in my shop... this week, rustic tree decorations!

Rustic Scented Tree Decorations

I have made similar trees in previous years this time i've given them a revamp - they are now smaller (and therefore cheaper!)

with a wider range of fabrics to choose from (12 in total).

They are still made from all natural materials - linen and cotton fabrics, pure wool stuffing and wooden trunks.

They also still come with a choice of natural scents (Christmas orange, pine needle or lavender) created by adding a few drops of essential oil to the trunks which evaporates over time, filling a room with the delicious aroma.

They are available in two separate listings in my Etsy shop - £15 for 5, or £10 for 3.

As always, i look forward to hearing your thoughts and also finding out what you've been up to! Any more Christmas crafting going on over at Handmade Monday?

Sunday 27 September 2015

Christmas Gift Wallets

Well i've started getting a few festive orders from some Christmas shopping early birds so it seems reasonable to start sharing a few Christmassy bits with you... (my apologies if even mentioning Christmas in September is entirely unreasonable in your view, i quite understand, its a funny old world we live in! :))

Personalised Christmas Gift Wallets

Do you remember the seed packet gift wallets i shared with you a few weeks ago? Well i've come up with a Christmassy version with gifts of money/tickets/vouchers in mind (or any small gift you'd like to make a bit more special - including seed packets of course!)

There are three designs to choose from, each decorated with a different applique design including a cotton panel personalised with the recipient's name.

Inside each wallet is a colourful fabric pouch for your gift as well as a brown paper panel for you to write a special message to the recipient.

They are priced £5.99 and are available to buy now from my Etsy shop. As always i look forward to hearing what you think of them!

Are you crafting for Christmas yet? I'm off over to Handmade Monday to find out! :)

Sunday 20 September 2015

Sailing Boat Bunting

Hi all, i hope you've been enjoying some Autumnal sunshine this week?! We've had some lovely days here which has meant some precious opportunities to get some product photography done, as well as some beautiful country walks and blackberry picking, yum! :)

Sailing Boat Bunting

New in my shop this week is this sailing boat bunting, perfect for a coastal themed decor scheme or little boy's bedroom and available now from my Etsy shop, priced £9.00 for a six flag length.

The design features fabrics from my On The Open Ocean collection,

and matches with the sailing boat doorstop also available from my Etsy shop.

A slightly unseasonal offering this week but hopefully one my fellow seaside fans will enjoy :) I'm trying to hold off from showering you with festive delights too early... but that time is fast approaching!

See you over at Handmade Monday :) x 

Sunday 13 September 2015

Black Cats For Halloween And Beyond!

I love black cats and i've discovered over a few years of creating designs featuring them that i'm not alone, in fact they seem to have a bit of a cult following! So this week i've added a few new items to my shop for my fellow black cat lovers :)

Black Cat Halloween Bunting

I chose Autumnal colours for this bunting with Halloween in mind but i think it would look super cute in the home of a cat lover at any time. Perhaps i will design a Spring/Summer version next year!

It features six flags on a string of rustic twine, each with a mischievous kitty cat.

Its priced £9 and available now from my Etsy shop.

Black Cat Doorstop And Notebook Cover

The other two black cat items to appear in my shop this week are a 'self-fill' door stop which has been out of stock for a while,

and personalised notebook cover (yes its the same one i showed you other week as part of a group but now it has its very own listing and new photos!)

Both the doorstop (£12) and notebook cover (8.99) are available now from my Etsy shop.

And that's it from me for this week! What have you been up to? I'm off over to Handmade Monday to find out :) x