Its been an exciting week for Free Spirit Designs as i had a special request from the BBC for some of my hand painted ceramic 'Star Baker' stars to give out to some very cute little bakers in Children In Need night - it was super exciting to see my handiwork on the tele! I also got some lovely feedback from the researcher who ordered them so i'm chuffed with that :)
You might be interested to know that she found the stars via a blog post i'd written about them rather than from any of my shop listings - it just goes to show, you never know who might be reading your blog!
Back to all things Christmassy and the rustic vibe continues... as always, i look forward to hearing what you think of this week's makes!
Rustic Christmas Wine Bottle Gift Bag
When it comes in a lovely handmade gift bag! Well, that's the theory anyway :)
The bag is decorated with an applique hessian 'Be Merry' banner, with one of the snowflake fabrics from my Winter Wonderland collection as a background.
It comes with a lovely handmade tag too, with the snowflake fabric on the front, a layer of hessian in the centre, and a brown paper writing surface on the back.
Be Merry Rustic Christmas Banner
Still on the 'Be Merry' theme, i've made this cheery banner too.
It would be perfect for hanging on a mantle piece, beam or book shelf, anywhere you want to create a warm Christmas spirit :)
I'm particularly pleased with the Christmas puddings, i love the different textures of the fabric, especially the faux suede that makes up the pudding bit which has a nice rich shine to it, perfect for a Christmas pudding!
I'd quite like to make some more things featuring these little puddings if i find the time, any bright ideas of what they would work well on?
That's it from me for another week, lots of Christmas orders coming in now so i'm off to work on some of them - not before i take a trip to Handmade Harbour to find out what everyone else has been up to though! See you there! x