Friday, 13 February 2015

Cards, Bridesmaid Keepsakes and Bedroom Bunting




I would describe myself as an optimist, yet sometimes i seem to forget that amongst the craziness of life. Its so easy to do isn't it, one minute all is right with the world, the next minute you've broken the washing machine by accidentally washing a full large box of matches in it (yes, i did that this week) and suddenly everything seems rather overwhelming and destined for disaster... lucky then that i was listing this card featuring one of the most reassuring lyrics of all time from Bob Marley's Three Little birds - the timely reminder of my familiar philosophical buoyancy soon put smile back on my face! :)

When i was designing the card i couldn't decide whether to keep the background plain (as above), or to add a sunrise background (the rising sun is mentioned in the song), so i went with both. Here's the sunrise one.


You can just select your preference from the drop down menu in my Print and Paper shop on Etsy.

I also added another card this week featuring one of my favourite quotes, this time about friendship.


The photograph is of a beautiful pink cosmos flower i snapped last summer and i'm really pleased with the way it compliments the wording.




Both cards are priced £2.20 and are available on my website or on Etsy. The vigilant among you will notice that i have finally made the decision to put up the price of my cards... I was so reluctant to but the printing costs have gone up so i have little choice but to pass on the extra expense and i actually feel a lot better now i've done it.

p.s. I haven't finished adjusting all my listings yet so if you want to grab yourself a bargain, now is the time! :)



Personalised Bridesmaid And Flower Girl Keepsakes

I also listed these custom bridesmaid/flower girl keepsakes this week.


They are priced £9 each including a gift box.


I'm more than happy to adapt the colour to suit a wedding theme, or to create something similar for maid of honour/best man/page boy - just contact me via my website or Etsy shop to discuss your requirements!



Nesting Birds Bedroom Bunting


Last but not least, i've listed this pretty bunting, featuring my nesting birds design on printed on organic sateen fabric. 


It starts at £9 for a six flag length and is available from my website and Etsy shop.

And that's all from me, i've been busier than i thought! I'm looking forward to finding out what the lovely folk over at Planet Penny's Happy Friday and Lucy Blossom's Handmade Monday have been up to now :) See you there! x

40 comments:

  1. I love the cards (even with the price increase they're still a) cheaper and b) much nicer than at W H Smiths!) and the birdie bunting - so cheerful. Have a happy, optimistic weekend. x

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    1. Aww thank you, that's very kind of you to say, i feel reassured! :)

      You too! x

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  2. Love the first card! Sometimes we need to see the words to realise it is true! Sorry to hear about the demise of the washing machine, hope it's fixed soon! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! That's very true.

      I hope so too!! x

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  3. Cute fabric for the bunting :)

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  4. You've had a bird themed week! The cards are lovely, I particularly like the Bob Marley-inspired one. So optimistic! xx

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    1. Hehe, yes i suppose i have!

      Thank you xx

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  5. Oh I love the sunrise background on the card. I think it looks wonderful.
    I hope your washing machine is fixed and you have no more disasters, so annoying when you know you could have avoided it. I've flooded our kitchen by leaving the tap running, thinking I was being organized by multi-tasking. All I did was give myself a mess to clear up. The bridesmaids hearts look really pretty and a unique gift.
    Have a great week.
    Ali xx

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    1. Thank you Ali :)

      Haha i hope so too! My other half says he knows what to do to fix it so fingers crossed :) Oh no, floods are not fun to clear up :/ I've had a few of those too!

      Thank you, you too! xx

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  6. Those words from Bob are perfect for Happy Friday aren't they? I love you bird fabric, so pretty. Thanks for joining in with Happy Friday once again! x

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  7. I love the sentiment of the first card and the little birdies on it are cute. I like the sunrise background but it's great idea that there is a choice.
    The little wedding hearts are lovely, a nice keepsake for a special day.

    Jan x

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  8. Popping over from Planet Penny. Lovely work! I love the little bluebird bunting - looks great :)

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  9. A lot of wonderful makes this week, love the bunting something about birds

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  10. They are really lovely, I think my favourites are the bridesmaid/flower girl keepsakes, such a nice way to remember the day.

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  11. Love the words on your first card and in particular the sunrise background. It seems to add even more poignancy to the words. The blue and white bunting looks so clean and fresh :)

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    1. Thank you, that's v useful feedback :) i'm glad you like it! x

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  12. You have been busy! I love the addition of the sunrise on your card and the bunting looks fabulous! Xx

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  13. I love the bunting, particularly the colour choices:) Hope the other half is successful at fixing the washing machine:)

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    1. Thank you! He does seem to have had some success, thank you! :)

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  14. I love that song. We sing it at my school, and it is hard not to find a tear welling up. I really like the birdie bunting too.

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    1. Aww, it is such a lovely song isn't it :) Thank you! x

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  15. Love the cards but my favourite has to be the bunting. Absolutely gorgeous. Let me know if you ever do any poppies bunting xx

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    1. Thank you very much Poppy :) Will do! x

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  16. Sorry to hear about the washing machine, but loving the cards! I also forgot to say how cute River looked in last week's post x

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    1. Thank you! Aww that's sweet of you to say :) thank you xx

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  17. So many lovely things this week - I don't know where to start !!!

    There are times when I wish I could be more optimistic so a card like that would be so useful. I love the flower quote. It really does sum up friendship.

    I love the bridesmaid hearts. It's a lovely way of saying thanks. The birdie buntings is cute. I love fringes xx

    PS Hope your washer is feeling better soon.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really glad you like this week's makes :)

      Thank you! x

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  18. Your bunting is absolutely beautiful. I love the way you've edged it. I also love your bridesmaid keepsakes - it's really difficult to choose a good bridesmaid present, so these are a great idea. x

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    1. Thank you very much :) i'm glad you like them! x

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  19. love that fabric bunting! those hearts are cute too :)

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  20. The bridesmaid's keepsakes are perfect - more unusual than jewellery. I love your bunting fabric, very summery and fresh.

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x