Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Introducing Baby Violet!

Apologies my blog posts have been so sparce of 2nd baby the beautiful Violet Florence made her arrival earlier this month (2 weeks early which was lovely of her!) so as you can imagine things have been a bit hectic since! Will try to be back blogging soon..but for now here is a quick photo, at one day old..

Friday, 13 August 2010

Folksy Friday - The 'hungry hippo' is having a 'whale of a time!'..

I'm 36 weeks pregnant now and onto the home straight...and am subsequently feeling the size of a house - whale like to be precise!! So today's folksy Friday is my vision in the mirror, (and when I bend down..or try and put my shoes on..etc etc - you get the idea) and are my favourite whale and hippo items!

Hippo Card by Top Cats Corner
Sock Toy Funky Hippo by Two by Two
Green Hippo Car Seat Cover by Kryshees
Medium Tweed Whale by Stuffed Nonsense
Barnacle the Whale by Lizzibeths Felties
Little Whale Sterling silver ring by Nuada Accessories
Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

'Ding dong the bells are going to chime!!'

Sorry I haven't blogged for an eternity...HeartBox has been super busy (thank you everyone!!) and this combined with an 8 month baby bump slowing me down, and a very-nearly 2 year old to look after has meant their just aren't enough hours in the day at the moment, i didn't even manage my ususal Folksy friday last week! Excuses aside - i'm so happy with the fabulous UK handmade wedding gift guide which has been created and released today..there are some fantastic items on there so if you are heading to any weddings soon and looking for unique and beautiful gift take a look! Here are a few of my favourites, which are all available to buy direct through the uk handmade online shop..

Paper Shakespearean Garland of Hearts by Bookity £21.50

Fingerprint Cufflinks by Romily Norman £63.50
Wedding Hanging by skybluesea £200And of course my fabulous petals HeartBox!..

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Folksy Friday - Pretty in Pink..(and green!)

Following on from my Nursery post earlier in the week, this weeks Folksy Friday are my top picks of the prettiest items in pale pinks and greens, and my favourite colour combination for a little girls room!

I love this Small Green and pink cotton Bunting from Felt Fancies..its just too pretty!And who wouldn't love this gorgeous babycord and velvet pig by Dottie Doodle!Gorgeous Pink and Green Baby Cube by TopCat's CornerStunning Baby Hat and Booties by Sweetpea Family
I just love this colouring bag with pad from Victoria Blackshaw Bespoke Crafts..I have my eye on one for my nieces birthday in November!
And this cute Heart Notebook from Jessicas Jotters would make the perfect accompaniment!
Happy Folksy Friday!!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Sugar and Spice..

I'm expecting baby number two in September, and being the most impatient person in the world we found our we're expecting a girl at our 20 week scan (oh how I admire those that can wait 9 months for the suprise..I wish I had that willpower!) so after 2 years of all things blue I have finally allowed myself a little girly indulgence!

Although lovely, baby bedding is ridiculoulsy expensive (how can an adults king size duvet cover or throw be half the price of a teeny tiny baby one?!) so I have made a cute bumper and some drapes for our lovely white crib, which also meant I could pick the colours I favourites, pink, cream and green. The fabric I've used is from Laura Ashley, and called Emse (which I picked up half a metre of in the sale.
.) and I've teemed it with some green and pink polka dot fabrics from my local fabric shop. In total it cost me under £10 to make, and I'm very pleased with the pretty result!

Esme fabric from Laura Ashley

My sewing skills don't quite stetch to grobags - so I have also ordered this beautiful sleeping bag from izziwotnot, brand new for a bargain £10 on ebay..its so pretty!

Lastly, for this weeks Folksy Friday I'm going to be scouring Folksy for some cute co-ordinating toys and accessories..after last weeks car theme it will be good to regain some balance! Watch this space..

Friday, 23 July 2010

Folksy Friday - Brum Brum!!

It is my sons 2nd birthday a month today, and like most boys his age he is completly obsessed with cars! So todays Folksy Friday has a four wheeled theme, (which also gives me a good excuse to browse for ideal presents for him in the meantime..) Fasten your seatbelts!!

Personalised 'Mini Motor' Card by Jim Jam Sandwich

Large Colourful Car Canvas by Hand Made Heart

Little Car Keyring by Little Miss Crafty

Car shoes by with love and kisses

Thursday, 22 July 2010

UK Handmade..

Yesterday was an excellent day as was thrilled to receive an email to say I have been accepted to feature in the UK Handmade Wedding gift guide..they have chosen my Large Petals Wedding Keepsake Heartbox. Will blog when it has been created..and I can't wait to see all the other lovely items featured too!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Elephants on Parade - Part Two!

Following on from my folksy friday post last week, and much hard work over the weekend (including many new anniversary designs, but thats another thread entirely..!) I finally have some Elephant designs of my own finished. At present they are all hand cut paper designs, but I intend to expand this range to use handmade felt, and machine appliqued fabric designs sewn onto card, but being busy with orders means this will have to wait a while! (Not that I'm complaining..bless you ebay..)

Heart Door Hangers on Folksy £6.50 each

Friday, 16 July 2010

Folksy friday - Elephants on parade!!

Earlier in the week I received a commission for an elephant design keepsake box. I was so pleased with the outcome I have been inspired to create a new range of elephant designs which I'll work on this week. But for now I've been checking out all the other elephan-tastic designs which can be found on Folksy!!

I want this cute crochet elephant by RosiePlumpton for my little boy!

The perfect gift for a new arrival in this washbag by Claire Hurd Design

Polka dots meet an elephant - perfect! Card by LoveMaisy

Gorgeous purse by the aptly named Elephant Tree

Love this Elephant tee by Licorice

Cute Elephant cushion by BlueBerryPark

Happy Shopping!!