A recent commissioned piece for the lovely Reema who wanted a little something special for her niece. We decided on this bunny motif for the baby grow (Reema’s nickname is ‘bunny’) and with the words “Bunny Loves You” which I thought was incredibly adorable.
The motif is made up of several pieves to make the appliqué which I then hand-stitched onto the baby grow. I really grew fond of this piece as it was something different from the elephant motifs I’ve done in the past. I’m actually quite tempted to make an adult size of this……..the bunny motif, not the babygrow!! :P Anyway, if you are looking to get something similar done, then just drop me a line via the Contacts Page. xxx
Morning folks! I’m so happy it’s the weekend after a long busy week but that being said it has been eventful in a really good way with plenty of things to keep well and truly occupied. One of the things I had on my list of ‘things to do’ was to make this personalised baby grow – an order which I got through my Etsy store. Last year was so huge busy production time for me on the baby products with 13 family and friends I knew of that had kiddies, followed by a few extra commissioned work. This year is a sharp contrast (more weddings than babies!) so I must admit, I was pretty pleased to get my first ‘new baby’ order for this year. I was asked to make my elephant motif baby grows but instead of the name and date of the little ‘un as previously done before, the request was to add the words ‘I love my big sister, Freya‘ which I thought was super cute, don’t you think? Well, the overall design is really simple but works well as a keepsake item. So if you know anyone who would like one of these made for them, just drop me a line via my ‘getting in touch‘ page.
Oh, I guess I better mention it now while we’re on the subject of handmade and personalised goodies……I’ve bought myself some screen printing equipment with views to branching out more designs in that area. I’m really keen on taking my love for typology, illustrations, textiles and printing to another level…….so this means, I should hopefully have a growing range of goodies like personalised t-shirts, cushions, accessories, paper goods etc, albeit still limited edition as it wont be mass-produced! Fingers crossed, it all pans out well!! Anyway, I’ll keep you posted later on how I get on. Hope you like this in the meantime. Have a fabulous weekend!!! ;) xx
This was a little something I had made for my best friend’s little by who turned 5 back in August but never got round to sharing it on here. I had bought a plain cotton navy-coloured polo shirt and hand-sewed on the applique (the no. 5) that I had cut out of some left over bright pink organic cotton fabric. I also used a bit of pink fabric paint to give that graffiti effect around the applique. Added a MOLU label made of the same fabric….et voila! A simple but effective little keepsake gift for a little one x
And here’s another one I made, that will be available on my Etsy shop later today. This piece is bigger than the one in my last post, measuring 30 x 40 cm. White card stock is used for the cutout piece which is mounted on recycled brown card – a more neutral and organic look. Again, this can be done in different colours (for both the cut-out piece and the backing board) so if you fancy something custom-made for whatever the occasion, simply drop me a line via my ‘contact page‘.
It’s been long-awaited and I cant believe this day has come (!!!) but I am pleased to announce that my shop doors (albeit virtually) are officially open! You will find a range of bespoke handmade goodies (all made to order) from wall art to cushions to baby accessories whether it’s for the home or for a special occasion. Please do stop by and have a wee look – you can click here or the ‘Etsy’ tab on my sidebar to the right of this post to take you directly to the shop! I will still be available for commissioned pieces and custom orders so just drop me a line and we can take it from there! Oh, and there’s plenty more handmade prettiness coming to the store as I’ll be listing them up as I go along, so do make sure you stay keep in the loop!!!
A massive ‘thank you’ goes out to my awesome husband, family and dear friends who have constantly stuck by me and all my creative antics (and having endured all my ramblings on wanting to set up a business) over the last two years. It is because of them and the amazing support from my readers/followers that I have finally taken the plunge to make this a reality. FYI – if this goes tits up, you are all to blame! JUST KIDDING!!! :) I seriously cannot be any more excited (and nervous!) about this and hope one small step to bigger and better things in life! My love and humble gratitude goes out to you all! xxx
Anyway, I sincerely hope you like what you see and if you have any feedback or comments then, as always, I’m all ears! In the meantime… happy browsing/shopping folks!! Oh and please, pleeaaasee do spread the word too!! Thank you!!! xx
So, I’ve been super busy prepping for the opening of my Etsy shop in whatever spare time I could find – making sure all my images were picked and edited accordingly, getting all the text right for my listings and giving the website a little spruce up (as you may already see) – all in time for the big announcement. I must say that I realised quickly that it takes time for these things if you want to get it done right (if you’re as OCD as me that is) but then seeing how my work evolves constantly (mostly driven by commissioned pieces and personal gifts to date) I also realised that the shop should grow to reflect that, where I’m not trying to have it stocked up with 101 listings for the sake of the opening! Not only is that physically not viable but makes no sense in the type of products I’m offering. So I’ll start off small and grow progressively over the next few months and years. Anyway, so when does it launch I hear you ask? One more sleep!! Yep – i’m launching it tomorrow so stay tuned for it. In the meantime, here are some of my work you’ll soon find in my shop to be made to order! Eeeek! :P xx
Here’s another little cushion I made a few weeks back and is now listed on my Etsy shop along my baby ‘BOY’ one which will be opening very soon! All the fabric used here are 100% premium cotton and the appliqué is designed, cut out and free-hand sewn using my trusted sewing machine. These cushions come laced with fresh lavender to give you or that special little someone that extra calming fragrance! Hope you like it! Now i’m off to bed! xx
Here are the new additions to my handmade ‘Elliott & Nora’ plush cushion range that come in various baby blue, baby pink and other neutral-coloured fabric! These adorable hephalumps will be listed on my Etsy shop with all the deets you need for your custom orders! If you need a plush elephant-shaped cushion before that, then simply drop me an email! Otherwise, hold yer ‘orses….they’ll be coming soon to Etsy! :) xx
It’s been a while since I made any elephant cushions and I couldn’t resist making this little guy to compliment the custom-made cushion I did for my friend (see my earlier post). I’ve even added a bit of lavender so that he smells divine! He will be available on Etsy soon (I’ll be doing two sizes, one at approx 20x20cm and another at 40x40cm in different fabric choices) so do stay tuuuuuuned!! xx