[Handmade Gifts]: Elliott & Nora

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

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Labour of Love: Letterpress prints (limited edition)

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So here they are all framed – my labour of love in print!! :D  I must say, after photographing these for this post, I feel even more chuffed for accomplishing such a challenging piece in just three hours! Give me a challenge any day!! :) Baby Blue and Baby Pink ink on both off-white (above) and grey (below) card stock. Which one would you go for? Hard for me to say….I think I like them on both :P xx

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[D.I.Y. Gifts] Made-to-order lavender scented baby cushions

DSC_3039b-WEBHere’s another addition to my ‘made-to-order’ collection of hand-sewn lavender-scented cushions for the little ‘uns (in blues and pinks) which I will be listing on my soon-to-open Etsy shop. I was hoping to have had the shop opened by now but my day jobs have taken over a bit in these last couple of week so I will obviously keep you posted on that. If in the meantime, if any of you are interested in placing an order, just get in touch on here, Facebook or email! Anyway, more cushions etc in the making so watch this space! :) xx DSC_3033-WEB DSC_3038-WEB DSC_3030-WEB

[D.I.Y. Gifts] Personalised / Made-to-order cushions for little’uns

I’ve been busy practicing my sewing skills during my spare time especially since the last little lavender cushion was received quite well. And despite my hesitance, I’ve been encouraged more and more to actually start selling them.  So before I do, I’ve been playing around with designs, styles, materials, sizes, etc to get a good feel for what i’d like to sell and in turn knowing what design templates to create in the spare time I have….not to mention sharpen up my sewing skills even further! So here are two that I made and there’s two more on the way!! Seeing as I LOVE typography and now sewing, I’ve been trying to collaborate the two into the designs – keeping them simple but bespoke. I designed the type using various design softwares and then use that as a template to cut out the appliqués which I then hand-sew onto the fabric panels that make the cushion. (FYI – all the fabric used here are premium 100% Cotton) When the panels are machine stitched together, they are stuffed with polyester filling  (I can add lavender if requested) and finally hand-sew them shut. So then – what do you think folks? Is it a “yae or nae”? Would you buy these for your little ones? :) Or they can be used for Baby Showers too? I’m pretty pleased with them but I would love to hear what you think of these too (I have a couple more to show by this weekend) and always welcome any tips if you have any! Thanks!! x  BLOG_STRIP CUSHIONS3 WEBBLOG_STRIP CUSHIONS WEB BLOG_STRIP CUSHIONS2 WEB

[Personalised Gifts] Lavender Cushion for a sweet baby boy!

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I made this cute little lavender-scented cushion for another dear friend of mine who had a baby boy in February. I still have the elephant bug so maintained that motif from babygrows to cushions with an extra bit of detail! As you saw on from my IG photos (@sammidodgers) on FB and Twitter, I have been busy with a few elephant-themed projects. The patterns were all hand-drawn and hand cut, and apart from the actual cushion where I used the machine to put together the two square pieces, I hand-sewed the rest! What you cannot see here is the back piece is the same polka-dot blue fabric used for the elephant. Materials are all organic 100% cotton and about 18-20cm in width and height. I do hope you like what you see!! If you fancy one of these lavender cushions for your little bubba or as a present for someone else’s munchkin then let me know as they can be made to order and personalised to your requirements! Well….you know where to find me!! :D  xxBLOG_STRIP babyboy_jakob WEB(ps. If you like the look of that plush critter sitting next to my cushion, it’s by a talented friend of ours ‘Handmade by Maeve‘)