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
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
I’ve been playing around with more templates and fabric for my plush little elephants – I don’t know what it is I love about these gentle giants!! :) Anyway, let me introduce you to Nora…..who will be joining my collection of personalised baby gifts. She’s a big lassy; 13cm in height and 14cm in width. A little on the shy side at first but once you get to know her she’s got one hell of a personality! ;) Every inch of her is put together by hand which makes her one special lady! ;) Oh and I nearly forgot to add……it’s smells of lavender too!! More to come in this collection so do stay tuned……. xx
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 xx(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‘)
Here’s a peek into these little personalised fabric soft toy-keepsakes I made for a couple of new tots that arrived last month – these were sent out along side the baby grows I had made (see my previous posts) as an extra touch of handmade love ;) Sticking to the elephant theme (I used the same template from the baby grows) I hand-sewed these out of 100% cotton fabric with lots of love and added a bit of lavender into the stuffing. What you don’t see here unfortunately, is that I added ribbon ties to the top affixed with a bow and button so that they could be hung on the door handle or wall hook. I have had a few orders since these so will be making them in my spare time over the next couple of months with various fabric but in pastel blues and pinks – will keep you posted on that later. Let me know what you think……and you know where to find me if you want any made for you! xxx