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Illustrating Life

10 Apr

Introducing … Pikaland

I  have added a few new blogs and websites to my blogroll recently, and just thought I would properly introduce you to one of them – Pikaland.

This blog is all about illustration and art, but it features so much more than just pen and pencil illustrations.  They find and champion examples of any and every type of illustration you can think of – and more.  Previously I have seen work large and small, from illustrators who use paper folding, watercolours, wood carving, computer programmes or textiles to create their work.

There will probably be styles that you love and styles that you don’t, but if you are ever struggling for visual inspiration, try a look here

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I’ve been featured …

2 Apr

… by the Inspired Celebration blog

I was very pleased to have one of my greetings cards featured on the Inspired Celebration blog recently, as they also believe in the ethos of handmade, and supporting independent UK designer makers.
Whether you are organising an event yourself and are looking for ‘that’ special touch to add to your celebration, or if you are attending a Wedding or party as a guest and are looking for a unique gift – Inspired Celebrations will often have beautiful suggestions for you.

So if you like the idea of including handmade designs within your celebration but don’t know where to start, try taking a look at their blog.

19 days to Christmas

6 Dec

Finding Handmade Gifts for Christmas

If you are rushing round for last minute inspiration, you could check out these blogs:

All items are handmade in the UK by independent designer/makers, and are for sale in each designers shop on Folksy.  Don’t forget, I will also be posting handmade gift ideas every day on my Christmas Countdown, plus I have my own Original Minnie online Folksy shop .

Happy browsing!


Last POSTAGE dates for Christmas

Once you’ve found a great gift, you need to make sure it will get there in time for Christmas Day, especially if you are sending cards/gifts abroad.  If you live in the UK, you could check out the Royal Mail website for their official information.


Original Minnie Last Postage Order dates for Christmas 2010

Original Minnie © Last Order dates for Christmas 2010

 

Last ORDER dates for Christmas

If you would like to order any cards or gifts from the Original Minnie Folksy SHOP in time for Christmas, the last dates for you to order and pay by are:

  • posting to UK & Channel Islands: 12 noon on Tuesday 21st December 2010
  • posting to Europe: 12 noon on Monday 13th December 2010 (that’s only a week away!)

Any orders made or paid for after these times may not arrive in time for Christmas Day.

(PLEASE NOTE: Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other websites).


A New Look

24 Aug

You may have noticed the new look for this blog – I thought it was time for a revamp.  Its not perfect yet, so bear with me whilst its being ‘tweaked’.

I’m planning on changing/improving the website soon as well!

Let me know what you think to the new look …


I love illustration

21 Jul

AMELIA’S MAGAZINE

Talking of illustration, I stumbled across this blog a while ago, and for anyone who is interested in an eclectic mix of music, fashion, art, and the environment, it is a must – posts are accentuated by illustrations from a range of artists and illustrators.  Take a look at Amelia’s Magazine.


Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other websites.


I’ve been Folksy Friday featured!

21 Jun

ON THE FOLKSY BLOG

Original Minnie Ahoy There range Seaside Necklace

© Original Minnie Ahoy There range Seaside Necklace

How exciting – I’ve been featured for the first time on a Folksy Friday!

For those of you who don’t know, Folksy Friday’s are blogs that Folksy peeps post on Fridays (hence the name!), showcasing handcrafted items found on Folksy, with a theme of their choice.

I’ve been featured on the Folksy blog FF, with summer themed items chosen by this weeks special guest – Stars and Scars.  Thanks for including my “Oh I do like to be beside…” necklace in your Summer Lovin’ collection!


Many Folksy shop owners post Folksy Fridays every week – have a look on the Folksy Forums each week to find more…