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Welcome…

11 Apr

I design and create Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery, Greetings Cards, Jewellery and Accessories in Lincolnshire, UK.


Wedding Stationery Designs

To view a selection of my Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery please click on the Wedding Stationery tab above or take a look at my Facebook photos page.

Greetings Cards

To view a selection of Greetings Cards designed and handmade by me, please click on the Cards tab above or take a look at my online Folksy shop.

Jewellery

To view a selection of my handmade button Jewellery please click on the Jewellery tab above or take a look at my online Folksy shop.


If you have any questions, commissions or queries, please get in touch.  info{at}originalminnie{dot}com


Don’t forget Mothers Day

29 Mar

Mothering Sunday is less than a week away now, so if you’re still struggling to find gifts or cards why not try Buying Handmade and looking online at Folksy where you can find handmade quality items from independent UK designer makers (some of which will post orders worldwide).

The official Folksy blog lists lots of ideas for quality handmade Mothering Sunday gifts.

Original Minnie © Handstamped With Love Notepad made from recycled card

Original Minnie © Handstamped With Love Notepad made from recycled card

I also have some greetings cards and notepads made from recycled card available in my Original Minnie Folksy shop.  They are all hand stamped by me, so if you would like a specific name or phrase, just let me know.

Original Minnie © Handmade pink bead and button earrings made with sterling silver hooks

Original Minnie © Handmade pink Bead and Button Earrings made with sterling silver hooks

I also have jewellery available, all of which is sent to you in a gift presentation box made from eco-friendly recycled card.

Original Minnie © Last Postage dates for Mothering Sunday 2011

Original Minnie © Last Postage dates for Mothering Sunday 2011

…and don’t forget my recommended last order date for Mothers Day items from my Folksy shop is 12noon GMT this Wednesday (30th March 2011).   Any questions, please email me on the address at the top of this page or click on the ‘Ask the seller a question’ link on my Folksy shop profile.

(Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other website content/links).

New Baby Card Design

10 Jan
Original Minnie © Baby Boy card with button

Original Minnie © Baby Boy card with button

I created this design specially for a friend, but I thought it was so nice, I would add it to my range of greetings cards.  What do you think?

You can find this card, and many others in my Folksy shop.

11 days to Christmas

14 Dec

Grab a bargain!

It’s getting really close now, and as there is only a week until the final UK post dates for Christmas, I have reduced the price of my 2010 Christmas Cards.

 

Original Minnie Hand finished With Love Christmas holly card with button

Original Minnie © With Love Christmas holly card 2010

Original Minnie Hand finished Very Berry Christmas Card with button

Original Minnie © Very Berry Christmas Card 2010

Original Minnie Hand finished Seasons Greetings Christmas card with button

Original Minnie © Seasons Greetings Christmas card 2010

Original Minnie Hand finished Season's Greetings Christmas card with button

Original Minnie © Season's Greetings Christmas card 2010

Original Minnie Hand finished Have a Berry Merry Christmas card with button

© Original Minnie Have a Berry Merry Christmas card 2010

Original-Minnie-Christmas-Card-trio

Original Minnie © Handmade Christmas Card trio with button holly berry

You can now buy single cards for just £1.25 or multi-buy 3 for £3.25!

You can mix and match designs if you would like – just message me and I can let you know what I have left available.

Take a look at my Folksy SHOP here.



18 days to Christmas

7 Dec

We are getting closer every day, so if you haven’t got all your Christmas Cards written yet, today might be the day to sort the last ones.  If you are buying handmade presents this year, there’s no need to stop with that – you can find loads of lovely handmade cards on Folksy.com, all made in the UK by independent designers.

I have my own new designs for 2010 for sale in my Original Minnie Folksy SHOP.


Each design features pretty varigated holly photos taken by me, printed, cut, and then finished with a juicy red berry button.

Every card comes with an envelope made from recycled paper, and packaged in an eco-friendly ‘compostable’ clear bag made from corn starch, NOT plastic!

Handmade for £1.50 each, or buy in bulk and save money with 3 cards for £4.  If you would like to mix and match designs just message me and I can sort it for you!


What did you do last Summer?

11 Nov

Well, there has been a bit of a gap in blogging over the last few months, so its time to start up again, and (very) briefly explain what I’ve been doing…

During the Spring and Summer I was designing a range of Wedding Stationery, taking photos of beautiful flowers (lots of roses!), doing computer bits, printing, cutting, stamping, glueing buttons, tieing ribbons, making samples, and much more…

I still need to get some lovely photos together of some of the creations, but here is a little taster of the Menu to get started.

© Original Minnie Wedding Stationery menu© Original Minnie Wedding Stationery Menu

Mothers Day

11 Mar

IS ON ITS WAY

So, I’m just realising that Mothering Sunday is this weekend, not next! Doh.

I’ve recently finished some Mother goodies, including a new range of recycled notepads which could make a lovely gift.  Recycled tags are attached and hand-stamped with various messages, and hand-punched with either a heart or star motif.

I also have a new range of Mother/Mum/Mummy cards, which are blank inside so could be used all year round for birthdays, thank yous, invites, etc.

For other designs, check out my Folksy SHOP.


I’ve been sewing and stamping

10 Mar

NEW CREATIONS

Getting ready for the double event weekend thats just gone, I was manically sewing new ‘felt bib’ necklaces – using reclaimed felt for their backings, and vintage/reclaimed buttons to embelish, finished with co-ordinating new ribbon. They are a new experiment for me – what do you think?


Grey felt bib necklace © Original Minnie

Grey felt bib necklace © Original Minnie

Pink felt bib necklace © Original Minnie

Pink felt bib necklace © Original Minnie


I also want to expand my stationery range, so have sourced some simple, cute little notepads (made from recycled paper/card of course) which I’ve then embellished with tags (also recycled), and then hand stamped little messages onto them.  Simple but effective.

I’m also developing a ‘basic’ range of cards which are simpler to make and don’t have inserts (unlike my other cards), so will be that bit more affordable – I will update my Folksy shop, so keep checking to see the new designs…


Original Minnie 'HOPE' Notepad

'HOPE' Notepad © Original Minnie



Ahoy There!

21 Jul

UPDATED AT LAST!

After hours of fighting with the camera and computer, I’ve finally finished updating the Original Minnie Folksy shop with some of the new designs I’ve been creating over the past few weeks!  The photos are still not great unfortunately, but heres hoping I will sort the technology out in the future…

Firstly, I’ve added a couple of Wedding Cards – it was fun to do some new card designs, and to spend some extra time on each one.  I even got the sewing machine out (inspired by the lessons I’ve been attending), and have incorporated some stitching into the card.   Note to self – metallic thread is more difficult to work with!

Card Wedding Lilac

Wedding Card Lilac © Original Minnie

Secondly, and for something quite different – here is a selection of some of the new ‘Ahoy There’ jewellery range – a fun take on this summers trend for all things nautical…

Ahoy There Seaside Necklace Green

Ahoy There Seaside Necklace green © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Necklace blue & yellow

Ahoy There Necklace blue & yellow © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Brooch anchor button

Ahoy There Brooch anchor button © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Bracelet blue fish

Ahoy There Bracelet blue fish © Original Minnie

And finally, here are a few piccies from the ‘Tribal Ribbons‘ and ‘Tribal Knots‘ ranges – made with this summers other trend in mind – for ‘tribal’ style accessories.

Tribal Knots Necklace pink

Tribal Knots Necklace pink © Original Minnie

Tribal Ribbons Necklace brown ribbon

Tribal Ribbons Necklace brown ribbon © Original Minnie

Its quite a ‘loose’ subject description, and in a change with tradition (as with the ‘Ahoy There‘ range), the pieces I’ve made have mostly NOT used buttons…!  I have however kept with Original Minnie tradition by using a combination of new materials, with reclaimed pieces – by dismantling and reusing beads/stones/pendants from other jewellery, accessories, and clothing to create new, more interesting pieces.  It is more eco – friendly after all!

For more Original Minnie jewellery and cards, have a look at the Original Minnie Folksy Shop (opens a new window), or if you have any questions, please get in touch.

Goodies Galore- for free and for charity

7 Jul

I’VE BEEN BLOGGED 2


I love the concept of Goodie Bags – the earliest birds through the door can get a bag bulging with freebies – contact details, and little samples of handmade goodies!

So, when I heard that the “Makey Do” event in Sandwich was giving out Goodie Bags, I had to package up some freebie Greetings Cards, and send them off!  I’m pleased to say that they arrived in one piece (phew), and are already bagged up with all the many other lovely Goodies they have received.  You can have a look at how busy they have been packing on their blog (opens a new window).


I hope the weather is good on Saturday (11th July 2009) for the “Makey Do“, and I hope its great in Norwich too as I am going to be at Clutter City the same day!  So if you are nearby, why not come along – we are going to have a Charity Tombola – you can have the chance of winning a lovely handmade item donated by each of us stallholders, with the profits going to a local Charity – bonus!

In fact I’d better go, and choose and wrap my donation now – ready for Saturday!

For more information about Clutter City see below OR the offical Clutter City website (opens a new window).


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