Tag Archives: gifts

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.

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1 day to Christmas

24 Dec

Hopefully by now you have found, bought, or made all your presents, and have them all wrapped up – ready for the best part – giving!

BEST WISHES FOR A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Original Minnie Hand finished Merry Christmas card with holly berry button

Merry Christmas from © Original Minnie


3 days to Christmas

22 Dec

Alternative wrapping

Following on from yesterday’s Countdown to Christmas of 4 days to Christmas, I thought I would let you know about an alternative method of wrapping presents – furoshiki.  Furoshiki originates from Japan, and uses beautiful neck scarfs and knots to wrap a gift, instead of using paper, boxes, bags, and sticky tape.

I first came across the concept of furoshiki at a Lush shop (national chain of handmade cosmetics shops).

But after a browse on Folksy, I have found myfuroshiki‘s shop where they print and make some of their own fabrics for furoshiki wrapping and giving.

Myfuroshiki Purple reindeer wrap scarf

Photo from Myfuroshiki Folksy shop - Purple Reindeer Wrap

One of the best things about furoshiki is that you are giving two presents instead of just one, as the wrap can be used afterwards too as a little scarf, or used as a bag tie, or wall hanging… very eco friendly.

You can find out more about Myfuroshiki and ideas on how to use furoshiki by having a peek at their blog.


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4 days to Christmas

21 Dec

How cool is this?

You will perhaps have already wrapped all your presents for Christmas this year, but throughout 2011 when you are buying gifts, you may want to wrap it in something a bit different.

I think the wrapping paper from Rapping Paper definitely sticks in the mind.  The concept of UK independent designer Si Hill, this paper is especially great for music lovers!


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10 days to Christmas

15 Dec

How gorgeous do these look?  But stop, you can’t eat them – amazingly they are actually sweetie soaps, and cupcake bath bombs!

Buy Handmade for Christmas 2010 - Sweet soaps by Bits N Bobs

Buy Handmade for Christmas 2010 - Sweet soaps by Bits N Bobs

 

Handmade by Bits N Bobs, even though you can’t eat them they are still suitable for Veggies, and the soaps are Vegan friendly too, as they don’t contain any animal products.

Great little stocking fillers – for young and old, just don’t let them take a bite!

 

For more stocking fillers handmade in the UK, take a look at Folksy.com.  (Even though everything available on Folksy is handmade in the UK, many shops sell worldwide so don’t miss out!)


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14 days to Christmas

11 Dec

I have been busy making some specially commissioned necklaces recently, but I still have various syles left in the SHOP here.

 

Take a look and let me know if there are any designs you would like making again in different colours or lengths.

15 days to Christmas

10 Dec

How cute and festive are these?  Some more handmade gifts I found at Belton House Christmas Market last month, made by Heart and Country.

 

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Decorations by Heart and Country

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Decorations by Heart and Country

Their new website is due to be up and running any day now, so if you are quick you may be able to order in time for Christmas…

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