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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.



Focus on Designer Makers – Design Circus

26 Apr

TREASURE TROVE IN NOTTINGHAM

Just thought I would share this little ‘secret’ with you…

Design Circus finds

Design Circus finds

Way back, before Christmas I found this lovely Pop-Up-Shop in West Bridgford (Nottingham), filled with handmade gifts, accessories, cards, bags and trinkets, and decided to treat myself to some goodies including this yummy cupcake keyring (which I’m still using today to adorn my keys) made by Molly’s Mum, and these sew cute little badges made by Lily Be Funky.

The only sad news was that it was a Pop-Up-Shop, due to close after Christmas, but I’ve just found out that its still open!  Run by the makers that stock it, the shop is now a permanent fixture.  Why not pop along if you’re nearby… or check out their new blog.

Support handmade, and UK makers!


Folksy Shop Updated

16 Apr

NEW STATIONERY PRODUCTS


Just a little post to let you know I’ve uploaded some of my new recycled stationery onto my Folksy SHOP, including …

Some of the new Basic range of Cards (basic because they don’t have inserts or buttons attached, and are a bargain £1.50 each).  They are still made using quality recycled card and recycled envelopes, and have hand stamped messages onto the front.


I’ve also uploaded some of the new Recycled Notepads, with hand stamped messages of ‘HOPE‘ and ‘dont forget‘, so you can always remember that shopping list, or song lyric in the future with these lovely little pads.


If you have any wording or messages you would like putting onto a card or notepad, please get in touch and I will see what I can do!


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



Happy New Year!

4 Jan

Here’s to 2010…

Happy New Year 2010

Just a quick type to wish you all a very happy New Year for 2010!

It will be interesting to see what will happen, what creations are made, and where 2010 takes Original Minnie…  I am in the process of researching fairs and dates at the moment, so am looking forward to a new year of events and new year of designs!  Keep checking here for updates of new events as they are confirmed…

Merry_Berry_Xmas_Card_2009

©  Selection from the Original Minnie 2009 Christmas card range, created this winter using the new ‘swing tag’ design.

I also wanted to say a (belated) Merry Christmas, and hopes of happy festivities all round.

And finally, a big Thanks for everyone’s support from 2009, and here’s to the future!

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).