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Wedding Showcase Event

16 Mar

Sorry I’ve not posted here for a while – I have been busy posting info updates and photos over on my Original Minnie Facebook page in the meantime.

But just to update you here, I was exhibiting at a Wedding Showcase event at the weekend, so thought I would post a few photos.

© Original Minnie Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery = place card with ribbon

© Original Minnie Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery = place card with ribbon

Held at the Angel and Royal Hotel at Grantham in Lincolnshire.  An attractive old coach house, you can see glimpses of the building in some of my photos.

© Original Minnie Wedding and Occasion Stationery handmade button number

© Original Minnie Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery = vintage button table number handmade by Original Minnie

I displayed my table stationery in two of their rooms – one for smaller celebrations…

© Original Minnie Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery designed for table settings

© Original Minnie Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery = menus and table settings

… and a more grand room with exposed stone walls, for celebrations with a  larger number of guests.

© Original Minnie Wedding and Event Stationery = vintage button table number designed and handmade by Original Minnie

© Original Minnie Wedding and Event Stationery = vintage button table number, designed and made by Original Minnie

I also met some other friendly people, including Grantham based Cake specialists ‘Taffeta’, and florist ‘Suzie Davis’, whose arrangements can be seen in some of my photos.

© Original Minnie Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery = Groom place setting name card and menu

© Original Minnie Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery = Groom place setting with name card and menu

If you would like to see more images of my Wedding and Event Stationery, go to my Wedding Stationery page, or take a look at the photos on my Facebook page.

I will also be attending some more Wedding Events this year, so you can see my designs in ‘real life’.  Check my Events page for more info.

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


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2 days to Christmas

23 Dec

If all this talk of Buying Handmade for Christmas has inspired you, there are lots of places on the web now where you can purchase direct from the maker all year round for birthdays, anniversarys, thank yous, or just to treat yourself.  If you have a creative hand, you can even set up your own shop!

Handmade Pledge Badge from buyhandmade.org

Handmade Pledge Badge from buyhandmade.org

  • You know about Folksy already (all UK makers, some selling worldwide, in £ GB pounds)
  • there is also Etsy (worldwide makers, some selling worldwide, in $ US dollars)
  • and Zibbet (in $ US dollars)
  • and Misi (mostly UK sellers, some selling worldwide, in £ GB pounds)
  • and MyEhive (mostly UK sellers, in £ GB pounds, $ US dollars, and Euros)
  • and of course you can buy direct from the maker face to face at local Craft Markets and Fairs
  • and more…

If you have any recommendations of where to find quality handmade, please let us know and leave a comment…


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8 days to Christmas

17 Dec

Yum yum!

What is better than Chocolate? Answer: handmade quality chocolate.

What I found handmade at Belton House Xmas Market 2010 - Handmade Chocolates by Belgian Heaven Chocolate Co

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Handmade Chocolates by Belgian Heaven Chocolate Co

I found these handmade chocs by Belgian Heaven Chocolate Co. at the Belton House Christmas Market I attended last month, and couldn’t resist when I was offered a sample taster.  It was a great weekend at Belton, feeling very festive with live music, plus I found loads of handmade Christmas pressies to tick off the list.

Talking of Chocolate…

I must say if you are a chocolate fan, a trip to Hansen’s Chocolate House in the little village of Folkingham, Lincolnshire is a great visit!  With years of experience, they have the most stunning handcrafted chocolates, as well as a chocolate cafe (!), and you can even peek through a window into the handmade factory and see the artisans at work!

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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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17 days to Christmas

8 Dec

I told you that at the Belton House Christmas Market I attended last month, I was buying handmade Christmas gifts, as well as selling some.

Well, I thought I would show you a few of my favourites over the next few days…

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

 

I thought these printed textiles by The Colegrave Printworks were lovely, and they had cute printed tshirts and fabric bags too.  All the prints beginning as original illustrations.

At the moment they don’t have a website, but as soon as they do, I will add a link.

 

 

23 days to Christmas

2 Dec

Just a quick reminder to let you know that I will be at my final Festive event of 2010 this weekend at the Fineshade Wood Festive Fair.

Fineshade Wood Festive Fair 2010 leaflet

Fineshade Wood Festive Fair 2010 leaflet

Located in the beautiful Rockingham Forest, just outside the stunning town of Stamford, it will be a two day event of quality local crafters/makers, local food stalls, Christmas trees for sale, a few festive tipples, and of course the Fineshade Cafe for a warming cuppa.

Come long for some festive spirit and gift hunting – if you have signed up to the handmade pledge for Christmas, this is the perfect opportunity to find some quality handmade gifts, made by local makers/artisans.

Hope to see you there…

For more info, check out my Events page, or email me.


Belton House Christmas Market review

30 Nov

OK, I know it was a couple of weeks ago now, but better late than never!

Even though I was nervous beforehand about it being outside (and cold!), I really enjoyed the weekend, and met some lovely people (public and other sellers), and there was a festive spirit in the air.

What I found Handmade at Belton Xmas Market - cakes by Kate Elizabeth's Cupcakes

YUM! What I found Handmade at Belton Xmas Market - cakes by Kate Elizabeth's Cupcakes

On the stall next to me were the friendly duo of Kate and Kate – one bakes yummy cupcakes using local organic flour, and one is a designer/dressmaker making textile goodies including pretty aprons, belts and corsages.  Take a look at their websites at KateElizabeth’sCupcakes and ThePartyFrock.

The organisers and volunteers did a great job, especially the plentiful cups of tea were very welcome!  With just a bit of rain on the Sunday, I think we were really lucky with the elements too – especially looking out of the window now at the snow!

I also did some shopping myself over the weekend, finding some great handmade gifts for Christmas – more of that to come next month…