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6 days to Christmas

19 Dec

As you know, I love Afternoon Tea and all the trimmings and pretty vintage crockery that comes with it.  (See what I did for my Afternoon Tea inspired degree show here.)

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Scented Vintage Teacup Candles by Home Sweet Home

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Scented Vintage Teacup Candles by Home Sweet Home

That’s why when I saw these handmade scented candles made by Home Sweet Home, at the Belton House Christmas Market last month, I couldn’t resist them!  They were even ready wrapped up as you can see in the photo, so I will be spreading the love and giving most of them away as gifts, but I may have to keep onto one myself as they are too pretty.
You can find similar handmade candles in teacups by various UK makers on Folksy.com, just use the keyword search.

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

9 days to Christmas

16 Dec

From ribbons to bows, to buttons to felt, I have made a variety of brooches for Original Minnie.  I use a combination of new, old, vintage, and reclaimed materials.

All Original Minnie jewellery comes in a gift/presentation box, ready for giving.

Original-Minnie-Handmade-Buttons-and-Bows-Small-Brooch-silver

Original-Minnie-Handmade-Buttons-and-Bows-Small-Brooch-gold

Original-Minnie-Handmade-Buttons-and-Bows-Large-Brooch-gold

Take a look in my Folksy SHOP for some stocking filler ideas for the person who likes their jewellery handmade, quirky, and a bit different.

 


16 days to Christmas

9 Dec

The shopping days are whizzing by now, so if you’re stuck for ideas, you need to stay tuned as I will be posting more Handmade Christmas Gift ideas everyday on the countdown…

 

Original Minnie Handmade Beady Buttons Earrings with sterling silver hooks

Original Minnie © Beady Buttons Earrings with sterling silver hooks

In the last few months I have expanded my Jewellery and Earring range to include the new Button studs (with sterling silver studs and butterfly backs), plus these new Beaded Button drop earrings also made from sterling silver.

You can find a range of Original Minnie earrings available in my Folksy SHOP, or contact me if you would like a pair making in a special colour.

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).


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

Original Minnie now delivers to…

22 May

… the UK and rest of EU

Original Minnie now ships to UK and EU

Original Minnie now delivers to customers in the UK, and those in other EU countries, via our Folksy SHOP!

Woo- hoo!

If you are based in the UK, you can simply click and go to payment from our Folksy SHOP

If you live elsewhere in the EU, just choose what you like from our Folksy SHOP, get in contact, and then I can create a custom listing for you with your countries specific shipping prices.

For more details please get in contact.


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



Quick Weekend Report Part 2

9 Mar

DOUBLE WHAMMY EVENT WEEKEND

… on Sunday I was at Arts and Crafts for Spring at Woodhall Spa, in Lincolnshire.  The venue was very picturesque – Petwood Hotel has massive gardens surrounding it. (It actually has much prettier bits of the garden – this was just a quick snap, as I was on my way home.)

Petwood gardenGardens at Petwood Hotel

© Original Minnie

It was built in Victorian times in a tudor style, but I think you can also see a Victorian Gothic influence on the stunning main entrance.

Petwood Main EntranceEntrance to Petwood Hotel

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Its actually got more history than your average craft venue – it was used as the base for the Dambusters squadron in 2ndWW!

Petwood Bouncing PrototypeBouncing Bomb prototype at Petwood Hotel

© Original Minnie

Anyway, back to the crafts, I had a lovely sunny spot next to the window to display some of my new designs – I will post more about them soon.

Original Minnie StallMy stall ‘ready to start’ the day

© Original Minnie

There were lots of friendly stallholders there of course including Gingham Heart Crafts, Donna Evans, and DaisyFleur.

Now I’m thinking ahead to where the next event will be……?


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