Monday, June 27, 2011

Wishing you sun filled days!

Hi everyone, well after rain storms that felt like they would never stop we have now got a day of scorching heat!  I've been busy in the garden planting some lovely new Perennials and had an audience from my nosey neighbours!

Getting all packed up to head back home to England for a holiday in Devon, so will see you back here in a few weeks with LOTS of photos. If you order anything from my shop  whilst I am away I will send everything out after 8th July.  In the meantime I wish you all lots of happy sun filled days. Catherine x

Friday, June 24, 2011

Books at Teatime!

It's been busy days lately with custom orders for Teddy Bear's Picnic Party sets and I just made these new Bookmarks that are cute on their own or a lovely idea as Party favors for little ones.  So why don't you invite this little Teddy to hop off his Toadstool and into your favourite book?  There are other Bumpkin Bookmarks available, check out my Etsy shop. 

I've also just added a new Birthday Banner to my shop to match my other Friends for Tea items, oh how I love Tea Parties!  Also available as a custom name or Baby Shower Banner.

A set of Party Items I recently personalised for a customer's little girl.

I'm off on holiday to England in the middle of next week, so still time for orders before I head off. Rest assured I'll be taking lots and lots of photos to share with you all, gardens, cottages & landscapes here I come :) I hope you all have a fun weekend, I'll be doing lots of gardening here, some beautiful flowering plants are patiently waiting to be planted! What are your plans? Catherine x

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


My fingers are no longer working after days of bringing this Bear to life! But I hope you'll think all my hard work was worth it. I'd love you to meet Callum. He is a Baby Bear so a little shy but he loves to bring happiness into your days, especially picking flowers from the garden for you. His Celtic name means Dove, and as the symbol of Peace it fits him just perfectly. As peaceful as Callum is he does have a sparkle of mischief in his gorgeous green eyes, as green as the rolling hills of Ireland. His fur is a fabulous wavey, silky soft top of the line Schulte Mohair in a delightful blonde gold.  He is now available for adoption from here.

Right, time to face all the housework that has been neglected whilst Callum demanded my attention ;) See you back soon, Bear Hugs, Catherine x

Monday, June 13, 2011

The winner is......

Thank you to everyone that entered my Giveaway in the previous post.  The lovely winner is MELODY in Australia.  I've sent an email to Melody to let her know so she can choose one of my Embroidery Patterns.

All busy in my Bear making studio, hoping to have this new character ready to meet you in a few days! Such a gorgeous long wavey blonde mohair he has! Hugs, Catherine x

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Celebrations & Giveaway!

It's been busy days here, creating custom Party sets for Tea Parties & Teddy Bear's Picnics. I've just recently designed these adorable Birthday & Name Banners to match with my Teddy Bear's Picnic Invitations, Cupcake Toppers, Gift Tags...... Each letter has got a little character on it, such fun to create! All the Party items in my Etsy Shop can be personalised.

Talking of my Shop I am very excited to share that I have just reached over 500 Sales! So as a way of saying thank you to you all and celebrating this occasion here's a GIVEAWAY! You can choose one individual PDF Hand Embroidery Pattern from HERE. To enter the Giveaway hop over to my Shop, select your favourite Pattern (not the sets of patterns) and let me know in the comments section which you would like to win. That's it, nice and easy! Of course if you would like to share about it on your Blog or Twitter then that would be kind. This Giveaway ends on Sunday 12th June and the winner will be announced here. The winner will receive their chosen Pattern via email as a PDF download. Please leave an email if you don't have a blog for me to contact you through. The Giveaway is now CLOSED, thank you to all that entered.

Also as an extra Thank You, enter the Coupon Code ETSY500 at check out in my Etsy Shop and automatically receive 10% discount on all the goodies you purchase from now until Sunday 12th June.
If you purchase a pattern which you then win in the Giveaway I will either send you another pattern of your choice or refund your money :) Have Fun! See you back soon with a new Bear I'm bringing to life! Catherine x