Friday, August 26, 2011

Join me for a Tea Party?

Hi everyone, sorry for not being around in blogland much lately, I've been so busy with custom orders & photographing new products, editing photos and listing in my Etsy shop, not to mention getting my Facebook page all set up.  I'm nearrrrly ready to share my new paper range, with people that love gardens in mind, so not long to wait I promise!  

For now I've got some other new little friends to share with you to join the rest of my Friends for Tea paper & party range.  I felt they deserved a new photo shoot so I set up a Tea Party and had cupcakes as a reward after a long day!  Enjoy these new cheerful Cupcake Toppers, Mini PDF Cake Bunting & sets of the prettiest oval Gift Tags (also available as Food Labels for parties).  All available now in my Etsy Shop.

Freshly picked Blackberries from our local forest!  

Right, back to work, thanks so much for hopping by, it's always really good to see you, Catherine x

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Beginnings!

Well after a very long time in the making, with the help of my fabulous fiance, I am over the moon to share that my new website is up and running, or should I say hopping considering all the rabbits causing havoc over there!  I would be delighted to welcome you there in the new home for Bumpkin, where you can find my Artist Bears and tempting glimpses at my work, such as Party goods, Embroidery, Art Prints..... as well as finding out a wee bit more about me and my whimsical world!  Apart from my Bears you can still purchase all my items in my ETSY shop. I'd love to know what you think of my website and if you come across any problems along the way.

To add to the fun I have created a Fanpage on Facebook, so if you're on FB too I look forward to catching up over there.  It will keep me busy what with Twitter as well where I have now reached over 750 followers, it's such fun to meet like minded people.

Talking of creating I'm not sure if I'm coming or going at the moment -

* Busy on a custom order for a Baby Shower in Australia, just loving this and can't wait to share photos eventually!

* Stitching a new Embroidery Pattern - can you guess which one from the photo, did you vote for it?

* Giving my studio a make over - new website, new studio is my Motto of the day!

* Designing a new Paper Range - if you love gardens, flowers & bunnies then this will be for you!

So lots to share coming up! Thanks for visiting, looking forward to chatting again soon, Catherine x

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Childlike delight

As a child do you remember playing Pooh Sticks over river bridges, watching to see who's stick came out the other side first?  Well I certainly remember this and so it was with great childlike delight that we found the original Pooh Sticks bridge that Christopher Robin actually played at and most likely inspired this in Winnie The Pooh.  It was quite a challenge to find, but eventually our persistence was rewarded, it is looking rather tired but I guess I'd be rather tired if I was that old!

From Sussex we drove on through the ever beautiful scenery of Dorset, spending the day at the National Trust Property, Stourhead with its iconic temples and bridges nestled in amongst the tapestry of trees.

My new website is almost ready to reveal to you all after a long time in the making.  I've also started on a new embroidery pattern, so watch this space for lots of news!  Take Care, Catherine x