Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Droplets of sun

We are having lovely sunny Spring days and our daffodils are glowing beautifully! I took some shots after a rain shower, I just love the way the raindrops glisten like little drops of silver. I can hear little lambs in the barn behind our garden, so Spring really has arrived at long last! I must create a new Spring Banner here, another item for my To Do List!

I've got so much going on behind the scenes here I can't wait to show you everything. I'm working hard on new product photographs to update everything and have so many new delights to share including lots of new party items. But first I have custom Bears to finish and new embroidery patterns to start. On the 31st March I'll have a feature of my embroidery patterns in the gorgeousBustle & Sew online Magazine, you can subscribe to it for only $2.50 a month and there are a beautiful variety of patterns from other people included, just such fun. Right, back to work for me, thanks so much for visiting, Hugs, Catherine x

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Easter on the way!

Anyone getting in the mood for Easter Eggs yet?! Well if you are planning an Easter Egg Hunt why not have a bit of extra fun with my new Custom Hunt Invitations & Bunny Decorations Kit. The daffodils have kindly come out into flower just in time for me to take some photos of these new friends nestled in amongst them with their Easter Eggs, all ready to be found! Not sure what the neighbours think of me but who cares ;)

These Bunnies would be just as adorable as part of your indoor Easter decorations, popping out of a flower pot with Spring blooms in, nestled amongst a group of Easter Eggs.

These delightful Bunnies even love to be part of puppet shows, how about that for an Easter project, making a little theatre out of cardboard boxes, paint them up and let the Bunnies perform!

You can find these new friends, along with Easter Cards, in the Easter section of my Etsy Store.

Thanks for hopping by! Hugs, Catherine x

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sweet Dreams Embroidery

Shhhhhh, careful you don't wake up this new little friend! She is so cosy, all snuggled under her patchwork quilt, having the sweetest of dreams! Thanks to all the votes I had here on my Blog, Sweet Dreams is now my 3rd Bumpkin Embroidery PDF Pattern, available in my Etsy store. I can just imagine her embroidered on a pillow or in a cute frame to bring sweet dreams in a bedroom. I hope you'll have lots of fun and relaxation creating your own versions of this.

I'll be back soon, at the minute lots of custom party orders to work on and commission bears. How is life with you at the moment? I do love your visits. Hugs, Catherine x

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Birthday Treats

It was my Birthday on Monday and I had a lovely day, going for a rather foggy walk where we came across this beautiful castle.

I was spoilt with a lovely custom rubber stamp created from one of my illustrations I had drawn especially. I can now use it to add some character filling in the address to the parcels I send out to my lovely customers around the world! I got a chocolate brown ink pad which looks like chocolate, rather perfect coming from Belgium :)

I also got some gorgeous Baker's Twine from this Etsy shop which I'm using to wrap my orders, here is one all ready to send out.

I have just finished this little Bear for a lady in America, she has commissioned it for her little baby granddaughter, so I made her with all the special safety eyes and joints, made of the prettiest peachy Alpaca, delicate floral paw pads and I knitted a little cardigan, just hiding a little felt heart with the girl's initials embroidered on it.

Next week I start on another commission Bear and hope to have a new embroidery pattern all ready to share. I'm also working on some fun spring like Easter Party Invitations, great for Easter Egg Hunts, so many items being created, so do hop back soon. Hugs, Catherine x