Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Make a Splash with my Little Duckling Embroidery Pattern

Thanks for your kind thoughts for my cat, Phoebe.  Sadly she is still poorly, the medicine they gave her has actually added extra problems now, I find it so hard seeing her struggling.  Keep sending your positive vibes please!

I've been keeping my hands busy finishing this brand new Embroidery Pattern to go with my new range of Little Duckling's Party illustrations.  She is nestled all cosy in her Lily Flower with her special gift.

The Pattern comes with extra smaller Lily Flowers that  make a sweet border.

Just look at this adorable dress, with matching bloomers, that a customer embroidered for her daughter's 1st Birthday to wear at her Little Duckling Party!  Oh I have just the cutest photos to show soon from this very special Party.

Like to get stitching?  This Pattern and all my other Embroidery Patterns are available from my Etsy Shop .  I send them direct to your email as a PDF file, so no waiting around for the post you can just dive in straight away to this new project that will make quite a splash!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bunting in the breeze..

When I was back in the UK just before the Olympics you could feel the excitement in the air, with Union Jack & Olympic bunting flying everywhere you looked.  It turned out to be worth the excitement, it has been lovely to hear how well it has affected people's mood, at least in the UK (I hope elsewhere too).  Family have told me that people have been smiling on the street far more than normal!

So to keep that cherry mood going and to cheer myself* up a bit here is a glimpse of The New Forest area all bright and breezy.  *My cat Phoebe is poorly again, the vet says she has a cold, anti-biotics had helped but she is struggling with breathing again, so another trip to the vet this evening, I do hate it when animals are poorly.

Love this vintage shop in Lyndhurst, with cake stands of the tiniest soaps!

ok, no bunting, but couldn't resist this Cottage!


Busily stitching a new Embroidery Pattern, I hope to share soon. Catherine x

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Little Duckling's Launch Party

Welcome to my garden!  Little Duckling is floating along on the pond ready to welcome you all!  

I hope you gain as much delight from my brand new range as I have creating it.  I have hand drawn my most extensive Party range ever, complete with adorable cut outs of Duckling's family ready for your Cakes, Cupcake Wrappers, Straw Flags, Bunting, Party Hats, Banners, Boat Food Signs, of course Invitations and so much more in between!  So have a cupcake or two, pour some lemonade, sit on the picnic blankets and have a lovely relaxing afternoon, listening to bird song and the fun quacks of some very excited ducks!  

Feel free to share images on your Blogs if you could link back to me. You can also find me on these sites Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  If you fancy further fun ideas for your own Duckling Party, take a waddle over to this Little Duckling Page on my Pinterest account.

 Alongside my Party range you will find Art Prints, Birthday Cards, Bookmarks, Bookplates, Stickers.... yes I have been busy!  Still to come is a new matching embroidery pattern as well!  I felt these illustrations would suit both little boys and girls & baby showers so I have made all available in pink or blue for you to choose favourite colours.  Waddle over to my Etsy Shop to see my full range.


Personalised Straw Flags with Duckling & Initials or age. 
Thanks to Kate's Party Shop for the gorgeous striped straws

Scalloped Stickers

Personalised hand cut Birthday Cards

Thanks SO much for joining my Party today!
More photos from my trip to England coming up soon.
Hugs & Happy Quacks!