Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Etsy Update

Ok - well, Autumn is on the horizon and I have heard that when you run an Etsy store - or any crafting store/stall for that matter - you should always be thinking ahead.

So, here I am thinking, planning and preparing ahead of time. For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you will know how I love to decorate my home and celebrate each and every season. It wont be long now before autumn comes knocking on our doors, so I have been inspired to create a bunting range to celebrate the most beautiful of all seasons.

I love love LOVE bunting. It is quintessentially English. Honestly, it is strung up everywhere in summer - even taken along on picnics! So why not for every season of the year? Anyone who has visited my home knows that I have bunting strung up in just about every room in the house - tastefully of course ;) too much of a good thing can get a bit much.

Over the years I've even made bunting to fit across my fireplace mantle - Easter, Christmas, all these little touches shout 'home'! I've started playing around with the shape of my bunting too...

This is my most recent experiment, scalloped bunting. I have made two quite long strings which could be hung across a double doorway, across a wide dresser, or along a window. Of course it all looks cute outside too - perhaps for an autumn picnic or strung up on bonfire night?

But most of my scalloped bunting has been purpose made to string along a mantle. I've made two strings of Flower Fairy mantle bunting, but completely fell in love with one of them, so that's gone into my autumn decor stash instead of in the shop.

Don't you just think the little autumn flower fairy's are so cute? I love them. Unfortunately I cannot find this fabric anywhere anymore, so all this lovely flower fairy bunting is a 'limited edition'.

Now - how cool is this?- my eldest daughter is very arty and crafty - it never stops with her. Her hands are always busy creating something pretty. Her dream is to go to college and do and Art and Design course, then come home and open shop - a real shop - with me ;) It happens to be my dream too so I'm very happy with that idea thank you!

She has jumped on the bandwagon early and has already gone into partnership with me. So the Etsy Store is no longer just MY Etsy Store, it's now a Mother and Daughter enterprise!

Here's what she's made this week...

Aren't they just so pretty? These little bow clips would make a perfect stocking filler I think. You can pop over here to see a bit more detail.

Now I must dash - I'm taking advantage of the school holidays and need to get back to the craft room ;)

Have a blessed day all.

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1 comment:

  1. Must always be thinking ahead. Love the bunting and the hair bows - good for your daughter!


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