Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Trying my hand at Origami

So it's been a long cold winter but my hands are back to what they love best. Making beautiful things.

I'm not going to go on too much in this first entry of the year, just show you a few pics of my latest offerings to be found on my Folksy shop website.

These make great table decorations for Weddings, Christenings or any other occasion that warrants a bit of low cost pretty. Would love to hear what people think.

Happy (belated) New Year everyone.

Abbi xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Stash of Christmas ornament ready for Reveal Showcase

I've been working hard to get a stash of Christmas ornaments made to send off for the Reveal Christmas showcase...http://www.revealshowcase.com/. 25-28th November and 2nd-5th December, 2010. Henley on Thames.

I have one more day off work to price them all up, do a stock list and then post off later this week.  I've had some postcards made to advertise as well which I'll be sending along with my business cards.

It's all very exciting and while I am aware that Christmas Fairs can often be disappointing because there is SUCH a huge choice, I'll be really looking forward to the feedback to see how people felt about them. I'm sure I'll learn lots of things I can use to my advantage at the next fair I do.

Ta ta for now.xx

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Goodbye to 'Poppy Crinkle'.

I know I seem to say this about all my creations but 'Poppy Crinkle' is one of my favourites. She is about 150mm across and has over 200 individual handmade paper poppies with blue pearl headed pins holding them in place. This officially makes her the most laboured over decoration I've made to date.  She has been sold and is packed up ready to go to her new home.

She is totally unique as others I've made have never been quite the same.
Have a happy Chrimble 'Poppy Crinkle'!

Ta ta for now. xx

Friday, 15 October 2010

Colour co-ordinated keepsake


This keepsake was designed for a couple who met when she, who was in to horses in a big way sold her equestrian shop to a chap that wanted to turn it into a fishing tackle shop...being a keen fisherman himself.  The rest is history...

The colours co-ordinate with both the bride in olive green and the bridesmaid in ivory.  There are two glass beads setting off two Sterling silver charms: a riding hat and a fish.

I hope she likes it....

Ta ta for now.x

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Pretty pretty gift wrapping...even if I do say so myself!

At last I have found the time to properly gift wrap one of my ornaments and photograph it so that the 'gift wrap add on' option in my Folksy shop is nicely demonstrated.

I would dearly like your opinions so please comment away and don't hold back.

The idea is that the ball/ornaments are available for sale or made to order and are packaged purely for safety in transit, however, if the item is a gift for someone (lets say a keepsake ball for the mother of the bride, thank you gift for the bridesmaids or Christmas baubles for someone else's tree...) you have the option to also buy the item beautifully gift wrapped in colour coordinated colours so you can literally take off the outer packaging and give, or can have it sent direct to the recipient...this service costs an extra £3.99.

So my questions are these...

Would you bother with the add-on and is the cost priced correctly? (Keeping in mind that postage within the UK is free).

'Summer Sage'. This ball is just over 100mm across

All comments gratefully received.

Ta ta for now.xx

Friday, 8 October 2010

Bad light stopped play....but not forever!

I've been struggling for days and days to get some nice pictures of my latest Christmas ornament but the weather has been so horrible it's been impossible to get good light.  There is no replacement for natural sunlight but in the absence of much of that I've plumped for bright south facing window and hoped that the gloss white of the paintwork is enough!

My latest contribution to my Folksy shop is 'Lady Emily'.

Don't forget peeps, I will gladly create a decoration that will colour coordinate so why not take a leaf out of Claire's book and get in touch?  Her tree colour theme is Gold and Red. True opulence. she's asked me to make a set of three baubles that follow this theme and I can't wait to get started!

Ta ta for now.xx