Friday, 30 July 2010

Folksy Friday. Always Take The Weather With You

It is typically British to make small talk with conversation about the weather, and we seem to be having a big variety of it at the moment! So for my first Folksy Friday I've picked a selection of products all with the common theme, the weather.

I must also add when making these lists of products to share with you all the only way I choose is if I want them myself. I want every one of these items, but as my bank balance can't take the hammering, maybe some of you will be inclined!

Thunderbolt & Lightening Necklace by KitschenSink

Umbrella, Felt Brooch by Lupin Handmade
Silver cloud with pendants raindrop necklace by TaniaCovo Designs
Rainbow Rainbow necklace by Owl Loves Panda
Double Cloud Pin by Lost At Sea
Right As Rain Screen Print by Lil Sonny Sky

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Another cushion!

Ta da!

Typewriter cushion number Two!

These are so much fun to make I want people to buy them so i can keep having fun making more.

This is the same colour scheme as I used on the new Typewriter Tea Towels so you can dry your washing with the tea towels and then go sit down on the cushion! With a cup of tea of course.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Shop Relaunch!! Free badge with purchases over £4

The shop has been relaunched!!

NEW banner!

NEW photography!

NEW products!!

And FREE teacup badge with every order over £4!

How jolly exciting is that?! Let me know what you think of the newness of it all. But first, go visit...



Monday, 26 July 2010

How to wash up your Tea Cup

After the big excitement of the typewriter cushions (I was excited anyway) and selling the first one! Thank you Nicola!! I have been printing fabric for another cushion and also printed these...

Tea Towels!

Essential for drying your prized teacups and saucers and cake plates of course, after snaffling a little afternoon something and sipping your favourite brew.

I've made two as a trial to see if they are popular and they will be added to the shops with the relaunch that will be happening very soon!

Just a few more photos to take, with the sun on my side, and we will be there.

I will be having a promotional offer to celebrate the shop's new look.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Sneaky Peaky

This week I have been fighting the light in an effort to re-do my products images.

I'm trying to push my products more and having better photographs seems to make a difference to what people think of your shop.

In fact it is one of the major things that can turn someone on or off when looking at your work.

Without knowing it you've already had a sneak peak in the posts below but here are a few more for you to take a little lookie at.

There will be a celebratory shop relaunch to coincide with all the new pictures but if the sun doesn't come back it might be a little while away!!

This photography malarky is very difficult and really rather frustrating! Fingers crossed there will be some better light soon and we can all celebrate some new swish looking photos!

Monday, 19 July 2010

You want posts? You got em!!


Wow have I been a busy bee lately!

The new tote bags from Cuppa Tea And Cake are hand printed totes with a glorious "Come For Tea" print in turquoise from an original drawing by ME!

I will be doing these totes in different colours but I hurt my arm moving a trunk yesterday and typically it's my printing arm *pout pout*

Snap those up and i'll do some more! Go Go Go!!!

Oh yeh by them here at Folksy and here at Etsy

Typewriter Cushion Number 2

I did another one! And this one is for sale!

here on Folksy

I've had a really busy weekend printing and it's been fab. I'm really enjoying making these but I won't be doing a big run on them until I know people want them. Then I would happily be printing away all day long!

In other exciting news I got a new screen this morning so the next post will be pictures of my new line of bags in assorted colours.

Unfortunately the sun is being a bit too unruly for me to get pictures yet but I will do!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

A Telling Off

I got told off today. My friend Nicola over at Halfpenny Home said I don't blog enough. She's right. I know she's right because I've thought it myself! So hopefully it is made up for by this brightly coloured post!

Up there is the fabric for my latest "try out" project. Typewriter prints with an assortment of mono prints and cut stencils onto calico. The I made it into this..

I shall be trying out a new colour way so stay tuned for that.

I better post again before that though!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Reasons To Be Cheerful

I've decided to start a weekly blog post called "Reasons To Be Cheerful". I'll post pictures of my reasons to be cheerful from the past week. It could be an exciting shopping find, someone's work I like, an image I've found, a blog I like or even some good news if I have some!

So the first Reason To Be Cheerful is....

This beautiful necklace I bought from Lucie Ellen
at the Saints Summer Street Fair last week. I have worn it loads since buying it and what's even better is that Lucie Ellen sells online and she does lots of other things you can buy! I am a big fan of her china coasters too which I will be buying for my house really soon.

There is also some good news to share, we have been in touch with the Ipswich Borough Council about the Saints Summer Street Fair and they were so pleased with the day that they want us to do it again! Yay!!

Stay tuned for more news!