Sunday, 1 February 2015

Coasters, Mouse Mats, Mugs and Notebooks

 Here we are at the start of February already and the landscape begins to look a little more colourful. It is certainly very colourful around here with the arrival of new work from the print workshop.
I'm delighted with these new coasters. They are the same four designs that I had made into coasters back in December but the colours have come out better and are more true to the original pictures. 

The coasters come Gift Box as a treat to yourself or ready to give as a present. 

Also back in stock are all these Notebooks.

Pretty Bird Notebook

My Notebooks are spiral bound and alternate between plain and ruled pages making them perfect for sketching and keeping notes.

I ran out of the design below last year so it's back by popular demand.

Lupins and Sheep Notebook

Moon Gazing Hare Notebook

Hannah's House Notebook

Dolphin Notebook

Island and Gulls Notebook

Highland Cow Notebook

Vibrant Hills Notebook
You can find them all for sale here 

I was sorting through my printed cards the other day to see which designs needed topped up and was I was stunned to realise that I actually have around 35 different designs in stock! And yet I always seem to need more! haha

'Home for Supper' below is one of my constant best sellers and is now back in stock.

'Washing Day' is also popular and as with all my cards, they look great framed.

I'm pleased to have all four of my mug designs back in stock as well.

Each Mug comes with it's own matching Gift Box

I am planning a new addition to the mug collection. I have had this image in my head for months of mauvey hills and flowers in the foreground so I made it last week and have sent it off to the printers and hope to have the new mug very soon.

The original will go on sale as soon as I have a frame for it. This is a virtual frame. It's great fun playing around with all the colour options and wood effects. I generally opt for white stained wood with a double mount.
Below is the same frame in Ivory.
Feel free to comment on which you prefer :)

And last but not least, my printed Mouse Mats are back in stock.
There are four designs to choose from.
Cottage by The Stream, Harvey the Highland Cow, Distant Shore and Hannah's House.

So among all this frenzy of ordering exciting new things, I have also been busy working on orders and making a few boxes.

I got all my favourite fabrics and threads out the other week to make a background using my needle felting embellisher machine.
I really enjoy this process of choosing a variety of different materials in toning colours and meshing them all into a textured piece ready for over sewing.

The piece in question was a lid for a box featuring a dolphin for a change.
This box measures 10 x 10 x 6 cm and is made with Harris Tweed as well as vintage Shetland Tweed and the needle felted lid.

Another box I made recently was this raspberry red and green silk one for a commission. I teamed the felt lid up with a reddish pink Harris Tweed. I gave the lid a sparkling of gold and a bit of free machine embroidery just to add a bit of detail. 

That's me almost finished my commissions, just one to go. I'll be concentrating now on making some larger framed pieces for a Gallery and making stock for my upcoming events.

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