The last fortnight has been a busy one with one thing or another, but somehow I have managed to get a few orders out the door (or made and waiting to be delivered!)
Firstly I made two circle Name Banners in pink for two newborn baby girls:
These were made for friends of mine, they said they were looking for a Name Banner for a girl and the first words out of my mouth were "please don’t say pink hearts…"
So they opted for pink circles instead! I really like these (although if I had a girl I would opt for the pink hearts too). I still think these are a fantastic newborn/christening gift for babies, these were £14 each and are unique and hopefully not too babyish.
Of course, another friend of mine placed an order for the pink hearts.
Up next is the boy stuff, I do get orders for boys — honest! These are for the lovely Angela over at Gala Cottage. You should check out her site, the things she makes are unique, my personal favourite is the Saltire cushion and I am trying to figure out what room in my house that is going to work in (re-decoration may be in order…)
All in blue, red and white and all lovely!
I do have a few other bits and pieces that were dispatched, but I will save them for another post. I need to get cracking on a post about a new product I made about three months ago and only just remembered I hadn’t posted about it.
I opened my lovely package from Fabric Rehab as well, I am in love with the beautiful fabric I have been sent. Need inspiration on what to make it into though, although I have a tiny idea right at the back of my mind just waiting to grow…
For a little change I have decided that rather than just posting one big long post with lots of different pictures, I would have a theme week showcasing one product a week, detailing the different styles and colours available. And this week is the Hair Clasp Holder week!
First of all I have my gang of "originals" — the girls who helped start Gift Butterfly and were my very first products. Made from felt and ribbon, the hair clasp holders have a pocket for hair bobbles, a long ribbon for storing your hair clasps and the new versions have a loop at the bottom to store headbands.
Each pocket measures 9cm square and has a ribbon looped at the top so that they can be hung from bedposts, door handles or hooks. The cupcake and heart designs can be personalised with an initial for an additional charge.
These cost £4.50 each, personalisation is an additional 50p and postage of these cost 70p.
Title explains it all really — back to school hair clasps were my project of choice a few weeks ago.
These are available in yellow, pink, blue, green and red gingham (2 different styles of gingham in red).
Each are finished off with a white button (or in the blue, a matching shade of blue button) and are hand sewn onto the hair clasp — I just wasn’t convinced that after gluing the flower was going to stay on, so I hand stitched them too.
I have already sold a few of these to some of the Mum’s at school, it was actually one of the Mum’s ideas as she was struggling to get affordable hair clasps to go with the lovely gingham dresses little girls wear to school.
Once the gingham ones were finished, I grabbed a few scraps of fabric that Natalie along at OliDolly had kindly given to me, and sewed a few more.
Once I had exhausted that supply, I decided to use up a few of the embellishments I had lying around the office and made these lovely pink flower hair clasps
These are all priced at £3.00 per pair plus postage and you can order them by emailing
. Please note that any clasps that aren’t gingham are the only ones I have available — I have ran out of the fabric and embellishments!
Good morning from Red and Rosy HQ. I am hoping to get a few more products added onto the site later on this evening, but before I do I really should do a shout out for my web developer who lovingly put my site together with all of my strange demands ("you know, I really want a sewing sort of writing but nothing too sewingy" plus the classic line of "I want it to be plain but showy" — poor, poor, poor guy!).
I never fail to be amazed at how much time it takes to put together a decent site that works well under the bonnet. This has been a work in progress for quite some time, and I am very fortunate to be married to the very talented Web Man Walking who worked at this for weeks in his spare time, so thank you very much for all of your hard work Ed.
Now, I have some products to add and I can’t quite remember how you told me to do it, can you give me a hand please…