We watch WAY too much Ben 10 in this house, my 2½ year old asks for it all the time, my five year old has quite possibly every alien you could possibly purchase along with cars, camper vans etc and now my one year old is starting to sit and watch for a few minutes at a time too. So when we got a party invite to a friends party who we knew loved Ben 10 just as much as us (I have no choice, I have to love it!) my eldest decided that what he would like, no what he would really love is his name on an Omnitrix, and a Birthday Badge to match.
Of course, being the wonderful mother I am I decided to pander to his request — it, of course, had nothing at all to do with my fear of taking all three of them birthday gift shopping on my own!
So here is the finished result, all made for Charlie. We really hope he liked it, we really enjoyed making it and I’m now adding it to my folder of Name Banners available to order.
Priced at £12 for up to four letters, and £2 for each additional letter. And for September only, if you purchase a Ben 10 Name Banner you will get a free Birthday Badge!
If you would like to order, please email me on
Finally, a Blog post about my little denim pinny’s!
Each one of these are handmade from upcycled jeans and totally unique — no two pinny’s are the same. At the moment I only have these three available, I have two adult ones sitting waiting in my sewing basket to be finished off as soon as I finish my current orders.
First up is Pinny one (unique name huh – I really need to name them properly). It has a floral frill round the outside with matching heart. The measurements are:
- 38½cm wide (frill to frill),
- 22cm high (from waistband to bottom of frill),
- The total length of the two straps and waistband is 91cm.
The frill, embellishment and sewn on ties are 100% cotton, the main part of the pinny is made from upcycled denim jeans.
Pinny two simply has two pink candy striped corduroy pockets with a matching stripe down the middle. The measurements are:
- 32cm wide,
- 24cm high,
- The total length of the straps and the waistband is 101cm.
This pinny is made from upcycled pink candy stripe corduroy, upcycled denim and the straps are made from ribbon which is finished off with four buttons on the waistband.
Pinny three simply has a red gingham heart embellishment, four red buttons and matching gingham ties. The measurements are:
- 32cm wide,
- 24cm high,
- The total length of the straps and the waistband is 97½cm.
This pinny is made from upcycled denim and red gingham.
All of these pinny’s are priced at £7 each plus postage costs.
As always, if you would like to place an order or make an enquiry then please email me on
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…
An example of my Strawberry Hair Clasp Holder.
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.
These cost £4.50 and postage of these cost 70p.
if you would like to place an order for these please email me on
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.
As usual, if you would like to place an order for these please email me on