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Saturday, 13 February 2016

New in the shop: Denim Bow Ties

New in my Etsy and NOTHS shop, Denim Bow Tie!

Made from gorgeous denim, this comes with a metal clip on the back, so that it's super easy to fix on to a shirt. No faffing around required!

It also comes wrapped in a smart Adventures and Tea Parties gift box AND until the end of February you can pick it up from my Etsy shop with a sneaky 10% discount off! Just enter the following coupon code at checkout: VALENTINES

Lots more new shop goodies on the way, so stay tuned!

bow tie denim

bow tie denim

bow tie denim

bow tie denim
All images by Sophie at Onetenzeroseven

Friday, 12 February 2016

What's on the jukebox, Jo?

Yay, it's Friday! Today I'm bombing down the motorway to see my Mum in gorgeous Somerset for some much needed r&r. As it's a beast of a drive, I'll be listening to a homemade mix cd, which I've called, "Happy". It's full of.....yes, tunes that make me feel happy and inspire me creatively. This one by Jackie Wilson features, as well as Chicken Shack and Chippy Tea, which always has me in stitches!

So, a weekend of getting away from it all is in order because this week has been another craaaazy one! I've opened another online shop over on DaWanda, made and sent out some personalised Love Heart Hanky Valentine's Day orders, blogged and prepared blogs for the freelance side of my business and I've been working on new designs. On top of that, there's been a tonne of admin and stressful correspondence to deal with - the boring and unglamorous side of running your own business.

AND I've added some new designs to my Etsy and NOTHS shops, including this cute little hand stitched keyring. The GORGEOUS photo below was taken by the super talented Sophie of Onetenzeroseven. Isn't it beautiful! Sophie is currently photographing all of my products, while I beaver away making new designs. I am completely in love with her photos, composition 
and styling :-)

With new designs and product images in mind, I'll be sharing lots of new products each week, so stay tuned on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Image by Sophie at Onetenzeroseven

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Mrs Crafty B Interview

mrs crafty b interview

The fabulous Annie of Mrs Crafty B interviewed me this week! 

Pop on over here for a read to find out a little bit about me and my creative process.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Haberdashery Corner: Pin Cushions

pin cushion

I confess; I’m a complete and utter pin cushion addict. What is it about those mini, plump cushions of fabric that are so appealing? You can never have too many, right?

Over on the Simple Stylish Makes blog I'm sharing some fabrics I love to make pin cushions out of. Pop on over for a look see and get whipping up a pin cushion to add to your collection!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Valentine's Day Photography

Here are my latest photography homework snaps. 

With Valentine's Day fast approaching I decided to use the theme of love for these photos. The 'Little Grey Rabbit's Valentine' is from my Mum's book collection. She has some lovely old books, with their dust covers on still. For this shot, I decided to remove the dust cover as it was looking a little tired. I collected lots of blue bits and bobs, placing them around the book to make it the focus. I love finding and collecting photo props. Maybe it's the magpie in me :-)

With photography practice comes fresh flowers and I'm now buying them for myself on a regular basis....until the garden starts blooming again and I can pick my own. The house sure does smell incredible with all the blooms! These roses are pictured with my popular Love Heart Handkerchief.

If you fancy a look-see at more of my photography homework snaps, you can see them here and of course, there are lots more on my Instagram page!

See You Soon