I've got so many new delights to share I'm not sure where to begin! Let's start with my new Invitations. I was recently asked to create some custom Teddy Bear's Picnic invitations for Becky's little girls 1st Birthday Party. As you can imagine this was just my kind of theme and my mind started buzzing with ideas. So I created a woodland picnic, with table cloth over an old tree stump, tea and cupcakes (of course!), fun toadstools, wild flowers, bunting flying in the breeze being held by birds.... oh the list goes on. I added her name into the Bunting which turned out to be the same colours of Bunting she has in her Nursery!! Thank you Becky for giving me the inspiration for this. I so enjoyed creating these characters that I have made some for everyone to enjoy in my Etsy store. The back is just as delightful with embroidered letters and friends having fun! So anyone for a Teddy Bear's Picnic?
(You may well recognise Beau The Bear in the Photos, he is available for adoption here.
ok, next on the list are Bookmarks, I've worked on some designs improving them and taking new photos and others are brand new, so lots of friends to share your stories with.
You may also see Bunny with her Butterfly. I had so much lovely feedback about my new The Butterfly Chase Print that I felt it
would be nice to create a design with Bunny for folks to treat themsleves to have in their craft spaces & home to help inspire. So there is now a Chase Your Dreams Bookmark, Notecard and soon to be launched Print. All to be found at Etsy. What do you think?
Are you still with me?!! Next up is a delightful Nostalgic Print of the Bumpkin Bears heading off to the Beach complete with surfboard, bucket and spade all in stripey bathing suits! I remember those long Summer days making sand castles on the Beach in Cornwall, England and waiting for the tide to come in to fill the moat! What are your favourite Summer Moments? This Print is part of a set of 4 Favourite Moments Prints and is available on it's own as "Favourite Summer Moment" here
I have just created a charming set of 4 Notecards of all the Favourite Moment illustrations, perfect for sending notes to special folk. Isn't it even more precious nowadays to receive real mail, that someone took the time and thought to really write to you.
I think I've overloaded you all enough for now ;) Later today I will have a Tea Party themed article coming out at Oh My Handmade Goodness. So excited, so I'll tell you all about it when it's live :) bye for now, Catherine xx