Thursday, 3 March 2011

Birthday Treats

It was my Birthday on Monday and I had a lovely day, going for a rather foggy walk where we came across this beautiful castle.

I was spoilt with a lovely custom rubber stamp created from one of my illustrations I had drawn especially. I can now use it to add some character filling in the address to the parcels I send out to my lovely customers around the world! I got a chocolate brown ink pad which looks like chocolate, rather perfect coming from Belgium :)

I also got some gorgeous Baker's Twine from this Etsy shop which I'm using to wrap my orders, here is one all ready to send out.


I have just finished this little Bear for a lady in America, she has commissioned it for her little baby granddaughter, so I made her with all the special safety eyes and joints, made of the prettiest peachy Alpaca, delicate floral paw pads and I knitted a little cardigan, just hiding a little felt heart with the girl's initials embroidered on it.



Next week I start on another commission Bear and hope to have a new embroidery pattern all ready to share. I'm also working on some fun spring like Easter Party Invitations, great for Easter Egg Hunts, so many items being created, so do hop back soon. Hugs, Catherine x

18 comments:

Hannah @ BubbleBay said...

What a lovely blog and the little bear is so cute, i'm sure she will be loved for years to come x

Susan said...

Happy bday!! Castle, stamp, and bears.. not sure how much better it can get!!??

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Belated birthday wishes, Catherine.
So many pretty things here today... a stunning castle, gorgeous cards and tags and an adorable peachy bear. I love everything!
Susan x

Bubs Bears said...

Aww...I love her feet! So pretty. I will one day have my own Bumpkin Bear, I will!

Lyn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Catherine:o)) Looks like you had a really great day too. That is one very cute and pretty bear and I'm sure that lady is going to be very happy with her.
Take care and have a good weekend.
Hugs Lyn x

Daydreamer said...

Happy Birthday, Catherine! (It was MY birthday too!) What a lovely Castle to find on your walk! Your little stamp is charming and the little bear is Adorable and sure to be much loved! Happy Birthday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like your special day was very nice indeed! I hope you are enjoying your week and still having fun! Birthday HUGS coming your way! ♥♥♥

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday! Love your new stamp - it is going to make some lovely labels and tags.

Tracy said...

The girlie bear is just LOVELY, Catherine! And a great job you did on the knitted cardi as well... all so sweet! She will be treasured! LOVE the stamp of your design--very fun. And I adore the colored bakers twines--I want to order some soon. I love them for gift & order wrapping. Glad you had a great birthday! Happy Weekend, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

Southern Bears said...

A bit late ... Happy Birthday Catherine. Such lovely gifts and your little bear is lovely. Exactly what a girl needs!

Patxx

toni said...

OM gosh, where do I start? First of all I will never get my head around the fact that you go for a walk and come across castles like this, breathtaking image by the way and your new bear is just delightful with her little fabric paws! It's all the pretty little touches that you do for your orders that makes them even more special.x

Georgianna said...

Wishing you the happiest birthday, Catherine!! I'm so glad you were spoiled. Your new bear is such a sweetie. D is in Antwerp and planning to visit some villages and Ghent in the new week. Wishing you a beautiful, spring-y weekend! xo – g

Sarah said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous Bear! Love the packaging, it would be a delight to receive x

Belated thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I fell of the blogosphere for a while, but I'm now back!

Monica@The White Bench said...

All is so, so wonderful, Catherine! It's such a treat to visit you (and when you visit me, too ;)!).
Happy belated birthday, hope you had a BIG cake!
Monica xox

Bev C said...

Hello Catherine, What a special time you must have had on your Birthday, best wishes for the coming year. Visiting a castle must have been so much fun. Your latest bear you have completed will be well loved. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Carrie said...

That is one lucky little girl... the bear is so beautiful, she's going to be around for so many years :) The castle is breathtaking... I would love to be able to stumble upon something like that ;) Happy Happy Birthday!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the new stamp, and what a cute wee girl

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Catherine - I've only just spotted the stamp and I LOVE it. It's really, really nice. Gosh there is so much stuff we can do isn't there - to create gorgeous little extras to the things we do.

Love the Bakers Twine too. I am wondering about something like that too so am off to follow the link...

Love Charlotte
xxx