Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sailed away to a warmer world!

Sorry dear blog friends, I have been away from here too long!  All the rainy, non-summery weather we have been having lately pushed my fiance and I to go on a very spur of the moment trip to the coast of Turkey!  We booked on the Thursday and were off on Saturday.  It was glorious to see the sunshine but my goodness it was HOT, around 40c, so I went from shivering to melting!  I spent a lot of my time  relaxing in the Sea, oh what a beautiful crystal clear Sea it was with a fabulous greeny blue hue. There were beautiful fish swimming alongside me and majestic (and oh so expensive) Sailing Yachts floating by in the distance!  I thought the fish were fabulous until the last day as I felt one nibble my foot rather enthusiastically!  I'm sure the people on the beach, fiance included, thought it was very amusing seeing me jump up in the water in shock! No damage to my foot, just my pride ;-)

The rest of the time I sat in the sun and shade of a parasol writing ideas and thoughts for new projects!  I have lots of thrilling news to share, including a brand new product range that I am loving, it is really coming together and oh so nearly ready to share.  Do come back very soon, I'm planning some exciting times ahead for my business and most of all for all of you!

In the meantime, for those feeling rather sunshine deprived I hope these photos will sail you away for a while.  Catherine x

Monday, June 4, 2012

If you go down to the woods today...

I'm so excited to share that my hand illustrated Teddy Bear Picnic Party items have been featured on Hostess with the Mostess.  A few months back I was contacted again by the super talented Kiss Me Kate Events in Australia, they were going to be creating desserts & styling a birthday party for a clients little 2 year old boy and asked me to create the paper goods for it.  Oh it was so much fun to work on, adding little gingham touches and Teddies balancing on their Toadstools.  Just look at these photos, Kiss Me Kate transformed the event into pure magic!

Here is an example of my Invitation & Gift Tags

All items also available in pink!

Thank you to Hostess with a Mostess for the feature & Kiss Me Kate for asking me to work with them again, did you see this Baby Shower that I designed for last year?
See you in the woods!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Gosh how I wish I was back home in England this weekend to be part of all the Jubilee excitement.  Instead I am planning a cup of tea, flying my Granny's Union Jack flag in the living and watching it all sail by on the BBC.  I'll be thinking of you all in your celebrations.... woohooo party time!

If you'd like to get in the Jubilee spirit do check out Kirstie Allsop's Handmade Britain Facebook Album, I am thrilled to have a range of my items featured, can you spot them?

If you'd like a way to commemorate the occasion and pop into your photo albums alongside your photos of the weekend then here are some of my Cards that would love to join you -

If you're going to be making a Victoria Sponge or this other fabulous red, white and blue cake then how about topping it off with some cute bunting - in my Shop as a PDF so I'll send it straight off to your email ready for you to have fun printing and making in time for the celebrations.

I'm also thrilled to say I am only 1 sale away from reaching 800 in my Etsy Shop and reached over 400 fans on Facebook, thanks to you all for your support, it means the world.
Coming soon some BIG news of the most fabulous Party feature!