Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Heirloom

I wanted to post this weeks blog as more of a thankyou to my sister Sara and dear friend Katie for this wonderful, precious gift for my 30th birthday. They bought it at Trefriw woollen mill, which is known for it's craftsmanship and traditional weaving in Welsh blankets. It is the most wonderful heavy wool and even smells like it's straight of the spinning mules.
Katie is a very skilled embroiderer and put her love and tender care into creating what can only be the most unique personalized blanket I have ever seen. The way she has sewn the letters of my name with tiny little cross stitches lends perfectly to the geometric style of the blanket. Very few people have this amount of skill in hand embroidery today.
What can I say, I am a very lucky lady. My friends and family no me very well.  This blanket will be past down to my children and to their children. It will last forever.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

What an improvement

I was very happy when I received my lovely new gift tags this week.
I have to be honest I was not impressed by the last manufacturer who made my first batch. The paper was not the greatest of quality and they just looked mass produced and tacky. So when my card manufacturer told me they could make them I jumped for joy! So now the card is exactly the same as my greeting cards. And you will be pleased to know that I have added Clyde to the collection of gift tags. I have had many stockists and customer ask for the specific tag to match the wrap. I don't like to disappoint. I will be launching these at Pulse as well as 8 new card designs.