Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas Emporium!

Happy Christmas folks! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday period filled with all manner of lovely things! I'll see you in the New Year!

p.s apologies for failing to keep up my christmas gift guide. Time and energy got the better of me in the run up to my trip back to Plymouth from Edinburgh! Serves me right for setting myself a blogging challenge. I should have known I could never keep up the pace!

(p.s need I say that the title post is a reference to this fine fella?)

Friday, 10 December 2010

Christmas Countdown #10

I loooove the seafoam blue colour on this ring by MijiandYou.  

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Christmas Countdown #9

Somewhat optimistically I'm upping the budget for today's handmade Christmas present choice. This beautiful bag is slightly pricier than the previous posts' items but I just couldn't resist the simple design and subtle wave pattern.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Christmas Countdown #8

For the neurotic in your life why not get this super print by Judy Kaufman? Oh I do love Woody Allen.  

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Christmas Countdown #7

My choice for day seven is from the wonderful Clare Owen. I love love love this antique birdcage print. Wouldn't it look so perfect in a battered second hand frame?

10%  off in my shop if you use the coupon code BAUBLES. If you're in the US you need to order before Friday 10th, Europe 13th and UK the 17th.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas Countdown #5 & 6

I was out last night so I missed my Christmas countdown post. Thus today you get two! TWO! Fancy that. First up is this wee bear fella from Sian on etsy. I am a total sucker for this kind of thing and I just love his expression! Dangerously cute. 

 Or how about one of these splendid egg cups from the peerless Donna Wilson. I would definitely eat more boiled eggs if I had one of these friendly faces to put them in!

I've added some packs of these gocco printed reindeer cards to my etsy store. They were printed last year and pretty much straight afterwards I put them away *somewhere safe* and lost them! Oops. Found them yesterday though so they're in the shop now!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Christmas Countdown #4

This super pretty handmade collar is my fourth choice in my countdown of handmade christmas presents. So perfect for making a plain dress that bit more festive!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Christmas Countdown #3

Today my tip for a handmade christmas gift this awesome ampersand letterpress print from illustration superhero and all-round lovely lass Gemma Correll.
(if you're in the US then you offically have ONE WEEK to order from my shop in time for Christmas)

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Living Things Vol. 1

If you head over to the Little Otsu site today you might see a super exciting announcement involving yours truly. The fantastic Portland based purveyors of all things printed have launched a new series of books called 'Living Things' and I did the first one! It's called 'A guide to Eastern European Wildlife' (although it probably won't actually be that useful as a factual guide) and it features 16 brand new illustrations (8 full colour). It's up for pre-order now! YEAH!

Christmas Countdown #2

Today's stocking worthy treat are these crazy-cute cat keyrings from Yacspocket on etsy. Look at those happy wee faces! I'd like the orange fella please. Or a real cat. One of the two.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Christmas Countdown #1

OK i've decided (as of two minutes ago) that every day in the run up till Christmas I'm going to post a nice handmade thing that I think would make a lovely gift. First up- These pretty ceramic pins from Sophie Elm. Super cute, really affordable and probably thoroughly lovely on a cardigan. Sophie does lovely things with decorative ceramics and I heartily recommend a good nose through her blog.