Monday, 14 January 2013

Handmade Monday: Snow, Giant Fish & Projects In The Making

Firstly, I'd like to wish everyone at Handmade Monday a very belated but happy new year.  I hope you all had a fab Christmas and for those of you on Crafts Forum that did Secret Santa - hope you all enjoyed the gifts that you received. 

We had a great Christmas and our special guests helped to make it one to remember...  it certainly had the desired affect when a huge remote controlled, helium-filled shark and Nemo came 'swimming' through the air in the lounge.  Much to the delight of the kids - especially the biggest kids!

We have set ourselves several new years resolutions this year, one of which is to start celebrating more occasions with our keepsake gifts.  First up is Valentines day.  Admittedly we don't have long to complete our designs and start promoting them but we are on the way. 

Here's a first glimpse at our little 'I Love You' valentines owl. He / she is just missing the eyes and personalisation - which can either be I Love you on the front or a name (or other short message).  We will also be giving customers the option to add a message to the back of the owl.  Finished pictures will be posted soon!

We have lots of other items in the pipeline, which are being designed not only to celebrate Valentines Day but also for weddings and anniversaries to give as gifts or to create your own special keepsake.   Here's just one of them - free standing wooden hearts.  We have a few ideas for these, but won't share them just yet - not until they've been tried and tested anyway.  Hopefully we will be posting finished pictures of these next week too.

The final project, which has admittedly been going on for some time, is a photo collage wooden letter plaque.  This particular letter is free standing but can also be mounted to the wall. Again, hoping to post finished pictures next week. This particular letter is for "Daddy" but it could be any letter, any colour or any name. 

So needless to say, there is a lot to be getting on with this week!  I'm going to head over to Handmade Monday this afternoon to see what everyone else has been up to. 



  1. Wow - seems to be an exciting time for you. Can't wait to see how things 'develop'.

  2. The valentine owl looks lovely. The standing hearts would be perfect for wedding tables.
    Ali x

  3. We bought those fish last year for Christmas for some friends kids - hours of fun - just a shame the house wasn;t bigger

  4. Thanks everyone for your comments. Helen - I know they're great aren't they! We had them floating around for about a week, getting in everyone's way!!