Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Vintage Style Seam Binding

I just LOVE vintage style seam binding, it it so soft and silky, the colours are fabulous and it is so versatile!
It is made from 100% Rayon - Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber. Because it is produced from naturally occurring polymers, it is neither a truly synthetic fiber nor a natural fiber; it is a semi-synthetic fiber. Rayon is also known by the names viscose rayon and art silk in the textile industry. It usually has a high luster quality giving it a bright sheen. Wikipedia

This seam binding is great for adding a tag to a package, tied around a gift, hoarding for decoration in a pretty glass jar or you could even sew with it and use it for it’s original purpose - the possibilities are endless!

I currently have 24 different colours in my shop modestly priced at £1.05 for 3 meters, however there are over 200 available colours, with imagination provoking names such as Glamour Peacock, Fireweed, Rancho Red and Soapstone.
Moss Green

Antique Gold

Grecian Pink

Find all my ribbons for sale here - if you require a colour that is not listed please contact me.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Vintage Style Wedding Cards

I just wanted to show off some of my new handmade wedding cards!! They can all be personalised and created in any colour!

For the Wedding Party

Will you be my... Bridesmaid / Maid of Honour

I Found A Man But I Still Need My Girls
This is a personal favourite of mine as the picture is an old family photo of my Great Aunt Rosie (2nd on the left holding the bottle) with four of her friends. This is such a fun away of asking your best girlfriends to be in your Wedding Party!
Will you be my...Bridesmaid / Flower Girl
Vintage Dress Style 'Will You Be My...' Card
Handstamped and decorated with silver gitter for a soft cute feel for a younger Bridesmaid / Flower Girl
'Make Me Smile Again, Be My...'
Vintage image of a pretty, though, sad girl. Ideal again for a younger Bridesmaid / Flower Girl
Once you have asked them, then you must thank them...
Thanks For All Your Support
Handstamped image, vintage style ribbon and pun intended!

Page Boy
Vintage image taken from a 1900's postcard of a sulking Boy. Fun style for your cute little Page Boy.
Best Man
Vintage family photograph of two guys, the 'Best Man' lifting the 'Grooms' kilt!
For the Bride & Groom...

For your Daughter...

To My Beautiful Daughter on your Wedding Day
All my handmade cards can be found in my Ebay Shop!!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

The Wedding Book

I stumbled across 'The Wedding Book' dating back to 1958 at a recent antiques fair I visited. It really is an absolutly facinating read and over time I will share most if it's fabulous anecdotes with you but right now I am going to share my favourite quotes taken from the article...

'Being a Beautiful Bride' by Elizabeth Anderson

Every girl wants to look her most beautiful for this, her Day of Days...but beauty doesn't grow on trees, it is the result of careful planning weeks in advance until, finally, she is ready to step forth with all the fresh loveliness of a young spring flower.

Start planning your beauty routine well in advance and begin by taking a long and critical look at yourself in a full-length mirror. If there are any inches you could well do without you have time to take yourself in hand.

Have your hair expertly cut and choose a style that not only compliments the design of your headdress but is easily adaptable for going away. If your hair is fine, a soft perm will give it body and make it well-mannered on the "Great Day" but a word of warning...don't leave this
till the day before the wedding, or you might find you have to battle with heartbreaking frizz

'Beauty doesn't grow on trees,' 'you could well do without' and 'well-mannered'
Sounds just like something my Nan would say!!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Alice in Wonderland

I spend a lovely afternoon on Friday trawling an Antiques Market in Towcester and it seemed to turn into a Alice in Wonderland themed event with my first find being this beautiful picture...

I am not sure it is specifically meant to be a picture of 'Alice' however the little blue dress, white pinny and curly locks are so reminiscent of the Disney image I just had to buy it.
This purchase was promptly followed by a gentleman stallholder propositioning me...
'I forgot I had this lurking under the table would you be interested'

As I am sure you can imagine I was delighted and as I handed over my pennies, two people approached me eyeing up my new purchase with obvious envy!!
So my 'Alice in Wonderland' day out has prompted me to show off all my themed tags as promised a few weeks ago!

I hope you like...

Thursday, 8 April 2010

New Vintage Tags

Here are some of my newest Vintage Stained Tags along with a sneak preview of my 'From Paris with Love' range and 'Alice' themed tags.
From Paris With Love

Alice in Wonderland

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Vintage Style Tags

I started making my vintage style tags mainly for personal use, however as I began to receive so many kind comments from family and friends I decided to advertise them in my Ebay Shop to see if other people may be interested?!?!?!
Well, they have proven to be very popular especially for vintage weddings and tea parties and the icing on the cake is that I so enjoy making them!!
I currently have a few designs in my shop (see below) but I have just spent my Easter weekend designs some new ones - from ballet dancers to Beetles (of the VW kind) Alice in Wonderland to French chic!! I will be photogrpahing them over the next few days (when I can get good light) and I will let you have a peek, but for now here are some of my favourite oldies...

My tags have already been used for...

  • Gift decoration
  • Placesettings
  • Favours
  • Preserve Labels
  • Price tags

Personalisation available and discounts offered on large orders please contact me for further details!!

Friday, 12 March 2010

Easter Wedding Ideas

Although as I look out my window it is heavily raining, the 1st of March officially marked the beginning of my favourite time of the year - Spring.

Spring is the season that signifies new beginnings with the blooming of vibrant flowers, birds beginning to chirp, butterflies coming out and a fresh, crisp feeling filling the air. Spring also plays host to Easter, when families gather, exchange chocolate gifts and enjoy a lovely lamb dinner - so all in all what a fabulous time of the year marry!
Here are a few bits of Easter inspiration from my shop...

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Hello and Welcome

I just wanted to say HELLO and WELCOME to all my lovely new followers from the Craft Forum, and in response to my wingy thread "Ever Feel Like No One Reads You Blog"...

I do hereby swear to blog more/often, keep it interesting, add some personal bits (for you nosey buggars) and comment on other bloggers blogs!!

So anyway, I now need all your help!?!?

I have this fabulous postcard in my collection and I would love to incorporate it into a cute Page Boy Card. Now where you guys come in is I want a really funky slogan / caption to suit the little boys facial expression and I am all out of inspiration!

The prize for the best 'caption' will be a selection box of vintage style tags (see shop for examples) and the card once it has been made!!

Caption It...

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Lace, Pearls and Vintage Treasure Guest Books

HOT GOSSIP!! Very excited to have just finally commissioned a professional logo, it's work in progress so watch this space!!
Anyway here is s sneak preview of the latest additions to My Wedding Party.

They are the brainchild of my wonderful Mum and all beautifully handmade ready to be personalised...

Guest Book & Wedding Album Set

Both the Guest Book and the Album are held together with a wonderful thick satin ribbon and decorated on top with some beautiful lace pinched in the centre and embellished with a 1950's vintage treasure.

The words 'Guest Book' and 'Wedding Album' then finish each piece, handwritten in silver.

Guest Book

This Guest Book is held together with a thick cream satin ribbon and decorated on top with beautiful thick piece of vintage style lace and randomly hand sewn Swarovski pearls.

It's just waiting to be personalised!!

Wedding Albums

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Make A Wish

Why not theme your wedding around the magic of wishes...
For the important people a reel of wishes, with a gorgeous tags saying “If I had a hundred wishes I would give them all to you!”

Or how about a cute muslin bag embellished with the words Make a Wish' and embellished with a rhinestone sparkle. Just fill with five sugared almonds to symbolise the five sacred wedding wishes: health, happiness, wealth, fertility and longevity.

Place Setting
Use this hand aged, vintage style tag as an alternative place setting, just write your guest name on the back and dangle from a favour or wine glass.

Alternative Guest Book
These beautiful handmade wish cards are a fantastic alternative to the traditional guest book.

A selection of 50 wishes from the wedding guests can select a wish they want to bestowe upon the happy couple. They then write a sentiment on back of the card as a wonderful keepsake for the Bride and Groom.
These one word wish cards can be created in any colour you want and can be embellished if required e.g. with a vintage treasure, some pearls, a butterfly, an initial monogram anything that that will compliment your wedding theme.
Wishes can include...

What do you wish for???