Thursday, 24 May 2012

Too Darn Hot

So, British readers, are you enjoying this heat wave?  I'm normally a fan of sunny weather but my little boy's been struggling with the sudden switch in temperature.  Here he is cooling down with a damp face cloth.  Awwwwwww.

I was completely unprepared for the hot weather and had to spend last night sewing a little boys sun hat. I'll find out later if it fits, fingers crossed...  So for everybody who taken by surprise by the hot weather, here's a selection of handmade summer essentials.
Green Crochet Lace Shawl by annerstreet
£39.26 (+ £3.27 p&p)
Feminine crochet shawl in green brown edge for her summer lace shawl
Ready to ship
Size: One size 54'/36'/36'
Height: 31'
Color: green with brown edge
100% cotton

Fab Ice Lolly Pendant by starNscars
£15 (+ £1.50 p&p)
Who doesn't love a Fab lolly on a hot day?
This pendant looks just like a Fab, with the strawberry ice at the bottom, creamy middle, and of course the chocolate with Rainbow Glitter sprinkles at the top! So perfect for summer! Approx 3.5cm wide x 9cm long, however as each piece is hand made and drawn just for you, sizes may vary very slightly. Your pendant will be hung from a 16" silver plated trace chain, with a 2" extension chain.

English Floral Print Ladies Handmade Leather Sandals by Cholesburys
£60 (+ £3 p&p)
These ladies sandals are lovingly hand made here in England from a carefully chosen floral print.  Made using leather from some recycled boots to compliment the browns and warm off white of the lawn cotton print. Lined with a microfibre that is made from 88% Recycled Polyester, it performs like suede but is softer to the touch.  The latex rubber sole ( 30 - 35% recycled rubber ) makes them very flexible and has a very good wear resistance.

Halterneck Rose Sundress by rosiegirllondon
£45.81 (+ £5.56 p&p)
This pretty sundress is perfect for those summer strolls by the river and picnics in the park. Halterneck style frock and rose print fabric is garanteed to turn heads wherever you go.  A classic piece of clothing which you will be wearing for years come!  Please state size required when ordering, all dresses are made to order.

Happy Sun Acrylic Necklace by HoobynooWorld
£8.50 (+ £1 p&p)
Solly is the life and soul of Hoobynoo World; she makes every day bright and cheerful. Her hobby is to chase away rain clouds wherever she finds them!  The acrylic pendant measures approx 1.5" wide and 1.5" high (38mm x 38mm) and is 3mm thick. The illustration is printed directly onto the white plastic meaning it won't scratch or wear off. The pendant is presented on a 20" yellow ball chain, the chain is secured with a standard lobster clasp.

Natural Raffia Sun Hat by raffique
£51.86 (+ £6.74 p&p)
Gorgeous sunhat style natural colour raffia hat.  These hats are hard wearing and durable. Ideal for weddings, holidays or just a picnic in the park.  The hat is supplied with a matching natural colour raffia twist trim. Hand made in Norfolk from high grade Madagascan raffia. Each hat takes eight hours to make but will last you many years.

Handmade Pink Floral Bucket Bag by CLScraftcreations
£20 (+ £2 p&p)
This gorgeous pink and yellow floral bag is ideal for the summer. It's large enough to put all of your essentials in and can be worn as a shoulder bag.  The bag is fully lined with pink polka dot fabric and padding to add weight to the bag and make it durable.  The bag measures approx 41cms wide at the widest point and 29cms wide at the narrowest point by 30.5cms high.

Sage Shift Dress with Floral Peter Pan Collar and Matching Belt by ErikaShaw
£38.61 (+ £2.62 p&p)
This pretty pale sage dress is made from a textured dobby cotton, It has a rippled horizontal stripe, almost like a cheesecloth. It has a peter pan collar, made from a floral cotton lawn with pretty blue bell print, it has a cream base with shades of blue, orange, rose pink and greens. The dress has a waist and bust dart at the front giving shape to the figure, the back has a elasticated waist band. Worn over the dress is a cotton cinch belt with a vintage dark brown buckle. The Belt can be removed if you wish. 

Stickered Sun Glasses by crownheartstar
£5.24 (+ £1.15 p&p)
Decorated with home printed stickers of some of crownheartstar's characteristic 'worm guys'.  The stickers have been sprayed so they won't fade or run. 

Summer Fun Kawaii Badge Set by askingfortrouble
£3.50 (+ free delivery)
A set of four badges celebrating the cutest things in Summertime.  Each badge features an original drawing printed in full colour. Each set has 4 badges – buzzy bee, bear ice cream cone, happy tulip and a baby octopus. The four badges are packaged in a clear plastic bag and sealed with a paper tag ready for gifting.
Dimensions:
Badges are 1 inch/25mm in size, made from metal with standard badge pin. 

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