Monday, 23 July 2012

Handmade Gifts For A 3rd Wedding Anniversary

Today is my third wedding anniversary.  We celebrated on Saturday with a chippy tea and a €2 bottle of sparkling wine we brought back from France.  Yes, we know how to celebrate in style.  We declared the 3rd anniversary the tablet anniversary - hubby got me my tablet (to make up for my poor old laptop dying) and I got him a Kindle.  Or rather I will get him a Kindle once he decides which model he wants.  If we were going to be traditional about it, the third wedding anniversary is the leather anniversary, so for today's blog I've assembled a collection of things we should have bought.

But before we get started on that I need to give you the answer for Guess The Theme...  They were all finches! Bullfinch, desert finch, goldfinch, green finch, mountain finch, trumpeter finch, rose finch, house finch, scarlet finch and zebra finch.  Did anyone get it right?

Pale Blue and Gold Leather Butterfly Wing Earrings by FushiaGold
£10 (+ £1 p&p)
Pale blue leather has been hund cut into a wing shape and placed on top of larger pale shiny gold leather wings,with hand cut butterfly wing shapes.stunning and one of a kind.  These earrings are 9 cm long including the gold plated earwire.

Burgundy Leather Footstool by Upholsterydirect
£35 (+ £10 p&p)
Handmade stool with nice soft thick foam top covered in burgandy colour leather with real wood beech colour feet.  Mahogany feet also available.  Stool size is 43cm long, 33cm wide, 16cm high

Classic Leather Guitar Strap by MagpieAccessoriesUK
£78.19 (+ 6.56 p&p)
This simple yet classic guitar strap is cut by hand and then the edges are softened and smoothed to give it a finishing touch. It will soften up quickly yet maintain it's shape and will last for many years. The strap adjusts from 45 to 58 inches, and is 6.5cm wide. 

Blue Cross Stitch Mini Leather Book by Starstruckbooks
£11.83 (+ £1.81 p&p)
Mini journal with cross stitch embellishments, simple and functional yet beautiful. The cover is an unlined blue leather and the exposed spine stitching uses white linen thread to match the stitched cover embellishments. The closure is a plaited wrap-cord of the same thread which secures around a traditional white button. It measures 6 x 8cm (2.3 x 3.1inches). It has 48 pages (96 sides) of creamy 100gsm paper in 6 signatures.

Red Embossed Fly Leather Coasters by delaceyaccessories
£21.03 (+ 5.26 p&p)
Set of 6 bright red leather coasters, 9cm in diameter. Each coaster has a red metallic fly heat embossed on to the front. The set is packaged in a black presentation box.  Available in other leathers and colors upon request. Handmade on an industrial machine using very strong bonded nylon thread.

Felt and Leather Heart by jonesyinc
£6 (+ £2 p&p)
Grey felt and red leather heart - blanket stitched with contrasting coloured yarns.
Handmade Leather Cushion by SoVeryVictoria
£23 (+ £4 p&p)
Add some colour and character with this machine embroidered, leather cushion, it will brighten any room.  Pink and magenta pieces of incredibly soft leather have been patched together for a background. The flower stems are yellow free-machine embroidery and the flower heads are a range of pinks. They have been cut out separately and stitched to the cushion.  This cushion measures 40cm by 31cm.

Upcycled QUASER Clock by UpcycledClockShop
£72 (+ £7 p&p)
A fantastically large clock with huge silver star spokes that have a gentle fold for added detail. Topped with an oval cream leather clock face and black hands. A real funky piece of practical art!  For the clock face, we have used a vintage cream leather with a fantastic texture to compliment the ’speckled’ metal! The face is cut by saw by hand, glued and trimmed by hand and finished by hand. The clock face is entirely handmade by us. Approx Size: 120cm x 45cm (47“ x 18“).

Vintage Silverplated and Ostrich Leather Goblet with Soy Candle by MeltVintage
£15 (+ £3.50 p&p)
This is a stunning and very unusual vintage silver-plated goblet on a stem with an inlay of grey ostrich leather, which has been repurposed to hold a Fig scented soy candle.  It measures 6" high, 2.5" across.

Vintage Leather Union Jack Wallet by BondandKnight
£65 (+ £3 p&p)
Handmade in England from the finest grade naturally tanned Italian leather, available in Black, Antique Tan and Chestnut. Inspired by a 1940's vintage origami design technique, these wallets are made using a single piece of folded leather, with no stitching and no seams giving them a unique look, whilst being super soft, ultra-slim, and yet super strong. Leather centre piece printed with Union Jack design with the Bond & Knight trademark colour corner to match and super soft black suede lining. These wallets are super slim but hold 16 cards comfortably plus full length notes section.

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