Monday, 13 August 2012

Black Velvet If You Please

Thanks to everyone who sent me lovely messages following Donut the guinea pig's death on Friday.  I was very upset after finding him, so sorry I wasn't very chatty.  Things seem to be working out well though...  Our remaining guinea pig, Logan, has befriended Merlin the puppy, so I don't need to worry about him being lonely and he seems quite happy to have the cage to himself!  Merlin and Logan are very cute.  They like to lie side by side, Logan in the cage and Merlin outside.  But I don't think I'll ever let that close without the cage separating them , I'd be too worried Merlin's terrier instincts would kick in.

So you've been racking your brain all weekend - did you guess the theme?  Friday's items were all clues to Steven Spielberg films. In order it was War Horse, A.I., Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler's List, Hook, Jaws, Empire of the Sun and Tintin.

If you liked the Big Babushka Russian Doll by handmadewithjoy that was featured in the blog on Wednesday, I have good news!  As a reader of Buy Handmade British, you can get a 50% discount on this or similar dolls!  If you're interested contact Lova via her Etsy shop and don't forget to say you saw it on Buy Handmade British.

So on to today's blog.  I've actually written this introduction while trying to decide what today's theme should be!  Normally I'd prepare this the night before so it just needs to be typed up in the morning, but I decided to have a glass of wine and watch Fright Night instead.  Bear with me while I conjure inspiration out of thin air....

... Hurray!  The blog muse has struck again and today she's brought us black velvet, and some velour because I don't like to be snobby about these things.

Black Velvet Beret Hat by Orizu
£120 (+ £10.50 p&p)
Black Beret Hat in wool felt. A charming hat, that goes rather well with anything.  A hand blocked lovely black felt from a vintage hat block with a wired inner rim. Adorned with a plump hand tied black bow I made of silk velvet, and secured with a fine black luxury braid.  The falling teardrop detail of the beret adds a flattering line to the face. The beret will sit comfortably on the crown and can be tilted. Beret hats are timeless, an iconic hats that has never gone out of style, this one is so stylish. One size fits all.

Gothic Black Velvet Choker Neckband by blackunicorndesigns
£14.40 (+ £1.96 p&p)
A beautiful Gothic neck band made with soft black velvet, with heavy purple guipure lace applique. The lovely rich purple lace contrasts so beautifully against the deep black velvet.  Purple is a very difficult color to photograph, and often shows up blue on some monitors... but please note this is a beautiful rich shade of regal purple!  This neck band fastens easily and securely with black satin ribbon, which allows plenty of adjustment to fit most sizes of neck, from 30cm - 40cm approx. (12" - 16").  Velvet band is 2" (50mm) wide

Black Velvet Style Throw Cushion with Handsewn Detail by RRCraftCreations
£12.99 (+ £3 p&p)
A handsewn cushion cover (with brand new cushion pad included) made out of black velvet style material and has been handmade with love.  Detail includes a cream coloured bow and black and white spotty felt flowers. Beautiful details on a simple cushion that will add to anyone's lounge. Cushion is square shaped and approximately 32cm x 32cm. Is packaged in a brand new plastic wrapping.

Glamourous Jewelled Velvet Evening Bag by Daborah
£30 (+ £3.65 p&p)
This beautiful bag has been fully hand stitched.  It is soft black velvet, with a silky lining and it has stunning irridescent jewels on each side, with antiqued gold coloured chain handles. The opening of the bag is secured with two press-studs.  The bag measures approx 23cm across the opening, 18cm deep with a handle height from the bag of approx 13cm.

Mustard and Black Dangle Hearts Brooch by forgottenstitches
£10 (+ £1.50 p&p)
A simple design is this one...  Two rather plump faux velvet heart beads sit on a strip of mustard suede leather... these are then dangled from a wonderful old stock gold metal bow clasp...  Measures 3cm wide at the clasp and 8cm from top of clasp to bottom of hearts. Terribly cute for everyday wears. 

Citrus Orange Clutch Book by ForeverByYourSide
£40 (+ £4.65 p&p)
This eye-catching handmade Book Purse will grace any girl about town’s stylish wardrobe. Novel in idea, this accessory has been made from a gently used hardback book, chosen for its potential to be hand crafted into a striking Book Purse. Bringing quirkiness and originality together, this little sweetie is an imaginative accessory for the girl who wants to be on trend, individual and to standout from the crowd. Measurements: 16 x 12 x 3 cms

Shiny Black Padded Kindle Cover by spectrayarnandfiber
£5 (+ £1 p&p)
This padded Kindle cover has been hand-crafted from fully machine-washable materials to offer you a practical and stylish Kindle storage solution. The main fabric on the outside of this cosy is black velour that is studded with holographic spots throughout. These spots are flush with the fabric and do not protrude, which means they are less likely to be pulled off by anything in close contact with it.  There is a black ribbon with silver edging on the front side of the cosy, and the center of the ribbon has been embellished with a small bow made from the same shiny fabric as the rest of the cosy. A tiny, irridescent heart-shaped bead and a "Made With Love" charm attach the bow to the ribbon.

Black Velvet Rodent Headband by LunaontheMoon
£36 (+ £4 p&p)
Handmade by Kirsty at Luna on the Moon.  Customer orders available.

50s Inspired Tear Drop Cocktail Fascinator by MissKittyHats
£64.81 (+ free delivery)
Elegant 50s inspired tear drop cocktail fascinator.  A black velvet fascinator with handmade glass pearl 50's replica pin.  Available in scarlet red, royal blue, bottle green or midnight black.  Attached with hair comb for discreet wear. 

Velvet and Satin Cloche Hat by emeraldangel
£39.27 (+ £4.26 p&p)
1920s Style Velvet & Satin Cloche Hat.  Elegant & Sophisticated Flapper Style.  Made from the highest quality cotton velvet, lined and trimmed with duchess satin also of the highest quality.  Available in many colour combinations. 

1 comment:

  1. The rodent headband is great! And I like the heart dangle brooch too. Black velvet is lovely- timeless and classic.