Monday, 24 September 2012

New Shops for September

On Friday I was feeling a little decadent and stayed up until gone midnight, gambling on the hope that Merlin would let me sleep in til about 8.  But, my little boy had other plans...  At 5.30am he started screaming as only a toddler can.  Being a slightly lazy mummy, I fetched him from his cot and brought him into our bed, which stopped the screaming (yey!) but instead of going back to sleep he sat up and started babbling away.  He kept saying "tower" and "big tower".  By 6.30am he decided we obviously weren't going to give him what he wanted so he was going to escape from the bed and play without us.  As a result, I was up at 6.30am and I had company walking the dog on Saturday morning.  Being out that early we got to see the sunrise, which was so nice my son clapped and said "pretty".  Bless.  But he was right, so we headed home and got the camera.  I was too late to photograph the lovely golden light we saw first time around but I'm pretty happy with the pictures I got.  And once we got home my little boy spent the rest of the morning building towers in his bedroom, so everyone was happy in the end.

It's that time of the month again (already!) when we look at some of the new shops on Etsy.  It's a nice diverse selection this month.  Enjoy!

Beach Huts on the Sand Cushion by BespokeHomeByYvonne
£24.95 (+ £3.95 p&p)
Handmade with care Beach Huts Cushion with Curled Feather Inner.  Cream Cushion with Beige dots, 4 Beach Huts on a band of Beige Linen acting as the sand. Zip opening to the back and piped edging. This will make a fantastic addition to any room in the house.  Size 18"x18" 

CD/DVD Case with Frame by SteffsEmporium
£9.99 (+ £2 p&p)
Handmade case for discs with frame to add a photograph. Made with Mulberry paper in a colour of your choice. Tied with ribbon or twine with a "made with love" charm added.

Driftwood Inspired Cabinet with Sand Carved Butterflies by DuCrowDesigns
£399 (+ £25 p&p)
This truly stunning cabinet features 'Butterfly' steel hinges and door handles which are heat treated to bring out the array of colours and then lacquered. The glass door is hand cut and frosted with the butterfly wing shadow frosted onto the glass. All the Butterfly motives are sand carved into the wood, four on the front and two unpainted on the sides. The cabinet casing is built to the highest of standards with the sides let into the top and bottom panels. The cabinet has two frosted safety glass shelves and is finished on the back with a steel hanger bracket with keyhole mounts.  H = 54cm W = 22cm D = 22 cm 

Grasshopper Bars by WildflourKitchen
£6 (+ £4 p&p)
A layered dessert bar - chocolate brownie, mint cream ganache, and a dark chocolate topping. 8 pieces. 

Green Squiggly Stripes Votive Holder by KnicKnackNook
£9 (+ free delivery)
This votive holder made of very high quality, 3/16" thick glass. It is hand painted in green squiggly stripes. It creates beautiful stripe pattern when lit up and is suitable for every occasion.  The dimensions of the holder are: Size: 2"(W) x 2"(H).

Hanging Heart Sewing Kit by HomeStitchedHome
£5 (+ free delivery)
This is a sewing kit containing everything you need to hand stitch your own beautiful hanging heart. The kits contain all the fabric and trimmings that you need, as well as the pattern, instructions, stuffing and even the needle, thread and pins. It comes to you in an attractive brown box which can be re-used or recycled. All you need is a pair of scissors and a bit of time and creative spirit.

Love Cats Tote Bag by FlyMyPrettyUK
£15 (+ £2 p&p)
Applique cats onto 100% cotton shopping tote. Measures approx 44 x 35 cm and is completely machine washable. 

Pink Hand Knitted Bunny Booties by JessicaMonkey
£5.99 (+ £1 p&p)
Pink hand Knitted Baby Bunny Booties 0 - 3 Months 

Portal Companion Cube Inspired Bracelet by JohnsonsLemon
£3.50 (+ £2 p&p)
Ever wanted to show your love for the companion cube but don't have the hands to carry around an actual cube? Well now you can! This bracelet was inspired by the ever faithful companion cube from the Portal video game series.
It contains a mixture of glass pearls, plastic beads and plated acrylic bead caps, and is made from elasticated beading thread. 

Black and Red Silk Ribbon Handbag by Bagsforoccasions
£20 (+ £4 p&p)
Hand bag made in a basket weave design using black and red silk ribbon. Fully lined and with cord in handles to prevent stretch. Magnetic fastening to close. 

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