Showing posts with label a crafty hen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label a crafty hen. Show all posts

Monday, 11 December 2017

Gift Guide Thinking Grey

Baby Gifts Grey


Thinking Grey.
Today's colour gift guide is Grey.

Grey has got to be one of my favourite colours for a baby and their nursery. It's an easy colour to work with and is perfect for either a baby boy or baby girl which makes it a great safe gift option for a baby shower when you don't know yet the gender of the baby! 
Take a look below for more inspiration and don't forget to have a look at my Colour Gift Guide for more gift ideas.

        Grey Cloud Basket                         Grey Scallop Basket 

                     Grey Stag Basket               Grey Baby Dribble Bib

                                           Grey Gift Set            Grey Lines Storage Basket 

                     Grey Cat Baby Bib Gift Set            Grey Buck Head Nappy Caddy       

                       Bears Storage Basket      Bark Storage Basket   Tulip Storage Basket           
  

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Thinking Teal

Baby Gifts Teal

 Thinking Teal
Looking for teal accessories for a baby this Christmas? We’ve put some ideas together in our Gift Guide this week, take a look below;  
  
Clockwise from top left 




Clockwise from top left;

Looking for more gift inspiration? 
Head over to our colour-grouped Gift Guide for more of ideas.

Ordering deadlines for delivery before 25 December:

US and Europe shoppers – 10th December
UK shoppers – 16th December
 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Introducing My New Baskets - Perfect for Nappies!


Introducing my new size storage baskets. 
These baskets are 9inches in length by 8" wide by 7.5 " tall or in cm 23 x 20 x 19.5cm, so they are an inch longer and two inches wider than my other storage baskets that have a linen base. When I was designing the shape of this basket I had the idea of nappy storage in mind. I wanted to create a basket that you could store a good number of nappies in neatly and also be able to fit on a shelf of a changing table or on a chest of drawers comfortably. A basket that would offer really handy, useful storage in a baby's nursery whilst also being playful, colourful and stylish.


These new baskets will hold roughly 24 nappies in total in two rows. Of course, the exact number of nappies will depend on their thickness and size, but as you can see from the photos below, 24 nappies in a size 2 fit nicely in two rows.




Of course, you don't have to fill these baskets up with nappies! They can be used to store many things in and don't have to be used only in a nursery! Available in 5 different fabrics, the very stylish and Modern Grey Scallops,


Twinkling Gold Stars with a cream cotton canvas liner,


Blue Animals with a blue teal spot liner,


Grey Buck Heads with a grey spotty liner, 


And finally Dear on a teal background with a lovely gold dotty liner. Now this one is extra special as there is only one of these available with the gold dotty lining, so you need to be quick if this is the one for you!   



All of these new baskets, along with all the rest can be found here. And more photos and to stay up to date with what I am currently working on please pop over to Facebook and Instagram and say hi!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

FLASH SALE 10% OFF


For the next 24 hours, there is a flash sale going on in my shop. 
10% off all remaining items. 
Enter the coupon code happyspring to receive the discount. 
I will be closing my shop tomorrow evening (26/05/17) for a few days.
Click here to get shopping!


 To shop Storage Baskets click here 
 

To shop Baby Gift Sets click here 
 

To shop Baby Bibs click here

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Introducing The New Wider Basket


Recently I have been having a little play around with the size of my standard baskets and have come up with a new slightly wider basket. WHY? you may be wondering, well partly down to trying to use up the whole width of a piece of fabric. I've been working with wider lengths of material and when I cut out the fabric for my standard size basket I end up with a strip of fabric left, so it makes sense to incorporate this fabric into the design. Second I feel that being just a tad wider makes the basket easier to use, it feels more open at the top making access to its contents easier and the overall shape and size of the basket I find aesthetically pleasing.


So what is the difference between the 'Standard' size and this new 'Wider' size, well approximately 2 inches! The photo above has a wider bird basket on the bottom and a triangle standard size basket on top and as you can see when folded flat there is a difference in the width between the two.


Above is the two versions of the new Black and White Triangle basket along with my quilting ruler in inches to show the 2-inch difference. When folded flat the width of the standard basket measures approximately 11.25inches (28.5cm) and the wider baskets measure approximately 13.25inches (33.5cm).


The baskets are still similar in height with the new wider size being roughly a 1/4 inch taller. The photo below shows the two baskets taken from the side and gives you a good idea of how the wider size really does give you a roomier basket and therefore, gives you more space to store things.


 The smaller size fits nicely inside the new wider basket!

  
Also new is the style of gallery photo like the one above, which is now included in all the listings of new baskets in my shop. These pictures show the basket with a ruler (in inches) to help give you a good visualisation of the shape and size of the container and will hopefully help when deciding what size to choose. 




Also new is the fabric! A great modern monochrome geometric print and a lovely stylish fabric featuring birds and the occasional golden crown! Both fabrics are available in the standard size basket and the new wider size and can be found here. And direct links to each basket are below;
Monochrome geometric standard size can be found here 
Monochrome geometric wider size can be found here 
Birds in standard size can be found here 
Birds in wider size can be found here  

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Special Offer this week is...................


For this week only buy 3 dribble bibs for the price of 2. 
You can choose from 6 different colours, either mix and match or buy three the same, the choice is yours. 
To redeem this offer you need to purchase this listing HERE and then leave the choice of colours in the message to seller. This is a huge saving of £6.50, so instead of the usual price for three dribble bibs which is £19.50, you will only pay £13.00
Offer ends Sunday 2nd April.

{Please note you do need to buy the 'special listing' to take advantage of the offer, if you buy 3 dribble bibs separately from my shop you will be charged the full amount.}

Sunday, 19 March 2017

New Weekly Offers


Starting tomorrow, and for the next few weeks, I will be offering a weekly 'Special Offer' in my etsy shop. 
Whether a discount on a certain item, or a buy one get one free, each week there will be a new offer. 
To find out what is it you need to check out either my Facebook page, my Instagram or come here every Monday to see what that week brings!
Remember starts TOMORROW!!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

So how much can you fit in a Standard Size Basket?


In my last post I discussed the size and dimensions of my 'Standard' small baskets, so in this post I thought I would follow up with a look at what you can fit inside and give you an idea of what can be stored in my standard small baskets. If you follow me on Facebook or on Instagram you may have already seen this!


In these photos I have used my 'Arrow' basket (shown above) and if like me you live in a house with children I am sure you have lego all around the place! My children use the baskets, that over the years I have made for them to store their 'special' lego pieces in. You know the ones that are not the standard bricks, for example they have one basket specially for lego figures including all the odd arms and heads that some how we have accumulated over the years! So with the help of my daughter, who unfortunately is very camera shy so doesn't appear in any the photos, we decided to see how many normal lego bricks we could fit in one basket. Oh yes, we counted every single piece of lego that we fitted into the basket twice  just to make sure we had counted correctly!!


We had only just begun filling in the above photo!


And here it is a short while later filled. 
Now we stopped before it was completely full to the brim as we thought there was already enough bricks in there to count! We then emptied it out onto an empty surface and were quite amazed at the amount we had fitted in!

  
And here it is! Every brick and piece of lego in the picture above came out of this basket.
 610 pieces in total!! 
And I must stress that they were of varying sizes but we did try and put as many of the normal size lego bricks in as we could find. And again for scale below is my hand reaching into the basket!




Hopefully this continues to give you more of an idea of the size and scale of my Standard Small baskets which can be found by clicking here and my Arrow basket can be found by clicking here, and the link to my blog post discussing the dimensions of these baskets can be found my clicking here!
Next up I will be introducing my new 'wider' baskets, I am very excited about these, so please do pop back very soon!
 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Lets Talk Sizes!


The question I get asked the most is about the size of my baskets. 
Now the measurements are always included in the description of every basket in my shop and it looks something like this;
APPROX DIMENSIONS:
H 8 X W 9 X D 6 INCHES (20 X 22 X15CM)
And I try to include at least one photo that shows the basket that is for sale with an everyday object, usually lego duplo, which is the larger style lego for younger children because I hope that it is a toy that is pretty universal, something that most of us can recognise and are familiar with. But occasionally I forget to add a picture like this and it is on my to do list to put this right!

Saying that..... the measurements, which are approximate as each basket is completely handmade so measurements vary very slightly we are talking a millimetre here and there, are included for each basket. The height of the basket, the width and the depth. But I still get many messages questioning the sizes, especially emails with comments like 'I'm struggling to visualize the size of your baskets', which is no problem, I see them everyday but customers don't, so I thought I would try to show you in better detail with lots of photos the size.

Now..... these measurements relate to my Standard Small Baskets.... the reason I emphasize this is coming very soon are some wider baskets of a similar height, but more about them later in another post! So in this post we are talking about my popular, normal, standard small storage basket, like the ones in the photo above and of course the ones in the photos below! RIGHT lets go...................



These two photos show you the height.....which is approximate 8 inches. For those that work in metric I apologise. When it comes to fabric I tend to work in inches, mainly because when I first became interested in sewing most of the fabric I bought was from the US and therefore measurements were in inches, cuts of fabric ranged from a fat quarter to a yard also I blame my quilting ruler, which is shown in the photos as it only measures in inches!
So as you can see the height of these baskets is 8 inches which is approx 20 cm. 



Next the width of the basket when it is folded flat which is approximately 11.5inches - 28cm and in the photo below you can see the rough depth of the baskets at the bottom is 4inches - 10cm. Now you maybe wondering why these two measurements are different to the ones I state in my shop which are width 9in and depth 6in and that is because these measurements relate to when the basket is standing up and is therefore open.




Below are some photos that show the rough size of the basket at the top when standing. Being made of fabric the baskets can be slightly manipulated. I like to place the baskets over the narrow end of my ironing board and iron on top of the sewn seam sides as this gives the baskets more of a 'boxy' shape.





I haven't over stretched the baskets in these photos and as you can see the sizes vary from 7.5 inches to 8.5in - 19cm to 22cm. Now I hope all these photos help give you an idea, especially a visual idea on the size of my standard small baskets. And if that isn't enough photos, here are a few more showing the baskets pictured with a few toys! Wooden cars, lego CP30 and lego bricks, a wooden stacking toy and various lego duplo animals and figure, and a Norsu Elephant Piggy Bank. Both the baskets shown in the photos can be found here Elephant Basket and here Deer Basket. Hope this helps!





 

Gift Guide Thinking Grey

Thinking Grey . Today's colour gift guide is Grey . Grey has got to be one of my favourite colours for a baby and their nu...