Showing posts with label fabric. Show all posts
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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, 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, 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  

Friday, 13 November 2015

Shop Update - Two - New Baby Gift Sets





Earlier this year I added a some new baby bib and burp cloth sets to my range. Made with 100% cotton fabric on the front and backed with my favourite bamboo/cotton silky soft towelling on the back, these sets are not only practical, but extremely soft and cosy for the baby to wear. Two snap fasteners make the bibs adjustable and suitable from baby to toddler, and the burp cloths are designed to be flung over the shoulder to protect your clothing whilst winding your baby, and they also come in very handy as general baby cloths.





Sold as sets, one bib and one matching burp cloth, they make great baby shower gifts and lovely presents for new parents. They can be found here, though the 'Peeking birds in gold' has proved so popular it is already unfortunately sold out.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Shop Update - Larger Style Baskets



Last year the thing that I got asked the most was 'Could I please make my storage baskets in a larger size!'. So I took all the sizes that people had suggested and came up with a basket that is based on the average size that people were wanting. And my 'larger' basket was born. I wanted the basket to have enough structure that it can stand up on its own even when empty, so no slouching, but still be flexible that it can be folded away when not in use. I have used heavier weight cotton, which helps with the structure of the baskets, apart from the Black Triangles which is made in a quilting cotton so has an extra stabiliser sewn in, to give it the structure it needs. They have a nice boxy feel to them.


They all have a natural linen/cotton base and come fully lined in a white cotton canvas. Now for the technical details! 
They are, measurements are approximate but as accurate as I can give, 29cm/11.4 inches tall, and are 40cm/15.75 inches wide across the top when folded flat, which makes them roughly 30cm/12 inches wide when open and boxed out, which gives the basket a rough depth at the base of 24cm/9.4 inches. I have found it quite difficult to show the size of these baskets. I have included photos that show the baskets alongside a child's rabbit night light which is 15cm/6 inches tall to help give an idea of scale, and I also got my little helpers to hold them to show the two size of baskets alongside one another. The larger is being held by my 7 year old whilst my 5 year old daughter is holding the smaller basket. It's high on my to do list to get some photos taken of these baskets being used to show how much you can fit into them! If you look at the photo above taken in my boys bedroom, that shows three baskets on a top shelf with a shelf underneath full of their toys, you may spot a lego figure or two, which should give you an idea of how much lego can be stored away in one of these baskets! 

 
I am pleased to say that this larger basket has proved popular, so much so that unfortunately, unless I can source more of the grey arrow fabric, I only have a couple left in stock. I was also pleased to see that a French Scandinavian Design blog called Scandinave featured my baskets in a list of 10 Scandinavian Decoration finds on Etsy
So if you are looking for handy storage that looks good that is modern and stylish you can find these baskets as well as others here

Saturday, 29 November 2014

New Baby Bandana Dribble Bibs





Say hello to my new collection of bandana style bibs. 
As soon as I saw this gorgeous flannel I knew that it would make for the softest of bibs. And this style of bib is not only perfect for a dribbling baby they are also very suited to a teething toddler!  Made with a layer of 100% cotton flannel, three of which also have the wonderful look of herringbone wool weave, and backed with a layer of organic cotton fleece these bibs are soft to the touch making them extremely comfortable to wear. And made with only cotton fabrics no polyester in sight you can be confident that you are putting only the kindest natural fabrics next to your babies delicate skin. In lovely Autumnal colours they can be found here in my shop.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy!






I was working away the other day cutting fabric for orders when it suddenly dawned on me that the bib and burp cloth set in 'clouds in gold' that I was busy cutting out was to be the last. I had a moment of panic and quickly raided my fabric stash hoping desperately to find some more of the fabric unfortunately to no avail. I then had a quick scour of the internet trying to find some for sale, again no, which didn't surprise me, this collection is now out of print. So that is it, no more of this gorgeous organic fabric. I am annoyed at myself for my lack of planning and that I didn't buy a lot more of it. But it can be very difficult at times to judge the fabrics that will be popular and sell well. I am also annoyed as I was hoping to make myself a cushion out of it and had thought I had put some away in my private stash but some where along the lines I must have used that as well. So I feel quite sad to say that I have just one 'Storage Basket' left made from this fabric and I have managed to sneak in one lonely 'Baby Bib' out of it and that's it, no more passing clouds in gold! Thankfully a new collection is coming out this Spring which includes some more clouds in different colours so all is not lost and I still have gift sets and storage baskets available in Blue Passing Clouds in my shop. As for me I have learnt an important lesson here always buy more fabric! 

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...