Saturday, 25 August 2012

Too early to think about Xmas?!

Now I know it's still Summer and no one wants to think about the cold months coming... really... but I wanted to encourage anyone thinking of ordering a little bird for a Christmas present this year, to think about doing it in the next couple of months. I continue to make my work entirely myself and during busy periods this gets increasingly difficult. Unfortunately last year I had to leave some Christmas wishes unfulfilled and I really want to avoid that this time.
My normal making time for orders would be 4-6 weeks, so during a busy time that increases.

If at all possible please think about placing an order in September/October, if it's too early to have saved up I do offer part payments so you can pay in instalments to spread over a few months. Email me for details.

Also available again this year will be my sets of wooden Christmas tree decorations, £20 for 4, £30 for 8. I'll also be introducing gift vouchers this year, they'll be appearing on my website in the next month.

Monday, 20 August 2012

New Species!

A very special friend of mine got married this weekend. She's a Yorkshire lass such as myself, who fell in love with New Zealand on a trip after university and took herself bravely back there alone to set up a  new life for herself. She's a talented artist and a beautiful friend and I was delighted to be asked to make her some birds as her wedding gift.

Emma wanted one bird to represent her roots in England and one bird to represent that of her husband's in New Zealand. She chose the Blue Tit and the Fantail.
Here's a photo of the little fellow himself...

You can find him in my shop if you would like one yourself...
...and here's a look at the pair atop the wedding cake...

If you would be interested to commission a wedding duo please get in touch.
Cake photo by Craig Goode

V&A - 'Stitched Specimen' workshop

On Thursday 20th September I will be at the V&A running a little workshop making butterfly brooches. It's free to take part and will run from 11am until 4pm... hope to see some of you there...