Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The lead up to Christmas

Sorry for not adding to my blog recently, its that time of year again, working for Santa is no holiday.

Apparently its 39 days to Christmas oh boy where does the time go. I'm working extra hours to ensure that I keep on top of my orders so I don't disappoint customers with those last minute panic buys. Its a nice thought knowing that little girls and boys will be opening my door plaques and other personalised gifts in there stockings on Christmas morning (that i've sent off to Santa of course).

My little girl gets excited knowing that mummy helps Santa but wants to know where my elf ears are!!!

I have added some new items this year to my Christmas range, I now have personalised tree decorations star and heart.
Hope you like them. Available to buy on my website Gifts-r-us.com

This may be my last time writing this year (as I hope to stay busy)
so I would like to wish all my followers & customers a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Last order date for Christmas delivery is the 29th November

Eek.....can't believe its that time of year to remind people that my last order date for Christmas delivery is the 29th November don't leave it to late as this may change depending on how busy I am.

Happy Shopping x
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Thursday, 14 October 2010

New Pageboy thank you plaque

After alot of requests for a pageboy thank you plaque to match the bridesmaid & Flowergirl plaque,  here it is. For some reason I do find it difficult to make boys from fimo maybe its years of making fairies so I hope i've done okay.

I've used an oblong plaque in pale blue. I can change the wording for Usher, Best Man, Father of the bride etc. But if you do have any other message I can add this for you.

Will soon be available on my website Gifts-r-us.com under Wedding Gifts

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Blast from the past

Had a really lovely day yesterday, after reading a post on a forum about handmade buttons I was suddenly taken back 20 plus years to when I first started working in Cardiff in a little shop (and I mean a really small shop) called Claire Grove Buttons. I think I was about 16 but was given the chance to do what I loved being creative. Claire the owner made buttons from fimo and back in those days the fimo was rock hard so wasn't the easiest clay to use but the whole process of making the buttons like sticks of rock that you buy on holiday and getting the most fascinating designs it was so clever. The shop also sold Jewellery finding and beads, this was my favorite job sorting them out, making jewellery to sell and tidying up at the end of the day.

Working here I would say gave me the inspiration to start running my own business, you don't need to have a huge empire to have a successful business just the love of doing it is enough.
I'm also glad to see that the shop is still there and proves that the dream I was chasing and striving for can be a lasting one.

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Monday, 11 October 2010

New Clock

I'm pleased to say at long last I have finally finished my daughters new bedroom clock which I'm really pleased with. With lots of help from Emily designing it, I've decided to add it to my website and hopefully get some positive feed back.

We both wanted something colourful that would stand out and add a feature to a blank wall. The individual numbers are painted in the colours she has on her bed covers and wall paper.

Emily is very excited that she now has her clock but has also designed a product for Mummy's website. You can find it here
Price £25.99
I hope you like it? I will be adding pictures for a boys clock soon

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

New black wooden letters

I couldn't resist making these wooden letters for my home, and coming from wales cwtch was the perfect word to use. These wooden letters are made from plywood which make them slightly lighter than the MDF wooden letters I normally use. They have a rustic look with the nature and texture of the wooden showing through the acrylic paint. Also the new font style makes these letters look amazing feature to any wall.

These letters are all lowercase the max height is 22cms tall (all letters are sold by the height of the capital letters) they are £8 per letter

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Shabby chic handmade bathroom door plaque

This very cute bathroom door plaque comes in a few colours, pale blue, pale pink, yellow, green, cream or lilac. with twine and ribbon to hang or sticky fixers. price £6.99 visit Gifts-r-us.com

Monday, 4 October 2010

NOEL wooden letters

Just in time for Christmas these custom handmade freestanding wooden letters any name or word, prices start from £12 for 3 letters available in 4 colours. 12cm tall for capitals lowercase slightly smaller in proportion with the capitals, be creative and add a chic touch to your christmas

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Freestanding wooden letters

Finally they are ready, custom handmade freestanding wooden letters. Available in 4 colours Gold, silver, black and rustic red. Price from £12 for 3 letters
Available at Gifts-r-us.com

All the letters are attached so when you order please remember that for example Mr&Mrs will come as one chain with no gaps as you see in the picture, they are made from plywood so are quite light in weight and are 12cm tall & 12mm thick. These letters are available in lowercase and capitals or a mixture of both unfortunately the lowercase letters fgjpqy will not stand so if you have these letters in your word choice you would need capitals letters to ensure they stand.

Mr & Mrs is a very popular for weddings, they can be used to decorate the wedding top table or the cake table & used at home afterwards for a keepsake.

Other ideas for the freestanding wooden letters are NOEL, COOK, BABY, HOME, EAT, LOVE, BATH remember you can also have names eg EMILY or initials M&J. The chain of letters can be as long as 9 letters

The list is endless.

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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Thank you for being my teacher gift

This is a quick make thank you gift from my nephew to his teacher, I used one of my fairies put it on an oblong door plaque and added a message.

Monday, 12 July 2010

This letter was a special order for a 1st Birthday, I'd never used wooden numbers before and didn't really know how I could use them....until now. The customer wanted something unique so opted for a hanging letter F (with fairy) for the little girls name and the number 1 for her age. It makes a lovely keepsake gift. You won't find this gift on my website yet, but if you contact me via my website I will be able to take an order. Take a look at my website for other ideas

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Whats new

Exciting times ahead, i've been almost pushed into making some decisions about what I sell on my website, I try and keep most items that I sell to handmade items mostly made by myself but as my work load is increasing i'm finding that I don't have any time for anything other than work, so I'm looking to add some new items that are different not something you would find on the high street so if you have any thoughts I would love to hear about them.

I should hopefully have some new mirror effect wall letters, these can be used along side the wooden letters I already do. I'm also trying to find someone to make bunting to sell so again if you or know of anyone that can help please get in touch.

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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

These wooden letters are 8" tall in white, they can be left plain as above for a classic look or add a decoration. If you want a bold look also pick all capital letters, using lowercase letter adds a chic option but remember that lowercase letters are smaller than the capital letters. These letters are available to buy on my website here wooden letters.

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

New orders

I love these letters, never be shy with colours....these letters will brighten up a bedroom tastefully. Most customers think they have to stick with one colour and design be different mix it up you will be surprised with the effect. These letters are 3" but are available in sizes upto 8" in Hot pink, dark blue and red with white polka dots, you'll find them here wooden letters. Let me know what you think.
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Its been a while!

Well it has been along time since my last post, so well over due an update.

I've been very busy over the last year adding new products and changing my website, which I have had some very positive feedback from customers so please take a look and let me know what you think. Gifts-r-us.com

I've also added a fan page on facebook which is a great way to inform customers of new products, dispatch times and offers and again its great way of getting feedback. Please have a look for yourself at Facebook and please become a fan.

The great thing about making everything myself is that I can alter, change adapt items to suit individual customers requirements so everything is unique to you the customer, so remember if you can find the right colour or text or design let me know and I will try my best to create your perfect gift.

Bye for now x

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