A few new Autumn bags with more to come today too. I’ve linked each one to my shop. And given you some music (at the end of the post) for browsing.
Today Stella from The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse is helping me launch my Autumn purses – and she has a discount code for her readers too.
I love a good purse – something small, a little treat to yourself, for carrying money or an iPod or make-up or pencils… at our house even the spare drill bits have their own purse. This Autumn range is inspired by the season and I’ve used the softest velvet, vintage wool, blousey pale roses and floral in abundance.
Here’s a few photos below too.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my Tiny Eyes collaboration – in between thinking about my new Autumn bags and purses, next year’s trip to Japan and how I should read more books.
It’s a hard thing creating a doll inspired by your brand. First I just wanted to dress it like me. Then I wanted to dress it in the clothes I’d wear if I was entirely different (for example, short shorts in a world where I had long, thin legs)…
To gather my thoughts together I decided to create an Emma Makes for Tiny Eyes Pinterest mood board where I could slowly add things that appealed until some clear themes emerged. Here’s a few highlights below and you can also see my whole board on Pinterest.
Lots of my pencils are given for occasions – birthdays, Christmas, travel overseas… this latest set is designed to be given as wedding favours. But they’ll work just as well for other party occasions too. They will universally suit a range of people – men, women, young or old – and are designed to bestow good wishes on your guests.
Special prices for brides
Please contact me for special prices for your wedding – I’m happy to discount bulk pencil orders for your wedding or party. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The history of wedding favours
Wedding favours are small gifts given as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude to guests from the bride and groom during a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception.
The tradition of distributing wedding favours is a very old one. It is believed that the first wedding favour, common amongst European aristocrats, was known as a bonbonniere. A bonbonniere is a small trinket box made of crystal, porcelain, and/or precious stones. The contents of these precious boxes were generally sugar cubes or delicate confections,which symbolise wealth and royalty. (In this era, sugar was an expensive commodity and was treasured only among the wealthy.
I recently decided that I wanted to do something to make my Emma Makes website a little more homely and welcoming. I love the clean photos and the styling but something was missing …
And now it’s not.
I contacted illustrator Rosa-May Rutherford and we chatted about the job, things that represent Emma Makes and some of the motifs in my work to use; sailing ships, cameos, roses and sayings from my witty pencils. Then Rosa set to. The first version she sent through was almost entirely perfect.
So now my new background is installed I’m just looking at it like a parent with a new baby. Except my baby won’t keep me up at night.
See the full glory here: http://www.emmamakes.com
When I trim my notebooks I wear a fish filleting glove.
The reason I wear this is that one morning (pre glove) the craft knife went through my thumb and I’m not sure Tom or I ever need to see that much blood again.
Here’s the (much more pleasant) secret lives of crafters: part one.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, 12 May. I’m a fan of making gift-giving occasions easy so here’s a nice treat for your Mum that’ll be super easy for you to achieve.
Purchase the Emma Make’s Mothers Day super easy gift for $15 and you’ll get:
- A journal of your choice
- One pencil of your choice
- A hand-written note to Mum
- The sweet sensation of relief
Boom! Job done within five minutes. For all the details and to get Mum’s gift sorted, pop over to the Emma Makes store.