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  1. Well this month given me a few problems due to some of my diamante and pearl buttons being discontinued. I've spent many hours searching for some new one and am very happy with the replacements. Here's 3 of my new garter designs-

    new coco garter


    My Bailey collection-

    new bailey collection

    My new 'Bliss' button which I will also be making as a set of dolly bag, garter & cushion-

    new bliss


    Just 3 of my new designs, lots of lovely sparkles :-)

    As with all my designs if you want to switch the buttons from one design onto another just let me know.

    Debbie x

  2. So this week I found out that one of my garters I made is for the actor Alexander Cobb's wedding later this year. The style chosen is one of my favourites and the colours picked work really well together. I can see this design being very popular with future brides.

    Celebrity wedding garter, in white and royal blue

     With this design I can make the trims and embroidery in any colour combination you like. This design has the added sixpence in a pretty organza bag to the side.

  3. Wedding season is at it's busiest at the moment which means long working days for me but I'm loving every moment of it.  I'm selling a lot more white garters this year, ivory is still the most popular by quite a bit but white is certainly catching up. I've also had a huge increase in male customers buying for their bride to be. I've seen my site mentioned on several football forums which is lovely.......please keep doing so! 

    A huge thank you to all the lovely messages left on my site guestbook, I'm quite often in tears when reading them. I've also had some fabulous wedding pictures sent to me. It makes me so proud and happy to see my products in action on a couples special day. At the end of each year I have a calendar made for my workroom of all the years new photos and I'm going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to making my next new one.

    This is my latest one sent to me by the new Mrs Adamson, a truly fab photo Kemisha xx

    Liverpool wedding garter for brides

  4. Ummm.....I'm not quite sure where the last year and a bit has gone to since I last wrote anything on my blog.

    I'm still very much here and business has been thriving, I guess why I've added no new posts.

    Sunday morning and my sewing machine is working at top speed to plough through the ever growing order list and still very much loving my job.

    Here's one of my latest customer pic's sent to me. Congratulations Ali & Paul xx


  5. Well a very Happy New Year to you all.
    Last year was a very busy but fantastic one for me business wise.
    It was a privilege to deal with so many amazing bride & grooms last year and I wanted to show you some of the pictures that were sent into me-
    Kelly Photo
    Kelly Picture No.2
    Louise B photo
    2013 has begun and so has lots of hard work but I thrive on that so bring it on.
    Happy wedding planning to all those getting married this year & beyond and may all your dreams come true for you.
    Debbie xx
  6. Just where the last 6 mth's has gone is a mystery to me!
    I did manage to squeeze in a visit to my parents to give my Dad surprise tickets to see the 'Mrs Brown' show. Well worth it because he loved every moment as you can see below-
    70th Birthday present for my Dad
    A fantastic show and the cast all came out at the end for photo's, even though it was freezing cold in Sheffield, I may have been smiling but I was wishing I had worn thermals!
    Happy 70th Dad xxx
  7. Yesterday was the day of the celebrity wedding and I am now eagerly awaiting the new edition of Ok! magazine.
    Danielle Lloyd & Jamie O'Hara got married and I was lucky enough to make their wedding ring cushion and Danielle's garter.
    Congratulations to you both.
    Four more work days and then I'm having the bank holiday weekend off to spend with family. I really don't get to see them often and I'm in desperate need of a break and as we have very kindly been given a double bank holiday I intend to make the most of it. Lets hope we get lots of sunshine so the BBQ can make an appearance.
    It's not going to be a complete rest though as I will spend some of the time catching up on hand stitching but help will be at hand in the form of my Mother. I don't think she realises how much work I intend to get her to do yet but she will soon find out!
    Right, that's about all the news I have for now. I'm off to prepare for a very manic Monday.
    Debs x
  8. How on earth are we in March already?
    Well I've been spending far too many hours attached to my sewing machine lately but loving every moment of it. There seems to be even more weddings this year than ever. Lots of people getting married in March and April this year.
    Sparkle is very much in at the moment and I have added lots of new designs using Swarovski. I'm happy with this because sparkle is my favourite, so you lovely brides just keep ordering glitzy sparkly things because you are keeping me very happy!!
    Devon is this morning encased in a thick fog for the third day running. London apparantly is going to have some glorious sunshine, do I wish I still lived in Kent.....nope! I may ask my brother to send some sun down this way though.
    So ignoring the miserable weather I must crack on with orders.
    Happy March everybody xx
  9. I would like to wish all my friends, family & customers a Very Happy 2012.
    Happy 2012
    I'm actually cheating by changing the date this is written, it's actually the 15th January but this year got off to such a busy start that I am only just getting around to writing this.
    Wedding season is now in full swing so I'm back to working long hours. I enjoy every second of it though so am not complaining.
    My business aims for this year-
    * New Embroidery machine
    * Spend more time on building site
    * Add lots of new designs to the site
    * Must employ somebody to help me do all this or else find a magic machine to stretch the hours out a bit 
    No. 2 & 3 will happen, No.1 one will if I get chance to do some research on all the many machines out there. No.4 if you are out there, live in Torbay, can use a sewing/embroidery machine and can do the post office run for me everyday PLEASE get in touch......
    We will see what happens. I would just like 2012 to be as enjoyable as last year. I dealt with lots of wonderful wedding customers last year, some of whom still keep in touch.
    Good luck to all the Bride & Grooms of 2012
    Debbie x