Blog

 RSS Feed

  1. Well I've just had a delivery of some new organza ribbons including a roll of black. So in the next week or so I will be listing new black garters. I'll also be using it on my football garters as they are selling well with the black lace on and it will be great to offer a choice of lace or organza.
    I think the black against some of the new swarovski crystals I have ordered will look stunning too, Im looking forward to making them.
    I'll add a picture on here as soon as I've made them.
     
    Debbie x
     
    I'm very pleased with the result!
  2. This is a new design I am now making.
    The garter can be made in white or ivory and the embroidery and ribbon can be in any colour.
    On the front of the garter is the new surname of the bride which is also a little pocket which holds a silver sixpence. In the centre of the double bow is a gorgeous Swarovski AB Crsytal Love Heart, I also have blue crystals if preferred.
     
  3. Wow, what a lovely sunny start to the day it is today, I do hope it continues through the week but sadly after hearing the forcast I don't think it will.
    I'm going to make the most of it today and get out in the garden for a while. Lots of tidying up to do and I will no doubt be helped by Bailey my Labrador. Although to be honest he tends to create more of a mess, if he's not trying to get hold of my gardening gloves he will be digging unwanted holes, love him to bits though, the manky dog.
     
    Then this afternoon I have a huge amout of cutting out to catch up on. My football garters are proving very popular at the moment so I've got a few of them to embroider.
    I'm hoping to purchase a new embroidery machine soon, once I decide which one to get. The new one will be able to embroider over a much wider space so will be able to create a whole new range of products.
    I've just ordered some new designs in the swarovski crystals, hopefully they should be here in the next week or so.
    I've got some pendants coming which I am planning to use on the front of the garters. Just a bit different to what I normally use.
    My new sixpence garters are going well so I am going to be thinking up some more designs for them.
     
    Right off to work I go.
    Enjoy your sunny Sunday everybody.
     
    Debbie x
     
    Bailey Jan
     
    This was Bailey's contribution to 'helping' in the garden.....stealing the dustpan & brush!
     
  4. I'd like to tell you about a great site I have come across via my facebook fan page  http://www.crystalweddingboutique.com
     
    Joy-Louise has some stunning products which are quite different to other designs I have seen. Crystal wedding Boutique
     
    She makes all of  her beautiful things and is a fellow Swarovski fan, so if you see something that catches your eye on her site but would like it in a different colour I'm sure she would be able to help.
     
    Crystal Wedding Boutique 2
  5. Another request for customers piccy's. I really want to build my gallery up and so would love any customers to send me some photo's of items I have made. It makes such a difference to see my products 'in use'. It really gives future customers more of an idea of what they look like and also the size of my products.
    So please if anybody has any they could send me I really would be grateful.
     
    Debbie x
  6. What a fab start this New Year has been. Had a bit of luck in buying a new microwave, as in it was priced wrongly and 'they' honoured the wrong price. Got lots of new storage cabinets to match the ones I already have. This house is beginning to look a bit like a storage container warehouse but I do like to be organised though and they are helping greatly.
    Got refunded the wrong price on a pair of jeans to my advantage. Of course I didn't notice until I had left the store.....
     
    I've also ordered lots of new haberdashery and can't wait for them to arrive. Some lovely new lace trimming, including black which I am intending to use for garters. I've a black garter order to make for a customer in Australia so ordered more than I needed to do a bit of experimenting. I'm just waiting for the postman to bring it all now.....HURRY UP!!!
     
    I've also had the busiest January on record for sales, which I am over the moon about and it's only the first week.
    I do hope this year goes by a bit slower cos I've got so many plans for it.
     
    Love Dx
  7. A Very Happy New Year to everybody.
    Hope you all had a great Christmas. It's back to reality now and the hard work begins.
    At least all the snow has gone, although I did read earlier that more was expected in Devon. I really hope not. I just want the winter to go and spring to be on it's way.
     
    While having my Xmas break I came up with lots of lovely ideas for new designs and hopefully I will be trying them out very soon.
    First up is going to be a range of luxury garters. I want to do a lot more bead work, my favourite thing and am working on some new guipure garters with gorgeous beads along the lace. It's very time consuming hand stitching the beads on and I probably don't charge enough for the hours it takes to stitch them on but I do so enjoy doing it.
    Hopefully 3 new garters will be listed later on today and I am also thinking of making a matching ring cushion.
     
    Must dash now......work to do!
     
    Debbie xx
     
     
  8. Well as the title says I got my last orders made up and sent off today and what a relief that was, especially as Devon had snow today with more being threatened tonight. Don't get me wrong I love the snow at the right place and time but having a dog that 'expects' 3 walks a day is like dicing with death on a regular basis when there's snow around. I think I would be better off and much safer buying a sledge and letting him pull me along. I swear if he pulls me over he would carry on going even if it meant pulling me along in the middle of the road face down. Oh what a sight that would be. So snow please go away, I don't want you here yet.
     
    So as I have no more orders to post out this year (although I'm getting a nice pile coming in for next year) I have a couple of days to dream up some new designs, my favourite days.
     
    Oh and I suppose I still have the small matter of not having done any Christmas shopping yet. I have been good and sorted most of the Christmas cards out though. Not sure whether they will arrive in time for Christmas with the post not being good but at least they are on their merry way.
     
    Ho Ho Ho xx
     
     
  9. I cannot believe how busy I have been this month. I intended to make good use of this 'quiet month' and catch up on some paperwork and make some adjustments to the site, but just not had a chance. Oh and also get some DIY done.
     
    Instead I have been work work working, while the house is falling apart and I've still not done a thing towards Christmas.
    Christmas is in 10 days time and I've not bought a single present, written any cards or put any decorations up. Oh that's a lie actually the dog has got a box of pressies, well he's easy to buy for. Do you think if I don't have time to do any Xmas shopping my family would mind opening a nice squeaky toy or a rather delicious bone? No I don't think so and I shouldn't think Bailey would be too impressed at having less goodies.
     
    So I must pull my finger out and get my last orders finished so I can go out and join the other people that have left things till the last minute......oh what joy! An hour or so of shopping in the crowds and I'll be craving my sewing machine.
     
    Next year I will be more organised!
     
  10. I've just put an order in for some lovely Guipure lace. I've got white & cream coming and I intend using it for the garters but might be a bit adventurous and try it on the ring cushions. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will have some made up on the site. I've also got lots of new ribbon colours coming. Ooh it's like christmas come early......I love having new stock.
     
    I'm busy working on new colours for the crystal dolly bags at the moment. I'm going to start making them with the contrasting handles to match the colours of the crystals I've used. Just a bit different to the way I normally make them and I have to say they are looking good so far. The pictures for these will be on the site by the weekend.
     
    Better get off this pc and get working again!
     
    UPDATE.......Lace arrived and here's a picture of the first garter I have made with it.
     
  11. I've just started building a new gallery page but am in need of pictures. I did have quite a collection but lost them all when my last computer died on me.
    Any customers out there that have any pictures of anything I have made, from their big day, that you wouldn't mind me using on the site please get in touch. I would love you forever........