First, here’s my latest post over at Sew Green – Better Back to School Shopping.

Last month was a good month for me, in between Gala days and designing Wedding invitations (although sadly not my own. Yet). My struggle now is to try and keep up this momentum, as despite my successes I’m still on a very limited budget! So I’d like to introduce you to some of the new items in my Etsy shop…

reclaimed silk crystal cuffreclaimed silk crystal cuffCuff/corsage made from reclaimed Indian silks and backed with organic cotton. The centre of the rose is embellished with crystal beads, and the body of the cuff is hand quilted with coloured silk threads (have I mentioned before how much I love sewing by hand?) £30. Available on Etsy: click here. I’m planning a bridal ivory/nude version for, and matching headband and choker. I’ve had these silks for a while, just waiting for the right idea to come along. It’s really satisfying to finally use them!!

handmade patterned eco friendly purse collectioneco friendly handbag and purse setPurses & wristlet made from a mixture of reclaimed, sustainable, vintage and organic materials (£20 and £45 respectively).  These guys are so cute, and each colour/pattern combination is limited edition because when I run out of any reclaimed/vintage fabric, it’s gone for good! The pattern for those little purses took so long to perfect — I’m used to visualising something, making it, and then making more because I like it. But with these I think I made four or five frustrating, fiddly failures before getting it right! See my bags & purses on Etsy: click here.

handmade jersey bell wish braceletshandmade jersey bell wish braceletsJersey Wish Bracelets, made from cotton jersey, mostly salvaged from old t-shirts. At just £1 each, these have proven amazingly popular with girls of all ages! I’m going to be creating more non-bell charm bracelets soon, with some new purple and powder blue bands (:

I’m loving the chill in the air this past week or two, though there’s still the odd warm afternoon to sit out in the garden. Our neighbours on one side have trees that shed really early, so our lawn is covered in crispy crunchy leaves already. And I’ve just started planning my christmas shopping (don’t hit me!). This is my favourite time of year. (:

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