I am always a-mazed I have so many talented friends, especially those who make things from practically nothing.
I’m pretty sure they started the revolution long before Pinterest.
I really, really wish I could make ‘stuff’!
But I can’t, sigh! Just not my gifting. So the next best thing is to have something hand-made, with the personal touch, from someone you personally know!
I’m talking sewing today. I have two talented friends who are both very different to each other but both make things which I now have & love in my home.
Erin (middle) & I met on a work course & hit it off immediately. Fast forward a few years & Erin founded her Facebook based business, Bambino Ribbons, in addition to her career as an Engineer.
Bambino Ribbons sew everything baby & young child related from ribbon comforters, dribble bibs, blankets, pram bumpers, personalised bags, Christmas stockings & much more….Erin is a busy girl with a back order book!!!
I’ve ordered dribble bibs, ribbon comforters, dummy savers, toy savers for my two & been given a beautiful pram blanket as a gift when Sweet Bea was born. It has her name & date of birth on it which made it such a personal gift.
I can tell you everything is beautifully made & my children love the soft plush fabric, so soft! Choosing the fabric is part of the joy. You can choose from boys, girls and neutral patterns & motifs. I love the strawberries!!
Find my friend Erin on Facebook & like her page, she’ll make you feel welcome.
Charlotte Herb is a chum of my sister’s & I’m pleased to say, is my friend now too. Our children get on great guns & she’s a hero.
Char’s main job alongside bringing up her 2 year old is her graphic design business. Including soft home decor, tie dye baby clothes & whimsy pieces & much, much more. Her pieces are uniquely designed & made with real love & attention.
Each client is assured a unique, hand made, one off piece. I ordered a cushion for my SH & it’s beautifully designed & made. I have Sweet Bea’s in commission!!
I’m hoping Harry doesn’t completely trash it before he realises the time & love that went into his cushion!
If you are fortunate enough to find Char at a craft fair you may end up with some of her smaller items, designed cards, Christmas decorations, children’s fabric bunnies & more.
Now moving into wedding stationery & available for freelance design projects too. A real diverse talent & a truly lovely girl!!
You can find Char on Facebook here Or contact her by e-mail email@example.com
Whilst on the subject of sewing I’ve asked hubby for a unique Christmas gift this year. I really want an experience rather than something to unwrap. So on my wish list is a workshop at The Makery in Bath.
If you can already sew but want to add new skills to your repertoire then the workshops could be right up your street. From lampshade making to appliqué & free machine embroidery, you’re bound to find a class to suit your crafty inner self.
Me? I think I’ll go for a beginners class…ahem. Novice alert! much to my Mother’s chagrin. She did try, to be fair.
I’d love to go with friends, it would be so much fun!!
Do you have creative & talented friends? I’d love to hear about them.
What’s on your wish list for Christmas? An item or an experience?
Until the next time friends.
Have a great day!
Nb This post is not sponsored & all thoughts & opinions on this post are entirely my own. L xx