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24th March 2019
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30th November 2018
Today’s prompt is ‘what else do you make’... well that’s easy... anything you want me to... within reason! ⠀⠀
I once had a request for a very oddly shaped cushion... I won’t go into the details or the vulgarities of said request (I’ll leave that one to your imagination), but let’s just say I shan’t be making a prototype anytime soon! (Yes. You know who you are!) ⠀⠀
In all seriousness, I absolutely love making bespoke cushions, I love the uniqueness of each one, the design process and the way they come together right at the very last minute... usually at this point I’m about to collapse from lack of oxygen to my brain and I can finally breath a sigh of relief, that all my hard work paid off! ⠀⠀
Oh. They make wonderful gifts for those special people in your life too! (just saying)
27th November 2018
Back today with #meetthemakerweek and today’s prompt is a little more tricky...’what inspired it’
To be totally honest, I haven’t got a clue what the inspiration for this one was... does there always have to be a story? At the risk of sounding like a total bore (livin’ the dream me) I just really enjoy hand stitching and that’s about all there is to it!
It started with these little beauties and the truth is, I have that really annoying obsession (some of you maybe able to relate to) ... you know the one where you can’t sit still for more than five minutes of an evening, before you start thinking you’re wasting time and could be doing something far more productive! (obviously my hubby doesn’t identify with this issue and can’t fathom me out at all!!) Anyway it keeps me out of trouble and means I can watch Netflix and ‘do’ at the same time... win win I’d say!
26th November 2018
Oh dear... I know... I know... I’ve been so rubbish on here lately! So after a busy few weeks with work, my two young sprogs and just daily shite! This week I’m going
to try my very best to keep up with
So here goes...
Today’s prompt is ‘product’ and by my reckoning it’s now totally acceptable to start with the Christmas spam right!? Who cares... I’m going full steam ahead from here on in!
Who doesn’t love the beauty of a robin as it eagerly flutters to and fro, before curiously stopping to take a moment and glance at its surrounding’s (and the strange women gawking at it)... They are such a flash of delight amid the madness of the season, don’t you think?
Limited stock of these are available in my Etsy shop (link in bio)... if you are feeling mindful, please try to buy handmade this Christmas, it makes us creative folk very very happy! Plus you never know, this little robin may provide you with a little piece of calm, right when you need it!
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14th July 2018
Sandbach Makers Market
What a fab day at Sandbach Makers Market today! There was so many amazing stalls selling beautiful handmade homewares, gifts and accessories.
With a ridiculous amount of delicious food stalls on offer, surely it would have been rude not to fill my face with a few sweet treats too!
Supporting artisans, creators and small businesses is essential in keeping us doing what we love! You’ll always get something unique and we can be proud that we put love and consideration in to every aspect of it! Something you’ll never get from those large faceless companies! (Yes, you know the ones I mean) We were also briefly accompanied by the Sandbach Town Crier. Who managed to create quite the crowd and stop many unsuspecting customers in there tracks with his speech. He was certainly dressed to impress, in his red and gold coat and rather noisy bell... oh yes we definitely did ‘hear ye!’
Anyway, thanks for the support again folks and keep it coming, we need you!
8th July 2018
3rd July 2018
I just wanted to champion #justacard campaign!
Every small purchase makes a huge diffrence to a small business like myself and the makers community is full of like minded, inspring, individuals who share a passion because they love it!
So today I thought I'd share a few of my handmade products, designed and made by me in sunny Staffordshire. Making personalised, bespoke or one of a kind items is simply a joy and i'm so pleased that I can share them with you!
22nd June 2018
I've decided to try my hand at lino printing, although if i'm honest the last time I attempted this I was actually at school!
Anyway, I ship a lot of bepsoke pieces and so surely I shouldn't be using shop bought paper to wrap them with, right?
Im all about unique handmade items, that I put time and love into making, so my ambition is that when I wrap my products this ethos should be emulated!
This paper was designed to wrap a bespoke cat cushion - it's my first attempt so be kind!
15th June 2018
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23rd February 2018
Being a newbie to Instagram and in a ploy to tell people more about my creative side, I thought I’d challenge myself by taking part in #MarchMeetTheMaker.
This is where I’ll be telling my business story through photography each day throughout March, along with many other creative folk. I’m fairly sure my inexperience and novice photography skills will show, but here goes nothing!
If you are interested in finding out more about me, Hattie Rose Handmade or just fancy having a laugh at my dodgy photos' then please do follow my Instagram page @hatteirosehandmade.
8th February 2018
3rd February 2018
I can’t believe I haven’t used one of these since I was a young girl… I am now obsessed once more!
I saw this in a shop recently and bought it for Hattie, you’d be right in thinking that she hasn’t had much opportunity to use it with me about. She’s probably a little young yet, but she’s certainly giving it a good go!
I used to make rugs for my dolls house with mine, when I wasn’t much older than she is now.
5th January 2018
Soft furnishings don’t have to be for women…
This bespoke cushion was made as a gift for a tractor lover. The design concept was taken from an image of his vintage Massey Ferguson, in which my client wanted me to create a tailored made and one-of-a-kind piece.
I love creating pieces like this for my clients, it gives me a real insight into my customers lifestyle and allows me to engage with a subject very dear to them. It’s a creative journey which gives me the opportunity to make something new and different, making something truly special which a family can treasure.
22nd December 2017
Making Gingerbread with my Kids
Delicious gingerbread, sweet treats to hang on your Christmas tree, although if you’re anything like us they don’t stay on there for long.
I’m certainly not a cook, but as you know I love making things and always enjoy baking with my kids, who both love gingerbread. Making these has become a family tradition at Christmas, with my daughter insisting that we leave one out for Mr Claus to eat when he visits!
14th December 2017
7th December 2017
A little Christmas cheer from Hattie Rose Handmade!
I’m offering a set of hand stitched Christmas king decorations for your tree to one lucky winner!
These make perfect stocking fillers for your little one, mum or a grandparent. Alternatively, they will add a fab finishing touch to your tree this Christmas if you want to keep them all for yourself!
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is like my Facebook page Hattie Rose Handmade and share the 'Giveaway' post!
This giveaway will close on Saturday 9th at 12pm and the winner will be randomly selected and contacted shortly afterwards.
Likes and shares are hugely appreciated as this is a new business, it will enormously help me to spread the word.
NB. This is for UK entrants only. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed. administered or facilitated by Facebook.
Merry Christmas from Hattie Rose Handmade! Good Luck!
Competion now closed – Congratulations to the winner!
4th December 2017
It’s here…. Hattie Rose Handmade featured in Tatler Magazine!
Last month I was very honoured to be asked if I’d like to feature in Tatler Magazine, appearing on their interior motive page, which showcases luxury art, sculpture and home-wares.
Having only recently established, I was naturally thrilled to be presented with this opportunity and I thank them in their support. Identifying my collection on Etsy and placing confidence in my brand to act as a recommendation from Tatler, is a real testament to me and my bespoke handmade products.
If you have an appetite for exquisite pieces and want something new and different for your home, which will stand out from the crowd, then discover Hattie Rose Handmade today.
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