Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas is coming!

I just wanted to share a little bit of Christmas from the Slice of Pie Household so here are a few bits and bobs....

I love love love wrapping presents, this year I have gone for brown parcel paper with pretty white organza bows, I bought recycled brown luggage labels and then added a hand cut felt heart with crystals and a pearl, ooh I love them they all look so pretty under my tree!

This year has been all about the Little Birdie cards at Slice of Pie, I think they will probably be going strong in 2011 too, the Christmas cards had to follow suit!

However a certain someone had a special card!

I made this simple heart garland using felt and mini pegs on a piece of string, so so easy but it looks so pretty and Christmassy across our big mirror, it would be perfect for a wedding too!

I love my little Christmas tree forest, I plan to add another tree to it every year. I love making things with felt, it is such a glorious material, no hemming and it loves to be hand sewn, perfect!

Finally, something I haven't made but that is one of my favourite Christmas things is this little Angel candle holder. As the heat from the candle rises the Angels fly around, it is magical, especially when you switch all the lights off and just sit watching it throw patterns up the walls, it is so peaceful and pretty! I love it! It's one of those things that I can imagine being around every Christmas and becoming a magical little heirloom!

I hope you all have a magical Christmas full of love, happiness and little home made things that make it really special!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Must sort out the advent calendar!

So December has landed, it's cold, it's white and it's jam packed! So far this month (yes I know it's only the 2nd!) we have been completing lots of last minute Christmas card orders, (I am painting Robins in my sleep) and photographing the cutest little bundle of fun!

Just adorable!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time for painting

Wedding Fayre season is in full swing now! We had a lovely day at the Quarry Bank Mill wedding fayre on Sunday and we are looking forward to the next one at Capesthorne on the 31st! We have a weekend off coming up shock horror! First day off in weeks! Looking forward to some nice walks in the chilly autumn air. We'll probably head up to Ridgegate reservoir, it's so beautiful in any weather and the Leather's Smithy is always a must for a pint and some mini cheddars by the roaring fire. Lat time we were up there the wind was so still and the light was so crisp that the reflections on the water were like a looking glass. I took a little snap with my phone and did a painting when I got home, I have used the painting as a Birthday card for my uncle, here is a little corner of it!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wedding Fayre Season!

I have just designed this pretty set of Hibiscus Flower stationery to display at our next few Wedding Fayres, come and see us at Quarry Bank Mill (17th Oct) Capesthorne Hall (31st Oct) and The Deanwater Hotel (14th Nov)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

We have just delivered our first order of greetings cards to Prestbury Chemist so if you are Prestbury bound, pop in and have a nosey. We have lots more on the way so we'll keep you posted!

My To Do list is as long as ever at the moment! I have lots of cards to paint, Order of Service and personalised menus to make, invitation samples to send, my Etsy & Folksy shops still need stocking up! It's hardly a bind though, I love it all! We are going on our jollies soon (well, September!) I always work better to a deadline!

What else, ooh it's someone's birthday soon, Happy Birthday for tomorrow my other half of Pie! (I had better make him a card I suppose!!) x

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fields full of Llamas

We made a new friend last night whilst photographing a house in Macclesfield Forest!