Hello everyone! I'm delighted to share a gift guide with you today, full of handmade products from artists in this year's holiday guide. These makers are all so very talented, I know you'll enjoy diving into their worlds and getting to know them and their process a little better!
I recently designed a collection of Christmas cards for Mixbook, and they just arrived! Each of the four cards come in 3-4 color options (red, green, blush, teal, blue and cream!) and can be customized with your photos, text and lots of 'stickers'. If you've never used Mixbook's online editor, you're going to love it! I personally find it very addicting. :)
Mixbook has been kind enough to offer Going Home to Roost readers the chance to win a $50 gift card! To enter, head on over to Instagram and enter following the instructions on this post.
Hello again! Just a quick reminder that today is the LAST day to purchase camera straps from my little popup shop. If they're on your list, be sure to grab one before midnight (and mark off that gift!). I'm not planning to offer them again until this time next year, so don't delay!
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've had a good week getting back into the 'groove' of things. Christmas is in full swing over here - we've been decorating our Christmas tree, taking family photos, and even wrapping up a few gifts. It's my favorite time of year!
Thank you to everyone who has supported my little shop this week. I'll be keeping stock of camera straps through Monday, so be sure to get them while you can!
In addition to the process video I shared last week, I also wanted to share more about the materials used in each handmade strap. I spent a lot of time researching materials, making samples and testing them out to ensure they meet they highest of standards.
Here's an in depth look at the materials used to make each camera strap!
Bonnie Christine Fabric (of course!):
It's been so fun to use my own fabric for this project. Art Gallery truly makes the most beautiful, soft and luxurious cotton fabrics in the industry and I'm so proud to be a part of their family. About half of the camera straps are also offered in an organic fabric - you won't believe how soft it is!
I am proud to use a fiber-based vegan 'leather' that is incredibly durable and washable. It softens and crinkles with handling and washing, and looks, feels, and wears just like leather.
The strapping is bright white when it arrives, so I give each batch a quick dip in a tea dye bath to warm it up and give it a creamy sheen. It comes out looking so rich and supple!
Choice of hardware:
Customers get to choose during checkout whether they would like gold metal, silver metal or cream colored plastic sliders. It's just one extra way to customize the straps for the recipient (or yourself!).
Industrial Strength Stitching:
I use a thick durable thread to make each strap worthy of the equipment it will hold. They're made to last and keep your equipment safe.
Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this project with you. My 'go to' pattern company, Simple Life Patterns, has teamed up with Art Gallery Fabrics to launch an all new offer: Get The Look Kits! Each kit features one of their beautiful patterns AND comes with all the fabric you need to make it. So brilliant, so easy!
For my 'look' I made Ollie the beautiful Ayda Baby Romper and (of course!) used one of my very own knits, Flourish Aglow from Forest Floor Fabrics paired with some of Art Gallery Fabrics super soft denim. I absolutely love how it turned out! Simple Life Patterns are always easy to follow and fun to make. Pair them with the best fabric in the industry and you simply can't lose!
I have so much love the process of handmade. Dreaming of a product, collecting materials, designing a pattern, making samples, working on production. I like to do the last part 'assembly line' style, moving seamlessly from one part of the product to the next in batches.
I love it so much, that I wanted to try to capture some of what goes into the making of each of my camera straps through video.
Sewing with my own fabric still seams so surreal, and I have a feeling that will never change. Being infused with a product so deeply from start to finish is incredibly special, and I consider it a great honor to create each and every one of them (for you!).
Today is the day! I've just opened the virtual doors to my handmade shop where you'll find the beautiful batch of camera straps I've been working on. Shop will be open for ONE WEEK ONLY to ensure that everyone receives their straps in time for Christmas, so don't delay!
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