Heart garland, brooches and purse, all by Rebecca at Athene Noctua
A few weeks ago (six today, to be precise), my lovely friend Katie had a little girl called Lottie. Naturally, as soon as I heard she was a pink, I rushed out and bought her a polka dot dress and some fabric headbands – just what every newborn needs to stay stylish.
Browsing my favourite blogs a while later, I saw Rebecca from Athene Noctua had been working on the most adorable heart garland, made with the perfect mix of vintage fabric and Kidston prints. I knew Katie would love it, so I emailed Rebecca and she whipped one up for me within days.
I was so excited when the pink package landed on my desk at work, but I had no idea just how amazing Rebecca’s handiwork would be. These photos don’t do the pieces any justice – I stupidly forgot to turn the garland over and capture the button and appliqué detail on the front! Isn’t it beautiful though? And Rebecca is such a sweetheart for sending these darling brooches and pretty purse along too.
My heart garland was £8 with £1.50 for P&P which is beyond reasonable for such a beautifully crafted piece. Next on my list is one of Rebecca’s stunning patchwork cushions – so cute.
I’m always excited to find talented crafty folk – buying something so lovingly handmade is much more satisfying than shopping on the high street. If you’d like to snap up one of Rebecca’s creations for yourself, visit her blog and drop her an email.
Have you bought anything handmade recently? Any recommendations for me? And what’s making you smile this Sunday? I’d love to know!