It’s Wedding Season!

Save The Dates

It might be bucketing it down with rain here in the UK (no change there, then) but it’s officially wedding season! Hurray!

I feel incredibly honoured to be asked to create Save The Date cards and wedding invites for our friends, Mille and Calum, who are tying the knot in just under 12 month’s time. Their Save The Dates have just been sent out to their prospective guests and I’m now in the process of crafting their invites.

The happy couple opted for a clean, white style with oh-so-now fonts and white ribbon embellishments – something a bit different for me as I’m usually a rustic, brown-card-and-garden-twine kinda girl but there’s nothing wrong with diversifying!

If you’re planning a wedding and want to incorporate some handmade touches into your big day, get in touch with me and we can discuss your requirements. I can also create pretty ‘Will You Be My Bridesmaid?‘ cards if you’re looking to pop that question to your besties soon.

Or perhaps you’re attending a wedding this summer and simply want a unique, handcrafted card to give to the bride and groom. Have a browse around my Etsy shop and see if anything takes your fancy. I’m also open to commissioned work so if there’s an idea floating around in your mind, tell me about it and I’ll see what I can do!

A customer in the USA recently got in touch with me via my shop to see if I’d be able to hand-punch two small boxes of wedding confetti made from the pages of 2 vintage Jane Austen novels; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion with baby pink and purple accents. I love helping brides-to-be with their with their wedding preparations so I jumped at the opportunity. Susannah was so pleased with the results, she left a lovely review on my Etsy page, which was really heartwarming.

 

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On the cards

Since the launch of my Etsy shop, I’ve been busy crafting greetings cards for a number of different occasions. From woodland-inspired wonders to wedding, new baby and Mother’s Day cards, the collection is really starting to grow.

All the cards follow my trademark style; minimal, rustic and a little bit ‘shabby chic’. Garden twine, glue, a scalpel, patience and good hand-eye coordination are my essential ingredients!

Planning a wedding? Thinking of opting for simple, handcrafted Save the Dates or invites? Let’s talk! I designed and made the invitations for my own wedding in 2015 and would love to help you make your big day just as special. Get in touch via my Facebook page if you’d like to talk through your ideas.

Keep an eye on the shop for new additions!

 

Wedding / engagement card

Wedding / engagement card

New baby card

New baby card

Woodland card

Woodland card

Woodland rabbit paper cut card

New Etsy shop launched!

Vintage Confetti from Books

It’s been a couple of years since tying the knot and in that time I’ve realised that crafting decorations and little gifts for people who appreciate the simple things in life is what I want to do for a living. So I’ve launched my very own Etsy shop! It’s very early days and I know there’s a lot of hard work ahead but I’m determined to make it (quite literally).

The name ‘Nutkin Avenue’ has derived from my latest obsession with squirrels (or ‘Nutkins’ as I like to call them). There are hundreds of them living on the leafy, tree-lined avenue just around the corner from our home in the beautiful city of York. And as I spend a lot of my time taking photos of the cute, beady-eyed creatures and running or walking down the avenue, the name just seemed perfect. My other half agreed to it immediately!

At the moment, I am stocking greeting cards, hand-punched vintage paper confetti, hand-cut and stitched vintage book butterflies and framed motivational quotes but I have plans for a very special product range in the pipeline. Just watch this space!

Vintage Butterflies from Books