Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Logo love..........?

So here is what I've been working on for a while.  It's taken lots of hard work and many hours on the computer! I would, however, like a second (3rd, 4th and 5th!) opinion on which image works best.  I've set up a poll just to the right where you can vote for your favourite.  If you could just take 2 seconds to help me out that would be fantastic!  Thank you and here they are....
Logo 1

Logo 2

Logo 3 

Logo 4

Results to follow! x

Monday, 28 March 2011

My wedding room!

I am lucky enough to have a lovely conservatory at our house.  This gets transformed into my 'consultation room' where I bring brides and discuss commissions. It's a lovely room that I am sitting in now while typing this and listening to the birds (and next doors wind chime!) I thought I would share some pictures with you to set the scene!

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Sunday Sketches #2

I've continued the scribbles in my new sketchbook!  I was spured on by a great meeting earlier on in the week and a lovely vase of roses (thanks Mr B!).....

These scribbles may be a little more than just scribbles.  I'm toying with the idea of a little re-branding and would love to be able to include something that I have drawn.......................so watch this space! It may take a while though, here was me thinking all I need to do is scan it in..............oh no!!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Friday Sparkle #5

 Drum roll..................................
Here is the finished commission from last week.  Jam packed full of Swarovski Crystals and freshwater pearls, it looks great on.
 Here's a close up of the crystal flowers, they sit really nicely with the vine-like twists.
In a way I'm sad it's gone as I really enjoyed making this one! but I know it's in good hands and will look amazing!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

It's felt bead time.........

I'm busy making felt beads for The Bead Shop Nottingham.
However I think I may have lost this one.............

Bless her! I think she can keep that one!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sunday Sketches #1

I'm forever scribbling and doodling on scraps of paper, which then either get lost or thrown away.  So I decided to invest in a sketch book so my ideas/inspirations/designs can all live in one place!  It's my mission to use it through the week to keep track of my current interests and post the latest pages here every Sunday.
My longstanding love affair with all things tea related lives on as you can see above...............I recently came across a Victorian House Style Handbook which inspired the fancy set on the first page of my book.  It's got some great images in, from fabulous candlesticks and lamps to amazing door handles!  I'm also trying to reduce my pile of 'things I like' which mostly consists of paint charts (I've always collected them since I was little, I can't help it!) So I'm picking out my favourite colours and colours with the best names to go in my sketch book too!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Friday Sparkle #4

So it's been another exciting week!  I finished a commission, packed it up and it's now with its new owner!
I gave you a sneak peek of the finished piece but I thought I'd start at the beginning.............

 I made five crystal flowers with freshwater pearl centres to sit at various point along the band.
This is the central detail, the piece at its tallest.  It's designed to be very natural and organic to reflect the flower details, it doesn't follow a pattern or look too symmetrical (anyone who knows me will know that I don't do symmetrical!)  The final pictures will be in next weeks Friday Sparkle blog post, so get ready for some serious sparkle!!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A sneak peek............

Well here's a tiny look at what i've been up to recently..............

It's a fabulous commission that I really enjoyed making.  It's not my usual style or choice of beads but I have to say, it turned out great and I'm really pleased with it.  You can just about see that there is a mixture of crystals and pearls in this design.  The pearls are side drilled freshwater pearls and are gorgeous, they are perfect for wiring as they sit like drops.  There will be more detailed pictures of this pieces in this weeks Friday Sparkle!

Monday, 14 March 2011

A fabulous evening at Blackbrook....

Thursday evening was the fabulousplaces.co.uk shopping evening at Blackbrook House.
Firstly, a huge thank you goes out to my Mum and Dad for helping me with this event when I wasn't feeling my best!
Here are some pictures of my stand............
For some more pictures see the Tattered Rose facebook page...........

Friday, 11 March 2011

Friday Sparkle #3

It's been a busy week which has certainly taken it's toll on me! I got struck down with a nasty bug halfway through the week but thanks to my dedicated team of helpers (Mum, Dad and Mr B) everything turned out fine and Tattered Rose did go to the ball! Well..............Blackbrook House! (pictures next week!) 
Anyway, I have a great way to finish the week off..............
I'm currently preparing for a consultation with a very special bride.  I wonder if one of these lovely pieces will catch her eye? I feel very privileged as I will get to see 'THE DRESS' and as every girl knows, this is VERY exciting!
So I'm looking forward to an afternoon of tea, girly chat and lots of sparkle!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A sneak peek from a fabulous day......

Yesterday I took part in a great photo shoot at Prestwold Hall...Styled by the lovely Chloe from Love Making it.
It was a great day, at a great venue with some great suppliers!
Here is the Tattered Rose sparkle, all waiting to be the 'chosen one'! For some more of my quick snaps of the gorgeous venue and from the day see the Tattered Rose facebook page...............

The offical photography was by Butterworth Photography and will be worth waiting for, I can't wait to see them!

It was great to meet other local wedding suppliers, all of which are very talented.  I'll point them all out on the official images when the arrive!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Shopping Evening THIS THURSDAY....

Tattered Rose will be at the above event this Thursday.
The perfect opportunity to pick up something special for Mother's Day.  There will be handmade cards along with a beautiful new range of stampbord pendants for you to see.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Friday Sparkle #2

Welcome to Friday Sparkle #2!  Here's something a little different and SUPER sparkly!  It's a combination of an embelished applique piece and vintage leaf with Swarovski crystals and pearls.  It's got a 1920's/30's feel and looks great on short hair...........imagine it with finger waves........fabulous!!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Remember this....?

Well here is the piece in full......
And you can see how it's done here, as the company that make stampbord (based in Austin, Texas) asked me to do a step by step project for their blog.  So have a look and see all of the love that goes into making each Tattered Rose pendant!