Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Gorgeous Vintage Style Gift Ideas

About Rosehip

Rosehip designs are created in my studio and workshop in Cambridgeshire where I design and make seasonal ranges of bags and accessories. I live close to a busy city in a ‘vintage’ house with a large garden, beautiful flowers and trees and a small flock of chickens. Hubby has a studio there where he prints and paints.

This new collection reflects my love of all things French; I married into a French family and this cultural influence inspires my design work.
The ‘Belle Epoque’ is the inspiration for the style and colours of the bags and accessories; the gorgeously rich colours and floral motifs of this era have been translated into practical items with hand printed embellishments.

I have used 100% linen as the main fabric, this is an eco-friendly fabric with a crisp feel and is typically French in origin; my trademark appliqué hearts are found on many items and all the bag designs are my original creations.

Above : Keep your keys safe in style with these beautiful French Vintage keyfobs.

These one of a kind pieces are created with 100% linen in a hand-printed and appliqued design, with fabric from "French General" by Moda and is finished with a vintage button, a ribbon loop and a vintage effect split ring with an antiqued Paris Eiffel Tower charm.

Stylish Purses
Gorgeous, stylish and practical, these lovely little purses are on-trend and handmade in the UK by Rosehip as part of her new "French Vintage" collection with the finest in vintage style fabrics. Fully lined and sturdy, yet gorgeously feminine with the Parisian theme, they make a wonderful and unique gift (or a treat for yourself!)

Useful and Chic Notebooks
Fantastic for your handbag or case, this cute little plain paper notebook is snugly fitted in a French vintage-style handmade case, with elastic strap, ribbon tie and little pocket to slip in your favourite pen or pencil (with pencil included!).

Beautiful Make-Up Bags

These one of a kind pieces are created with a 100% linen outer in a hand-printed and appliqued design, a vintage button and a lace trim. The zipper fastening is sturdy, plus the inside is fully lined with 100% cottom vintage style print lining.

Please click on any of the images above or visit : thehandmadeemporium.com to shop securely online for these exclusive handmade items by Rosehip!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Featured in Popular Crafts!

The fantastic Popular Crafts has featured us on their News page as a hot story!

This months issue is Valentines themed and features over 20 step-by-step craft projects to make and covers over 15 crafts!

For Valentine’s sew yourself a romantic dress and compliment this with a silver clay heart pendant and don’t forget to send your message of love with one of their Valentine’s cards or a cross stitch heart pocket. The even have a special section on Brides who say I DIY with all the wows to help you say your vows including a floral umbrella and resin heart favours.

Great for artists and artisans, this month they have special feature on how to approach galleries to sell your art.

In addition they have loads of projects, competitions, stories and more - it's a great read and available at WHSmiths or any leading newsagents.

Monday, 9 January 2012

January Sale!

We've had a fantastic festive season here at The Handmade Emporium, but still have a few pieces left in stock that we'd love you to try!

All the items on our sale page are at a drastically reduced price, with some of our handmade cold-process soaps starting at just £3 each, and our bath treats from just £1 each!

Luxurious soaps by Ceri of Oakwood Soaperie - this handmade artisan poppy seed and rose soap is a wonderful treat.

In addition, we have gorgeous notebooks, bath bubble bars, candles, cards, gift sets and more - many of them great for saving for Valentines or Mothers' Day if you are feeling particularly organised!

Our unique, completely handmade notebook. Each one is one of a kind and makes a lovely gift.

We will have a whole new range of lovely UK Handmade gift ideas arriving soon, with unique Valentines and Mothers' Day ideas, too!
Keep an eye on our website for more details, this blog, facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/EmporiumOundle or Twitter at @emporiumoundle.

In addition, you can sign up for our newsletter for exclusive first looks and limited edition offers and items by putting your email address into the newsletter sign up box on the left sidebar on our main site : http://www.thehandmadeemporium.com/

To go grab a handmade treasure in our sale, click on any of the photos or here to visit our secure online webstore.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone at The Handmade Emporium!

What a year the last has been! We have:
But best of all we've had the most wonderful feedback from our customers. Thank you to everyone who has emailed us or got in contact just to say how much you love your orders from us - it's just fantastic to hear how pleased everyone is.

Here's to an even bigger and better 2012! Let's keep on supporting UK Handmade!