Friday, 19 November 2010

New Products

You may notice that this weeks new products all have a bird theme, I think I'm a bit obsessed at the moment especiallywith owls. At the moment I'm also enjoying working with pattern whether its delicate papers of bold printed fabrics.

Added to my website this
week are an owl sleepsuit ( blue version coming soon for the boys) and a beautiful bird body suit. Both are hand sewn using the applique method.
When I finally managed to put the sewing machine away I managed to create a cute door sign to go with the popular owl clock, available for sale separately or as this cute gift set.
All items are available for sale on my With Hugs and Kisses website

This weeks I've got a little carried away with the girls, next week I promise to come up with some things for the boys.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Handmade Halloween

This year after much thought my little boy decided he wanted to be a pirate for Halloween, much improved on the cow he inshisted on being last year. And my baby he probably didn't want to but got no choice he just had to be a pumpkin. This year I was determined to make the costumes myself and get my little boy involved as much as possible.
A week before Halloween we headed to the local fabric shop and came back with a mountain of fabric, not all for Halloween i have to admit. the fabric shop has to be my favourite place in the world i could spend all day there. I made a simple black waist coat with a little pirate badge sewn to the front. the t-shirt was a cheapy that we then painted with black fabric paint.
The bandanna was made from an old pattern i head in the cupboard. the sword was cut from card, painted and covered in foil. an old pair of trousers a few scraps of fabric and there
we have it a pirate.

The pumpkin outfit was made from a simple trouser pattern, the hat two pieces of fabric sewn together and some felt leaves added. The vest was sewn and a cute face appliqued to the front and worn over a stripy orange t-shirt.

I think they both looked very cute.

Cooking's not my strong point, but we did manage some spider cakes, and some gloppy goop.

The pumpkin of cause is sat on the front door, its not the best pumpkin as i left it to the last minute and all the best ones had gone. this is my second attempt the first was much better but that got dropped on the floor and smashed every where so this was a bit of a rush job. Not too bad tho for my first year at pumpkin carving. I've seen some amazing pumpkins around this year, next year I promise to put much more effort in.

A few ghosts for the front room, and there we have it

Happy Halloween!

Hope you all had a lovely Halloween, any pumpkin recipes greatly appreciated

Thursday, 28 October 2010

New Products

This weeks new products are these two cute gift sets featuring children's favoritenursery rhymes The Owl and the Pussy Cat and Humpty Dumpty.

Each gift set consists of a beautifully hand-painted clock, door sign and greeting card.

The clock measures approximately 23cm / 9 inches and requires 1 AA battery.

The door sign measures 28 cm x 15cm / 11 x 6 inches. Each door sign is personalized with a child's name, making it extra special and unique for them.

The card is left blank so you can write your own message, making it perfect for any occasion from a Birthday to a New baby gift.

Both our new gift sets are available for sale on our With Hugs and Kisses website and our Etsy shop

Monday, 18 October 2010

New Product

This weeks new product is this cute pink owl clock. I have been asked by a number of people if it would be possible to make the blue owl clock in pink, so here it is, perfect for a little girl .

This beautiful clock is made from a collage of high quality plain and patterned papers and given a protective coating. The clock is made from wood and contains a Quartz mechanism. The clock requires 1 AA battery.

  • To celebrate the launch of our newest clock the first five people to purchase the clock from our With Hugs and Kisses website will also receive a FREE matching door sign.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Holiday in Cornwall

Well we're now back from our holiday to Cornwall. This year with a 3 year old and a 4 month old there was no way I was going to be holidaying abroad so with fond childhood memories of Cornwall we packed our belongings (what seemed like the entire house) and headed of to St Austal. After what seemed like hundreds of stops at service stations we finally reached Cornwall and what a delight.
The luggage was thrown in the hotel room unfortunately not the pretty cottages that you associate with Cornwall but the Travel Lodge(it was cheap). We then headed for the local beach. It was getting a little dark by then but there was a group of wind surfers on the sea and it was lovely to watch. The next couple of days were sent exploring the beaches of Cornwall, building sand castles, paddling in the sea and eating ice cream. Oh the ice cream the best I've ever had :-). The time flew by it was so lovely. Just before we left we headed down to Mevagissey, oh my god the most beautiful place, the harbour is full of cute little boats and the town is just lovely full of cute old fashioned shops selling beautiful handmade items, heaven :-). I even came back with a new pair of green shoes.
Anyone who ever gets the chance to go must.
All in all a beautiful holiday just way to short, I'll definitely be going back next year.

Here's some of my seaside inspired items, including my Mevagissy inspired clock (all available for sale at

Monday, 23 August 2010

New Product

Well its Monday morning again and I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Ours I'm afraid was not very exciting so I won't bore you with that. Instead let me introduce you to our newest product part of our clock range is this cute hedgehog clock ( available for sale on our website

I'm totally in love with hedgehogs at the moment after discovering the little creature curled up in our garden a few weeks ago and therefore the inspiration for this clock.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Horay for summer!

Well we're well and truly into summer now and I hope your enjoying the lovely weather. I have to admit we've been having a lovely time with the majority of our spare time spent walking in the woods or splashing in the paddling pool. This summer we've been busy designing and making a range of unique t-shirts and accessories, all available on our website Inspiration came from the great outdoors including flowers and our daily little frog visitor.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Tick Tock! Tick Tock!!

Added to our new website is a beautiful collection of new clocks, including owls, dinosaurs, fairies, teddies and a new addition to our popular nursery rhyme collection a Hickory Dickory Dock Clock.

Each clock is hand-painted. Inspiration for the set of clocks has come from my paintings as well as children's books. We have tried to create a range of designs with something to suit everyone.

All clocks are available for sale on our website

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

New Website

Well our new website is launched today.

Here at with Hugs and Kisses we're mega excited about it. its been a long time coming but its here. We hope your find it easier to navigate as well as enjoying our selection of new products, some of which i'll be telling you about in the following weeks.

Hope you enjoy!