Posts tagged ‘Etsy’

Exciting New Arrivals!

It’s been a busy Bank Holiday Monday… but very exciting to add a couple of new arrivals to my Etsy shop!

First up I finally created the Doctor Who Bouquet I’d been dreaming up in my head. It contains 11 flowers (one for each Doctor) and I had so much fun designing paper to represent each of them.

Doctor Who Paper Origami Bouquet by Bright by Design on Etsy

I also finished the gorgeous Strawberry Dream bouquet that I made with some gorgeous paper I’d bought from Paperchase a while ago and some cute little strawberry buttons.

Strawberry Dream Bouquet by Bright by Design on Etsy

For more photos and if you’d like to buy either bouquet head over to Bright by Design on Etsy now!

Happy Being English Day

While the Irish, Welsh and Scots might be very good at the whole patriotic thing, when it comes to St George’s day we seem to fall short. Let’s face it, all I’m doing is writing a blog post because it kind of snuck up on me. St George’s Day is nothing compared to the hoopla that surrounds St Patrick’s day. Next year I promise I’ll do something about it and get us all patriotic, drinking beer, eating fish and chips and painting the town red and white!!!

This year I’ll just imagine what I might have been wearing should I have actually planned my patriotism in advance!

First thing I came across on my hunt were these lovely Miami Beach Peeptoe sandals from Office – which at £28 I might just have to have anyway!

Red Miami beach peeptoe sandal from Office

Then I found this gorgeous dress in Oasis, red and white enough to make St George proud. Noemi Stripe Dress by Yumi at Oasis – £40.

Noemi Red & White Stripe Dress by Yumi at Oasis

And to finish it off I spotted this interesting White Lava Rock Beaded Necklace from UK seller The Wellington Boot on Etsy. It’s only £10.19 – what a bargain!

White Lava Rock Beaded Necklace - 'Wilma Flintstone' from The Wellington Boot on Etsy

All that glitters

Part of the reason for starting this blog was the lack of examples of gorgeous glittery sparkly weddings with taste. If you search for ‘glitter weddings’ you end up with hundreds of images of shoes, and not much more. With examples from Katie Price, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and the odd dodgy dress on Four Weddings, it’s no surprise that glitter and sparkle are synonymous with tacky, OTT weddings with bling on top.

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There must be weddings out there that manage to do sparkle with style. I’ve found some evidence already.

From invitations…

Silver Glitter Wedding Invitation from Love Notes By Erica (Etsy)

Royal Night from Bella Figura

…to dresses…

Alice + Olivia (via

Claire Pettibone (via Rock N' Roll Bride)

…with some twinkling lights thrown in to set the scene!

via Style Me Pretty

via Style Me Pretty

So now my hunt is on to find sources of beautiful weddings and ideas that fit the bill, including DIY projects and UK suppliers. If you have any suggestions of ideas to feature, weddings to share or products and services in the UK that shimmer and sparkle than email me. In the meantime wish me luck!

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