Friday, 22 April 2011

Funky Soda Storage Boxes

These bright and funky wooden soda boxes are a cool accessory this summer! They are very sturdy and come with removable compartments so can be used as an ordinary tray. Very rustic with a  retro feel. 


Five vibrant colours each printed with a different design. Fantastic storage boxes, I keep some crafty bits and bobs in mine. 
Hhmm.......the problem is which colour?   


Saturday, 16 April 2011

We Love Buttons!

There is something rather lovely and beautiful about buttons don't you think!?! It's a bit like Christmas when they arrive. Every bag has to be opened and then I can sit there happily looking at them for a little while with a big smile on my face - yes, I am easily pleased.


 Great for jewellery making, embellishments for cards, scrapbooking, sewing onto fabrics.
One of my favourites are these giant polka dot spotty buttons - I think they are fab! There 4 colours available, GREEN, RED, TEAL & HOT PINK. We also have little polka dot ones too, if you don't fancy big and bold.


We also have button jar mixes available which make lovely gifts for crafty people. If there are specific colours you would like to be put together in your jar please do get in touch and we'll be more than happy to make one up for you.


Monday, 11 April 2011

Pretty Birdy

Its always so lovely when you receive a gift that has been beautifully wrapped and looks amazing. I came across these cute birdy tags, they're really sweet and look fab on a could pop one into a blank card too. As gift tags they make a lovely decoration as an alternative to a bow. I used a strip of fabric, two types of ribbon and then popped one of these birdies on top.

How sad am I when I have to start wrapping up presents to myself....hmmm!
Well, it's fun to play with pretties.

The great thing is that you can now find these available on our website! They come as a pack of Six, presented in a cello sleeve. We only have a limited amount in stock and these birdies need good homes.....

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Welcome to Gertie & Mabel

Hello and welcome to our first ever blog. It's here where I'll be updating you with all the goings on at Gertie & Mabel HQ.

It's been a beautiful sunny day, perfect for getting out in the garden or taking a trip to the coast (if you're lucky enough to live near to one!!) and so my joy of the day has been sat at my laptop setting up this blog and attempting my first post......hmmm...yes it's true, I have no life! 

I wanted to show you a few new fabrics that have just arrived from Sweden, arrr lovely and scrummy ( a bit like the half eaten doughnut I currently have next to me).
We have added these to rest of our pretty collection on our website if you wanted to take a peek!

Well, that's it for now, short and sweet but I'll be back very soon with more bits n bobs. x