Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Sorry I've been Away Sooooo Long!

Hi everyone, sorry I've been away so long! I'm currently working on some new cushion designs which I promise will be with you soon! See you all soon I hope! Emma xx

In the mean time... here is my new favourite blog
pikaland.com and look at what they're giving away to one lucky reader - a lovely Luzelle van der Westhuizen design!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Sausage dog cushion!

I'm so happy I've finally finished this cushion. I appliqued him onto the nice upcycled table cloth ages ago and could never decide exactly what to do with him! Now he has a lovely piece of vintage floral fabric as a back and is ready for a new home! You can find him now in my shop!

Monday, 19 April 2010

A finished cat cushion

Yeay the little cat cushion is finished! I hope Alison likes it, it has orange, brown and yellow and a cat. I added alittle bit of vintage lace and a soft yellow back! I hope you all like it too!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Creating a little cat cusion

I've been asked to create a little cat cushion for my friends mums birthday. I'm excited because I love making cushions with animal designs. She would like oranges, yellows and browns and some floral fabric. I've created two cat cushions, which are on my Esty shop, but they are both darker colours. I'm looking forward to making a more summery bright cat!

I've been looking around for some inspiration and have come across so many lovely designs....

I came across these lovely magnets by Paper Pumpkin when I was thinking about an orange/yellow/brown colour scheme. These have all the right colours but are still lovely and natural looking, not too garish!

I love this vintage fabric bird by leJeune. It's so sweet! I want my cat to look as perfect as this little bird!

These little cats are also lovely and use vintage fabrics! They're by
Jane Foster and have such cute faces!

I'm inspired! Off to get started!
Emma xx

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Fancy the Etsy UK Challenge???

I'm excited about this! The flickr etsy uk group is hosting a challenge. Make something with a fair ground theme! I'm excited!

If you are a uk etsy seller and want to take part go to:


A little brooch card

I love making cards rather than buying them, so here's a little picture of a card and birthday cake brooch I made for my friend Danielle!

Hope you all like it!

Finally on Twitter!

I love Twitter! I signed up, tweeted and sold my first item on the same day! Sooo happy!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Folksy shop open!

I'm excited! I've just opened my Folksy shop. It's called Roses from Thorns of course and currently has the little green hanging chick for sale. Folksy is a great site and is basically a UK version of Etsy. It's nice to see other UK sellers and to find out if selling via a UK site will be successful. Fingers crossed!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Another little chick!

As the chicks are being born at the farm where I work Edinburgh, I've been making more of my own! This new little green chick has a button eye, a new development from the previous woolen eyed chicks. He is also more colourful than my usual work. He's now for sale in my Etsy shop!

Friday, 26 March 2010

Things I've Been Making This Week

Some little Easter Chicks just in time for Easter!

These are are made from some lovely found fabrics, a little bit of wool and some ribbons.

Some cushions from handprinted fabric and applique animals


Hello there! Welcome to the Roses from Thorns blog. I'm really looking forward to sharing my creations, photos and thoughts here and hope you enjoy reading them. Please leave comments or questions for me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Emma xx