Thursday, 17 September 2009

Building prettiness!!

Hello!
Well please excuse my absence this week..obviously if you read the last post you will know that My baby has made his way to BIG school and has been doing afternoons all this week and then Monday he does ALL DAY!! EEK!! I have also had my Hubby at home for the week before he starts his new Job so we been making the most of some child free hours every day by hanging out, shopping and drinking coffee and eating cake in Cafes!! So again not much work done again!! But have designed a new product which I think would make a lovely Christmas or birthday gift for somebody to display on their dresser or mantle.
They are Vintage style Building blocks that I have made to display the 4 seasons and some words to inspire appreciation of your surroundings!!
Well lets start with....

HOME SWEET HOME
Take a step back wherever your home should be and admire your surroundings... this is the place you come back to every day, the place that protects you and keeps you warm.


SPRING
Easter eggs, beautiful flowers, new beginnings and arrivals


SUMMER
Sunny days, light evenings, blue skies, juicy strawberries,scented roses and easy living


AUTUMN
Hazy days, cosy evenings, Harvest moons, Pumpkin patches and ghostly Fun and frolics!


WINTER
Family gatherings, counting down to happy days, pretty sparklies everywhere, fairy lights glowing and a visit from Father Christmas!!

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE
Live each day with Laughter and Love

SO all of the above pictures are on one set of blocks ( 3 in a set) I will be pricing them at £9.99 a set.. main reason being that they take a long time to design and make 18 faces of the block. ( Let me know your opinion on the price please..all feedback will be welcome!)
A close up of the Halloween side of the block


So Will be selling this set and others designs soon. Please feel free to E-mail me with any enquiries on annmarie_vaughan@yahoo.co.uk
I can make them personalised for you too...there are endless possibilities!
Well thanks for reading and welcome to any new followers!! LOVE all your lovely comments too..need to catch up on all of your lovely blogs and see what you have all been up to!! Until next time, have a great weekend!
Annie X

29 comments:

Annie said...

HI Annie,
I just love them, please reserve me a set for when I see you at the vintage fair. I think they are agreat idea, I am already thinking of where I could display them !
Ann x

Annie x said...

Aww thanks so much hunny..Its lovely to get feedback on a new product you send out into the world!!
Let me know if theres anything personal to you that you would like on them too!
See you soon!!
Annie x

Florence and Mary said...

They're fantastic!

Victoria xxx

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Oh they are fantastic, Annie! A very fair price, too.
Good to read you and your guy have been enjoying some child-free time. It's so refreshing to walk hand in hand as free as years gone by again isn't it :)
Have a great weekend. Xx

MelMel said...

Oh my goodness I love them.....I'd love to buy some...when Olly getsa paid....I'll contact you VERY soon!xxxx

landcuckoo said...

Annie, they are lovely! Been thinking of something a little similar myself but you have just shown me how it is done properly! Don't think mine would be anywhere near as lovely as yours. I'm not going to try this now, you're too good!!!!
Think the price is great, I'd be tempted to ask for more as I realise that these are not going to be quick to make as you say there are 6 sides to each, but the thing is, the good old public who will be purchasing them and what they will be prepared to part with. Have a look at this spreadsheet to give you an idea on pricing - http://chris-parry.blogspot.com/2007/12/free-spreadsheet-for-pricing-your-work.html - even if it just makes you think about your time and it's value.

Oops sorry, gone on a bit, take care
Sarah x

Ticking stripes said...

They are lovely. I hadn't realised you are at the fair on 7th November. I look forward to meeting you then.

myvintageparty said...

Annie, they are LOVELY! I would love to buy a set from you if possible? Let me know what to do next.
You're so clever!
L x

Nadine said...

Preeeety! You are so talented Annie :o)

Annie x said...

WOW thanks ladies!! You know how to make a girl feel happy!! Thanks for your lovely feedback..Got some great advice there too! Gonna leave them at the price they are as I can cover my costs and labour and still make a good profit on them so whats the point in raising them eh?
Then we are eall happy!! Any orders just email me on the address shown and specify if you would like any personalised touches or pictures on there ( obviously send me the pic too!!) and then we are away!!
Hugs to all
Annie x

Pomona said...

Thank you very much for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. Those blocks do look really wonderful - what a clever idea!

Pomona x

susan said...

Your blocks are wonderful ,Brympton Towers needs some for the childrens attic play room visit my blog and let me know .
Susanxx

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Oh Annie - I just love thos blocks can't wait to see them at the fair. Especially love the Christmas ones. Have been busy making Christmas tags myself today. Who said it was only something like 11 weeks to Christmas....

Lydia said...

I'm going to email you

Lx

Lajoni said...

WOW they are seriously gorgeous....oh hi my first time here and what a delight it is you are very talented your blog is lovely but not as lovely as that son of yours, I've got a giveaway on my blog you may be interested in ....will definitely be back....take care xx

Carol said...

Such a brilliant idea..........off to email you!

Elise said...

Hi Annie, they are just awesome !

Shabby Chick said...

Hi sweetie, they are stunning! Haven't got much time at the moment but I might be ordering some of those (for myself lol) for Christmas :)

Mel xXxXx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

They are fantastic!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Ooohhh I love these, they are so adorable!
love
Alison
x

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my, Annie, those are GORGEOUS. I just love the vintage coolness. Awesome! thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Really stunning! The options are totally endless on this one!

My head hurts. I want to buy/make it all.

Donna

Christina said...

Beautiful work and such a fun idea!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Great idea!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those turned out really cute. I love decorating with wood blocks!

REbekah said...

Love this idea!! Your blocks are beautiful!!

Sheri said...

Oh that's such a sweet idea!

If you'd like to come by my place and link up please so!!! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

Those blocks are gorgeous. You did such a beautiful job and picked beautiful papers. Thanks for sharing.

{ L } said...

How beautiful these are!! I think these are such a great idea.