Thursday, 14 March 2013

Easter Hares are here!

With Easter nearly upon us and spring just around the corner I'm celebrating with this cheerful lively bunting. The botanical drawings are exquisite. A perfect way of bringing flowers into our homes while our gardens catch up.
They will be available to buy from The Willow Tree Gallery, Holmfirth and my Etsy shop (Bettylovespaper) in the next few days.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Easter bunting is just round the corner

I purchased these lovely books from my local Oxfam bookshop here in Holmfirth. They are full of beautiful illustrations, perfect for bunting in spring.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Betty Loves Paper at The Willow Tree Gallery Holmfirth.

I've posted here some images I took this morning (between the showers!) of my current decorations that the lovely ladies at The Willow Tree Gallery are using in their window.  If you don't already know Willow Tree is a small independent gallery in the centre of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire.  As well as selling paintings, prints and sculpture, Carrie is an experience picture framer.

If you would like to buy any of my decorations and can't get down to The Willow Tree I'm selling both the Garden Bird Bunting and the Heart Garlands in my Etsy Shop.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Friday, 1 February 2013

Brightly coloured Heart Garlands

Today I've cut and sewn together some more Heart Garlands. This time They're from The Topper Annual, 1990 edition.  The colours are fab, not subtle at all, but bright and cheeky. As are the story lines! I think they are great fun, perfect for sharing with the one you love :-) x 

These two pairs have been added straight to my Etsy Shop, Bettylovespaper

Monday, 28 January 2013

Heart Garlands now available in Etsy Shop

I've now added my Vintage Paper Heart Garlands to my Etsy shop, Bettylovespaper.  There are five hearts per length of ribbon and I've included two lengths in each packet.

They are perfect as a gift or decorating your own home for that Valentines tea.  They look great as a single strand or a whole bunch.  I made 30 lengths twice this size to decorate a marquee for a wedding. If you think this is something you would like leave me a comment, or Facebook me and we can have a chat about your needs.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Shop at Bettylovespaper in Etsy

Bettylovespaper Esty shop now has four items in it. (Yay!)
All Garden Bird Bunting, two from the Wild Flower book and two from Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1939.
Each string has nine birds on a 2m length of embroidery thread. I'm selling them for £12.50 each.

If you're in Holmfirth there are also some for sale in The Willow Tree Gallery. Carrie and Deb have kindly put them in the window with some Heart Garlands I've made for them. Thanks m'dears ;-) x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Hip Hip for Betty Loves Paper Etsy shop!

It took a little bit of effort but I am sure it is going to be worth it. I have already been added to peoples favourites, which is so exciting.  Thank you.

So far I have three strings of the Garden Bird bunting there but I shall be adding regularly.  I've got tons of ideas for other lines so watch this space!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Hearts on a snowy day

More snipping from Schoolgirls' Own Annual. Heart Garlands sewn onto ribbon strung in the window of my warm and snug kitchen.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Fun with Instagram

I've discovered Instagram. A way of giving your photos that retro look.

As a demo I've used a photo of Deb's (from Willow Tree Gallery) birthday cake complete with mini birthday cake bunting and rice flowers.

Happy Birthday Deb!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Garden Bird Bunting

I'd like to share my first batch of Garden Bird Bunting. I've cut these from The School Girls Own Annual,1939. They are mostly text with black and white illustrations. The paper is thick and a pleasure to cut. It's also beautifully discoloured round it's edges.

I particularly like the piece on page 34, The Path to Prettiness, which discusses the importance of walking "nicely and rhythmically".

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Prototype bird bunting

I've spent today experimenting with making Bird Bunting. The templates are based on images found in my bird book. I think I'm going to call them Garden Bird Bunting. For this string I've used some sheet music I picked up in my local Oxfam book shop in Holmfirth. I love the colour in the cover image.

My first order has come in already from Willow Tree Gallery!

It's a such a happy day when I've snipped and strung and got my first order in.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Building up bunting stock

I've spent the first few days of 2013 building up packaged star bunting to restock Willow Tree Gallery and stock my soon to open bettylovespaper Etsy shop.

I've used three Annuals, The Topper, Mandy for Girls and The Dandy. Each has different quality paper with different tones and colours in the print. For example The Topper uses bright and vibrant colour with a shine to the finish. My favourite though is Mandy with its more muted tones.