Well this didn’t last long

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I was looking forward to showing you my newest pendant (made from that gorgeous vintage tin I have been crushing on) … and here it is…. however… as with all my pieces it is a one of a kind…. and this one sold immediately on posting it so unfortunately is not available for purchase.  However it is going to a most amazing lady who I have known for many years so I couldn’t be happier!


SOLD Vintage tin and 1970’s costume jewellery pendant on sterling silver chain


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After a wonderful few days away with friends and family I finally had the chance to finish off these three gorgeous brooches this afternoon!  They will be added to my shop tomorrow.


Meet Marlia and Keeya

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I am pleased to introduce my two newest prints to The Grateful Red family.   Thank you to our wonderful Instagram and Facebook family for putting forward so many awesome names to choose from!  My two beautiful sons each drew a name from the box and Marlia (left) and Keeya (right) were the two beautiful names chosen!

They are currently available only via direct message but I will aim to have them in store come Easter time when I do a refresh and restock.

Don’t be scared to fly alone

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I think this is something we all need to keep in mind (me especially).  So often I am consumed by ideas that I am too timid to follow through with.  So as part of my Critter collection I have added this inspirational quote alongside ‘Morgan’, who, though looking hesitant is taking that leap and flying alone, above the treetops.

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Morgan was only completed last night and is freshly available on my Etsy store here.

And for those who struggle with the Christmas Spirit….

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Ok … not all of us are that into Christmas and all it brings… Here is your own very special range of cards to help you cope with the ‘silly season’.  Click here to check them out!

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Oh No… Christmas is just around the corner!!!!

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I know that there are some super organised people out there in the world (and I am envious of each and every one of you!) … so here it is … The Grateful Red’s first Christmas Card collection for 2015!  Available in packs of 5, 10 or 15 in store now.   Keep and eye out for my Christmas retro humour selection due to drop soon as well.

rudolph bear Merry Christmas Trees Merry Christmas Deer Merry Christmas Birds Christmas Watercolour Deer2 Christmas Watercolour Deer Christmas Cheer


Spring is in the air

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What does your favourite flower say about you?

What do I love most about Spring?  My magnolia tree is in full bloom.  I absolutely adore magnolias and think they are one of the most beautiful, regal and graceful of flowers.

Inspired by our many flowers I have decided to put together a ‘Meaning of Flowers’ selection of prints.  These prints are going to be available exclusively through The Handmade Exchange‘s new retail online gallery – with some great discounts for multiple buys.



Just a little bit too cute!

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An awwww… shucks moment.   Just loving the new range of nursery prints!  They will get their first outing in August as part of the Handmade Exchange market.  Let me know if you want to be on the waiting list for these gorgeous little goodies.