The Sew Turtle Story

How it all began for Sew Turtle – with the help of Granny’s Blanket!

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How it all began for Sew Turtle – with the help of Granny’s Blanket!

Birthday Hat Commission – an ideal winter birthday gift!

Brand Makery Merry Market If you are looking for an ideal winter birthday gift that will be appreciated and worn every day – please look no further than my latest ready-to-wear collection! This autumn I launched a collection of winter berets, finished with handmade tartan flower trims and petersham bows, which I designed especially with TBCH customers in mind. Just…

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Brand Makery Merry Market

If you are looking for an ideal winter birthday gift that will be appreciated and worn every day – please look no further than my latest ready-to-wear collection! This autumn I launched a collection of winter berets, finished with handmade tartan flower trims and petersham bows, which I designed especially with TBCH customers in mind. 

Just in case you want something that’s extra special, there’s also a custom finished version, including my favourite version that I have nicknamed my “Holly and Ivy” option, so you can design your own curated beret and commission me to make it for you from a selection of nine beret colourways and trims. 


Workspace

Workspace This is my workspace in my conservatory.

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Workspace

This is my workspace in my conservatory.

Meet the Maker – Beverley from Bevart designs

bevart designs blog Here is a little info about me, what inspires me to be creative, and what I love to do. Beverley, the jewellery maker behind the brand, ‘Bevart designs’.

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bevart designs blog

Here is a little info about me, what inspires me to be creative, and what I love to do. Beverley, the jewellery maker behind the brand, ‘Bevart designs’.

New wedding stationery ideas

About 3 years ago we invested in a large powerful printer and cutting equipment so we could make long tri-folded concertina wedding invitations. These have been a huge success! I think our customers have liked having everything on one piece. I think they also like having a lot of space for maps and information.As a…

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About 3 years ago we invested in a large powerful printer and cutting equipment so we could make long tri-folded concertina wedding invitations. These have been a huge success! I think our customers have liked having everything on one piece. I think they also like having a lot of space for maps and information.

As a child I really loved the Jolly Postman books. Do you know the ones I mean with things to fold out and envelopes with lettters inside? For a couple of years I’ve been trying to find a way of recreating them as wedding invitations. After months and months of testing I’ve finally come up with folded wedding posters that have an rsvp card attached to the inside. 

As far as I can tell these posters are unique to Paper Willow. We are so proud of them! We think they look nice when tied with a tag. Because they are A3 it means we have lots of space for a big map and other graphics like illustrated timelines.

I hope you like them! I’m going to design lots more of them this year!


Jacqueline

Setting up a new shop!

wildflower invitation What a strange year 2020 has been! Back in January myself and my colleague Keli were working flat out completing wedding stationery commissions ready for weddings happening this year and then the news about the outbreak in China started to seep through. By the beginning of February I said to Keli that we wouldn’t be…

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wildflower invitation

What a strange year 2020 has been! Back in January myself and my colleague Keli were working flat out completing wedding stationery commissions ready for weddings happening this year and then the news about the outbreak in China started to seep through. By the beginning of February I said to Keli that we wouldn’t be taking any more orders now as I thought that most weddings were going to be cancelled. 

So, at the beginning of March I shut all of my online shops as I wasn’t certain I’d be able to deliver anything as the postal services were likely to be reduced. After about 6 weeks I decided to open up just to simple orders than could be posted in a postbox.

Over the past few months I’ve had lots of time to work on gift ideas like note-cards, prints and notebooks and I’ve found they have kept me quite busy! I think perhaps people are sending more letters to each other or notes of thanks.

Though I will continue to make wedding stationery I’m going to concentrate on small letterbox gifts for the near future and that’s why I decided to open a shop with the British Craft House!

I hope you will support my shop and other small businesses adapting to the times!