A popular item at Messyla was always the crochet bookmark. They have evolved so much since I started 2 years ago, that seeing the originals makes me cringe with disgust! I used thick, bold coloured, felt and cut them into flower shapes using curved nail scissors.. Thankfully that is in the past and I am hopeful none of them exist anymore. However, I love the new style of the bookmarks. They are so dainty and using beautiful french yarn for the flowers. With delicate little pearls in the centre. Perfect for reading, cookery books, your family story book for the children or even your big pile of ugly paperwork on your desk! x
Let’s face it. Sometimes in life we need to collect things and store them away for that day when they might be needed. And to not have the said collected thing, when needed, would be embarrassing and quite a nuisance. For most, this involves cards! Collecting/gathering/safe keeping cards for all occasions. My favourite is the blank card! I love to have a collection of blank cards in my drawer for when I need to send a special message to a friend, a belated birthday or just a note to say Hello.
This inspired me to create a random assortment of 5 blank cards. Different colours and styles to suit different occasions, all ready to be nestled into your drawer for safe keeping.x
Working with pastels this week has been so lovely and refreshing. It may not be Spring outside, but bringing bright decorations inside certainly makes it feel like a fresh new season has blossomed. I love when things are easy to photograph and the pale pastel colours are perfectly captured!
I think pastels are pretty versatile. They would sit perfectly in a baby’s nursery, in a kitchen to add some colour or draped around a curtain pole in a bedroom! All pastel items are available at the online shop.. let me know what you think of them.xx
Something I always make for myself is little recipe cards. I have lots of recipes that I have been learning from my Mum and I always want lovely ways to archive them. When making my latest batch for things like Lasagne and Cheese Sauce.. I realised that perhaps someone else would like the style of my recipe cards too! So I made them for the shop and listed them this afternoon.. what do you think? Store in a vintage tin, a little basket or in a kitchen drawer.xxx
Something new I’ve been working on is Gaelic Messyla Cards for a new stockist! I never thought I would be doing something as different and diverse as a Gaelic range. I love how the sentiments looks.. it’s so refreshing!x
I am a little bit in love with taking pictures from a birds eye view at the moment. I go through phases of how I like to photograph my items or general pretty things and this is definitely a firm favourite.
Bicycle bunting and cards are my most popular items at Messyla so I thought and thought about how I could continue the theme and make some different things for around the house. I love the trend of embroidery hoop art – I have a few myself around my room. After finding the perfect 6″ hoop, I printed some fabric and voila. I am so pleased with the results.. and it’s a perfect little gift for a bike lover!x