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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Owl Brooches - a cute gift for Mother's Day

Hello? Is there anybody there?

Okay, well I'll assume there's hundreds of avid readers already (hey, a girl can dream, right?) and plough on! So for those of you who know me you'll know that Grace's Favours started last August (2011) and whilst it has not quite gone viral in that time (we've ascertained that I'm prone to the odd daydream already!), it's not doing badly at all and I thought a blog would be a nice addition.

So for my first post I thought I'd tell you about these owl brooches, which are a new line for the shop, just created this week and about to go up onto the etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/gracesfavours and I think they would make a fab Mother's Day gift, which is of course just round the corner here in the UK (18th March)

What do you think of these little fellas? They can be made in any colour scheme, I think of the 3 so far the blue one is my favourite!

I created them because I needed a thank you present for a lovely member of staff at my childrens' nursery, who left on Wednesday and another lovely member of staff at the nursery who turned 21 at the weekend (so young... I think I vaguely remember turning 21!!). They were really fun to come up with and I love the way they each seem to have their own little personality!

Okay, I suppose now I'd better get on with listing these little critters onto the shop and try to stop my 3 year old daughter (Seren) from emptying out the entire contents of my sewing box onto the floor in an attempt to find something interesting to play with!


  1. Fiona Stuteley1 March 2012 at 16:47

    absolutely lovely...a great start. You have captured the essence of your business perfectly. I have thought about doing a blog but have never got round to it...maybe if and when I do we can have a link to each others! When I say the essence of your business I mean it is lovely that you have put about being a mum and living in the country...gives it a very homely feel...I think the owls are my fave item of yours so far!! and I thought the cupcakes and nappies were totally fab so that's saying something!! thank you for your lovely comments and for sharing my page...I will share yours regularly...as for the owls I have an idea to make a mobile with them!! It is so strange that you have made them at the same time as I have made little bird houses!! how funny!! so will be placing an order for some owls soon. Would love to send you a feee card so message me your address...happy crafting and blogging! xx Fi

  2. Awww thank you honey! Sxx

  3. i saw your post on handmade uk so thought i'd have a read of your blog - great stuff and well done for getting it off the ground so quickly (my own blogging plans haven't really manifest yet - but soon.....!)

    your owls are super cute by the way :)

    i'm off to check out your etsy store!

    1. Ahhhh thank you so much for the lovely comment - it's a bit of a juggling act sometimes, but it was my new year's resolution, so probably the first one that I've achieved without giving up before I got started ;-) You'll have to leave a link to yours when you get set up so I can have a read. Take care, Simmi xx


I really appreciate all comments made on the blog (it reminds me that I'm not talking to myself!) so just wanted to say thanks for adding your thoughts. Simmi x

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