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Make your own Kitty Bookmark – free downloadable

As you may already know, I have just designed and made a little collection of soft toy Kitties. They are super soft and really very huggable (getting my two and a half year old niece and nephew’s stamp of approval) but sadly you cant carry them around all day and taking one to work or a coffee shop may seem a little odd (unless you are two and a half years old). So to solve this problem I thought I would design a cute reminder of these furry critters which you can print out and use everyday in your favourite novel or notebook.

Easy steps to make your own bookmark: Download the PDF of the Kitty Bookmarks – print onto stiff card – cut out and use – simple as that!

Make your own free downloadable bookmarks

Download your free kitty bookmark now

Pretty Pretty Kitties now available online

Pretty Pretty Kitties

If you have been following along on Instagram you may have seen a couple of photos of my growing family of Kitties – No, not the furry kind, instead the handmade felt kind. The kind you can squidge and smoosh your face into without the threat of sharp nails and flying fur (although I still try this with Stripes)

Well, much to my delight I am happy to announce these little cuddly babies are now available for adoption. Yes you could be the proud owner of a Pretty Pretty Kitty. Just pop over to my Pretty Pretty store on Hello Pretty and snap one up before they all find their forever homes.

Adopt Now

I am hoping to expand the colours of the Kitties, so if you have a preference or perhaps you would like a Kitty that looks like your fur baby, then drop me a mail – I will see what I can do.

Be sure to visit Hello Pretty to see all of the Kitty gang.

Pretty Pretty Kitties

Pretty Pretty Kitties

Pretty Pretty Kitties

Pretty Pretty Kitties

All Photos are taken by moi (Joanne Reidy)

Pretty Pretty Kitties

Okay, I have to admit it – I am completely addicted to that TV show “The Great Bristish Sewing Bee”. It basically a show where contestants are challenged with various weekly sewing tasks – at the end of each week one contestant is eliminated leaving us with the final week where a winning “Sewing Bee” is crowned.

So – to get my creative juices flowing, I dusted off my trusted sewing machine and tackled making some softies that I have been imagining making for a while now. After lots of sketching, planning, pattern making, adjusting and re-adjusting – a litter of three kitties where born. What a proud mummy am I?

Naturally to put these new creations to the ultimate test I had to try them out on the smallest people I know – my twin niece and nephew. After much pulling, prodding, stroking, hugging and kissing my kitty trio where finally given the toddler seal of approval. Dominic did not want to go home without his new friends and Annabelle kept saying, “They are cute – They are cute!” – so I am super chuffed!

I thought I would give you a sneak preview of my little kittens. I plan on putting them (and more of their siblings) up on my online store (on Hello Pretty) – so watch this spot for more info. In the interim if you are interested in getting your paws on an original Pretty Pretty Kitty, let me know – I would love to create a kitty for you.

Pretty Pretty Kitty

Pretty Pretty Kitty

Pretty Pretty Kitty

Blog Makeovers and Website Design

Are you wanting to start 2014 on a fresh, clean note? Is your blog or website looking a little tired and in need of some love? Why not give me a shout, a Blog Makeover could be just what is needed.

Blog Makovers - Pretty Pretty

Yes, I know – you have every intention of attending to this daunting task, but you are super busy – and somehow your portfolio/website/blog design always gets reprioritized, eventually falling off the list entirely.
Well don’t waste anymore time putting off this simple and fun task – give me a shout now? I could help out!

Along with doing all sorts of digital design, I also love helping out fellow bloggers with livening up their much loved blogs.

Hey, giving your website/blog/portfolio a refresh should not be a painful experience – in fact it should give you the boost you need to make 2014 the best year yet, so give me a shout – I would love to help you get back in the swing of things.

Why not check out my portfolio to see some of the recent work I have done.

I look forward to a year of lots of fabulous makeovers – book yours now!

Delicious Food Pairing Cufflinks

Valentines day is less than a month away and the quest for the perfect gift for the man in your life has begun. If your fella is a bit of a foodie (and snappy dresser) then you are in luck. Check out my latest Pretty Pretty collection: the Food Pairing Cufflinks. There are Coffee and Doughnuts, Beer and Pretzels, Cookies and Milk and many more. Check it out on Hello Pretty and Hello Man.

Food Pairing Cufflinks

Hero Pins are finally available

As promised, I have loaded some of my new Hero Pins onto the Hello Pretty website. Check them out here. They are going for R120 each and would make a lovely gift for the man in your life (or even for yourself?)

Please also note that all my Crazy Animal Brooches are on a Spring Sale – only R100 each! Get them while you can.

Hero Pins

Hero Pins Coming Soon

I have been tinkering away at my latest craft project for a while now, and I thought I would share with you a sneak peak before I put any of my products onto Hello Pretty.

So, something for the boys… (with a little drum roll) here are a few of my Hero Pins. These old school war pins are in fact tiny cameos (illustrated by me) of the most recognisable silhouetted heros of all time. Amongst the bunch are John Wayne, ALfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein. I have cast each resin cameo in a little silver plague and finished it off with some matching grosgrain ribbon.
These cameos look so cool worn on a lapel of a smart suit jacket as well as a casual denim number. Very dapper and terribly suave!

Of course I have also made a girly equivalent and will be photographing and loading those soon.

Pretty Pretty Hero Pins

More Crazy Brooches

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Its been a while since I updated my stock of mad brooches, so here are four more little critters.
I am about to add a whole new collection to my Pretty Pretty Products so watch this space.

Hello Pretty

 

In the meantime if you are keen to purchase any of these and other corsage brooches, take a trip to Hello Pretty, where you can find my entire collection (and lots of other gorgeous goodies!)

 

 

 

New Product – Beasty Trophies

Pretty Pretty Beasty Trophies

New Collection – the Beasty Trophies.
I can happily say that only a small menagerie of plastic animals where harmed in the making of these little adornments. I can also vouch for the fact that each creature lead a full and happy exsistance and voluntarily gave their life for fashion, so that they could be immortalized in one of my new little Beasty Trophies.

Each Beasty Trophy brooch costs R125 (excluding postage)
Postage to anywhere within South Africa is around R25.
If you’re purchasing from beyond our shores, then please and I will get a quote for the postage.

Have you made your pick, which is your favorite?
If you are interested in purchasing any of these brooches , and let me know exactly which beastie took your fancy. I will then send you my banking details and pop the your Beasty Trophy in the post to you.

Watch this space – more Trophies are being hunted

Latest addition: Black Cats

Pretty Pretty Black Cats
Pretty Pretty Black Cats
Pretty Pretty Black Cats
Pretty Pretty Black Cats

Finally they are here, please welcome the Black Cat Collection.
For those of you who have seen these little gems before, they where inspired by a 50 movie audition (see previous post here).

Each Black Cat brooch costs R125 (excluding postage)
Postage to anywhere within South Africa is around R25.
If you’re purchasing from beyond our shores, then please and I will get a quote for the postage.

So which little Black Cat has stolen your heart?
If you are interested in purchasing any of these brooches , and let me know exactly which beastie took your fancy. I will then send you my banking details and pop your Black Cat in the post to you.

Watch out for the Beasty Trophies, soon to be released

New Brooch Collection – Ugly Ducklings

Pretty Pretty Ugly Ducklings

Please welcome Lily, Rosie and Emma – the three Ugly Ducklings.
These demure little ducklings are perfect for a pretty sundress or even on the brim of a straw hat.

Each Ugly Duckling brooch costs R125 (excluding postage)
Postage to anywhere within South Africa is around R25.
If you’re purchasing from beyond our shores, then please and I will get a quote for the postage.

Interested in adopting an Ugly Duckling?
If you are interested in purchasing any of these brooches , and let me know exactly which beastie took your fancy. I will then send you my banking details and pop the lucky Duck in the post to you.

Up next – Black Cats

New Product – Wild Beastie Brooches

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Please welcome the Wild Beasties Collection.
Finally my first batch of brooches are ready for the outside world. This little gathering of wild (and not so wild) animals are all dying to be pinned to a pretty blouse or dashing lapel. Each brooch is completely unique and individually named.

Each Wild Beastie brooch costs R125 (excluding postage)
Postage to anywhere within South Africa is around R25.
If you’re purchasing from beyond our shores, then please and I will get a quote for the postage.

Have you made your pick, which is your favorite?
If you are interested in purchasing any of these brooches , and let me know exactly which beastie took your fancy. I will then send you my banking details and pop the lucky Wild Beastie in the post to you.

Soon to be revealed, the next Brooch Collection – Ugly Ducklings!