Monday, December 20, 2010

Byloom and Hyde - my new bespoke bag store now open!!

I'm really excited about my new etsy store by loom and hyde. Now specifically for bespoke handmade limited edition bags and purses.. look out for more coming in the new year!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

khaki ruched clutch purse - remember this fabric??..

My first of a series of bespoke one of a kind clutch purses..recognise the fabric?? Look through the blog and tell me what you think and I'll offer you a free gift with any purchase from the new shop.. :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Reader offer - Calfskin Celtic Tote new today! 10% off for all readers!

The latest in my collection - an inky black one-of-a-kind tote in Italian calfskin luxury suede. The lining is a plaid wool in rusts and navy blue. Finished with a bespoke pleated ruffle. I love this!! Wear it funky casual or uber chic. It really is very versatile and very roomy too! 10% off for blog readers only - just quote 'chouchoublog 10' and once you have placed your order I will refund you the difference!

Take note - this is a one-off tote. There is only one!
Click here to you to the new Etsy shop 'by loom and hyde' now..

Friday, December 3, 2010

Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

here's a recipe which adds acrylic white paint to the flour and salt mix which makes for a bright white finish. I have to say though I love the natural cream colour and these decorations below are so beautiful, simply decorated with red pen. See here at Katy Elliot's blog..

Well, we were snowed in today, school was cancelled - so what better way to spend the 2nd day of advent than making christmas decorations. I remember my aunt using salt dough to make the most beautiful little sculptures, and in Switzerland this is an extremely well used craft. There is a simplicity and purity to this salty ivory, slightly crumbly finish and it works beautifuly for christmas decorations.. all you need is plain flour, salt and water. Great for cheap, effective and charming decoration..

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Toasty Christmas gifts..

..also this chocolate brown orange infinity scarf by mojospastyle is adorably feminine and romantic..I think it goes especially well with my homeland tote bag..

Dominique Knit Neckwarmer in Merino Wool , Alpaca and Silk..mmm snuggly! Buy it here. or if you would like to see other lovely co-ordinating gifts see this gorgeous treasury list here full of sepias, toasty colours such as camel, caramel, taupe and winter grey...