Lettie Belle

Lettie Belle
The world of a designer and Mummy.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Most Curious Kids Fair

Please come and see us at this fabulous fair in London! We will be selling cushions, felt sets and prints. There will be about 50 stalls full of gorgeous gift ideas. Dec 2, York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Story Of A Bespoke Cushion

I create many bespoke cushions, and very recently created this one. It was a lot of fun to make, and most importantly the customer loved it! It was a gift for baby Herbie, featuring a picture of the family dog Hudson. Below shows in pictures the journey from order, to finished product
If you would like to enquire about ordering a bespoke cushion or piece of wall art, please do email Laura at lettiebelle@gmail.com

Monday, 22 October 2012

Dino Jungle

Last weekend I bought Scarlett a big toy dinosaur, that roars (yes, I only have myself to blame) at a second hand toy stall. I told her we'd make it a jungle for it later in the week. By Wednesday, she could not wait any more and brought down the contents of her craft box and said 'right, now we're going to make dino-roar's jungle Mummy!'. So we did. It was excellent fun and required just some paints, tissue paper, pva glue (lots), some glitter and gems. We used the cardboard box our weekly shop of veg came in, which was a perfect size. As different elements dried, we planned the next bit and it took all day, in a very good way! Scarlett was very proud of the result and has been playing with it ever since. This week she wants to make a house, I'd better buy some more pva!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Lettie Belle at Somerset House!

We are so excited to have been selected to have Lettie Belle cushions in the Christmas Arcade at Somerset House, London! This will be on at the same time as the fabulous ice rink, and is a chance to pick up Christmas gifts which aren't usually found on the high street. Our new Christmas designs will be on sale there, and are coming soon on our website too! Christmas Arcade at Somerset House, from 16 November - 6 January

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Autumn Tree

Here is Scarlett decorating our newly purchased wood and canvas tree, from the very gorgeous website, Sisters Guild. It is very sturdy and comes with a wooden stand. As soon as it arrived we began decorating it with an autumn theme. Scarlett used crayons on the trunk and I made some leaves to hang from branches, which she drew on. It was a lovely activity and we will be redecorating regularly. Next stop, Halloween, and I already have the gems and sparkle for Christmas! If you haven't already do visit Sisters Guild, it is a beautiful treasure trove!
Hi-Wooden Tree by Kiko - £16.50 (50% off normal price), Sisters Guild

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Reluctant Model

Here are the results (and out takes)of a little photo shoot we did recently! Scarlett doesn't quite have the natural patience to be a model(and she is only 3), nevertheless I was pleased with the final pics. She was paid handsomely for her time with an 'F for Flamingo' cushion!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Time Flies

Ah, it seems to be September, how did that happen?! After an eventful summer, it's the beginning of Autumn in the UK. A rather warm and sunny one so far. Time has run away from me again, and suddenly the air is getting fresher and fashion more exciting! I love this season, it's the real start of new beginnings I always think, rather than January. I am currently juggling (something I'm rubbish at) a slightly out of control 3 year old, a 3 month old, and trying to realise new designs for later in the year. Yes, I have chosen to do all these things, it's just, er, a bit of a challenge that's all......... I have some lovely products in the making, which I cannot wait to share! In the meantime, here are a few of the bespoke cushions wecreated for lovely clients recently....

Thursday, 12 July 2012

All lined up.......

For a long while now, Scarlett has had a habit of arranging toys, shoes, or anything she can get her hands on! She is fond of placing things in lines, or grouping by colour or size. If I spot her doing it I take a snap as I just think it's interesting. Here are a few of the line-ups she has worked on........

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Twit Twoooooo

Here are two new Barn Owlet designs, just added to the Woodland Collection. These proved popular at Pulse trade show recently, we think they're rather sweet! Both are small sized (26x26cm or 23x28cm), but as with all our designs, can be ordered in a larger size. Created using organic cotton, eco-fi felt (made from waste plastic bottles) with leather and hand stitched detail. Barn Owlets Trio Cushion, £28 Barn Owlet Cushion, £28

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Scarlett is 3!

Scarlett turned 3 a couple of weeks ago. Despite being slightly exhausted, I always planned to make sure Isla's arrival didn't stop her having a fun filled weekend! A trip to the zoo, party, farm visit and enjoying time with family and friends were all packed into 3 days.........

Monday, 2 July 2012

Isla Rose

Here are some photos of Isla, born June 6 in the water.........

Big catch up needed!

It has been quite a while since our last post, and its safe to say I've failed in completing challenge of posting 1 photo every day for a year! Well, lots of new photo opportunities in our house, with the arrival of Isla Rose on 6 June! She is settling in well and Scarlett is getting into her stride of being a big sister. Two days after Isla was born we were setting up at Pulse London trade show (yes, totally mad), and my sister Kate ran the stand during the show. We picked up some new stockists and orders from lovely existing ones too! The new Lettie Belle Alphabet cushion collection will be launching very soon on the website. This will give customers the choice of coloured letter, as well as motif, making a truly bespoke hand made gift to be treasured. Name and birth date can also be stitched onto these 40x40cm cushions, a popular option with our small cushions. The blog will no longer be neglected, so please do keep visiting!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

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Sunday, 22 April 2012