Raspberry+Navy – Forest+Mint Block Printed Hankies

Unbelievably I returned from India a whole year ago! You can see my little picture story in this blog post

This is a little introduction to a new mini-range of ‘The Crafty Prawn’ Hankies
— made using fabric sourced while travelling in Rajasthan —
— from an amazing Aladdin’s cave type shop in Jodhpur —
— trundled back to the UK folded neatly in my rucksack —
— ready to use to make hankies + pocket squares for the fine folk of Etsy and beyond —
160111_indian block printing-01 — A pair of beautifully hand-crafted double-sided handkerchiefs —
— Made using high-quality genuine Rajasthani hand-block-printed 100% cotton —
— Hankies can personalised with hand-embroidered initials, name or text —
etsy_2_blog size-01THE HANDKERCHIEFS:
— very special set of two co-ordinating, patterned, monogrammed handkerchiefs —
— Perfect as…
~ a sweet personal gift for your Pa on Fathers Day or your Ma on Mothers Day.
~ a snazzy birthday present for your Grandpa or Grandma.
~ a treat for anyone who has some spectacles that need a regular polishing!
~ a thoughtful pressie for a green-minded mate who prefers the eco-friendly way of blowing your nose (no wasting trees here!)
— carefully hand crafted using two squares of co-ordinating fabric, resulting in a double-sided absorbent hanky —
— top-stitched with a co-ordinating coloured thread around the edge for a neat finish —
— hankies are totally reversible with no raw edges or seams visible —
blog_1-01PERSONALISE:
— why not monogram-up your hankie with 1, 2 or 3 hand-embroidered initials for just £1.25 per letter —
— stitched entirely by hand, each letter is embroidered using colour-fast stranded cotton in a delicate satin stitch —
***PLEASE NOTE: full name embroidery is also available – please contact me for a quote.***

DIMENSIONS:
— hankies measures – 33cm x 33cm or 13″ x 13″ —
— hand-embroidered initials are dinky, measuring approximately 1.5cm (W) x 1cm (H) [0.6″ (W) x 0.4″ (H)] —
— initials will be positioned in bottom left hand corner of the hankie, unless you specify otherwise —

— shown here in raspberry+navy and forest+mint colourways —
— you can choose any combination of indian block printed fabrics you like for your handkerchief set–
please choose-01Available to order via Etsy HERE

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NEW Handmade ‘Mustard & Elephant’ Quilt – READY TO SHIP NOW

I would like to share with you my latest quilt and the first ‘The Crafty Prawn’ READY TO SHIP Handmade Patchwork Quilt!
On sale NOW in my Etsy shop, the ‘Mustard & Elephant’ quilt. So called because of it’s bold range of yellows, (Mustard) and greys, (Elephant). Designed to bring a touch of whimsy and contemporary style to a toddler’s bedroom or brighten up a new baby’s nursery.123_edit_sml**************************************************************
inspiration & fabric…

bold and zingy colour range—yellowsgreysnavyturquoise
…graphic unusual patterns—polka dots—gingham—stripes—rich plains…
…fabric is cut from a variety of new—collected—found—up-cycled fabrics—cotton—cotton mix—linen…
…special ones include…
…a quirky Japanese linen featuring black bears roaming a forest of mustard and teal coloured trees…
…my original folk-inspired hand screen-printed ‘Horses & Houses’ fabric, printed on ticking fabric in a slate grey
…some up-cycled shirting fabric and beautifully soft navy linen…
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making…
…pieced together from hundreds of 3” x 5” (7.5 x 12.5 cm) rectangles and 1″ x 5″ (2.5 x 12.5 cm) strips…
…made using Hobbs heirloom quality 100% cotton batting, this quilt is light but surprisingly very warm…
…edged with handmade, double thickness, navy binding, stitched with yellow thread…
…comes with a special ‘The Crafty Prawn‘ fabric label attached on the reverse of the quilt…making_sml-01****************************************************************
the quilt…

…measuring approx. 35” x 50”(89cm x 127cm)…
…perfect as a…cot or crib quilt—play mat—tummy time—bed throw—snuggly sofa blanket—everyday blankie…
…a truly unisex item, perfect for both funky girls and boisterous boys!…
…reverse of the quilt is bright mustard yellow combined with grey polka dots, making this quilt totally reversible…
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the special bits…
…quilt has been machine-quilted using a mustard yellow thread on top and white on the reverse….
…quilted on either side of each seam line and quilted baby sized rectangles within each rectangle of the patchwork…
…extra graphic detailing—lovely textural effect—attention to detail!…
…quilt can be used from baby time—through to toddler-hood—through to when little one can pick out the Japanese black bears and yellow lollipop trees!…
Mustard and Elephant quilt_special bits-01…thank you!…
…want it? buy it here
…shipped within 1-3 days—with plenty of time for xmas…