Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Monday, 21 May 2012

wedding inspiration

I would love to work in the wedding industry one day- I mean I already do for my part time job, and thats got me hooked. I love to handmake things, and I would love to just come up with an amazing idea that no one has ever done in the industry before. In the mean time I can look at others amazing work in 'handmade weddings' and be wow'd by their work. Seriously I love it and they are amazing. I will show you some images of princess laserton's work and Vicky Trainor's work.

princess Laserton's handmade bouquet

princess Laserton's handmade bouquet

Princess Laserton's buttonhole brooches

Princess Laserton's buttonholes. Cute <3

Vicky Trainors Buttonhole Brooches

Vicky Trainors Buttonhole Brooches

Vicky Trainor's fabric invitations <3

Vicky Trainor's vintage place names

Vicky Trainor's handmade centrepieces
Check out their websites...

Enjoy them as much as me <3 xoxo Nat

hard work is paying off :)

Wow...i'm really glad I did this tonight. I've been fretting at the sight of everyone's work for their degree show recently. I mean people could open a shop with the amount of stuff created and I was starting to panic. As I bought my new portfolio tonight I thought I'd sort my stuff out and get out what I've done...And i have to say I am so so pleased with what I saw. There was way more work than I thought I had, and I thought it all linked well together.

The truth is I hadn't felt like I'd done tonnes of work in the past 2 weeks, so I thought something must be wrong...why aren't I ripping my hair out?? But I have worked so hard throughout the whole of the project and worked my butt off, which meant I hadn't left it all till last minute, and that's why I'm feeling relaxed and the way I am. I've still got a few bits to do to finish off, and I need to design how to exhibit my work for my show, but overall I am pleased with what I have achieved. It has come to the point now where I think I don't care what mark I get now...I'm pleased and proud of my work (which is very rare for me) so that will do me just fine :)

So yeah here's to working hard everyday and not leaving things till last minute!!! (It's finally clicked that that's the best way)

Here's a sneaky photo of the majority of my work (without my final products). I was pleasantly surprised!

byeeee xoxo Nat

Saturday, 19 May 2012

a2 bound book

I made a book A2 sized to display my final collection. I wanted to show them in book format, and in a professional manner to display them at their best! I'm really pleased with the binding efforts after searching aimlessly around places to bind as big as A2!! Think it looks rather professional and will look good display in  my degree show :)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Organic Science Logo

I promised a photo of my logo...still not sure whether to include it in my portfolio or not, or to display it at my exhibition but here it is anyway...could do with my own private graphics person!!!

xoxo Nat

Monday, 14 May 2012

My brother's wedding

So I've had a busy weekend. In fact I've gained a new sister in law :). My brother got married on Saturday at Ferrari's hotel in Longridge. It was THE most perfect day and they absolutely enjoyed themselves along with everyone else! The room looked amazing, Sophie looked amazing, and my brother and little nephew looked pretty handsome too. Infact everything was just AMAZING! the weather was gorgeous, which made the ceremony commence outside in the sunshine <3

A little bit sad it's all over. It was a very emotional day, and will never be forgotten. You know what its like when you've been working up towards something for such a long time, put so much effort in, got so excited, had an amazing time, and then its gone- just like that.

Here's some photos to share with you our lovely day.

beautiful flowers, draping, and bunting

chair covers and backdrop

me and my boyfriend

my pretty hair

the bride and groom <3

at the reception

mummy, keith, and little beany

me and my mummy

happy couple

the bride and her little helpers

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Look...a little giveaway!

Check out the lovely gillyflower blog page and enter the jubilee giveaway! I have! :)

My patterned mugs!

Sorry I've not posted in a while, It's been crazy busy doing my uni work (which has 2 weeks left before hand in eeeekk) and preparing for my brothers wedding. (which is on Saturday eeeek) Had (and still have) soooo much to do its mental! But I'm nearly there. Thought I'd just drop a post just to announce that I am still here and haven't forgotten about you and my blog! Look at what I've just received by email- my beautiful printed mugs have been done and will be on there way shortly! So pleased...

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xoxo Nat

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

weddings, weddings, beautiful weddings

For my part time job I work for Creative Cover Hire. We are a chair and linen hire specialist and recently been venturing into the vintage world, and created new and exciting ideas. You can find us on facebook ( and on the web ( I love what I do, and love that every weekend I get to make things look amazingly pretty, and make peoples special day perfect (hopefully!)

Thought I'd share some images with you of some of the pretty weddings we've set up :)

spring lemon at bartle hall :)

vintage look at the great hall at maines

gorgeous in ivory and a touch of lace at bartle hall <3

lovely colour at beeston manor

traditional deep red at bartle hall <3

pretty in pink at west tower!

a dab of sparkle 

love this at rivington barn

Vintage at houghton tower

pretty and princessy. A white wedding! Backdrop and drapes <3

See how nice my job is?! And that's just one day a week. Thought I'd give you a little insight into what else I do anyway and if your getting married creative cover hire is the place to be! Check us out :)

xoxo Nat

'organic science' interior decoration

lasercut light shade

lasercut lightshade
These are photos of my lightshade inspired by cells. They aren't perfectly made (it was actually quite difficult) but I'm pleased with how they let the light shine through, and cast shadows on the wall.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Getting a little creative in my spare time

I've been overloaded with uni work and I decided I wanted to have little break from just for a day or two. Seeing as though it's my brothers wedding in less than two weeks, I got all wedding-like and wanted to do some pretty wedding things!!! Me and the fellow bridesmaid Helen couldn't find a pearly bag anywhere to match our dresses, so we bought a cheap lacy one from new look and I embellished them with pearls and diamantes and I'm really pleased with the outcome...

I added the pearls and diamontes, the bag was bought.

I could make them all day long. Perhaps its a business opportunity? revamping handbags!? LOVE <3

As well as that I attempted a head piece for the bride to be. Don't know if she'l like it, and she didn't ask me to one, but I thought as I like to make things like that I'd give it a go and no one looses right?! Took a quick snap of it, I'm rather proud. It's probably not the best in the world as I've never done one before and sort of made it up as I went a long but its so pretty...

Hope you like them :) 

xoxo Nat

Ps. I MUST do some uni work now!!!