November. news from the studio and the best bits
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November in the studio

It’s hard to believe that it is  half way through November already. With the Internets Black Friday next week (which has now become a global event) things are starting to get busy in the studio. And as I sit writing this we have had a break in all the rainy weather and the sun is shining in through the window.

the view from my window in my studio sunny morning

the view from my window in my studio sunny morning

I was working on a keepsake box order this week that I added a few little extra special touches to. I was using a vintage map of the Henley on Thames area in England and had enough remaining from the map to make some map confetti and I also made a little envelope to put all the confetti into. You can see the little pocket envelope tucked into the inside lid of the keepsake box in the photo below. The customer also asked for a more antique style handle for the front which I sourced instead of the timber handle.

adding some little extra special touches to a keepsake box order six0six design

adding some little extra special touches to a keepsake box order six0six design

I also had the bottom of the section of the old map still intact so I rolled it into a little scroll. You can see it below. It has the sheet number of the map. And all the legends and signs on how to read the map and so how to read your keepsake box. I can’t always include these exact little extras as I am always working with vintage maps, but when I can put in something unexpected for my customers I love to do it.

a little box with the scroll showing how to read your map

a little box with the scroll showing how to read your map

In other news I’ve also added Dublin to our map confetti mix. You can buy the little packs of confetti here. You can pick out Pearse Station in one of the little map hearts in the image below. I am considering making a personalised version of the confetti where people can have their own wording on the outside. I’m thinking of it as an option for weddings. What think you all? (opinions in the comment section)

i love dublin gifts for irish ex pats by six0six design

i love dublin gifts for irish ex pats by six0six design

I got the most lovely review from Emma, which definitely made my week. Because so much of what I sell is online I don’t often get to meet my customers face to face so when I get feedback like this or hear how the person it was given to loved it, it  makes my day!

Thank you Emma for your lovely review

Thank you Emma for your lovely review

The best bits from around the web

This last week has been filled with a lot of sadness filling our airwaves, TV’s and social media streams. But how this father explained the power of flowers to his son made made me smile. See here

This man looked after his pennies

From the fabulous Lou Brown this is a must for any and ALL Harry Potter Fans. Go on, you really need it. See it here

Looking for some Christmas inspiration then I would suggest having a scroll through Gabrielle Buckingham’s fabulous finds Pinterest Board here. You can also follow her blog posts here too.

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