Thursday, 2 August 2012

Something old, something new...

something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence for your shoe.

This week's Craft Britannia Etsy shop of the week is Steph of Six Skeins.
I had a leisurely wander around Steph's shop today and saw that amongst her other handmade goodies and yarn, she had made some items for weddings.
This immediately made me think of my eldest niece and her wedding, which is at the end of this year.

It's a really special to have something handmade for a wedding, it's more personal than something just 'bought' from a shopand is a lovely reminder of the person who gave it to you, as well as a reminder of the day itself.

On to reviewing Six Skeins, Steph's Etsy shop!
Steph's handmade blue beaded garter, would be a beautiful surprise gift for a bride,
It's been crochet with blue and white silk beaded yarn and has co-ordinating satin ribbon ties, with 4 small white organza rose decorations, and it would be just the thing for the something new and something blue off the bride's list!

Blue beaded wedding garter.

And if the bride already has something blue, how about this garter?
Steph made this one from beautiful fine ivory 100% silk yarn, and she incorporated over 140 tiny glass seed beads in a pink/amber colourway around the lower edge.
The garter is threaded with pretty pastel hand-dyed ribbon, which I think gives it a vintage feel.

Beautiful cream beaded wedding garter
Steph's garters are presented in a keepsake gift box, so they can be kept as a memory of the bride's special wedding day. All garters can be custom-made to fit, just contact Steph to arrange the details.

For wedding accessories, she also has these handmade items, the first is a lovely crochet and beaded necklace, which I could see being worn at a very boho style wedding.

Handmade crochet bead necklace.

This scarf would be gorgeous to wear at a wedding, or any special occasion and the cream yarn would go with so many colours. It's been crocheted using fine pure silk cream yarn with mother of pearl chip edging and threaded with cream silk ribbons.
Crochet scarf with mother of pearl edge.

Of course Steph's items aren't just for weddings, you could wear them for any occasion where you want to feel a bit special and her shop stocks so much more than wedding items!

I hope you've enjoyed this weeks post?
On a more personal note, the tax elves did pay a small visit last week, and they lent a hand with my accounts, so the dreaded paperwork is nearly all done now (phew!).

You can visit Steph's Etsy shop here.
And the full Craft Britannia interview is on the CB blog here.


  1. Great post - I love Steph's necklaces too. No way I'd have the patience to make something as intricate as those garters! :)

  2. I really love the crochet scarf with the mother of pearl edge:) Great post about a very interesting shop!

  3. Love the garter. Beautiful and diverse shop :o)

  4. I love Stephs shop. You have picked some delightful items too. x

  5. These are really cute and they will perfect for the wedding. You can give this to the bride as a pre-wedding gift.

  6. Lovely finds for that special day!

  7. Lovely selection of Steph's gorgeous items.

  8. Fantastic feature on a great yarn shop - thanks for sharing!

  9. Gorgeous selections from Steph's shop - great post

  10. Thanks so much for your comments everyone. I'm really glad you enjoyed my shop of the week, we have some really talented people in our Etsy team :)