Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nautical Baby Showers

Coming from the UK, baby showers aren't big - my sister wouldn't have one much to the upset of her friends.

However, here in North America they are HUGE!

There are such cool ideas for showers.

Organising it yourself? Let these sellers from etsy help.

PapaCrabPaperie has some excellent party packs for you to download. The party packs include banners, cupcake toppers, editable food labels, favor tags, straw flags, water bottle labels and scrap book paper for place mats  (cool invitation sold separately).

Every party needs a cake - at a Baby Shower a diaper cake is an excellent way to be practical and fun. MsPerks creates these wonderful nautical diaper cakes. A work of art!

Then on to favors...

Yummy chocolate shells are a great idea for this theme, these are from Island Girl Gourmet - made from high quality chocolate.

Need something to put your chocolates in? These boxes come ready assembled from Paperlette Designs , they look as if they will sail away.

So next you need a gift...
This set of organic clothing from The Line by Ale Mulcahy for baby works great with the theme. Won't baby look sharp?   A real sailor.

With the help of these sellers you can have a stylish nautical baby shower. I have more ideas on my baby shower pinterest board

Enjoy yourselves!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Manila Mat

One of my favourite items to make is an Ocean Mat.

This is one of the first knots I make and I just love listening to the radio (CBC) and making these mats.

How does it look?

I sell these on my website and they are just the best mats. As you can see I need a little bit of help with my cans to weigh it down as I am pulling the 100ft of rope through.

My doormat is sat with glue resting at the moment. The glue with wears off as you use it, but helps it keep it's shape at first.



Friday, April 18, 2014

Place Setting Ideas

Spring is here and hopefully outside dining - a great and easy place setting idea has been circulated on blogs and on pinterest and I thought I would try it out - it looks great and so simple.

1 piece of 1/4 inch rope, 11 inches long - this could be trimmed down too. I think this'll be a winner around my house this Summer.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I have a new website - you can buy direct from me - nautical home decor, nautical wedding decor and the supplies to make your own. Items being added daily.

To celebrate the new store I am having an OPENING SALE - 5% DISCOUNT ENDS 10TH MAY 2014 - just use the code OPENINGSALE to receive a discount.

I hope to add notes on rope work to the website, ideas, tips and information to help you work with rope. 

I look forward to a new era in Karen's Rope Work and don't worry I still have my shops on etsy

Etsy is a wonderful place to sell, I look forward to many more years with them, but hope to be able to explore the world of nautical wedding and craft supplies. Keep an eye out here...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Back again

So I have been absent on my blog for a long time. However, I am coming back. I am launching a new website and will be giving you information on rope, decoration ideas and more.