As the nights are drawing in and the sun doesn't seem to want to play any more, the orders are beginning to ramp up and 'The Fear' is starting to kick in for me as I'm reminded that (and I know some of you will hate to hear this in September but...) Christmas is around the corner! I too am horrified that the year has whizzed by and that I've just mentioned Christmas in September but it really is the vibe here in the studio.
To save obsessing and stressing I thought I'd focus on some fun treats and make the most of the Post-Summer-Pre-Christmas time by scouting out some of pretty things and even better...some good deals, discounts and offers by some of my favourite small businesses! Have a gander below and see if you can grab a bargain from one of these gems...
For the Sweet-toothed amongst us...
Let's start with Honeywell bakes and their delicious biscuits. They have just launched their Monthly subscription boxes, you can get 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions or (what seems like the wiser and more obvious choice to me) you can leave them as a rolling subscription so they'll just keep coming *where's the dribbling emoji?* Each box has 6-8 delicious decorated biccy's in and even better - The first 50 people to sign up to the 6 month subscription get 20% off AND you get a packet of loose leaf tea to compliment your biscuits... (Seriously, as if we needed any more reasons to recieve handmade biscuits through the post every month?!)
Use Code: Treattribe at the checkout on their website to make the most of their limited offer.
One From Yours truely
Wanting to join in the party I thought I'd throw in a sneaky flash sale on Santa Hats for those Early Birds amongst us. The only promotion I've ever done on Santa Hats (and probably the only one I'll ever do!) until 12pm on Thursday 14th September you can get £5 off Santa hats on my website (that's right, this very website)
Use Code: Septembersanta at the checkout :D
The Good Kind of Papercuts
If you haven't yet discovered Kyleigh's Papercuts (or the wonderful Kyleigh herself) I recommend getting yourself over to her website and social media - both her and her designs are magnificent! Her personalised paper cut family tree is always a winner if you're after a thoughtful gift! Kyleigh's Papercuts have 10% off everything at the moment...
Use Code: Wimborne
Swoon worthy Cards and Gifts
I have a special kind of love for Here's to Us as I got all of my bridesmaids 'Thank you' cards from lovely Emma as well as her 'See you at the alter' card for the morning of our wedding. Her designs are just beautiful beautiful beautiful but also have a sense of humour and style. Can you tell I'm fond?? Here's to Us are offering 15% off everything in their Etsy Store
Use Code: HELLOAUTUMN
Green Fingers and Concrete Love
If you love all things plants then you must head over to Made at Twenty Two and if, like me, you can't seem to keep little green friends alive - fear not, they have a range of beautiful prints (so we can pretend we have a real plant) and stunning Concrete pots for succulents (or just display!) As they've only recently got up and running theres a introductory discount of 20% off everything.
Use Code: UPANDRUNNING
Everyone needs Animal Print
Strawberry Valley is the perfect place to get the most adorable Peekaboo animal prints, ideal for nurseries yes but not exclusive - I have my eye on a certain llama for my studio. Strawberry Valley currently have 20% off everything too, just think how magical a gallery wall really would look!
Use Code: Take20
For our little friends
Not having any youngun's myself (and more to the point, not being able to fit in any of their products myself) ...I LOVE to buy gifts from Fred and Noah. Their children's leggings are just the cutest things I've ever seen with actual stylish prints (I can't tell you how much I want a pair for myself!) They've also just created an adorable range of Baby Chelsea boots which honestly look more comfortable than my slippers! They sell a whole host of accessories and clothes for little ones and have kindly created a special discount code just for us so everything has free shipping!
Use Code: bigknitting
For all the pretty things
If you're after stationery, prints, cards, weddings and a sense of humour then I AM NAT is the one. So many beautiful, hilarious, meaningful and wonderful treasures on her site, take your pick and get 10% off everything and anything on there as Nat has also created a code just for us until the end of September! I would pick an example of an item I really want but there's TOO MANY!! (although I do love a card that says it all <3)
Use Code: GIVEME10
play that funky music
For anyone who likes a dance (and the occasional/frequent Harry Potter* audio book) whilst you're busy working, walking, gym-ing or travelling, the only thing I can say is that you NEED wireless headphones in your life. I live in mine from Sudio Sweden. They are so much better without the pesky wires which have a tendency to trap clumsy folk like me in a web. They also come in lush colours and have marble effect caps for the side...need I say more?! Sudio Sweden are offering 15% off earphones and headphones so we can all silent disco together :p
Use Code: Designs15
*I guess it doesn't strictly need to be Harry Potter, but why wouldn't it be?
one worth the wait
Gemma from GLB Graphics is currently undergoing a huge rebrand and launching her new look any day now! She specialises in stylish and personalised goodies (always SUCH great gifts) and as of Friday (15th Sept 17) you an get 10% off everything on the new site! There's also a newsletter you can sign up to if you want to be the first to know when it's launched so you can make the most of that discount! (The newsletter pop up will appear when you head over there)
Use Code: REBRAND
I'm Discounted out!
I hope you can make the most of some of these beauties (if it goes well I might try and rope more of my friends in to do another one before Christmas!) Let me know what you buy so I can go all hearted eyed with you while I'm trying to narrow down my list!
See you next week friends
P.S Please do come and say hi over on Instagram, I love to hear from you over there! <3