I love handmade.
Whether you are buying it for your house, yourself, your loved ones or your wedding. You are buying something that is unique and individual to you. You are supporting artisans like me. You aren’t buying an object, a thing, you are buying hundreds of hours of blood, sweat and tears. You are buying a little piece of that artist. Your purchase is vital to our creative growth and dream of earning a living doing something we love.
This point is illustrated beautifully in this painting by Kate Brazier – Artist
I am part of a group on Facebook called Showcase Handmade UK. We are a group of such artisans who have come together to hold regular themed showcases. Today I would like to share with you some of the makes from our Out of This World showcase, as I think there are some pieces in there that would be just perfect for a space themed wedding.
First up this Hoop Art by Gift Patch. It is a 8″ Alien hoop art with hanging rocket detail has been hand stitched in felt with glitter stars and button accents to create an out of this world scene! It could be personalised with a bridesmaid or pageboys name and would make a lovely present and keepsake for them.
As would this ‘Blast Off’ fabric canvas by Annette Mackie Handmade. Which could, if not placed on a canvas, be strung up to make the most out of this world bunting. It is made using wool blend felt and cotton fabrics (and a Harris tweedy moon!) with button detail.
These “Starry Sky” fused glass coasters by Practical Kat would make the most stunning favours. They are simple and fun. The glitter ‘stars’ are suspended within the glass and appear to be hanging in front of a backdrop of subtly shimmering deep blue. They could also be used as candle stands on table centrepieces – flickering candlelight makes the stars come alive.
This beautiful necklace by Magic Beanz Bespoke Jewellery & Gifts, with it’s lovely sentiment would make a wonderful gift to a Bride from her Groom, or equally to a very special Bridesmaid. Whilst being in perfect keeping with a Space Themed day.
This ‘Into The Dreaming’ Wristlet Clutch – designed and made by Crimson Cuttlefish – handmade in the UK
Makes the perfect clutch bag a space themed wedding for the Bride, Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride or even as one of the guests keeping all your essentials – phone, money, make up, keys etc – to hand on a day-to-day basis. If you are a bit handy with your sewing machine and fancy making one yourself the pattern is sold separately by the maker also.
This wallet and keyring set by Buttoned Up and Pinned Down, in Tardis inspired fabric. Would make a perfect pageboy gift at a Doctor Who themed wedding. Or the key rings on their own would made wonderfully unique favours for all your guests.
Zipper wallet pattern from www.michellepatterns.com
How about this wonderful Space Explorer Messenger Bag by Sew Sofia for your pageboy to keep all his essential for the day in? It is a one of a kind super cool bag for budding rocket scientists to take where no pageboy has gone before! Moonbeam Bracelet ~ Handmade by Kate of Floating vintage Designs
This beautiful Original painting is by Illustration by Stephanie Jones. If you wanted a original bespoke watercolour illustration for your invites etc, then how about commissioning Stephanie?
This Rockets Pencil Case by Sew Sofia in a retro space age themed funky cotton print. Is perfect for budding rocket scientist pageboys, flower girls and children at your wedding to keep their pens and pencils in at an activity table.
Space Themed Letters by Fanciful Things with their flying saucers, far away planets and a rocket blasting off in to space make these lovingly hand-painted wooden letters a stunning feature for centre pieces depicting the table numbers.
The Banner Boutique‘s standard size name banners are all cut and hand stitched from wool blend felt and lightly stuffed. How about a space themed MR and MRS on your head table? You could have space themed felt numbers on your tables? Or they would make a wonderful present and keepsake for your Bridesmaids and PageBoys.These Space Colouring Sheets + Sticker Set are the perfect activity to keep the children busy (and quiet) on your big day. Illustrated by Stacie Swift this set contains two A3 colouring sheets and a pack of 8 hand cut stickers too!Are you having an outdoor wedding? Is your beloved pooch is walking you down the aisle? Or is he/she one of your chests? Either way how about making his or her collar a little special by adding a Dog tag by Magic Beanz Bespoke Jewellery & Gifts? Alternatively they’d make the most beautiful keyring favours for all your guestsI love these “The Solar System” handmade fused glass button set by Practical Kat and the possibilities for using these on your wedding day are just endless!!
Each one is a unique, handmade buttons themed for each planet in the Solar System. Hand-rolled glass gives each planet a wispy effect – like the clouds of Venus or the thick, glowing green atmosphere of Uranus. They can be used as buttons finishing off your special outfits. Or in you centrepieces, button holes, bouquets, as favours, or scattered on your tables. They really are just the perfect finishing touch for everything and anything.This Rocket Age Sleepy Fox by Fox’s Felts is a really special piece. A great present for any pageboy or flower girl. It so is a piece you’d treasure forever!! It is needle felted with love and made with the finest wool felts and cottons. Accents have been hand stitched onto the ears and feet with 100% cotton fabrics and star buttons have been added to his chest. Complete with space rocket, teddy bear and personlised gift bag. This is a one of a kind pocket size bookshelf pet.
How about decorating your venue with this space themed bunting by Vintage Dream. Made with a mix of colourful stars and space theme fabrics. Each flag is double sided.
This Shooting Stars Necklace ~ Handmade by Kate Of Floating vintage Designs would make a wonderfully unique and stunning piece of Bridal Jewellery. Different to anything I have seen before but it really works!
The gorgeous space inspired moon surface like clasp by UK Artist Caroline Dewison takes centre stage, and Kate designed the whole necklace around it.You could decorate your venues with these Space Themed Garland by Gift Patch they are hand stitched felt shapes all strung onto bakers twine.This 321 Blast Off ‘Out of this world’ stamp set by Little Stamp Store would help you to make your own space themed invites, place names, seating plan etc
The beauty of Rebecca’s work is she works in graphic design too so can create pretty much anything for you out of her illustrations. Like these smart space themed children’s place mat. It can be personalized with a name for your bridesmaids and pageboys to eat their wedding breakfast off. Perfect!