Something Special for Valentine’s Day

I’ve been busy working on my range of Heart Cross Stitch Earrings and thought I would share the range with you.  They make the perfect gift for a loved one on Valentine’s Day, or indeed a birthday or anniversary.  They are simple in design yet carefully hand stitched from gorgeous cotton shades, including some hand dyed variegated cottons to create a truly unique piece of jewellery.

Find the full range of Heart Cross Stitch Earrings right here!

Need a custom colour?  I have pretty much every  shade of cotton under the sun so just get in touch for the perfect bespoke gift!

Friday Finds – Purples in January

‘Purples in January’ by Emma Dickie Design

It’s winter, it’s January, and it’s freezing. Let’s cosy in with some comforting purples and gorgeous finds!


Ava – Delicate Pale Lilac P…

$6.5

Purple and black knitted nec…

$17.5

Valentine gift , Purple infi…

$30

500 Doves Lilac Wedding Conf…

$4

Woman winter accessory. Hand…

$40

winter photograph, fog photo…

$35

Baby berry hat – purple blac…

$11

Button Bothy Snowflake Earri…

$8

Winter Mix – Wool Felt mini …

$6

British Blueface Leicester L…

$10

Bohemian flower crown headba…

$24

Winter Jingle Ball Collectio…

$10

winter photograph, river pho…

$35

Purple Wool Felted Scarf Sha…

$35

Winter Snow Landscape Art Pr…

$10

Original Watercolour Paintin…

$50

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Hello 2015!

I’m appalled at my lack of blogging lately, and will endeavour to bring you more regular updates of the world of Emma Dickie Design this year!

2014-12-12 20.10.27I am still going through a gradual redesign of my shop – streamlining my products and clearing out some of my older designs in order to make way for new goodies.  (You can have a peek at my clearance items right here…)

At the end of last year I created my first ever Fair Isle hat and this will be listed in my shop shortly.  It wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be and so thrilling to see the pattern begin to come to life as I knitted each round.  If you’ve been intimidated by Fair Isle knitting in the past I urge you to give it a try and see for yourself just how easy it is!

I’m also still experimenting with metalwork – I got a new drill and hammer for Christmas so expect to see some new metalwork jewellery soon (although I have kept the first pair of earrings for myself)!

2015-01-10 15.46.53As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I’ve been making a lot of Cross Stitch Heart Earrings, and was delighted when a pair of them was featured in the latest issue of Sew Magazine!

So, that’s the latest news from me… but I’m hoping to be back again soon with another update!

Friday Finds – Cast in Bronze

‘Cast in Bronze’ by Emma Dickie Design

I absolutely love anything bronze at this time of year. It’s the perfect colour for coming into Autumn. Enjoy these bronze delights!


Opaque Rose Bronze Lustre 6m…

$2.5

Bone and Bronze beads bracel…

$15

Bronze pearl earrings, champ…

$13

Shimmering Black Bronze Gold…

$39

Vintage bronze and gold clip…

$15

Steampunk inspired metallic …

$40

Leaf Beads Czech glass leaf …

$2.2

Clear Quartz Gemstone Wire W…

$15

Bronze triangle handmade rin…

$35

Ancient Bronze Resin Stud Ea…

$15

1 Small Bronze Figurine – Et…

$43

Antique Bronze Vintage Sheet…

$10

Original 1970s Bronze Loafer…

$25

Etched Bronze Cuff Bracelet…

$60

Distressed/Edgy Bronze Digit…

$15

Set of 25 Honey Gold & Bronz…

$2.9

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A Spot of Gardening

My thumbs are anything but green, however we have a small flower bed at the bottom of the front garden that was just shouting to be turned into a rockery.  After a recent trip to the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, I knew I wanted to create a feature using alpine plants and succulents.  I can’t take all the credit though, my mum did a lot (most) of the work!

2014-07-20 13.31.31I’m planning on filling in some of the gaps in time but I just adore these little plants!

Thursday Feature – Design & Belle

It’s been a while since my last Thursday Feature – I just don’t seem to have as much time as I used to for sharing the love!   However I’m determined to get back into more regular posting.   This week I am delighted to introduce you to Belle from Design & Belle, an Etsy shop dedicated to invitation designs.  Belle’s shop has an eclectic mix of beautiful colours and designs – and even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, also offers custom designs!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop. il_fullxfull.630359483_997a

I’m a freelance creative from Winnipeg in Canada! I have always designed invitations for my own personal occasions and wanted to see if people were interested in my designs, which grew from there. I am working on new print designs and will be introducing stationery soon!

2. Do you have a favourite design? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

Right now, I’m really favoring my “Home Sweet Kitchen” chalkboard prints. I love the chalkboard trend and was inspired to mix it up with something different.

il_570xN.632031732_qjpt3. What is it that makes your shop unique?

I love to design with textures, colors and patterns you normally wouldn’t see together.

4. What are your goals for the next year?il_570xN.629583969_smzw

My goal is to keep designing what I love! Taking new art classes. Working on having my prints carried by independent brick and mortar shops.

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/designandbelle
Twitter: https://twitter.com/designandbelle
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/designandbelle
Website: http://www.designandbelle.com

Thanks for sharing your shop with us, Belle.  I can’t wait to see your new stationery and good luck with getting your work into the shops!

Christmas Cards

We’re now midway through my Christmas in July Sale – and what better time to get your Christmas Card orders in!  Use Coupon Code CIJ2014 for 10% off your order!

Each card is painstakingly stitched by hand using good quality cotton thread before mounting in a cream coloured card and comes with its own matching envelope.  I’ll even happily send your card on your behalf to your desired recipient!