Greetings Cards with Gingerbread Brooches

Newly re-listed in my Etsy shop today, are my better-than-even gingerbread brooches which come with a personalisable recycled greetings card.

This year the super-cute gingerbread brooches are made in 100% British wool that has been specially hand-dyed for me by Caroline of The Occasional Purl.

I told her I needed the perfect gingerbread colour and she worked away with natural plant juices to come up with a yarn especially for me, which I can tell you is a real privilege.

I have no idea how she creates the amazing things she does – especially her gorgeous space-dyed yarns.

My one attempt at dying – an educational sheep-to-jumper project with my son – taught me just what a complicated process it can be!

We used turmeric and the resultant pullover remains amusingly luminous to this day, but I digress…

I’m really pleased to have found a yarn which has the credentials that mean I can keep offering these little guys, which are some of my most popular sellers in the festive period.

Find my Christmas cards in my online shop here:

(I know, it’s very early to be talking about that, but to be honest my seasonal clock – if there is such a thing – is all up the spout anyway with the weird weather we’ve been having. I’m expecting April next week, followed by a bit of November…)

The card is still 100% recycled, of course, and comes with your choice of border and text on the front. It is blank inside for your own message and comes with a sturdy box-envelope for you to post to your intended recipient.