Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Tis the Season

Its that time of the year again and in order to 'Don we now our gay apparel Fa la la, la la la, la la la' here are a few gift ideas from Bonzie Bridal available now here and here

Embellished woolen mittens €30/$40

Dusky pink embellished neckpiece €45/$60

Vintage Pink Chiffon and Corsage embellished neckpiece

Black lace and diamante embellished necklace  €38/$52

Black felt and lace Rose corsage brooch €18/$25

Tattered putty corsage €12/$16

Houndstooth Wool Coquette scarf  €64/$85

Friday, 1 November 2013

Client corner

The highlight of any day must surely be when you receive an email titled 'you are amazing !' this is what landed in my inbox on Wednesday from Mary, a Bonzie Bridal client who wore a Carina wedding bolero with capped sleeves for her wedding,
Along with her generous words of praise were gorgeous pictures of her special day, Mary looks so beautiful, relaxed and happy in these pictures that it brought a huge smile to my face knowing that my bolero had contributed in part to these lovely pictures
Thank you so much Mary for making my day with your kind words and wonderful pictures, I wish you and your new husband a very happy future together.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A New Love Affair

During the summer I went along to a craft fair to source some new fabric dies and to finally put a face to the name of the lovely person who has for some time now supplied me with dies and all things sizzix through her wonderful on line store http://createwithkate.com/

what I unexpectedly found at the craft fair was the incredible world of paper craft and mixed media crafts, it may seem a bit odd that having used sizzix dies regularly I never made the connection to the paper craft world but I guess when you work with a medium like fabric you tend to associate everything to that particular medium.
Kate however soon put an end to my ignorance and introduced me to all things paper and more importantly to all things Tim Holtz, with all the excitement of a child on Christmas morning I went home with a bag of goodies, papers, inks, stains even little ornate feet, all things I had no idea how to use but a new love affair was begun and I was totally smitten.
Over the last few weeks I've been working on a project to use all these wonderful products and I think it's finally finished, predictably enough it took on a very definite sewing theme and now has pride of place in my workshop,

To love what we do
and share what we love
as we help others enjoy creativity
and worthwhile accomplishments
in this we make a difference

Kate Walsh and her wonderful shop will be at the Knitting and stitching show this weekend in the RDS Dublin stand A34,
if you are in the vicinity make sure to pay her a visit, a new love affair (even if it is with paper) is guaranteed and what a way to spend these dark winter evenings

Monday, 21 October 2013

Client Corner

One of the nicest emails to receive is the one from a bride with pictures of her special day and Vanessa's email last week was a joy to receive, she wore a Bonzie Bridal French Alechon lace bolero which looked almost as beautiful as the couple themselves,
Many thanks Venessa for making my day brighter with your wonderful picture, I wish you both a very happy future together

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A Sneak Peek

Last week saw the completion of this seasons new bridal headpieces, and this week means photographing and listing duties, but before all that Etsy listing here is a little sneak peek of what to expect in bonziebridal.etsy.com over the coming days

Pretty Maids all in a row

 Organza corsage with lace and pearls

Roses and seed beads

 Great Gatsby inspired hand beaded lace

Layered Alechon lace with pearls

feathers with birdcage veil

 not strictly bridal but a little pop of color is always good

Friday, 20 September 2013

Winter White and Ivory Lace Corset

This weeks new bonziebridal.etsy.com corset is finally finished, a beautiful winter white corset trimmed with French Alechon lace,  ivory silk corsages and intricate hand beading

From a work in progress, where there was lots of pinning and rearranging and then even more rearranging of all the elements that make up this gorgeous corset, until.......

  the final placement of embellishments was decided, and then the magic happened, the final product....


Adornment is never anyting except a reflection of the heart.

                                                                         COCO CHANEL

Monday, 16 September 2013

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Client Corner

Earlier this year I was contacted by a bride to be who was interested in the bonzie signature bridal skirt,  https://www.etsy.com/listing/33303186/made-to-order-bonzie-signature-bridal
Now this particular bride had some very definite and different ideas on how she was going to wear and style this piece and I was intrigued to say the least,
So yesterday when I received images of the skirt I was over the moon, it's always exciting to see someones interpretation of your work especially so when it looks this gorgeous,

Here is the very beautiful Ashley wearing her version of the bonzie bridal skirt, her way.

Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds
                                                                                         COCO CHANEL

Friday, 6 September 2013

A mornings work

When these and those

become this

and that

you know it's a good mornings work