Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Any day now!

With baby number two due any day now my order books are currently closed until mid-September. I will then open them up again for limited private commission slots on a first-come-first-served basis. 

I hope to find the time whilst on maternity leave to resume regular blogging. I look forward to sharing my favourite Mummy bloggers with you and showing you all of my latest creative makes for our home.

See you on the other side! Claire xxx

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Two Years On ....

Olivia's Second Birthday Party Hat

I can't believe that it is now just over two years since I closed my shops in preparation for the arrival of my daughter.

At the time I had a very much rose-tinted view of how things were going to be and was happily sure that I would be able to start work again once my daughter was six months old. I imagined her sleeping peacefully or playing happily by my side as I sewed. The reality has of course been very different!

I opened up my shops again once my daughter turned one and have been working mainly in the evenings (and late at night) since, as it turns out, my little one is really not that keen on sleep! It has been so much harder than I ever imagined to get some kind of work-life balance going on. Whilst I am looking after my daughter full-time I feel guilty for neglecting my business and when I am working or worrying about work I feel guilty that I am not giving my daughter my undivided attention!

Thankfully things are now getting easier. Daytime naps are a distant memory and I still mainly work in the evenings but my daughter does now play happily along-side me if I need to work during the day. She is turning out to be rather creative herself and can be entertained for quite some time with a supply of stickers, her crayons and paints and her current favourite - sparkles and sequins!

I have kept my product selection very minimal in my on-line shops and have a manageable steady stream of orders from those. I have also had many previous customers return to me for personal commissions which has been fantastic. I am lucky to have so many lovely customers who have developed a soft spot for my products and keep coming back for more! It is my personal commissions that I love making the most.

I continue to work on growing Claire Hurd Design and, as always, have many plans for my products, website and branding. However, I am now a lot more realistic about how long-term this vision is! I hope to find the time now to blog more to show you all what I have been busy with these last couple of years, from personal commissions to toddler crafts. I also want to make the time to catch up with my favourite blogs again and find out more about some recent blog discoveries. I shall share my favourites with you soon.

Thank you for continuing to follow my little blog. Your company in much appreciated.
Claire x

Friday, 5 July 2013

New Make-Up Bag Colourway

My best-selling make-up bag is now available in this pretty dusky pink colourway. If you would like me to personalise one for you, please email me at with your requirements.

Personalised Make-Up Bag - £36.00 including free mainland UK delivery

Wishing you a lovely sunshiney weekend, Claire x

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Baby Blanket Commissions

I am very pleased with the response I have had to my personalised baby blankets. Here is a little collage of a few of my recent commissions including a specially commissioned design for baby Isaac.

If you wish to order a blanket of your own please email me at with your details. Blankets are now available on a cream, blue or pink base and cost £40 for up to nine characters. I am currently offering free UK courier delivery.

(Apologies for the quality of the photos - I am still waiting patiently for some sign of sunshine to take better product images this spring!) 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Personalised Baby Blankets

I am pleased to announce that my personalised baby blankets are now available to purchase.

These blankets are double layered cream 100% cotton jersey. They measure approx. 74cm x 74cm  and are machine washable. The appliqué fabrics can be tailored to your needs, simply contact me with your requirements. The blankets are priced at £40 each with free UK courier delivery.

I'm Back!


Gosh, it has been such a long time. I am finally back to blogging after a lovely break with my baby. The time has flown and I have so many things I want to share with you.

Firstly though, I am back working and taking commissions. I have very limited stock and an early last order date for Christmas of the end of this month so if you would like anything please email me ( with your requirements ASAP.

I look forward to writing more blog posts as I get back in the swing of things. Thank you for continuing to visit Claire Hurd Design. I shall leave you with an image of my new limited edition version of my best selling handmade personalised Liberty print make-up bag.

£38.00 with free UK Delivery

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Online Shop Closure

Just a quick note to let you know that my online shops will be closed for my Maternity leave as of midnight Saturday (9th July).

My stock clearance will continue via my blog and I shall be adding more items soon.

Claire x

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Stock Clearance Sale (Part 2)

Here is your next installment of handmade goodies all at reduced prices in my stock clearance sale. Again, simply email me at if anything takes your fancy. Cx

Tea Time Bunting (The total length of the bunting (excluding ties) is approx. 148cm.) - £20.00

Green Christmas Stocking personalised with an 'L' as shown (height 57cm, heel to toe 38cm)  - SOLD OUT

Ice Blue Christmas Stocking (height 53cm, heel to toe 36cm)- SOLD OUT

Baby Blue Wash Bag personalised with a 'T' as shown (approx. W.21cm, H.19cm, D.4.5cm) SOLD OUT

Christmas Robin Hanging Decoration - SOLD OUT

Love Heart Brooch - SOLD OUT

I love Cake Brooch - SOLD OUT