Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Happy Easter

So i was really tempted to be cheesy and title this post "Hoppy Easter" but then i decided that was the worst idea of all time....however i guess the fact that i've written about it kinda means that this is entitled "Hoppy Easter" after all...... ANYWAY!

Inspired by our Bunny garland in the window, these cards would make anyone smile on Easter Sunday, and if they don't....well they're wrong innit.
Happy (Hoppy) Easter :) x

Motive Sounds - Over The Wall

Yippeeeee the new Over The Wall vinyl single is now on sale!!! :)
As a big fan of the band i was very happy indeed when they arrived onto my lap yesterday night.
Hand numbered, limited run of 300, including free fold out poster, and on snazzy blue vinyl to boot.
Get in store now and grab your copy before they run out.

For more info about all things Motive Sounds related check their website.
(currently being updated)

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Greetings Part Two

Part two of our little animal card series. New characters, new accessories, new little stories.
These little beauts have been selling well so thought it would be nice to extend the family.

Saturday, 27 March 2010


After what seems to have been a long jewellery drought, this week we've seen lots of new jewels shimmering in the cabinets of ruby blue once again.
Below is a small selection of the new brooches, a nice accessory to make your clothes even more beautiful.
Below are two of my favourite new necklaces that now reside in the alluring jewellery cabinet.
The Glass one is a real treat, what i love about it is how heavy it is, the photograph really doesn't do it justice, the same to be said about the completely stunning silver and diamonte ditty, perfect for a special occasion, whap on that LBD and dazzle everyone with your pretty neck.

[Much more new jewellery in stock now!]

What a treat these 1940s/1950s Compact Mirrors are.
It's also been a while since we've had Compact Mirrors in stock, but a welcome return i think, especially the little doggies, cheeky little scamps that they are.
Make your friends jealous and powder your nose in style when you're out and about this weekend.
[Plus the powdery make-up smells like an ultimate dream].

Thursday, 25 March 2010

A Gift For You

For a while now on every 'to do' list i've written the words 'make new gift cards' have made an appearance... until now those words have been ignored.
Gift cards are usually seen as being the easy way out or last minute gift ideas, however with these smashing cards who wouldn't want to receive a ruby blue gift card?

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Easter Preparations and Decorations

As Easter approaches look what hopped into the ruby blue window... what cute little scamps these little bunnies are, their teeny bow ties are completely spiffy.
More Easter treats to follow over the next few days. x

Friday, 19 March 2010


Email, text, facebook etc etc.... technology is taking away all personality when getting in touch with people.
I'm a true believer in mail being the nicest way to contact loved ones and letting them know you're thinking of them. The whole process of buying/making the card, writing in it, licking the envelope, writing on the address, sticking on the stamp and dropping it into the mail box is a labour of love and will never be beaten by the boring contemporary contacting methods.

The charming cards above are sure to brighten up anyone's mail pile.
Do the right thing and make someone smile this weekend.

Thursday, 18 March 2010


A few little mid week beauts for you. The summery coloured luggage is a real treat and perfect for the changing seasons. Buy the luggage, book your holiday, WINNER x

Saturday, 13 March 2010

TV and Tea

Forever treated by the wonderful and generous customers of ruby blue, today saw a 1970s TV falling onto my lap; which resulted in the rest of my day looking something like this.
Have a lovely weekend, don't forget to treat that mother of yours :) x

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Why I Oughta!

So i arrived at the shop this morning to find that some skanky menace has stolen the pretty bunting that miss ruby wore so well :(
Thieves make me vomit.
Back to the sewing machine for mother and i.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

That Way

A little thursday morning painting project. I think it looks pretty swell :)
This little ditty will be a nice partner to it's parent signs when i finally get round to painting them. Still working on the design and sorting out materials etc, but watch this space.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Spring Clean

With the arrival of a little bit of new stock and hopefully some better weather, ruby blue got a spring clean and is now boasting a proud smile once again.
Take a little tour below (terrible quality pictures as usual, but all the more reason to come and visit and let your little peepers run riot)

Umbrella Head

Umbrella Head is the newest addition to the ruby blue family, i'm not going to say too much about these works and just let them speak for themselves.
All i will say is, "hurry up and purchase before i keep everything."
Click here for a closer look at all the products for sale and learn more about this infinitely talented young gent.
Welcome Umbrella Head, you're welcome to stay as long as you wish :)

Pretty Blooms

Mummy, you are as pretty as a flower in a tea cup.
The perfect budget Mother's Day gift for your delightful mother or grandmother.

Squidgy Joy

With the success of the last batch of cushions, my dear mother and i decided it was time to make more.
Delving deep into the depths of our material cupboard (which pretty much backs onto Narnia its so big) we re-discovered these little beauties.
Most of the fabrics used are Laura Ashley designs of the 1980s, lovingly re-used to create cushions of joy for you to rest your head upon.
What a treat for Mother's Day :)

Below are pictures of the Sealey housewife saturday night in.
Who knew that i was such a wiz on the sewing machine?

[more designs in store]

I Love My Mummy

Mummys are the best.
And as a lover of all mums, Mother's Day is just supder duper.
Let your mummy know how much you love her with this years range of handmade cards (with more designs possibly to follow).

Found Treasure

You can imagine my delight upon finding this little gem!
So i was casually sorting out new stock, with the clothes washed and ironed it was time to sort through the accessories.
I always give the bags a good wipe down and check that there is nothing inside any of the pockets.
Until now i've found tissues (gross), boring bits of paper and sweet wrappers.
So congratulations to the happy couple of the past, i'll consider this my very late invite.
I hope you're still blissfully wed, until death do you part. x