Friday, November 6, 2009

Lucky Sixpence Book Finalist in Martha Stewart Wedding Contest!

I am so excited, honoured and proud to have my wee Lucky Sixpence Bride's gift book among the lovelies who placed in the top nineteen, along with the winning entry in the Martha Stewart Weddings contest, co-sponsored with Etsy!
Have a look! Just click on the images and the linked words in this text to have a peek.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bespoke Lucky Sixpence Birthday Baby Book

front of book covered in palest pink silk
back of book ties closed with vintage ribbon

A lovely little lass will be celebrating her first birthday soon. Her favourite Auntie has ordered a special book just for her!
Our low sunlight days make it difficult to capture the book's beauty so the pictures below do not do the book justice - it is far prettier in 'person'!

bunny end papers and lucky sixpence coin
greeting title page

I have blurred out the names of the the recipient and sender for their privacy, so please ignore the fuzzy areas.
This book was custom-designed for this child by her aunt. She selected the fabric cover and the sentiment inside, as well as offering informaiton about what she wanted to go into the book.
I designed special end papers and extra pages for her as well.

vintage graphic and personlised sentiment
birthdate and wedding date

If you would like to order a special book for your loved one, please do not hesitate to send me a note.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Martha Stewart Etsy Wedding Contest - Lucky Sixpence Books

Oh, I am so excited about these new little additions to my Lucky Penny Book Collections!
Designed and created with a nod to the past, retaining traditional customs and traditions while also incorporating modern ideas and designs loved by today's modern brides, these little books are just the thing to personalize your bride's special day.

Lucky Sixpence are traditional gifts given to new babies, brides, and birthdays in the UK.
These wee Lucky Sixpence Books were designed to hold a lucky sixpence while also providing a way to individualize and personalize your bride's wedding day.

There are two from which to choose:
The first of the wee books is a totally customized book made just for your bride.
You can have anything written in its pages and it will be personalized with the date of the wedding and the names of the bride and groom.
It will be designed with fabric and trims used in the creation of the wedding gown, and could also contain bits and pieces of the wedding invitation.
The price for this exclusive book is $25.00.

The second in the new line of books is designed using fabrics and trims from my own collection, and is meant as an alternative for the bride who has not had her gown specially made, so she naturally will not have fabric of her own.
The book will be personalized inside with the name of the bride and groom and their wedding date.
The price for this personalized book is $15.00.

The following photographs show three books, made exclusively for brides using their own wedding gown and trim fabric. Because each book was made just for each bride, they are all different as yours will be, too.

If you would like to order one of these books, please contact me.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lucky Penny Books - Hooray!

Welcome dear friends!
This is such an exciting time for me! I am so pleased to be introducing my little creations: Wee Lucky Penny Books and A Penny for Your Thought Books.

This has been an on-going love affair over several months in the making: from conception to completed designs.
And as each step brought me closer to completing the wee little books, so did my learning and knowledge grow.

Sourcing the materials to make the books was a time consuming process. And with so many bumps in the road, too, as I forged ever onward.
But the results are fantastic!

There are two different series of books:

Wee Lucky Penny Book and A Penny for Your Thoughts.
The WLPB will offer greetings and one-line comments, to suit a variety of occasions.
The APFYT books will feature poems, quotations, and thoughts.

Both series will be unique, designed and hand-made by me, from start to finish.
  • All have fabric covers, lined with paper end papers
  • All have the pennies identified by Monarch, with dates of reign beneath where they are mounted using removable dots
  • All have my copyright information on the back end paper, and will be signed by me
  • All have string, ribbon, or yarn closures, tied around the middle, or, at the side of the book
  • All books will come packaged in a cello bag sealed with a SweetScarlett circle logo
  • All books sold from this blog, will be shipped for free
Custom orders are welcome: you may have anything you like printed inside, and I will be happy to use your graphic or photograph, or one from my collection, in your unique custom order.
Please email me with your requests.
Large, multiple orders, will have a discount applied.

I will be listing some of the books on Etsy and some will be available from this site.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the books listed here, please contact me at:

Please click on the images to enlarge them to allow for easy reading of the text.

A Penny for Your Thoughts
Let Me Grow Lovely Growing Old
3" x 3"

Strawberry Print with Pale Pink Pages
Queen Elizabeth II Penny
Ecru Yarn Tie

Let Me Grow Lovely Growing Old
Let me grow lovely growing old - -
So many fine things do:
Laces, and ivory, and gold,
And silks need not be new;
And there is healing in old trees,

Old streets a glamour hold;
Why not I, as well as these,
Grow lovely, growing old?

Karle Wilson Baker
A Penny for Your Thoughts
Irish Blessing
3" x 3"
Light and Medium Turquoise on Ivory Ground
King George V Penny

Palest Blue Perle Cotton Tie

Irish Blessing
May good luck be your friend
in whatever you do

And may trouble be always
a stranger to you


A Penny for Your Thoughts
Queen Victoria: We Are Not Amused
3" x 3"
Multi-coloured floral on gold ground
Queen Victoria Penny
Green Satin Ribbon Tie Tie