Posted by Red Ruby Rose Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2 comments

This week I finally got the hang of Instagram. I tried it out when I first got my iphone and didn't really pursue it but a friend recommended I give it another look and now I'm hooked. To me it's a lovely visual alternative to Twitter, plus the Instagram community seems very friendly and inclusive. Take a look, I'm @redrubyrose and I'd love to follow you too!

Petite peacocks

Posted by Red Ruby Rose Saturday, November 12, 2011 2 comments

Some new peacock designs I made last night, several tiny purses and a couple of peacock purses on chains.

Shop update

Posted by Red Ruby Rose Tuesday, November 8, 2011 0 comments

I'm steadily adding a few new fabrics and bag styles to my Etsy shop this week, only held back by the rather glum November weather which makes photographing a bit more tricky. Here goes:

Wood for the Trees in a lovely taupe/black/white colourway, plus a blue silk lining.
Delicate blue fronds feature on this pods clutch, would work well for a winter wedding.
Lupin, a retro mid-century styled print and one of two larger bags. Also has a sweet blue Liberty lining and chain handle.
Finally, stylish Argyle suede with optional suede handle and pretty green cotton lining. More to follow....


Posted by Red Ruby Rose Friday, November 4, 2011 1 comments

Thought I'd share some pics from my recent trip to Italy. It was a lovely time of year to go, warmer than the UK but cool enough to do good walks and sit on the beach without frying. We based ourselves in the North West, firstly La Spezia to visit the Cinque Terre and then Lucca and Viareggio.

View of houses in Viareggio. We were there a week before the region was sadly hit by a massive landslide and flooding, causing widespread damage.

Orange groves on the streets of La Spezia.

The night after a storm in la Spezia before the street cleaner arrived. He later told us he had picked up 413 oranges. Now that's attention to detail!

Fabulous fiat.

Equally fabulous bike.

Sandcastles are sooo last season. Now it's all about owlcastles.

Fabulous sunset in Viareggio.