When hand painted glass meets a rather fabulous font, then rather special Me Time Glass.occasion gifts are created, so today I am thrilled to spotlight on
From a speciality in glass Mr & Mrs hearts & ‘New Arrival’ stars ready to hang, to wine glasses, champagne glasses,and more there is so much personalised pretty.
I hand you over to Tab Thurstans to tell you about her gorgeous work…
Who are you, and what do you do?
“Hi I’m Tab, the owner of Me Time Glass.”
“I hand paint a fabulous font and patterns onto glass hearts, stars and glasses to create personalised gifts.”
“They’re ideal as wedding gifts and top-table décor, as well as the perfect keepsakes plus the personalised glasses can be used time and time again.”
“I also design for birthdays, new baby gifts and presents for the home. In addition, I also love nothing more than receiving a request for a custom order.”
When and why did you start your Company?
“Me Time Glass began in 2011 when my youngest started nursery.”
“I wanted to return to some sort of work and missed being creative.”
“The topic of ‘me time’ was popular in the media and friends so I wasted no time re-kindling an old hobby, creating painted wine glasses.”
“I started experimenting by creating a more stylish, fun and colourful gift with words.”
“One fabulous font later I was painting ‘Me Time’ onto wine glasses as birthday gifts for friends. They proved popular.”
“Designs grew, commissions came so I decided to extend my range to wedding gifts.”
“It was clear that couples were adding more personal touches to their big day.”
“I found a local glazier to cut and polish glass hearts and stars and haven’t looked back.”
“My personalised Mr & Mrs glass heart is now my most popular request because the design and colour can be customised.”
What inspires you?
“I love colour and detailed patterns.”
“My idea of heaven is wandering around Kew Gardens when the flowers are in full bloom or the fabric department in Liberty, London.”
“I prefer flowing shapes, scrolling patterns, lace and flora, although I’ve been practising some striking chevrons too.”
“For my painted glasses, I love the use of idioms so regular earwigging of conversations is essential research whilst drinking coffee.”
Do trends influence your work?
“I subscribe to fashion, home and wedding magazines which help to bring fresh ideas.”
“I also ask for feedback on my Facebook page from new and regular customers.”
“I recently designed an Art Deco style Mr & Mrs heart which went down a storm.”
“At the end of the day, I paint designs that I like. For me it’s important to stay true to my style and keep my hand painted glass a little different to the rest.”
What is your greatest achievement?
“Making my Facebook page work for me.”
“Since I set it up mid 2011, it has brought me the majority of my customers and is why I didn’t rush with a website. Surprising.”
“Joining The Wedding Gateway directory as a Surrey and Hampshire supplier, led to one of my Mr & Mrs gifts being seen in Wedding Ideas magazine, a display at the National Wedding Show and a styled photo shoot opportunity. Very exciting.”
“Receiving a personal thank you is always wonderful!”
“A bride once emailed at 2am having just opened her Mr & Mrs heart, her comments were heartfelt. Very touching.”
“Painting 100+ personalised name settings for a wedding in Tuscany was time consuming.”
“Being asked to set them up on the tables and seeing this finishing touch in such a beautiful setting was quite breath taking. A happy and proud moment.”
What do you see as the future of your Company?
“I have a website in the pipeline and want to actively promote my Etsy shop for personalised wedding gifts.”
“Getting some exclusive stock into a shop again is on my list too.”
“My heart will always be with bespoke orders though.”
“After all, everyone’s ‘me time’ is different, that’s why I love to paint personalised gifts the way you want.”
Thank you so much to Tab for sharing her hand painted glass gifts.
These are so pretty and the what a beautiful reminder of a time to celebrate whether used as gift or decor.
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