Hello! My name is Nichola, & I'm very excited to welcome you to my shop.
I live in Stockton-on-Tees in the North East of England with my hubby. We got married just before Christmas 2011 in beautiful St. Lucia with a bit of wind, rain & lots of sunshine thrown into our very special day ... just perfect!
Originally known as Touch of Love, we were created from a long time dream ... how great would it be to do something you love everyday?
I have enjoyed crafting from an early age. Saturday afternoons as a child were spent at our Grandparents - Grandma was a keen embroiderer - so it wasn't long before she encouraged us to have a go too ... & it started from there! Embroidery branched out into various other crafty pursuits & handmade cards have been a favourite for many years now. After creating cards for all occasions for family & friends for more than ten years I have finally had the courage to do something I have wanted to do for a very long time ... create a business from my passion.
Touch of Love started out in handcrafted wedding stationery & 'on the day' wedding accessories. In 2016 we took a slightly unexpected (but very exciting) new path with the addition of our gorgeous dried petal delphinium & wildflower wedding confetti. Originally intended as a compliment to my handcrafted work, the confetti has become so popular with my customers, who not only wanted the confetti but were also asking for custom confetti accessories to go with it too. After a year trying to juggle the two aspects of the business, I finally came to the difficult decision to move away from my handcrafted stationery & concentrate my efforts in confetti & expand the range.
Now featuring confetti cones, confetti wands / poppers, organza bags, confetti envelopes & a growing selection of personalised stickers ...
Towards the end of 2018 with the launch of our brand new website we re-branded with a name to follow the direction the business has taken - sadly leaving Touch of Love behind & becoming The Dried Petal Company ... exciting times ahead!!!