Saturday, August 30, 2014

goal achieved!

 all 45 of my felt colours have been reproduced in button form in an exclusive range of buttons - only available on my website!
don't they look scrummy in my sweet-shop-esque display??
 John Dymo labelled and filled them all for me (isn't he ACE?)
 whilst I played with buttons took hundreds of photos for the website
 and spent a while drooling over their loveliness ;-)
 the single colours are available in bags of 100g (just £2.50 a bag)
 or you can create your very own custom mix - the possibilities are endless!! (from £1.50 per 50g)
 or if you prefer your buttons tidied away in neat little trays (like me) you can choose to buy a filled tray (you choose which 15 colours you want) for just £25 (and I'll post the buttons in 15 separate bags so they don't get all mixed up in the mail)
a little blast down memory lane now - these 2 photos are of my Worthing workshop in May 2011 when I had just dyed my very own range of buttons, in a saucepan on my hotplate (the workshop didn't have a very big kitchen) dreaming of when I would be able to have all 45 colours *yippee* I got them in the end, and they're even better than I dreamt of :-)
buttons are on the website HERE

Thursday, August 28, 2014

we're back!

We came back to work yesterday after a few days off - and we're all caught up with the backlog of orders .... thanks, as always, for keeping us so busy :-)
Whilst we were away I did do a little ordering *ahem* in fact, I spent the best part of two days checking stock and placing orders....so please expect quite a few of these picture collages from me over the next few days!
The top picture shows a lot of new fabric - with a selection from Tilda, and my fav, Michael Miller, just look at those Santas.  Cute!
 Ribbons have been restocked and a few newbies have snuck in - I LOVE the Christmas coloured pom pom  trims, and I think everyone who likes Frozen will snap up the snowflake ribbon!
I've managed to get my hands on some tiny poms poms, boy are they hard to find now!!  I've added some cute felt stickers to my stock AND bought in bulk so you can buy 3" hoops at a much better price (which I hope you all do because I now have hundreds of them!!)
I have remembered that there are more seasons in the year than just Christmas and have come over all autumnal with these Natural ribbons - printed with Foxes, Hedgehogs & Squirrels....and some linen ric rac printed with roses.
to keep upto date with all the new goodies which are arriving keep your eye on the 'what's new' section of the website :: click here to see it

Monday, August 18, 2014

holiday notice


me, olivia & dr who

Monday morning, in the car park outside our house...look who was walking past, on their way to filmimg on the beach.  
Flippin' fantastic :-)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

just one sprout please

I never liked sprouts when I was little, but now I'm a grown up I think they are OK. 
Still not my favourite thing to eat, but I don't pull faces anymore when I eat them (well, not when anyone is looking!)
BUT this is a sprout I will love forever:
my very own Lola the Sheep Sprout, made for me as an extra nice surprise by Laura @ gifts by indigo
isn't it fab?
Thanks Laura :-)
gifts by indigo's website is here
and their facebook page is here

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Clare made me cry today

 I was busy unpacking all the parcels for the swap (see previous post) when I found this sparkly package  in with some swap decorations......this is the note ::
 ....and a history of all the stitching Clare has organised over the past school year
 (if you click the pictures they should get bigger so you can read them)
 and just look what they made for me!
 it must have taken them AGES...so many pretty stitched and they chose such lovely colours
It's a joy for me to be in the postion where I can help - but really Clare is amazing, she spends so much time doing this...they are lucky children, that's for sure ... thanks Clare - this made my week!
you can follow Clare on her blog here

Friday, August 15, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

sparkly & a ta dah!


I restocked the glitter buttons today...hearts and flowers in silver, fuchsia and also now in red (that's a new colour)
I love the clash of red and pink ... even more so when it's sparkly ;-)
and the other day I add this lovely new lace to the website, but I think I forgot to tell you!  I popped some in with my auction lot (auction for Coco, the dog in spain, the auction is over now) so you may have spied it on that post...but it didn't have it's ta-dah moment until now ... ta-dah - we have lovely new lace :-)
glitter heart buttons are here
glitter flower buttons are here
new lace spools are here