Sunday, November 16, 2014

A facebook Milestone Giveaway

we've stormed through 6000 likes on Facebook - which means it's time for a BIG thank you giveaway!
I've put together a very very Christmas-y bundle of goodies for one lucky winner - you can onnly enter on my facebook page so pop on over there if you'd like to join in :-) THE PRIZE ::
3 x premium felt mini rolls
3x polka dot felt squares
3 x fabric fat quarters
3 x glitter material sheets
1x advent calender kit (+ polka dot bags)
1x paper-and-string Penguin Sewing Kit
3x mini storage boxes
lots of buttons
lots of ribbons and trims
3x doodle pop Stickers
1x mini tree branch garland
lots of wooden & felt embellishments
1x pack of coloured jingle bells
1x mini hoop
1x pack of mini pegs
leave a comment on my facebook page to enter
one entry per person
no tagging - I'll delete it - but feel free to share if you wish
winner will be announced on my facebook page and the winner must send a message to claim their prize (otherwise I will draw another winner and that would be sad!)
postage to anywhere in the world is included in the prize
Sunday 23rd November 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

stocking up

I can't keep up with keeping my website full up - but I'm trying my hardest ;-)
today has been a mammoth shop update day.....lots of refilled product and a few new things too....cue a lot of photos (and a lot of links for you)  ::
 elephant buttons HERE
 toadstool buttons HERE
 Glitter Material sheets and mini rolls in 6 more colours HERE
there wouldn't be glitter material at paper-and-string without John working so hard - so a BIG glittery thank you JOHN :-)
 all the printed felt (looking ace in the barn!) HERE
 baker's twines HERE

tiny Christmas HERE
 pom pom makers HERE
 freezer paper HERE
 a rainbow of mini brads HERE
 bumble bee brads HERE
...and more sequins HERE
and now I'm off to sew....cheerio  xxx

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

she's so quiet she must be on holiday!

uuuummmm OR .... I've been sewing this GiNORmous pile of my designs ::
 All of these designs come from the range of our kits that John Lewis stock...
 ...and pretty soon 28 John Lewis Haberdashery Departments will each have a mini garland display on show, all made by me....

Friday, October 31, 2014

website update

lots of favourites have been restocked....
....along with some new ribbons....
....I just could not resist Foxy Santa....
....or this cute Fox in a Christmas Jumper!....
Some cute snowflake buttons have arrived...
...and some 8mm safety eyes for all you toy makers :-)
This is Baker's Cord - softer and chunkier than twine....and it's lovely!
Last Year's Cotton Christmas Ribbon has had a revamp and new designs have been added....
 ...and the bumper pack of them is finally back in stock!
 26m of lovely Christmas Ribbon....all packaged up in a Christmassy package :-)
quick links :: 
cotton christmas ribbon is here & here
foxy ribbons are here
snowflake buttons are here
safety eyes are here
bakers cord is here 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

sparkle on Sunday

our ever popular glitter material has been restocked - loads of you asked when red was coming back and it. is. here......
...and so are Glitter Material Mini Rolls!
quick link:
all glitter material sheets, rolls and ribbons can be found by clicking here

a free hour!

lots of kit making means lots of bag making .... these are the bags that are in the mini snowman kit  -  they take quite sometime to do but they always look so jolly when they are finished :-)
and here's another photo of a lot of boxes on a pallet, containing LOTS of kits that we finished today - destined for John Lewis ....can you see the difference with our door???  John has draught proofed & insulated it to help keep us toasty warm this winter...just a coat of varnish needed it finish it off (and that'll be done when we next get 5 minutes to spare!)
what did you do with your free hour this morning??  I did the VAT of joys!!!....I left it a bit late this quarter ... you get 5 weeks from end of quarter to money due date to file it and pay....well it's now filed, payment due on 7th November ..... phew  - I don't like that hanging over me waiting to be done!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

my kind of work

I've been doing QUITE A BIT of sewing ::
LOTS ...
 ...and LOTS of die cutting (of which these photos are just a taster!)
LOADS of parcel packing .... a LITTLE BIT of stocking up shopping....a BIT of kit making....and NOT A LOT of blogging...but I'm trying ;-)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

the past week at paper-and-string

Our kits are selling fast in John Lewis - so much so they asked of we could get an order in to them sooner than originally requested....of course we said yes, which meant a lot of late nights , early starts and hard work...and we managed to send this order out on Thursday ... 4 days early!...
In amongst the kit making I restocked the little hoops....
 ...introduced new glitter ribbon bows....
 ...filled up the felt glue....
 and stocked up on snowball pom poms ;-)
 John's been making lots of our Tree Garland Kits because lots of you are enjoying our special offer ....
 ...and we've both been rolling A LOT of mini rolls .... all of these went out to one customer earlier in the week and she should be knee deep in felt sewing heaven right now :-)
 I did manage to snap a few of the John Lewis kits before they got boxed up....'s great seeing them all finished - and they should be on John Lewis's shelves asap!