Saturday, September 20, 2014

Decoration Swap Update

The pile of hand stitched decorations for the swap is growing steadily - the closing date to get your decorations to me is Wednesday 24th September, so I'm expecting a last minute flurry!  that's NEXT WEDNESDAY people! (yes Clare, I mean you ;-) haha!)
all the info is here :: swap details
and all maker info is on the photos over on facebook in this album

Thursday, September 18, 2014

and the winner is....

 the random number generator has done it's thing....
 and the winner is comment #82 which was ::
Stephanie Burchatt said...
Fingers crossed for this. would be perfect to make with my little man before his brother/sister arrives this Christmas!
congratulations Stephanie!
please can you email me (Sarah)  your address so I can get your Angel Tree Topper Kit in the post for you :-)
mail {at} paper-and-string {dot} co {dot} uk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NEW sparkles!

 our range of 24 colours of Glitter Material have all been restocked & added to the website .... along with (drum roll please) our NEW glitter material ribbon!
Ta-Dah!   it's just as robust as the material - and just as good quality...the glitter does not shed....
...and  it's available in 9 colours - each roll holds 2.5m and costs just £2.50!
 It's turning into a sparkly crafty heaven here :-)
Quick Links ::
Glitter material is here
Glitter material ribbon is here

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NEW felt alert ;-)

I have lots of new felt to show you! may well get a serious case of the 'wantsies'....
 ..I know I did, which is how it all ended up at the barn :-)
That lovely full rack means that the  Soft Printed Felt has all been restocked - along with 2 new prints - Christmas Trees & Lime and Pink Tiles...I have also restocked everyones FAV printed felt:
 ....polka dots....
....and hearts AND I splurged on a new range of super-duper, Top Quality NEW printed felt....just take a lookee at this!'s gorgeous, the colours are ACE....
 ...and I love it all!
Quick Links ::
all my printed felts can be found HERE

Friday, September 12, 2014

John Lewis Excitement

I don't think I will ever loose just how excited I get when I see our craft kits on the shelf at John Lewis.  We used to pop up to the Oxford Street store from time to time to see them but now we are in Dorset it's a very long way to go BUT I can still see them online and look at this ::
 if you click onto John Lewis's website and find the Sewing & knitting page (it's here) you'll see our Christmas Tree Garland as the lead picture of the 'Make Your Own Christmas Decorations' department ****eeeekkkkk*****
 and when you click through you'll see our NEWEST kit - Make Your Own Angel Tree Topper
YAY!!!! (here's the link)
she's a £10 kit and once you've made her she'll be happy to sit on your Christmas tree year after year :-)


After all that excitement I think it's time for a new kit give away!
Leave a comment on this blog post to enter
One comment per person please
Winner will be picked on Wednesday 17th September by the Random Number Machine
I will post world wide

here are all our kits on John Lewis's website (click here )
here are all our kits on OUR website (click here)


Thursday, September 11, 2014

swap update

 are you ready for a Swap update?
I just unpacked this huge pile of parcels....which contained this beautiful array of decorations ::
you can see individual photos in my facebook photo album (click here)
AND there were a couple of extra surprises for ME - ace!
a personalised heart for our first Dorset Christmas tree, kindly made for us by Sylvia aka puffin patchwork
and the cutest snowman you ever did see made for us by Wendy aka peter pan crafts
thanks Ladies - you are very kind indeed :-)
any swap questions you may have will be answered on the dedicated swap area of my website (click here)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

time has whizzed

over the weekend I put loads of new items for sale on the website & John and I have been manically busy ever's safe to say they have gone down a treat!
 I'm a bit slow mentioning it on here (I posted it on Facebook which is when it got super busy!) but if you have yet to see all that's fabulous and new it's not too late :-)
 Die Cuts have also been flying out the door - in a whole host of Christmas themed colours
 ...I'm having fun trying to guess what each pack will be made into :-)
if I get chance tomorrow I'll be back with Handmade Christmas Decoration Swap news :-)
quick links:
die cuts are here
what's new section is here