Sunday, June 18, 2017

Weekend Loveliness

 What a glorious weekend!  We decided to take the weekend OFF and spent Saturday wandering around Bridport antiques market & the Food Festival (after a rather delicate start because of Friday Night's Beer festival!)
Then today we drove down to Plymouth and spent the day with my Mum & Dad
A very lovely weekend indeed
(oh and I also made some flower drawing pins)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jungle Baby

It's  not often that 'baby' themed craft products come in such a modern colourway  -  I love this set of buttons!

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Legs are explained at the end!

 There's always room for one more shelf unit
John needs all the credit for squeezing this into position yesterday....and I'll take some credit for filling it up already ;-)
the 'legs' are from my old shop keeping job in a gentleman's outfitters - these were being thrown in the skip and I thought they may come in handy one day.....6 and a half years later and they haven't *yet* been useful....but I like them, and they used to look good in the window displays I used to make, plus I like that they now look like they are holding the barn's roof up 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Under the sea

NEW fabric and fabric felt too - it's super cute :-)

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

hello mr postman

hhmm the new deliveries are piling up!!

Monday, June 05, 2017

Fabrics in pink & grey

 I love grey,  and grey with pink & coral is even better :-)
 All available as fabrics and fabricfelt too :-)

Friday, June 02, 2017

My BIG scrappy cushion

 I had the urge to sew some of my fabric scraps into something....
 ....a great BIG squishy cushion :-)
 It's not stitching perfection BUT it does look bright & cheerful

Sunday, May 21, 2017

How do you work?

 When I start a new task at work I like to knuckle down and finish it in one hit - but when it comes to sewing I find it suits me more to do little bits of sewing as often as I can - I'm currently making a BIG batch of samples - new design ideas, new colour combinations....basically I'm playing with my patterns/designs until I get them just right.  And that takes time.  Mistakes take time (and patience!)
 But I'm slowly turning little piles of felt pieces into little piles of finished's great fun!

Friday, May 05, 2017

2 year time hop

Our Facebook cover photo of our Barn was taken in January 2015 and it doesn't really look the same anymore!
Here's the old photo:
[click to enlarge - there are 3 photos in each strip]
and here's the new photo:
The furniture is all in roughly the same place but the amount of stock had certainly swelled ;-)
I like it more now it's all full up !!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Artisan Fabric Felt update

A great big delivery of the fabric for our Artisan Fabric felt arrived today ...lots of the favourite designs have been restocked..
...and lots are brand new :-)
All our Fabric Felt is made to order and ready for dispatch in 1-2 days
Artisan Fabric Felt is here:
and all our other Fabric Felts are here:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

new fabric alert

We've had soooo many new fabrics recently - all of them are available as cut fabric (we cut to order) AND felt backed fabric felt too - perfect for bow making and all sorts of crafty endeveaours.
 all new things can be seen here:

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Buttons delivery

There's no nicer sight than a stock table full of new buttons ;-)
They will be on the website soon ....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

mirror tapes & paperwork

The end-of-tax-year is a busy old time around here - the stock take marked the end of one year and we are already into the 2nd week of the new year! All my year-end accounts are done and ready to be sent off to our lovely accountant - the final stock take figures will be done by the end of this week and I've *nearly* found all our bank statements to send along with the paperwork...just the VAT return to do and then I can finally be finished

In the meantime some of our long-awaited orders are starting to be delivered, today we got this *new* mirror tape set - I've already snaffled a set to use on our free kit box packaging

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stock taking DONE!

Phew-ee! THAT was a mammoth stock-taking task! Everything is counted and written down, most of it has been entered onto the spreadsheet and we are back to normal today We have a lot of orders to send out that were placed whilst we were closed (thank you!) but we should be all caught up pretty soon  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

a NEW free template

 I am so happy to share my latest sewing project with you :-)
 I've been busy making lots & lots of Easter Eggs using all my favourite craft materials
 I've made four different size templates and they are on the website s a PDF so you can print them off and make your own (the templates are free)
 I've had great fun choosing colours and materials ....
 I've not decorated with an Easter Wreath before but I LOVE this!
 I've sewn my eggs around the edge with a straight stitch but you can use a blanket or slip stitch instead.
Each of my eggs has a felt rectangle on the back so it can be threaded onto twine for garland making or onto wire for attaching to the wreath.
 This is a fun solo project - but it would also be great with friends or family - with each stitcher making and decorating their own egg and then hanging them all together :-)
The templates can be found here:
if you want to make some too :-)