Wednesday, February 27, 2013

website hiccups

my website went bananas today!
I am so sorry if it has caused you headaches - but I *think* it is all sorted now!
please email me if you have an unresolved issue (sepoulton{at}
For the record I didn't break it this time (normally it is me who breaks it whilst fiddling with things I don't understand)- the website people can't see anything wrong with it but after my phoning it miraculously works again - hooray!
and it is a very good thing too because new stocks are arriving:
yesterday's delivery: 6 dozen bottles of glue - from a new supplier who always* has it in stock - never again will I run out of this vital sticky stuff!
*so far an untested statement, but first impressions are good!
Felt Glue is HERE

Monday, February 25, 2013

a happy stitcher

yesterday's whole afternoon of sewing was fun - I must do it more often ;-)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

my prize

the trade fair related paperwork is all done. 
the trade fair stock & all the displays have been put away (tidily this time - they were all in boxes on my cutting table!)
all my shops are open and stock levels have been re-filled and checked.
and now? now I get to have some felty fun :-)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

trade fair snapshots

We're back, and have been in the workshop all day - all normal orders (from eBay and my website) are being sorted and will be posted tomorrow, there are a lot to do but we're trying our hardest to make sure they'll go out tomorrow - I'm also ploughing my way through show orders and requests to open wholesale accounts - there's such a lot of paperwork, which is a perfect excuse to sit down and rest my poor feet! 
The show was great - we met loads of people and talked craft for 3 days solid!  AND I managed to rush round before the show opened yesterday and place orders for new things - think I went a little mad on some stalls, but they didn't add the totals up so I can't be sure ;-)
A couple of the Big Boys stopped by the stand and had a quick chat, there wasn't a whisper of an order but it is much better than them walking straight past :-)
We will be back there next year, that's for sure!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

after dinner drinks

 we are in Birmingham and our stand is complete:
 it's very full up and colourful - just the way I like it!
 We are both t.i.r.ed. after a hard days work - and very much looking forward to the show starting tomorrow.
...and now it's time to have some dinner and a glass of wine or two :-)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

my no posting days

Ok here's the plan while we are at the trade fair:
my NOTHS, folksy & etsy shops are on holiday mode
my website and my eBay shop will remain open for orders while we are away and any orders received will be dispatched on THURSDAY 21st February.
but if you are quick - all orders received by 10am tomorrow (14th Feb) will be posted before we if you need something quick smart best order now :-)
To say sorry for the delay you can use this discount code sorryforthedelay for 10% off your orders until I am back!
* discount code only works on my website.  discount offered from 14/2 - 20/2.  you can use the discount as many times as you like.  I CAN NOT apply the discount unless you use the code.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I haven't used Moo for a while
but I decided to return to them for some new business cards and some postcards too
The postcards are gorgeous - lovely and thick and the photo side is super glossy, I tried to take a photo of that - no easy task let me tell you!!
I chose regular sized business cards, rather than the Mini Moos which are the kind I have had before, and I upgraded to rounded corners for no better reason than because I fancied them - sadly Moo didn't live up to their good service reputation and I only received 50 of my cards & 150 of someone elses!
They are reprinting more cards and have said they *may* be with me on Friday.
But they can't promise. 
Nor can they hurry up.
Even though I need to take them with me this Saturday!
So if you see me or John at the Trade Fair with a biro in our hands, by warned - we may be writing our business details on the back of peoples hands !!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

wholesale website

After a looong weekend of website work my wholesale website is finished and open for business!
All website visitors are able to take a look and see what's available but the prices and the ability to place orders is only for registered customers
the wholesale website can be found here

Friday, February 08, 2013


I've been making boxes most days this week - I managed to snap a few photos here and there
 so it's time to have a little blog round up of made boxes
I can't leave the blog all empty and have you think I'm not doing anything, now can I?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

ooohhhh look:

 I have giant postcards!
It's really hard to see how big they are in a photo so I popped a normal postcard in for scale - they are part of the Trade Fair display - and not the only giant thing either, but more on that another day!

Friday, February 01, 2013

a Friday Flock

I was up bright and early this morning putting the finishing touches to these little birds, I like to get all my handmade orders out nice and quickly but this one took longer than I thought it would, hence the early morning alarm call - sewing in the morning is a very relaxing way to start the day and  I'm glad it's finished on time and on it's way but I'm beginning to think I got up too early cos it's only 3.30pm and I can't stop yawning!
Time for a coffee me thinks!