Sunday, June 29, 2014


We took John's Mum & Dad to Monkey World....if you ever come to Dorset you need to go to Monkey World - we've been a few times now and have loved every visit :-)

Friday, June 27, 2014

who said 'I wish you had vanilla felt?'

lots of you lovely customers did!
and now the newest felt delivery is here - we have Vanilla!
I'll try and get it in the shop ASAP for all you Vanilla fans ... but bear with me - John's Mum and Dad are visiting and we're off on a jolly this weekend, expect to see it on Monday :-)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ooohhh special buttons

my button rep is really rather lovely - not only does she come and visit me and fill my day with buttons BUT she also pops a box of end of line buttons in the boot of her car for me to rumage through!
 these are all from the range I never buy from because they are much-o, expensive-o, super lovely buttons from Italy...but with a discount I couldn't say No!!
 I've listed them all in the Limited Edition section of the website - I definitely can't get anymore of these!
click here to see them all

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


It's ribbon. 
It's got dots. 
Enough said :-)
(oh, and it's on the website here, forgot to say that!)

Monday, June 23, 2014

blogging on a Monday - well I never!

I hardly ever get a chance to Blog on a Monday!  it is by far our busiest parcel-packing day of the week but today we were up super early and got a good head start on it all what did I do with my spare half an hour?
photograph some new buttons of course!
 lovely bright printed wooden buttons - 20 in a bag for £1.20
all can be seen here

Sunday, June 22, 2014

a weekend of two halves

yesterday ::
our next door neighbours took us on a boat trip in their fishing boat...we piloted (not sailed, or drove...piloted) out of West Bay Habour (top photo) and headed west...we went along the coastline and had fab views of Eype, Seatown, Charmouth and our destination of choice:  Lyme Regis (bottom photo)
We moored at the pontoon, strolled along Cobb Harbour onto the seafront, found a pub/restaurant that took our fancy and had a leisurely lunch and a cool drink in the sun.  Heaven.
today ::
was a day of sorting out some new stock that had been delivered ....tonnes of tools have been added to the website :: more pom pom makers, air erasable pens, bondaweb and freezer paper too...along with some little Christmas fancies :-)
all of today's new items are here

Thursday, June 19, 2014

my tower of felt

 the printed felt has been re-stocked - and I got some new designs too!
oooohhhhh YUM - click here to see it all... :-)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

heavy metal

one really rather heavy delivery +PLUS+  hours of counting and sorting +PLUS+ lots of little grip seal bags =EQUALS= all the metal findings restocked!
 there are brooch bars (here) ..... key rings (here) ...bells (here) ...rings (here)....
 and swivel clips too - including a new size, SMALL swivel clips (all here)

Monday, June 16, 2014

more fluff for your money!

now we have more space I have decided to stock bigger bags of Toy Stuffing (aka Fluff) it was pretty good value before (100g for £1.50) but now you get 250g for just £2.50....a winner all round :-)
John and I made the most of the lovely weather this weekend - we visited Bridport's Food Festival, had a BBQ with lots of our neighbours, went to the Vintage Rally (steam engines, tractors, cars and fun moving models - the fun fair in the pic above was my favourite!) we popped to the workplace of our next door neighbour to see a gazillion orchids that are growing there - like seeing a carpet of Bluebells, but better because it was Orchids! and then we had a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the pub garden.  Fantastic - hope you had a good weekend too?

oh, and if you need some Fluff - click here :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ikea Hack

 I love Ikea.  Nearly all the furniture in the barn is from Ikea.  But our great wall of Expedits was not quite right.  It worked as a room divider, it worked as double sided unit and I loved it because I *finally* had one cube per felt colour (that had been on my wish list for a VERY long time!)  but it wasted space.  lots of space. 
until we hacked it.
I say we...but it was was hard work and very repetitive but he perservered and look ::
isn't it FAB??  I totally LOVE it, even more so because John did it for me - thanks Dude :-)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

cut some scallops

 yay! another new product line!  - today it's Scallop Scissors...
 ...just like Pinking Shears except they cut Scallops...
 ....AND you can choose to cut your scallops in three different sizes...
 3mm, 5mm or 7mm
Good Quality scissors imported from all the way from Japan (I can't find any UK made) each pair is just £15!
Scallop Scissors can be found by clicking HERE

Friday, June 06, 2014

sparkle day

the Glitter Material has been restocked!....AND ... da...da....daaaaahhhhh.....we have FIVE new colours!
 Red :: Chocolate :: Silver :: Aqua :: Emerald
 you can see all 20 colours HERE

Thursday, June 05, 2014

more newness

 today I added A LOT more colours to our range of Teeny Tiny Ric Rac...
....and more colours of teeny tiny polka dot buttons...some new Washi Tapes AND GNOME & MONKEY buttons!
all newness can be seen in the What's New? section of the website - click here for a quick link

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

calling all ribbon fans

73 fantabulous new ribbon designs have been added to my website today ~ hope you like them as much as I do?
quick links :: see the new ribbons by clicking HERE and scrolling down :-)

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

a teaser

my weekend spent ordering stock has resulted in a flurrry of deliveries today...I've opened them all, oohhhh'd and ahhhh'd over everything and managed to get nothing done!  HAHA!  newness will be with you soon(ish) ;-)