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!

Friday, October 10, 2014

One of our Best Selling Christmas Kits ..... with an added extra!

Launched in 2011 and at the the top of our best seller list that year, and every year afterward is our Christmas Tree Garland Kit
The kit contains patterns, instructions, all the (premium 40% wool) felt AND materials you need to make a 9 tree garland with a selection of embellishments: pom poms, ribbon, ric rac and buttons AND the next 50 of these kits sold on our website will also contain a string of Christmas 'lights'.

 Christmas Tree Garland Kit (£15.00) Available on the website here
 Christmas 'lights' (£2.00) available on the website here

Sunday, October 05, 2014

swap parcels

All 55 swap parcels are wrapped, packed and ready to post tomorrow - keep your eyes peeled for the postie :-)
Lots of you have asked if I'll be doing this again and the answer is a great big YES!  this has been great fun to organise and I hope each and everyone of you enjoys receiving your swap parcel, as much as I have enjoyed sending them all out.  All the decorations have a tag attached with information about the maker of your decoration(s), some have contact details and some don't - I've added links if I had them to the photos in the swap album on facebook if you need to contact your maker :-)

PS the birthday treat offer is still running - you can read all about it here

Thursday, October 02, 2014

a Birthday weekend

Birthdays that fall on a Friday are just the best! 
And tomorrow (Friday 3rd October) is my birthday AND it's also paper-and-string's turns 37 and the other whole years of felt selling and stitching - AMAZING!!!
SO with a Birthday filled Weekend looming I've come up with a little something for all of YOU....if you place an order during my birthday weekend of £10 or more I will send you one of these ::
 A Birthday Treat from me to you.....
Each Birthday Treat contains a unique discount code - there are 5 discounts, all sent out at random ::
£2.50 off .... £5 off....£10 off .....10% off ..... 20% off
each code can be used once (on my website) and they expire on 30th Nov 2014, so you've plenty of time to use them

Hurrah for Friday Birthdays!

one Birthday Treat will be sent per customer, if you place more than one order you will receive one Birthday Treat.
qualifying orders must be to the value of £10 (before postage charges) 
orders need to be placed on October 3rd, 4th or 5th 2014
etsy, ebay or website orders all qualify.