Monday, December 21, 2015

End Of Year SALE

We are having a GIGANTIC end of year sale - there are hundreds of crafty must-haves in the SALE ... and the best bit? They are all HALF PRICE!!!
click here :: please remember we're not posting any more parcels until after the holidays (we're back on Jan 6th)

Christmas Holidays

Christmas Countdown

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

a new home

We've moved house!
It's not the ideal time of year to do it, but we'd been looking for a while and when this lovely house came available we went to look and had to say yes!
Our one condition was we had to be in before Christmas (so we could relax properly whilst we're closed over Christmas) and we got the keys on Saturday - the last few days have been a blur of rapid-packing & moving from one house to another and last night we were finally in! It's definitely a lot easier to move within the same town than it is moving across 3 counties like we did last time!
We're living out of boxes right now but it won't take long to get it straight...and THEN, and only then, I can put up the Christmas tree!!
*the photo is from the estate agents website*

Friday, December 11, 2015

Kitty Post

KittyPinkStars send the BEST post!
 I ordered these two fabulous hoops - aren't they great?
 Even though I knew what was in their the packaging made it feel like Christmas :-)
 Thanks KittyPinkStars, I love my hoops and they will get pride of place all year round :-)

Thursday, December 10, 2015


I made 3 Large PomPoms yesterday - I resisted using 'normal' Christmas colours and made them in all shades of pink & grey...pom poms aren't just for Christmas you know ;-)

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

pom pom-ing

Did you watch Kirsty Allsopp's Handmade Christmas programme on Channel4 last night?
I did - and I neeeeeed to make pom poms!
 We sell these clever pom pom making gadgets which make pom poms in no time at all :-)
Of course, a couple of pieces of card will always work - it doesn't really matter which way you pom pom, as long as you make some ;-)
pom pom gadgets here:

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

last minute stocking up

we'd sold out of quite a few things over the past week or so which meant a few last minute orders had to be placed with my suppliers - I've filled up on ::
3mm thick acrylic felt
frosted felt

white (and the purple) budget busting air erasing pens
sewing threads, all sorts of ribbons, hoops, elastic, snowflake buttons, zips & wooden spools!

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Production Line

We've been working hard this weekend getting all the pre-ordered boxes made and ready to send.  There's something very satisfying about slowly filling the table with boxes and boxes of colour :-)
Pre-orders need to be made by the end of today from the website here:

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Christmas Planning

The front page of the website has been adorned with two Christmas notices - one with all the useful info about last posting dates for wherever you live in the world - if you order after these dates I will still send your parcel, but it may not be there for Christmas Day .... and the other is about our holiday shut down :-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

new boxes

I've been working on these new boxes for WEEKS!
The Christmas Tree Box
Each A5 box is crammed full of our products, all curated to a theme.
The Santa Box
They are all limited edition and can only be can order any time from now until 6th December...and all the boxes will all be posted out week commencing 7th December 2015.
The Fox Box 
I think they'd make excellent presents for Christmas ;-)
The Mushroom Box 
 Each box is just £14.50
The Snowflake Box 
and the only bad thing is trying to chose just which ones to buy :-)
 The Rainbow Box
 Which one would you choose ??

Monday, November 02, 2015

How To Make A Christmas Tree Decoration

Remember a few weeks ago when we went to London on a top-secret
mission?? I was sworn to secrecy about our trip .... but now I can
reveal that we went to NotOnTheHighStreet's Head Quarters to make a
How-To video for their YouTube channel....ta-dah!
How to make a paper-and-string Snowman - I hope you like it!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

swap 2015

The piles of swap parcels are growing everyday!
The deadline is nearly here so get your parcels to me as quickly as you can :-)

Monday, September 07, 2015


I Love Baker's Twine.
It's great for all sorts of crafts...
and it comes in so many colours you can always find just what you need for a certain project
 the two tones are fabulous for adding a touch of colour

and the metallics add some sparkle :-)
all the twine can be seen here

Sunday, September 06, 2015

I've been shopping!

Lots & lots of stock has arrived and I'm slowly unpacking, photographing and listing everything on the website....the first thing to arrive was a gingerbreadman die - and WOW did that slow down progress for a while!  I cut out a few to sew together and got Slightly Addicted to making Gingerbread Men Decorations....14 so far!
  these are BIG ginger's: 14cm tall x 11cm wide
 I used one of new felt colours for these: Mocha
but they are available in any colour you wish
 the die cuts cost 25p per piece (you need 2 to make a decoration) and the price gets lower the more you buy, which is a good thing because once you've made one you'll want to make more (and more!)
 You can see the listing on the website by clicking here but don't say I didn't warn you - you'll have your very own gingerbread man army in your craft room in no time at all :-)

Friday, August 21, 2015

it's SWAP time!

it's back for it's second year:
 and this year it's even bigger - you can now send & swap upto 6 decorations!
 if you need and inspiration here's the 2014 swap in collage form:
full details can be found here: the hand made Christmas Decoration Swap 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

advanced warning

just a littlle heads-up that we will not be posting orders out for one week
this week is normal, but get your orders in before Thursday to make sure they get sent before we go :-)

Monday, August 03, 2015

Ribbons for Christmas

Some  times I forward order stock - I don't do it often because not all suppliers do that, but this ribbon was ordered waaaay back in February....I was a bit 'over' Christmas at that point but I could not resist these - and when I opened the delivery on Friday afternoon I was SUPER happy that I'd got my hands on these :-)
 there's lots of grey - my favourite base colour
 lots of cute (of course!)
 and lots of Christmas colours and characters
 the silver on these baubles is all sparkly :-)
All of them are just 40p a metre - Good huh?
you can see them all here

Saturday, July 25, 2015

why hello!

well I don't know, I don't pop up on here for a week or two and then when I do all I want to do is flog you some stuff ;-) .... good job it's all so lovely else you may not want to come back!

1. Cotton & Star Ribbon – 85p / metre
2. Metallic Chevron Ribbon – 95p / metre
3. Sew on Jewels - £4.50 / pk of 25
4. Promo Priced Scissors £2.75  & £3.50
5. Padded Stars - £4.75 / pk of 30
6. Mobile Wires - £2.00
7. Star shaped ribbon - £1.70 / metre
8. Jacquard Ribbon - £1.75 / metre
9. Gold star ribbon – 45p / metre
10. Lemon ric rac – 70p / metre
11. Hanging Frames – small £4.50 large £7.50
12. Snowflake ribbon - £1.25 / half metre
13. Snap Hairclips - £1 for 10
14. Grey star ribbon – 35p / metre
15. Double stitched ribbon – 55p / metre
16. Padded Stars - £4.75 / pk of 30
17. Clips - £5.50 / pk of 12
18. Snap Hairclips - £1 for 10
19. Sew on Jewels - £4.50 / pk of 25
20. Gingerbread Man buttons – 10p each

ALL in the WHAT’s NEW section of my website

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

shop talk

Today we spent time prepping stock to fill up the we have more space there (and more stock!) we can fill up twice a week, rather than every other day - which is a lot more efficient ... It's amazing how different the fill-up list is every time....this time it was fabric, fabric & more fabric!!
It takes a lot of cutting, folding & packing but it looks lovely when it's done!! (these are photos in the workshop - they will be put in the shop after work tomorrow)
***our shop is within The Custom's House, West Bay, Dorset their website is HERE our shop will be there for the rest of this year (at least!) and they are open 7 days a week***