Friday, February 27, 2015

it's coming

we've got something planned - all will be revealed on Sunday 1st March :-)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

March Madness

March is nearly here and there's a touch of March Madness in the air at our Barn...keep your eyes peeled on Sunday (1st March) for more details....

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

new brads

it's been a long time coming but I have *finally* found a replacement for the now-discontinued-American-Crafts brads I (and lots of you!) used for eyes and cheeks....

I have been ordering samples for what feels like forever but I have finally found worthy replacements...and best of all, when they arrived in the post the finished articles are actually the same as the samples!!
quick link: click here for the new brads

Sunday, February 22, 2015

it's coming....

I have added a Spring Themed collection of lovelies to the website to inspire some Springtime crafting, it's full of pretty felts & ribbons, cute buttons & fabrics.
We've had a good week off - I've not crossed everything off my ginormous to do list, but I did cross off a lot!!  We're back to normal tomorrow  ... there's a mountain of orders to send out and a bulging inbox of messages for me to answer, so there may be a small delay but I'm on top of it all :-)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Barn Day!

 On this day last year we signed the lease on our new barn....
 ...drove through terrible terrible weather from Sussex to Dorset to collect the keys ....
 and start the mammoth task of painting!
 The past year has completely flown by and has seen a lot of hardwork....
 ...but it's definitely been worth it! 
Happy Barn Day everyone!
All the above photos are the barn before we did anything to it - I don't remember it being quite so dirty!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sunday, February 08, 2015


Sometimes I get stuck.  I work out an idea for a new product but don't know how to show it on the website, let alone work out all the technical, behind the scenes details.  And I get a headache and wake up at 4am night after night trying to get my brain to figure it all out....
 But today (well, last night!) I think I finally made a break through! 
Which means I can now introduce my new way to buy a craft kit:
Inspired By: Pink Roses. 
A hand picked selection of our products - The whole Craft Kit would cost £73.92 or £95.97 (depending on your choice of felt size: 12" squares or mini rolls) but I have split everything into groups/bundles so you can buy around your existing stash, or buy to a budget.
I really really enjoyed putting this together (once I'd sussed the hard, technical bits) so I hope you like it all as much as I do :-)
I even got to mix my own custom mix of buttons:
Inspired By.... craft packs can be found on the website HERE
and I have left lots of room to add more when the inspiration to create a new one next strikes me :-)

Thursday, February 05, 2015

useful things

all manner of useful tools and supplies have been restocked today...
tools I added:  scissors, pins, needles and felt glue.
supplies I added:  sewing threads & magnets
in the crafty bits & bobs section I added:  many many little hoops; wooden ones, pink ones and red ones
quick links:
tools are all here
supplies are all here
crafty bits and bobs are here