Sunday, May 31, 2015

NEW fine glitter colours

I'm so excited to show you our new glitter colours! 
It only got delivered (very) late on Friday and John, very kindly, spent a lot of Saturday cutting it so I could thake photographs and start to get it on the website
It is now all there for you to see - 11 new colours of FINE GLITTER material (we now have 23 colours) the sheets measure 20cm x 25 cm and are just £1.20 - or a mini roll is (20cm x 100cm) just £4
 it is all on the website here:

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I need more room ;-)

why is it that no matter how large my worktable is I still end up a 10" square space to work in???

Saturday, May 23, 2015

 we had a lot of fabric delivered this week - it always takes me a little by surprise because it's all forward ordered and I forget when it's due to makes opening the boxes more fun :-)
The only problem I have now is the shelves are all full...and so is the cutting table!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

plans are a foot....

my special scraps box has been raided and something special is in the making.....

Monday, May 18, 2015

button spring clean

 I bought some *new* buttons :-)
 Just a few new designs....and some old favourites in new sizes & colours.
 It should have taken about 1 hour to get them on the website....
 ...but then I started tinkering & tidying.
 Four new button categories & five hours later and The Button collection has had a make-over!
It is much easier to see all the buttons now - and next time I get some new ones, it shouldn't take me so long to find them a website home :-)
All the buttons can be found HERE

Saturday, May 16, 2015


 A small corner of our website has had a makeover - and a lot of new stock added too!
you can see it all here

Friday, May 15, 2015


phew-ee, this has been a 'blink and you'll miss it' kind of a week!
all the days have whizzed by in a blur - lots got done, and lots didn't, and lots more will be done tomorrow :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

fantastic buttons

buttons just don't get much more fantastic than these...I've stocked them for aaagggeeeesss and they are really very popular...every time I re-order I come away with more designs that I simply have to stock too...which is why there are now 4 drawers full of them!! oops!!
 I love the glossy-ness of the new cherries and the super sparkley-ness of these stars :-)
 you can see all of them on the website by clicking here

Saturday, May 09, 2015


Ta Dah! the letters & numbers are on the website at long last - I've had them in stock at the pop-up shop for the past few weeks and yesterday I got a HUGE delivery of them and have put half on the website and kept the other half for the shop
they are all 10cm tall & 1.7cm deep - the width changes depending which letter you pick.
they are on the website in the crafty bits & bobs section here:

Thursday, May 07, 2015

cross stitch

 I love cross stitch.  I think it's one of the first sewing things I learned to do...
 ...but, that said, I haven't done any cross stitch for years...mostly because I don't want al ot of cross stitch pictures hanging in my house!
 BUT I may have just solved that problem with some *new* cross stitch 'blanks' that have just been added to the shop ... leather bracelet blanks AND wooden pendant blanks!

I pinched this pic from the interweb so you could see a finished bracelet or two .... aren't they great?
we've always sold embroidery threads - and now we have these blanks in stock I opened a whole new section on the website  with everything in one place
you can find it by clicking here

Saturday, May 02, 2015

shop fittings

 Our shop got a little make-over especially for the bank holiday weekend...
 ...our new display for all my handmade decorations - pride of place, front & centre :-)  John has joined all the drawers together so they can't get knocked over or topple onto anyone!
and the new felt stand (and my handmade sign) was put in position
 This stand was originally too tall to go in here until John wielded his angle grinder and showed it who was boss :-)
Everything had a tidy and a fill up and these little fellows were put on duty to welcome all who came to visit :-)
Our pop-up shop is located at The Customs House, West Bay, Dorset
Their website is here
Their facebook page is here

Friday, May 01, 2015


 Look at my new Seaside makes!  Friendly seagulls, pretty beach huts & lots of lovely ice creams & lollies :-)
They are all on the website and will be at the pop up shop tomorrow too :-)
on the website here