Monday, August 30, 2010

important freebie announcement

To celebrate the-leaving-of-the-day-job I have a grand freebie planned!
I've also combined it with us going on our holiday so it's a 10 day long freebie extravaganza!

Every single order I receive will have an extra special freebie added to their a celebration & as compensation for the delay in the posting of the order!

Here's the deal ::
I'm doing my last Post Office run any orders received before 4pm today (Monday 30th August) will be posted tomorrow (with a freebie added)
I will leave all my shops open as normal BUT orders will not be posted until Wednesday 8th September ...orders will be processed on a first come first served basis when I return from my holiday and I promise I will do them as fast as I possibly can!

Freebie details ::
every order over £10 will receive :: 3 random spools of Christmas ribbon PLUS 2 bonus loyalty card stickers
every order over £30 will receive :: 10 (yes ten!) random spools of Christmas Ribbon PLUS 3 bonus loyalty card stickers

PLUS :: I will also pick a winner from the comments (so you don't need to shop to join in the fun!) Just leave a comment on this post and one winner will receive a package with 24 spools of ribbon :-)

Small Print
each spool of ribbon contains 1 yard of ribbon
we going to Devon (to visit my parents & nan) and then to Dorset for a relaxing, lazy holiday.
You may order as many times as you wish ... as long as each order reaches £10 (before postage) you will get a freeebie!
I must be able to contact you via your comment each please!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

working on something new

a little sneaky peak for you!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

post received

new business cards from Moo ::

the remainder of my zip order...all on the website here
Day Job Update ::
all my tasks are complete & all important jobs have been done.
It feels weird to be leaving.
I shall miss my shop greatly and I feel more sad than I do happy...little things keep bringing tears to my eyes...there's a lot of me in that shop and it feels like I'm losing something ...BUT I know deep down that I'm doing the right thing for me and I must keep looking forward and stop looking back with those darned rose tinted glasses on!
Today's my last normal day, Tuesday will be full of cakes, visiting staff from head office, lots of good-byes and a final hurrah when we all go out for a meal...there's a lot to miss but I know I will always be a welcome visitor ...
I definitely shall not miss working on Saturdays's to this, my last Saturday, let it be a good one!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I don't think I can find the words to say how happy these Happy Cupcakes make me!
I also don't know how I've never thought of making these before!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


yesterday was a day off the day job (because today the new manager is coming in for a day with me...she can't start until the end of September so this is the only hand over time we will get!)
I prepped lots of cupcakes ::

and finished & posted my parcel for Trash's :: As you like it swap 2010 :: here's a sneaky peak....
I'll show you photos once it's been's going all the way to Australia so it may be some time!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

let the countdown begin!

today was officially my last Monday at the day job!!
(my actual last day is Tues 31st Aug but next Monday is a Bank Holiday so it doesn't count)

and look! my hexagons are all finished :-)

Friday, August 20, 2010

made this week

a pile of cupcakes for a wholesale order ::
and the two felt boxes for my freebie winners ::

Thursday, August 19, 2010

new items = new web pages

Pick & Mix Polka Dot buttons :: 3 sizes, 12 colours

you can pick them one by one and make your very own bag of buttons!

my recent thread delivery turned this ::

into this ::

how glorious are all those colours!
and these are 4" zips in a whole rainbow of gorgeous colours!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 of the best things I've seen. Ever.

Alice from UK based magazine Sew Hip has written a feature on Etsy's Blog, the storque, all about UK sellers
and she very kindly included my Ribbon Gift Box!
day job update :: 2 weeks today is my official last day at the day job.
2nd interviews have been done by The Bosses. No one has been offered the job yet, I think that may happen this week sometime.....and me? ...I'm enjoying my last weeks there & I'm also enjoying counting down the days!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

new piles

from left to right ::
boxes for the freebie winners
mini cupcakes for a wholesale order
the hexagons I started a while ago

Thursday, August 12, 2010

fully kitted out!

a few hours of printing and cutting ::

mixed with a few hours of wrapping and packing turns miserable empty shelves ::

into fully stocked over flowing kit shelves ::


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

winners announced

202 comments, pared down to 191 because some naughty peoples commented twice!

and the winners are ........
comment number 88 ::
greetingarts said...
I say this every month, but gosh are you ever generous! I can't resist this one... I have a grey cat, so I'd have to pick that cutie on pistachio. Thanks for the chance!
AND comment number 152 ::
SAM said...
Oooh if Im a very lucky winner..please can i have a tortoise on pink please! thanks
Thank you to everyone for was great fun reading which combinations of colours & cute you picked!
winners? I will email you later to get your addresses etc

Monday, August 09, 2010

a sneaky peak

I'm working on my new range of buttons and here's a sneaky peak
they aren't ready yet but I'm excited with progress so far

Saturday, August 07, 2010

a week of stitching

if you're looking for the freebie post, it's here

This week I have been sewing a wholesale order that I received from my new wholesale website
:: 12 reindeer, 12 puddings, 12 owls & 12 tortoises ::

this is my favourite tortoise

and I love the button on this owl
I've been at the day job today and tonight we're going to Pizza Express for a little treat...we've got a bargain voucher which you can get here if you fancy a little treat too!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

freebie day :: August 2010

I've been receiving lots of queries about my felt storage boxes and am finding it hard to keep them in stock .... for August's freebie I am offering to make a felt storage box for 2 blog readers
To enter please leave a comment on this must have 3 pieces of information ::
1. your contact details
2. the colour of box you would like (you can pick any colour from the rainbow of felt I stock)
3. the embellishment you would like on your box (you can see them all here)
I will draw the winners next Wednesday (11th August 2010) so you have plenty of time to make your choices.
I will post worldwide so anyone, anywhere is more than welcome to enter
and because you can't have an empty box, I'll be sure to add some goodies before I post them!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

another parcel !!

...and this time it's not one that I ordered!

this one is from my very best bloggy friend, Emma

you may know her better as Bagladee
(and if you don't the you must pay her a visit, she's a marvellous bag maker)

and from now on can I be be called Doughnut Ladee ?? haha!!
Thanks Emma, I LOVE it!!
It's freebie day tomorrow...don't forget to come back and find out all about it!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

a very full day!

Today I re-arranged a corner of my used to look like this ::
and now it looks like this ... a corner where I can set up photo shoots ::
the 2 items on the table were in the boxes I showed yesterday!
the other box contained....dye for a new project! ::
I also received another delivery ::
A great big table-full of felt ::
which made my felt shelves go from this sad and empty looking display::
to this gorgeous full of colour felt-y loveliness ::
after doing all of that I decided to move my metre felt off my shelves and in the new space under the window ::

which means I have created lots and lots of room on my stock shelves .... I'd better get sewing!!