Tuesday, 29 March 2011

It was fabulous!

On Saturday we had a stall at the Fabulous Fair in Grimsby Minster, selling our own range of hand made cards, gifts and accessories. We had a great day, met lots of lovely people and here's what our stall looked like:

We sold lots of Mother's day and Easter cards as well as some rabbits and other gifts.

Thank you to everyone who came along and gave us their support, we really appreciated it!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

What's in a name?

On Sunday our friends second daughter is getting Christened. As a gift we've made a personalised card of her name 'Anya' which is a Russian name meaning: Favour, grace.

Then on Monday it's our niece, Beth's Birthday so we've made her a personalised card too. Beth is a Hebrew name meaning: my God is a vow.

We wish them and their families a lovely day and hope the sun is shining for them!


Thursday, 17 March 2011

For Japan with love

We would like to join Natasha at Amelie's House and others who are taking part in the blogging silence tomorrow for the people of Japan.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Facebook friends

There are currently 57 people who LIKE our facebook page. When we have 100 names on the list we will put them in a hat and draw out a winner. The prize is one of our hand made, embroidered tea cosies. You can choose the colour and design! 

Other designs and colours:

 tea pots

tea cups

Please join us on facebook and 'like' our page with a chance to win a hand made tea cosie worth £15

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Union Jack cushions

There were lots of small pieces of fabric left after making the Easter bags, so I decided to use them to make 'Spring' inspired Union Jack cushions:



They are really simple to make and I also added ribbon to the centre cross. You can use any types of fabric, think I'll do some in velvet for the winter markets!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Easter treats

We've made some lovely little cotton bags in bright spring inspired colours to put eggs in for Easter presents. The bags can then be used again for anything!

Here's how they are made:

Choose a selection of bright patterned fabric and cut into rectangles 17 x 22 cm. Do the same for contrasting lining fabric

Using strips of the same fabric (30cm long), fold and stitch to make the handles, also cut some smaller pieces of ribbon for the ties

Stitch the lining fabric to the outer fabric then turn inside out

You can use any fabric, the more colourful the better!

Then fill with mini eggs covered with foil, yum!

Easter bunnies

Here's a quick look at our new Easter bunnies and how we make them:

Cut out rabbit pieces in fleece and applique colourful tummies and ears with bondaweb


Stitch eyes and mouth and add a button for one eye

Sew arms and legs leaving opening for stuffing then turn inside out to correct side and stuff with toy stuffing

Then attach arms and legs and stitch to body, adding a little fluffy tail!

The Fabulous Fair

We are having a stall at the Fabulous Fair on Saturday 26th March from 10-4pm at Grimsby Minster. We will be selling our products from tea cosies and cafetiere covers to rag dolls and fashion accessories. We will also have our new range of Mother's day cards, Easter cards, bunnies and gifts. Hope to see you there!

Our new business cards: