Tuesday, April 25, 2017

new fabric alert

We've had soooo many new fabrics recently - all of them are available as cut fabric (we cut to order) AND felt backed fabric felt too - perfect for bow making and all sorts of crafty endeveaours.
 all new things can be seen here:
 https://www.paper-and-string.net/what-s-new




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Buttons delivery

There's no nicer sight than a stock table full of new buttons ;-)
They will be on the website soon ....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

mirror tapes & paperwork

The end-of-tax-year is a busy old time around here - the stock take marked the end of one year and we are already into the 2nd week of the new year! All my year-end accounts are done and ready to be sent off to our lovely accountant - the final stock take figures will be done by the end of this week and I've *nearly* found all our bank statements to send along with the paperwork...just the VAT return to do and then I can finally be finished

In the meantime some of our long-awaited orders are starting to be delivered, today we got this *new* mirror tape set - I've already snaffled a set to use on our free kit box packaging

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stock taking DONE!

Phew-ee! THAT was a mammoth stock-taking task! Everything is counted and written down, most of it has been entered onto the spreadsheet and we are back to normal today We have a lot of orders to send out that were placed whilst we were closed (thank you!) but we should be all caught up pretty soon  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

a NEW free template

 I am so happy to share my latest sewing project with you :-)
 I've been busy making lots & lots of Easter Eggs using all my favourite craft materials
 I've made four different size templates and they are on the website s a PDF so you can print them off and make your own (the templates are free)
 I've had great fun choosing colours and materials ....
 I've not decorated with an Easter Wreath before but I LOVE this!
 I've sewn my eggs around the edge with a straight stitch but you can use a blanket or slip stitch instead.
Each of my eggs has a felt rectangle on the back so it can be threaded onto twine for garland making or onto wire for attaching to the wreath.
 This is a fun solo project - but it would also be great with friends or family - with each stitcher making and decorating their own egg and then hanging them all together :-)
The templates can be found here:  https://www.paper-and-string.net/free-patterns
if you want to make some too :-)

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

M A R C H Madness

 For the entire month of March we are running loads of special offers - they all launched today and will run until stocks last - we've buttons, ribbons, felt, fabric, glitter, stationery ... so it's a great time to try a new material or a new craft project out :-)