Friday, September 30, 2011

bauble kits

My Bauble Kit has a lot of my very favourite felt colours in it ::

2 each of orange, red, thistle & yellow 4" squares...

and one each of plum and bright pink (9" squares)

they certainly look very Christmassy all stacked up together...

and even better when they have been turned into baubles!
there are 17 different ribbons included in the kit...

...along with a purple/orange/yellow mix of buttons and some fluffy pom poms!

I'm definitely making some more of these for my tree this year!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

new kit :: Christmas Tree Garland

My Christmas Kits were delivered to John Lewis a few weeks ago...and the Christmas Tree Garland kit has been a big hit!
In the kit there are 3 tree patterns and enough felt & stuffing to make at least 9 trees....

I had so much fun choosing which buttons, pom poms and ribbons to include to decorate the trees...

...and choosing which shades of greens & blues to include

the new Christmas kits have been added to my shop... and tomorrow I'll show you the baubles kit!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


hand sewn last night in front of the tv

machine sewn this morning

and posted this afternoon!

I may have to tweek my express postage options in my NotOnTheHighStreet shop, but so far I've managed to juggle everything and get all orders finished in the nick of time!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

multi tasking

cutting and rolling ::
stitching and sewing ::cutting and packing ::

I also cut out a whole pile of stitching to do tonight but forgot to get a photo of'll see it when it's finished :-)

Monday, September 26, 2011

a stitch filled weekend

I had a lot of sewing to do this weekend (yay!) and just about managed to get everything finished....I made 12 tortoise brooches....
....6 felt boxes.......and 12 giraffe brooches!

Friday, September 23, 2011

work & reward

the kits I've been making for wholesale orders are done

phew, that was a lot of work!

..and now?

now I am off to the pub to sit in the September sun and have a drink!


today is my Mum's birthday, Happy Birthday Mum, love you loads xxx

Thursday, September 22, 2011

new things!

there are new things in the shop!!new BULK bags of cute flower buttonsnew BULK bags of Christmas Star buttonsnew felt flower & happy cupcake embellishmentsnew mini cupcake packsand more Christmas ribbon boxes....but just in case you begin to think that I'm superhuman doing all this as well as slaving in the kit factory (!) I'm not...I'm lazy!! these new items have been accumulating in a box, waiting for photos to be taken and website fiddling to be done, for oh, about 10 days or so ...

quick links ::

flower buttons here

star buttons here

felt flowers here

happy cupcakes here

mini cupcakes here

Christmas ribbon here

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

wednesday = kit day

this morning :: ...yesterday's felt piling finished! this afternoon :: prepping ingredients for 2 big orders of my original kits!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

felt piling

This is my little room ... jam packed with bits of kit, the big boxes on the left all hold bags of stuffing which have all been measured out ... these filing boxes :: all hold felt that has been cut to size & is waiting to be piled up ready for kit making....

Today I'm working on the felt for the Christmas Tree kits and have got all the boxes of felt out ...the boxes behind are full of felt I have already piled up ::
...pre-piling the felt really does speed up the last stage of kit makingSo all I have to do now is turn those neat piles into piled up neat piles, 270 times!Yum! such lovely colours!

Monday, September 19, 2011

scissor action

I started my day by putting all this cut-out stationery away...
...and finished it off by chop-chop-chopping all the ingredients which will be made into some giraffe & tortoise brooches

Friday, September 16, 2011

a busy end of the week

overnight I had a flurry of orders for things not yet made, so I promptly got printing, cutting, sewing and sticking and got each and every order ready for posting today......all I need to do now is clear some space in here, that tiny corner of a table has already been filled up with other jobs!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


one of my kits is on the John Lewis Website!!!! The September delivery they received had all 6 kit designs so once I've boxed up some more of them I can add the Christmas designs to my shop....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

special letters

made to measure letters (fast!) :: this morning I was asked to make some of my iron on letters in a special size...they had to fit in an area 8cm x 32cm, and the item they are going on needs to be finished for Monday Morning... so I put my other work aside and got my scissors out, drew some new letters and ta-dah! special sized letters ... they are now in the post bag and should be delivered tomorrow, phew! Back to piling bundles of felt for me......

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

box of stock

today I have been sorting through a delivery of stock I ordered lots of my favourite regular items ...sewing thread, polka dot buttons, zips, ric rac and gingham ribbon ... and they are all nicely topped up. I also got busy counting and bagging buttons so the super popular teeny tiny polka dot buttons are all back in stock...there are also a few new goodies ... a new colour of bulk buttons :: brights .... some new velvet ribbon .... and some new ric rac colours too!
quick links :: ric rac :: gingham ribbon :: sewing thread :: bulk buttons :: zips :: teeny tiny polka dot buttons :: velvet ribbon :: polka dot buttons ::

Monday, September 12, 2011

tidy again

In my rush to get my parcels finished on Friday (to sit with the wounded one, he's fine btw, healing nicely!) I dumped all my postal supplies on my packing area and forgot all about it until it was time to pack orders today....hhhmmm having my very own post office requires some storage solutions!

one metal-letter-sorter-rack-thingy* later and I am tidy again!

*metal-letter-sorter-rack-thingy was in the garage, something John had & kept because we thought 'it maybe useful one day'!