Wednesday, August 24, 2016

handmade by me

 Since launching the new website (waaaay back in April) the handmade department has been very very empty
 I used to make to order and managing my time was getting too tricky....
 So after a re-think I decided to scrap the made-to-order idea and offer already made items, which meant I had to get my sewing thing on!
...and after 4 months I've made enough to re-open the handmade section - hurray!
Everything I've made can be seen here:  http://www.paper-and-string.net/handmade
:-)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

something exciting is coming in September...

Plans are afoot....and they are keeping me busy .... but it will DEFINITELY be worth waiting for ;-)
(the photo has nothing to do with the plans)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Refilling the threads

It's one of those tasks which takes forever - but it's fun!
 100 boxes of threads - all sorted & checked off - and all the thread holding hooks have been filled :-)
Our embroidery thread comes in 60 colours to match our 60 colours of premium wool blend felt
It's lovely quality; made by Madeira for Rico and each 8m skein is just 90p
all can be seen here, should you so wish:  http://www.paper-and-string.net/embroidery-thread-singles

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

back in the swing of things

I'm all out-of-synch with stock ordering - I had to stop before our holiday to make sure no parcels arrived when we weren't here to receive them and last week was just too busy to do anything other than pack parcels (and make 600 kits!) but today I knuckled down and have placed 8 orders with suppliers, I have more on my list for tomorrow so expect a lot of re-stocks* any day now :-)
*there may also be some new-ness too because I can't resist!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

I love Mondays

Mondays are my favourite day
They are also the busiest parcel sending day!  11 sacks full of your lovely ordes went out today, phew-ee!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

what did you do today?

John and I spent the day finishing mountains of kits!
 600 kits :: made in 6 days!
 Lots of late nights....
 Lots of homework....
 AND super early starts every day...
 and we did it!


I think we'd quite like another holiday now!!