Wednesday, November 27, 2013

homemaker magazine + me!

my handmade Penguin, Reindeer and Christmas Pud decorations are in the current issue of Homemaker Magazine isn't it a lovely photo? 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

it's all about the pom poms

it must be nearly Christmas 'cos there are pom poms everywhere I turn!
pom poms in kit making...pom poms in customer's parcels ...and pom poms as the snowmen's scarves on my newest handmade orders
I love pom poms :-)  

Sunday, November 24, 2013

mammoth order # 2 :: update

snowman kits on the making table late last night, it doesn't matter how late it is or how tired you are pom poms can always cheer you up!!  ....we had a lie in this morning and got up at 7am instead of 6am, what a treat!  but the hard work has got the job finished in time, and left plenty of time this afternoon to get started on website orders and some sewing too :-)
excuse the finger in the photo - we were rather tired, plus there's no way we're unpacking them all just so we can retake the photo ;-)

Friday, November 22, 2013

mammoth kit order #2

phew-ee this week is flying by!  every spare moment has been filled with kit making - all of us have been doing homework and working extra hours to keep on top of it all, and one last push this weekend from John and I will see mammoth order # 2 finished (I hope!)
Becky has homework for mammoth order #3 ... yep, that's right! another massive order landed yesterday, it's the biggest yet, but we do have a little longer to finish it, thank goodness :-)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Order Dispatched

...and it was a BIG one!
Just look at it all - 21 boxes full of kits, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of kits!
We are super chuffed with ourselves - managing a massive order alongside all our normal orders (of which there were many last week, thanks shoppers!)
All achieved through team work and A LOT of overtime ... now, on to the next big order!

Friday, November 15, 2013

a long weekend ....

...nope, not a luxurious, relaxing holiday but instead - a long weekend of kit making awaits!  John and I could do with a holiday - tomorrow will be day 6 of loooong working hours (6am-11pm! yikes!) and another John Lewis popped through the door today so there's no end to these long days yet!!!
The photo is not related to that at all - but when I was cutting these packs for an order today I thought the colours looked great together :-)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

whose boxes?

lots and lots of lovely boxes - all sent out to one customer - I wonder if they are all for the same person or if this is lots of Christmas presents in one hit...or perhaps they aren't Christmas presents at all?? 
Whoever they are for, I enjoyed making them and hope they enjoy them too :-)

Monday, November 11, 2013


I also did the handstitching on a pile of boxes - but they won't be machined together until tomorrow, so I can't show you them yet!  Not bad for a lazy day eh?
Oh and the tray I keep on showing you with sewing on it is from ikea
I have two and I highly recommend them :-)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

the magic of Sundays

This time of year it's hard to stop working, well, actually, every time of the year I find it hard to stop working because I love it!! - but yesterday I started to feel a bit under the weather and decided I needed a Sunday Sofa day...and that I really need to avoid getting the lurgy that hit our little team a week ago.
So after a Saturday of Kit Packing ::
and box sewing ::
I have spent all of Sunday in my PJ's, with my fluffy socks on and the heating cranked up...with a tray of sewing to keep me occupied.  Perfect, and I'm feeling 100% again so I *think* it's worked!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

STOP! it's freebie time! *

woah! the freebie this time round had 325 comments!
thanks to everyone who joined in ... Benny (my handsome table) got a lot of admiration - his friends can be found here if you need a Benny Table in your life too**, on to the business of picking a winner:
  the random number machine has been called into action and ta-dah! the winner is:
 comment # 87:
Sam Goodall said...
What an amazing give away, I love your shop, always fantastic service and beautifully packed.
Thankyou Sam G

 Well done Sam - please email your address to me ( sepoulton {at} btopenworld {dot} com ) and I'll try to get it to you for the weekend :-)
Thanks again everyone for joining in :-)
* sorry Claire, hope this song  (2mins 9 secs in) isn't in your head as long as the dinosaur one ;-)
** I had a 15% voucher which made him cheaper!! but he's definitely worth every hard earned penny :-)

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

weekend work

a slightly crazy weekend = tonnes of sewing + lots of other 'things' in the mix....soon, my blog friends, I wish to spill the beans...but not yet!! the meantime, please enter the freebie and enjoy :-)

Friday, November 01, 2013

freebie day :: November 2013

this month's freebie is simple.  One great big prize of Christmas Crafting Supplies will be won by one blog reader.  To enter please follow the rules at the bottom of this blog post.
The Prize ::
 over £100 worth of crafting goodies for you to get making...
 ...all wrapped and packed in style!
 there are 10 mini rolls in a Christmassy themed selection of colours
 a great big bag of buttons
 a bag of cute pom poms
 a bag full of ric racs
 3 cute dinky test tubes filled with tiny bells and teeny tiny buttons
 3 fat quarters of Christmassy Fabrics
 two Christmas sewing kits
 a DIY advent calender package (25 paper bags, a pack of mini pegs and a long length of ribbon)
 AND 6 mini spools each with a metre of lovely ribbons on them
 all proudly being displayed on my new table (he got delivered yesterday - but you don't win him, he's mine!!)
The rules:
leave one comment AND ONE COMMENT ONLY on this blog post. (if you make a mistake please delete the comment and start again!)
Each comment is assigned a number and the Random Number Generator will pick one number from all the entries and that number will be the winner.
The freebie will be closed to new comments from Noon on Thursday 7th November 2013 and the winner announced later the same day.  Please come back to see if you are the winner.
me and Benny (the table!) wish you luck ;-)

the freebie has now closed at comment # 325