Posted in Craft Books, Crochet, New Stock, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

Celebrations, Tutorials and New Stock :)

Hi Everyone,

Well what a week……

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This week more deliveries arrived, new knitting patterns and good old-fashioned craft books….knitting, crochet, quilting and textiles books have replenished our bookshelves.

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Finally after being nagged about blogging a tutorial I sat down and blogged a tutorial 🙂 . A quilt as you go shopping bag which you can find on the blog or  click here

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The Sewing Studio came alive again on Thursday night with our popular beginners sewing workshop.  This time the end project was a enveloped cushion.  So in 2 hours of getting creative, having a laugh, giggle, tea and biscuits the cushions were finished and ready to take home.

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I’ve also had the chance to finish off a couple of UFP’s (unfinished projects) ….

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But we’ve also celebrated our 2nd Birthday this week……. I just wanted to say thank you for everyone’s support over the last two years. Its been so overwhelming and I’ve met some many fantastic people. It’s the best job in the world x

 

Ami x

Posted in behind the scenes, Butterick patterns, Craft Books, Fabric, in the haberdashery, New Stock

Wow …..What a Week xxx

Its been such a busy week this week and its been so much fun 🙂

Monday started off with a trip to Birmingham NEC for this years trade show. So me and Mum hopped on a train to see what was on offer and to see all the new products that were in the pipeline.

Looking very important with our badges on :)
Looking very important with our badges on 🙂

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So what did the show have to offer….well it was great to see most of our suppliers there and see their goodies, we gained two new suppliers. We made lots of orders and the deliveries have started to arrive. So all in all a good days work.

Tuesday….The famous Pancake races in the middle of town and right outside the shop window so we had an excellent view.

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Everyone seemed to have fun and everyone seemed very competitive. 🙂

The first delivery that appeared this week came from our new supplier Freedom Fabrics. Gorgeous fat quarter bundles, charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes.

fq bundles
fq bundles
Gorgeous charm packs
Gorgeous charm packs
jelly rolls
jelly rolls
layer cakes
layer cakes

Then arrived the new books

sewing patterns included
sewing patterns included
Tilly and the buttons (Sewing Bee finalist)  Brilliant book
Tilly and the buttons (Sewing Bee finalist)
Brilliant book

And then last but not least,

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If you have been watching this series Sewing Bee and you have watched this weeks episode you will have seen them using the Butterick Retro walkaway pattern. Well now Butterick have officially released that pattern and its now stock store ready for anyone wanting to have a go. This pattern comes with full instructions.

walkaway dress pattern.
walkaway dress pattern.

Well that’s all for this week, next week we have more new arrivals AND its our 1st birthday on Saturday. We are having a celebration. I’ll keep you updated with the details.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Have a good weekend and I’ll see you next week. xxxxxxxxx

Posted in Christmas, Craft Books, Crochet, Customers, in the haberdashery, Uncategorized

The Christmas List…..Part one!

Hello everyone,

We’ve had so much fun this week in the haberdashery. Its been a busy kind of week even with the poor weather.

I had a gorgeous present from one of my lovely customers Yvonne at  Crazy Creations.

Angry minion hat, its so warm and cosy....thanks Yvonne
Angry minion hat, it’s so warm and cosy….thanks Yvonne.

With Halloween out-of-the-way we now have our sights set on our first Christmas in our new home. Mum couldn’t wait to get the Christmas decorations out. She’s been busying away with the window display.

thanks Mum x
thanks Mum x

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Now on to the first part of our Christmas list. 

If you are stuck on what to put on your letter to Santa this year, then never fear we’ve got a few idea’s for you.

gorgeous medium and large sewing boxes. Everyone needs storage :)
gorgeous medium and large sewing boxes. Everyone needs storage 🙂

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Crochet hook cases !
Crochet hook cases !
Craft kits are also available, jewellery, sewing and crochet!
Craft kits are also available, jewellery, sewing and crochet!
Sewing machine bags but are great to storage other things too (like lots a fabrics)
Sewing machine bags but are great to storage other things too (like lots a fabrics)
How about a cross stitch kit or one of our needlecraft projects!
How about a cross stitch kit or one of our needlecraft projects!

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Twilleys Knitting kits with everything included.
Twilleys Knitting kits with everything included.

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What about a knitting loom and super soft yarn !
What about a knitting loom and super soft yarn !
Something to read???  We have books on Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Quilting, Patchwork, Felting and paper crafts.
Something to read???
We have books on Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Quilting, Patchwork, Felting and paper crafts.

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looking for a special gift.....a sewing machine. All our machines are Singer machines come in and see our selection.
looking for a special gift…..a sewing machine. All our machines are Singer machines, come in and see our selection.
How about handmade stocking fillers or buy something unique.
How about handmade stocking fillers or buy something unique.

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Not sure what to buy your loved ones, then why buy a gift voucher from us.
Not sure what to buy your loved ones, then why buy a gift voucher from us.
We even have handmade Christmas cards in too. Made by the lovley Emma at Crafty Emma
We even have handmade Christmas cards in too. Made by the lovely Emma at Crafty Emma

 

Well that’s the end of part one. I hope its given you some ideas.

Its been a brilliant week, thanks you to everyone who visits us, its show much fun and we really appreciate your support.

Have a super super weekend and we will see you bright and early Monday morning 🙂

 

Take care and thanks for reading xxx

Posted in Craft Books, in the haberdashery, New Stock, Six Penny Memories, Uncategorized

Finally…they have arrived.

Well it sure is autumn now isn’t it. But instead of frosty, cold and sunny mornings the rain clouds are hanging over us.

But if your like me, its perfect crafting weather.

Ok so our new patterns have started to arrive but not just any patterns.

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Six Penny Memories.

I first met the ladies who created Six Penny Memories, Kim and Debbie at this years quilting festival in Birmingham. Their makes were absolutely fantastic and we were delighted when Kim asked us to stock their patterns. Known for being guest presenters on the crafting channels, there easy to follow patterns became very popular.

So for the first patterns we have had delivered

 

Stitch some sunshine – pattern measures 15.5 x 15.5 inch

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Hexagons galore – 22inch cushion and a pin cushion – 4.75inch

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Let it snow – Snowman hanger included.

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Six penny memories Florries sampler quilt pattern – 16 inch square.

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Florrie and Betty Birthday Bunting – My Favourite 🙂

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All available instore but if your not local and would like any of the patterns please feel free to contact ami on our about page.

 

Thanks for reading xxxx

Posted in Craft Books, Crochet, in the haberdashery, New Stock

There’s nothing like a good book in the miserable weather.

I’m a huge fan of craft books. Don’t get me wrong I use the internet often to find inspiration and there’s a big part of me that likes browsing through books picking my projects and then doing it at my own pace.

So this week I’ve decided to top the books up with some really fab books and I’ve picked a few to show you.

 

Crochet & Knitting

Granny Square - Susan Pinner - 20 Crochet projects with a vintage vibe. Cute Crochet World - Suzann Thompson. Learn to Crochet Socks - Darla Sims
Granny Square – Susan Pinner – 20 Crochet projects with a vintage vibe.
Cute Crochet World – Suzann Thompson.
Learn to Crochet Socks – Darla Sims
Knitted socks - Chrissie Day. Natural Crochet Babies & Toddlers - Tina Barrett - Beautiful Patterns. How to crochet - for beginners. Crochet Wild Animals - Vanessa Mooncie.
Knitted socks – Chrissie Day.
Natural Crochet Babies & Toddlers – Tina Barrett – Beautiful Patterns.
How to crochet – for beginners.
Crochet Wild Animals – Vanessa Mooncie.

Felt and Fabric

Big Little Felt Universe - Jeanette Lim
Big Little Felt Universe – Jeanette Lim
Totes & Bags - Sue Marsh
Totes & Bags – Sue Marsh

Needlework

 

Doodle Stitching - Aimee Ray. Work & Play Redwork Through the Day. New Crewel The Motif Collection - Katherine Shaughnessy.
Doodle Stitching – Aimee Ray.
Work & Play Redwork Through the Day.
New Crewel The Motif Collection – Katherine Shaughnessy.

These are a very welcome addition to the haberdashery. I hope you like them too.

 

Thanks for reading, don’t forget to recommend us to you friends and family. 🙂