Posted in Christmas, Crochet, in the haberdashery

Hello December !!!!

Hi Everyone,

Its time to post again. The weeks are flying by aren’t they. Its hard to believe that December is nearly upon us.

Last week I joined our Sue’s in a Crochet workshop open day. I have tried to Crochet so many times but never succeeded. I could quite happily sew and quilt all day long however its impossible to keep carting my sewing machine home every night so it was time to try something new, something I could sit by the fire and watch the soaps at the same time.

So this time I was determined to learn how to Crochet and after a few false starts I manage my first granny square. I know its not much however I’m very proud of myself 🙂  I aim to make a small blanket…..fingers crossed.

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But the main event this week was definatley Swadlincote’s Christmas lights switch on.

We have lots of events throughout the year outside our shop. We are in the perfect spot to enjoy all of them, however the light switch on is most definalty my favourite by far.

In the daytime there were choirs form all the local schools in the area, we had a bit a Salsa lesson and in the evening live bands played….

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Along with the fairground rides and food, craft stalls.

We were in prime position for the firework display ……

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Then it was time for the switch on ……

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Late night opening meant we met even more new customers, so it was a pretty amazing day.

Thank you to everyone that has visited us online and in store, your support is absolutely amazing 🙂

Next week…..we have a huge wool order arriving and some more Christmas fabrics.

Keep warm and I’ll see you again on Monday.

 

Ami, Dave, Sylvia & Glyn

Posted in Christmas, Crochet, Fabric, My Favorite, New Stock, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

Its all cracking off here


Hi everyone…….another late blog 🙂

Its been all go here !

Lets have a run down with lasts weeks shenanigans –

The week started off with my Mother itching to get festive, which meant it was Christmas window dressing time.  She’s done a fantastic job ……..

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On Wednesday we had a meeting with a new fabric supplier. I’m pleased to say we are now official stockists of Timeless Treasures and Dear Stella fabrics. However our first order isn’t arriving in England until January/February time…….Boohoo. BUT the fabrics we have ordered will blow you away I promise 🙂

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Thursday evening, the Sewing Studio was alive with learning and laughter. Our Christmas Applique Cushion was full of creativity, everyone made gorgeous cushions to take home with them. This is without a doubt my favourite part of my job.

Chistmas Applique
Christmas Applique

As we speak I’m working on next years workshops. I’ll let you know ASAP but it looks like its going to be a fab year in the studio.

So on to Saturday – the workshop open day was amazing. we had crochet & knitting,  patchwork and free motion, Christmas decorations and lots of tea and cake…….and I mean lots of cake.

Heres a few pics of things that were made…..

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Next up is our Sue who’s yet again been making gorgeous things, however this time its mermaid’s tails.

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Also this week gift vouchers are back in store and online, perfect Christmas presents….

Available here

 

So that’s it for last week.

Thankyou for all your kind words on the window display, for your support whether it be online and in store and I’ll see you soon.

Ami, Dave, Sylvia & Glyn

 

 

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 home makes, in the haberdashery, New Stock, rainbows

For my blog followers!

I know many of you follow our updates on Facebook but I also know that a lot of our followers don’t like Facebook.

So this post is for everyone who’s not had updates this week 🙂 x

This week our new range of craft kits started to arrive. Its was the knitting that started to arrive this week with adorable rabbits and cute dogs/puppies.

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Twilleys

We’ve also had the first of the handmade Christmas decorations arriving ready for Rainbows Hospice and lots more being made  🙂 If you feel that you could help us with this donation please feel free to contact me.

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This week has been a good week for makes too.

Here's are lovely Sue with a beautiful baby blanket.
Here’s are lovely Sue with a beautiful baby blanket.
One of our many lovely customers made a Peppa pig
One of our many lovely customers made a Peppa pig
I had a go at mini quilt art using free motion quilting
I had a go at mini quilt art using free motion quilting

The Yarn Clinic on the 1st Nov is now on the website and you can reserve your place online to http://www.simplyneedlecraft.com/ourshop/prod_3572905-Sues-Yarn-Clinic-1st-Nov-2014.html

What’s in store for next week…..a huge delivery of fabric, some more makes and plenty of fun.

But before I go I would to share with you a lovely page https://www.facebook.com/Lillyandthemouse

This page is filled with handmade toys and gifts but I love the keepsake bears the most. I shall also post this on my links page for future reference.

Thanks for following and I’ll see you very soon. xxxx

Posted in Uncategorized

We’re going to need your help. xxx

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Do you know about the Rainbows Hospice?

I’m sure you’ve heard of them and the fantastic work they do.

They offer services and support to children, young people and their families when a child or young person has a life-limiting condition and is expected to not live far into adulthood. They help children and their families who live in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, north…

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