Thursday, 3 April 2014

Easter is coming!

I love this time of year  - spring bulbs are popping up, lambs are skipping in the fields - and I get to make lots of egg cosies and Easter cards. I have no idea what it is about egg cosies, but they make me smile when I am making them, I think it is because they look really cute when they are finished.

All our cards and cosies can be personalised with any words of your choice. The cosies can be personalised on both sides and we can add embroidered message's on them, such as 'Sebastian's Yummy Egg' to make them egg-stra special (apologies for the bad joke)

Here is a snapshot selection of our personalised Easter products, which you can find on our shop.

milly and pip Easter cards and egg cosies
Egg cosies make fantastic Easter gifts, they can be used to keep your boiled eggs warm on a relaxed Easter Sunday breakfast (of course, they are also ideal for hiding small chocolate Easter eggs too!) but best of all is that they are a gift that lasts forever and can be used time and time again.

Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sports Relief 2014

Did you watch Sports Relief or join in with any activities to raise money last weekend? I'm not sporty in the slightest, so my contribution to Sports Relief this year was to join a group of creatives who have donated a fantastic amount of products for this brilliant cause.

The Crafty and Creative Collective is a group of, you guessed it, crafty and creative individuals, linked by our love of all things unique and beautiful and by the fact that we all also sell our products through - which is how we know one another.
We've pooled our resources - our most loved products - to build a raffle prize (worth around £300) and also a big prize auction (worth over £1,700) over on eBay. Everything is made by the individual seller and most items can be personalised.
The below image shows the products that are up for auction on eBay. The auction finishes tonight (28th March) so you've only got a few hours left to get your bid in.

Sports Relief 2014 auction 

The raffle closes next Friday (the 4th April) and you can donate as little or as much as you like to win the goodies here. The image below shows the prizes up for grabs - including our very own lavender filled embroidered house decoration.

Sports Relief 2014 raffle

We really want to raise as much as we can, so if you can donate or bid please do, and you'll be in with a chance of winning some amazing goodies.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Make Awards Winners

A massive huge congratulations to all the make awards winners who were announced today, at the noths make, do & meet, held at the Royal Opera House in London. I had a fantastic day and although I didn't win an award this year, I am so very proud to have been short listed again. Here is the list of those that won and well done to all who were shortlisted (you can see all of those that made the shortlist in the blog post published on the 4th May below)

Business category
Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 winner:
Partner of the Year 2013 winner:
Start-Up Success Award 2013 winner:
Product category
Best New Product 2013 winner:
Personalised Product of the Year 2013 winner:
Handmade Product of the Year 2013 winner:
Customer category
Best Customer Service of the Year 2013 winner:
Gift of the Year 2013 winner:
Storefront Success Award 2013 winner:
Partner Community category
Community Ambassador of the Year 2013 winner (nominated by partners)

P.s. I hope that this is correct, as it is all done from memory.