Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Christmas Shopping and the weather

If you are anything like me at the moment the idea of doing some Christmas shopping is a non starter with the weather the way it is and set to continue for as long as forecast can be done. But Christmas won't wait and do you really want the same old same old as we all buy each year because we are stuck. My solution is simple buy handcrafted and use the internet. Make sure the person who you buy from designed and made the item,( we don't want any cheap imports) crafters love you to ask questions we are so passionate about what we make. Telling the items story is one of the most enjoyable parts in my job. I love to chat with people about what I do it gives me a connection. So please consider handcrafted, and remember that if you have seen something that I make that is not listed on my website and are interested in finding out about it please drop me and email.
Happy Wednesday.

little update - I am due to have a stall at the Green Gallery Christmas fair this weekend, at present the fair is going ahead and I am going to make every effort to get there.

Custom Christmas Stocking

Today is day 3 of being stuck because of the snow so I am glad that I have some custom orders to keep me busy. I would like to show you one of my latest, its for a lovely lady that I met at the Country Living show she bought a few of my goodies at the show and then emailed me with this Christmassy request. I love the way it turned out so bright and cheery and because I have stuffed the toe and quilted the entire stocking it hangs beautifully no sagging I hope it is on display for the whole of the festive period.

Happy Tuesday.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Snowy Pictures

Just a quick post with some snowy pics.
Keep warm.

Custom Orders

I had a little order for some stocking gifts for a little boy so I made up a set of bamboo washcloths, a crayon roll and then I thought boys get pocket money too so I then sewed a few little zipper pouches in some funky boys fabrics, they are fully lined so should withstand coins and sent this picture to the lovely Mummy in question to choose which one. Well she bought all of them 1 for her Son and the rest to put into her present box, she is so organised that for the next 4 birthday parties she has it all sorted. A lesson to all of us, you usually end up spending less no more panic buying and the recipient gets a totally unique gift.

Happy Monday.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Cat in the Hat 3 for 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been thinking about the Cat in the Hat a bit this morning what with my footpath under several inches of snow so today I am going to have my 3 for 2 Cat in the Hat special offer. If you emil me an order of 2 packs of Dr Seuss Eco Facial pads or wash cloth sets before 10pm tonight I will give you a third pack free. They make fab stocking stuffers, secret santa gifts or something special for you. They are sure to raise a smile, who doesn't love Dr Seuss? So get your skates on first come first served and I have limited stock I am not going to have any further "specials" before christmas. Happy Snowy Sunday

Quick update - If you are still considering please don't wait too long my email if getting rather full.

Christmas Fair Pictures

Yesterday I was a Craigclowan for their annual Christmas Fair. There was a steady flow of customers all through with enough chance to chat which is always nice. The snow added to the christmassy feel and I really enjoyed myself. Happy Sunday.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Craigclowan Christmas Fair

Today I am preparing for the Christmas fair at Craigclowan, ( Edinburgh Road Perth) its between 10-2 on Sat 27th. If you have never been before its well worth a visit with plenty of parking a feast of yummy home baking and lots to entertain the kids, Santa will be visiting and their will be a selection of stalls to make christmas shopping a bit more enjoyable. I will be taking my full range of goodies including my bamboo bibs, eco facial pads, crayon rolls, fabric baskets and chef sets to name a few. I hope some of you can come entry is free and I would love to say Hi.
Happy Friday I am now off to bake some of my famous gingerbread to hand in.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

New Website !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone drum roll please. My new website is launched i am sure I am going to have many teething problems but bare with me please. The address is www.madebymumshop.co.uk
Go and have a visit and tell me what you think ,be gentle please.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

In the Pink

I sold out of my bamboo wash cloths so making more for this weekend's Christmas Fair at Craigclowan is top of the list. First up is some girly pink ones but I have lots of less girly, seasonal and boys fabrics and they are next.
Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Today is all about packing up Orders

I can't believe the response I have been getting since I came home from the Country Living fair. My email inbox is quite full. So today is all about making up orders, bibs have been top followed by crayon rolls and bamboo wash cloths. Dr Seuss is soo popular but I think I knew that already. happy Tuesday.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Something Exciting

Hi I want to let you all in on something I have been working on for a while. Made by Mum is going to have its very own website !!!
I can't believe it. I am soo excited. We are hoping to have it go live with a small selection of my products very soon.
Happy Monday.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Country living Pics

Hi just some quick pics for you today . Thanks so much to everyone who visited my little stand I really enjoyed chatting with you all. A big thank you to Maisie who sported one of my Bamboo bibs she was beautiful.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Nearly There

Well my feet are a little sore and I have nearly lost my voice, but what an experience the Country Living fair has been so far. I have spoken to soo many people. Thanks to all of you who have come and visited with me, all the encouraging comments, and sales of course have been fab. I am very much looking forward to getting home as I miss my family like you wouldn't believe I have so many cuddles and kisses to give. So one more day to go I will post a pic of my little stand when I get home. I have got a very quick turn around as I am off to Craigclowan Christmas fair on the 27th which I just love going to and then off to the Green Gallery the following week busy busy busy.
Happy Saturday.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside

Sorry for the lack of posts I have been under the weather. Talking of weather here in Perth it has been freezing, rain rain and more rain and really windy. So I have been snuggling under my snowman quilt, the perfect pick me up.
Happy Friday.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Cake Anyone?

Just a very brief post today I thought you might like to see something sweet and yummy but with zero calories and no guilt. A little selection of my eco facial pads made with gorgeous cupcake fabric.
Happy Tuesday.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Boys draw Too!

Have you noticed that handcrafted makers often leave boys out. It is so easy to make for girls and they are very well catered for but as a Mummy to 2 girls and 2 boys it can be difficult to get the boys something that they would like. So in the interests of fairness I hope my making reflects that boys also have birthdays, christmases, holidays etc etc. So for today I would like to show you hot of my sewing table a super fun crayon roll for little men. Packed with bright colours, retro cars, motor bikes and camper van What more could you ask for? sturdy quilted body? tick, gorgeous smelling new Crayola crayons? tick and of course a velcro closure because boys don't have time to fiddle with ribbons or buttons yuck.
Happy Friday.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Stocking Fillers

I have bee cutting out and working on a several crayon rolls. I think they should do well at my various craft events (fingers crossed). They have been so popular so far. Let me talk you through this one. I have chosen some lovely fresh prints in shades of green, pink, yellow and orange. Perfect for a girl but not too girlie, it has been quilted and has binding just like a mini quilt. And to finish it of a nice wide strap with velcro so that little fingers can be independent.

Some people who have bought my crayon rolls have used them for storing all sorts of things like make up brushes and tools. They make a really useful and unusual gift for someone special.
Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Eco Facial Pads some new prints

I have some new fabrics and I am excited to show you some of my Eco Facial Pads made up using them. They are just the most beautiful colours. I love them all.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Gift Baskets

Wondering about Christmas? I am always on the look out for unusual gifts that are not just for Christmas. Well what about these fabric gift baskets. You could fill them with handmade soaps, bath bombs etc or lots of lovely handmade yummy fudge , or cuddly toys or books or have me make them up as a baby gift basket with some bamboo bibs, eco facial pads, wash cloths etc. Or how about an art basket with paper, colouring in pages and one of my crayon rolls. The possibilities go on for ever. And after Christmas use them as smart storage in your little ons room.
Happy Monday.