Saturday, 31 December 2011

Starting a New Quilt for the New Year

Well not actually 1 quilt but 2. I have promised my girls a matching set of quilts for their room. Its taken so long to find fabric that they both love. I on the other hand love love love this fabric I think it could be in my all time favourites. So after my last order for the year was complete yesterday I couldn't wait to get stuck in. Here's where I have got to so far. Its a great motivation for me at this time of year to have something so bright and cheery to work on and at the same time will keep my girls cozy.
I hope you all keep cozy this New year preferably under a handmade quilt there is just nothing to beat it unless its 2 handmade quilts.
All the best for 2012

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Expanding, Need some Help Please !!!!

Hello everyone hope you are all still enjoying your time off. I am looking for some help and who did I think of but my trusty blog readers. I am planning on expanding the number of shops that I sell through in 2012 and am after some suggestions from you. Is there a shop in your area that you love that might be interested ? I like the idea of independent gift shops, tea rooms, or little quirky shops you know the kind. I have more than enough shops that sell my bibs for me so I am thinking more along the lines of my crayon wallets and pencil rolls. I appreciate any pointers you can offer.
Happy Tuesday.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Made by Mum Our New Addition

Hi everyone I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday. We enjoyed some Puppy Fun. Let me introduce Sammy. He has stripped the lower branches of the Christmas tree, chewed through our light and made countless little puddles around the house. Complete bliss. Before anyone shouts out a dog is for life and not just for Christmas don't panic we are experienced dog owners and have been looking for a puppy for ages. We are so fortunate to have him with us can't wait until he is a bit older and can enjoy some long walks.
Oh and stop by the shop if you have a minute I have some fab Boxing day sales on.
Happy Boxing day

Friday, 23 December 2011

Made by Mum Christmas

Just wanted to pop in and say Happy Christmas to you all. Your continued support and loyalty has made 2011 a good year for Made by Mum. I have developed new products and worked my socks off. I have loved every minute and can't wait till 2012. My shop will stay open over the holidays and i will post as and when the post office is open. Once again best wishes for Christmas.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

On the To Do List

Oh I was going to show you all some gorgeous handmade Christmas goodies as they were heading out the door to some special people in our life. But it has not been peaceful round here this week. I have been adjusting costumes and letting down hems, putting up hems, taxiing children here there and everywhere, attending concerts at school, answering emails and phone calls and emails and packing last minute orders and packing more last minute orders. So here I am what can I tell you we have made and given out this week so far. 6 loaf cakes of sticky dark gingerbread, 3 jars of orange and ginger marmalade, 36 mince pies and I have a tone of baking still to do. I thought that come this week things would have slowed down but the inevitable last minute dash has hit. The main products requests are for crayon wallets big and small along with bibs and pencil rolls. So Monday really is last and final the last absolute last day for posting in the UK. Please tell me today or tomorrow if you want something and I will do my very best for you. Now back to the oven the smell of fresh baked gingerbread is calling.
Happy weekend

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Last Orders Please!!!!!!!

Hello everyone just wanted to give you a little reminder that Christmas is only a few days away and that the last day for first class post in the UK in Monday. Last year I had a mini rush at the last minute. Please please please get your orders in so that I can get them to you for the big day. I have some great bargains on some of my art wallets and quilts as well as blankets and washcloths.
Happy shopping

Monday, 12 December 2011

Handmade Christmas

Hi everyone. My weekend was a busy one and very festive. We put up our tree and decorated it. This year we opted for a real tree and the house smells wonderful. I have been getting some Christmas presents finished and thought I would share some with you not all sewing but all handmade. First up is a tree ornament. I wanted the design to be red and white only so that it would match in with the recipients decor. This little ornament is all of 3 inches square so you can guess how small the irish chain blocks are. My fingers are still a bit sore from the fiddleyness of it all. I hand quilted it and then added the back. I wanted a generous thickness to the square. Then I quilted a tiny feather wreath at the back. I was a little nervous about using red thread but I think it turned out fine. This tiny quilt is going to be given to a wonderful lady who is so generous with her time to my two dancing daughters that we always do a handmade gift, it's sort of giving back a little of our time. Oh I tried using wool wadding in this one I thought it very soft and lovely to hand quilt.
More to show you later in the week.
Happy Monday.

Friday, 9 December 2011

New Dribble Bibs

Hi everyone I wanted to share some new options for my bamboo dribble bibs. Remember I can custom make in larger sizes for special needs children and adults.

Happy Friday

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A Little Something for You

Hi all well we have had the first snow here and all around me looks so crisp and fresh. I have been leaving my car at home and walking as often as I can. I love to breath the cool air and look at all the twinkly leaves and branches as I pass by. Walking gives me the time to think and collect my thoughts. This year on reflection has been soo busy and full of work that it has passed by in a haze at times so these quite moments are very precious.
My sewing has taken over the last few weeks and I am grateful to all my customers this year for supporting my growing enterprise and so as a little thank you to you all and just in time for some last minute Christmas shopping I thought I would offer you a discount off everything in my shop - INCLUDING SALE ITEMS just enter the code MADEBYMUM10 so please take another look at whats on offer and maybe find something just right. Discount end on the 9th December.
Christmas here we come.
Happy Tuesday