Archive for November, 2010

Black Friday Sale

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I know we don’t have Thanksgiving Day in the UK and Europe,

but who says we can’t have a SALE!


it will only last until midnight Sunday 28th November, 2010

A wonderful waste of time

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Owning an online shop is in some ways bad news for me, or for the Belcher household if one must be honest.  I could easily click away my whole afternoon from blog to blog, passing by Etsy and Folksy shops, then back to Facebook and always with a window open for Twitter.

But on the other hand, I have a lot to thank the online community for, I get a lot of my questions answered in Twitter, amazing support in Facebook, kind words of encouragements post on on my blog and lots of inspiration from Flickr and the blogs that I read.  And let’s not forget the amazing people that I have met through social media!

So as a way to say Thank You, and to give something back to you all, I have created a Flickr group .  I am inviting you to join it to share and show off your lovely creations (and if you are up for it, the ones that didn’t come out quite as you thought).  On my side, I will be hosting regular giveaways among all  members to keep things yet more interesting.

And to start off on the right foot, our first giveaway will be The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam published by David and Charles.  I am sure you know about this amazing book, but can read more about it here.

The winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog next Wednesday 1st of December (yes, we are on the last bit of 2010 already!)

Any questions, doubts and queries regarding the Flickr group please direct them to me, but don’t expect for a highly technical answer as I am still new to all this.

Good Luck and Enjoy!!


Christmas Presents in the making

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

This year, as with the last few years, I have taken a pledge that it will be a homemade Christmas.  It wouldn’t be fair to say that I have failed previous years, because quite a few of the presents that we gave were in fact homemade… not all were made at my home, but in someone else’s home, and yes, I did made a few with my very own hands.

I thought that Christmas 2010 was going to be a bit different, and my house was going to resemble Santa’s workshop than just clicking away at Amazon for last minute presents.  The truth is that many of our clients are indeed creative crafters that make wonders with fabrics they have bought from The Fabric Loft, so they are keeping me busy and leaving me very little spare time to make my own presents.  I am happy to know that they are busy as well selling their goodies in Christmas Fairs all over the country and a few abroad too (yeap we are international now!).

The clock is ticking and I had to find pretty things that wouldn’t take ages to make, I hit the target when I got Fat Quarterly‘s Holiday Special Edition.  I made the sweetest doll ever designed by Katy Jones from I’m a Ginger Monkey.  It is one of those projects that are easy and quick to make and once you finish it you end up with such a great feeling!

I am on a roll now and have a few fabrics pinned together ready to be the next smiley long legged doll… will post more pictures soon in our Facebook page, but in the mean time, feel free to check the ones I’ve published on our Flickr page.

Initially made to be given away... now I'm really considering keeping it for myself :)

Fabrics used:

Head: Tiny Flowers by Sevenberry

Body: Henna Garden by Sandi Henderson

‘Supermodel’ long legs: Sun Spots in Turquoise by Amy Butler

October’s Gift Certificate winner

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Oh we have been tardy on this post but here’s the winner for our monthly contest for October 2010.

Matt Hall from Worcester, Worcestershire

Last month we also had another giveaway when we teamed up with The Sewing Directory and the winner was Susanne Heritage as announced on Fiona’s website.

If you have your own blog or online shop and would like to host a giveaway with us, please drop us an email and we will be very happy to make it happen!

Good luck to all of our customers for this months draw :)