More lovely new stock

Yesterday, Steve the Postman delivered this little lot to me ...

How lovely are they? Now, I don't actually sell these through my Blooming Felt website, but if you are interested in buying any of the items, please email me and I can tell you where you can buy them from.

If you are subscribed to my mailing list and completed the recent survey I sent out - many thanks. I'm going through the responses and there will definitely be some changes to the website. Keep an eye out for updates on this.

Hope you've enjoyed the glorious weather we've been having over the last few days - needless to say, we have been making good use of our pool and Gracie has decided she no longer wants to wear her armbands anymore - not bad for a 3 year old !!

Today is ....


Yes, according to my 3 year old monkey, today is Happy Elf Joke Day and you need to walk around playing jokes and tricks on everyone all day ! Like the trick where you have a pretend packet of chewing gum and when you pull the chewing gum out, the little mouse trap thingy flies over and whacks your finger ... HARD ! Oh how we laughed (the first time). It's starting to wear a little bit thin now and my finger is rather sore. Roll on next Monday when half term is over !!

Now, I was being a complete numpty recently and ordered the wrong colour felt squares !

So - I've got twenty 10x10 inch darkish turquoise squares (I guess you'd call them aquamarine) in the 4mm thick range, which I don't really want (I stock the the lighter colour) and wondered if anyone could make use of them? They're listed here on my website and I'm only charging £1 a piece instead of the usual price of £2.25.

If you want to grab yourself a bargain, then be quick because when they're gone ... they're gone !!
And this is a little sneeky peek of the new buttons that will be making an appearance on my website very very soon


Sarah x

And the winner is ......

Drumroll ............................


This number was picked by, but unfortunately I couldn't copy & paste the result or do a screenshot to prove which number it chose - sorry.

So, congratulations to SIMONE who is "going to play with them" ! Simone, if you could please email me your address I'll get them sent straight out to you. Well done !

I have to say I did love reading all of your ideas of what you would use the shapes for - "hats for aliens" really made me laugh !

And in answer to ethel & edna's comment about how many shapes were in the boxes - well there were actually ..................................................... you'll have to wait until next time to find that out !

Thank you to all of you who take the time to read my blog and to those of you who entered the competition. If you're wanting to get your hands on some of the shapes, they're all listed on the website here - you can buy them individually, in sets of 30 circles

or flowers
and in complete sets of 90 just like the giveaway.

Following on the theme of what would you do with the shapes - last Christmas I had these

which were made from the large felt flowers and small felt circles,

all with brooch pins sewn onto the back. I sold them in my NOTHS shop, my website and at all of the Christmas Fairs that I did, for between £3.50 and £5.00 each.

I was constantly selling out - these brooches were my best seller. At a cost of 35p for the large flower, 18p for the small circle, 6p for a brooch pin, a bit of thread and your time - that's a making price of around 70p for each brooch. Not a bad return eh? Christmas is a coming ... get making girls !!

This weekend, I managed to get the Yo-Yo makers onto the site - they were delivered absolutely ages ago and I never got round to listing them - but they're now available for sale on my website.

I'm also running a SPECIAL OFFER for the rest of May - buy any needle felting kit and get a needle felting sponge / foam pad absolutely free. This is a good freebie because even though the kit contains everything you need to complete the project, it doesn't contain the sponge pad, so if you do decide to buy a kit ... maybe as a gift ... the recipient will get everything they need to complete the project, with you saving £2 into the bargain.

That's it for this week. I'll look forward to seeing you at the Blooming Felt website, with lots of felt shapes and brooch pins in your shopping carts !!

Sarah x

The DHL man cometh !!

and what did he bring ?

Felt shapes .... lots & lots & lots of lovely felt shapes all cut from my lovely thick handmade felt !!

I am in felty heaven. Give me the weekend to get this felted loveliness listed on the website and then they'll be all yours. EDIT: Saturday evening and they're all listed and available for sale.

BUT, in the meantime, I'm doing a freebie. All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog between now and Monday telling me what you would make if you won the prize (don't worry, this won't affect who wins - the winner will be selected by a random number generator) and I'll pick a winner on Monday evening. Your prize ? A complete set of felt shapes - 3 different shapes (heart, circle and flower), 3 different sizes of each shape (3cm, 6cm and 9cm) and 10 different colours !! That is a lot of felt shapes - 90 actually ! Think what you could do with all of those ?!

GOOD LUCK and I look forward to reading all of your comments.

Sarah x

Ooooooh - LOOK !!

Look what I've been doing this weekend (apart from cutting the grass) !

Cutting out felt gift tags !! Yep - this is one of the new product lines I mentioned last time and this is the one that relies on me producing it. I treated myself to a die-cutting machine recently and bought some gift tag dies and this is the result.

You get a choice of 2 shapes of tags - hearts and scalloped rectangles - both shapes are available in 20 different colours (the same as my 4mm felt sheets). The gift tags are cut from my 4mm thick 100% wool felt and are perfect for you to embellish with buttons, felt shapes, ribbons or to embroider if you really want to personalise your gifts.

Attach them to your gift with either ribbon or some of the new waxed cotton cord (6 colours available) which is another new line on my website.

I definitely want to see photos of your completed projects using all of the above - make sure you email them to me !

The other very exciting new product line I mentioned last time will be here this week - keep an eye out for details very soon

Have fun !!!

I'm BACK !!

I'm sooooooo sorry to have been away for so long !
Ok, so I told a little porky and led you to believe that I was moving premises and stock-taking over the Easter holidays when, in fact, I was on holiday in Florida - sorry !!!

And whilst I've been back for almost 3 weeks now, I've only just managed to catch up with the huge amount of orders that came in whilst I was away. Very many apologies if you were one of those people in the very long queue awaiting your order - I'm up to date now and you should have received your order. Thank you so much for your patience.

It's quite scary going away for 3 weeks and leaving a business on shutdown. The website was still accepting orders (as you were aware), and I have a sneaky suspicion that my spotty and spiral balls may have been featured somewhere whilst I was away because I sold out ! If you've seen those particular balls featured in either a magazine or a blog, I'd love to hear about it.

Of course, when I got back I realised that it wasn't just the spotty & spiral balls I was out of stock of, but everything else is now on order and will be with me very shortly. So if you're waiting for something to come back into stock, it won't be long now.

A couple of new items which arrived just before I went away, but I didn't have a chance to add to the site:

New designs of the Button Sensations range (click on the pictures to go directly the buttons)

A gorgeous zingy new mix of buttons which I decided to call "Tutti Frutti". Those of you who are of a similar age to myself will remember the Tutti Frutti sweets you used to be able to buy in a small packet and all in the super additive colours of orange, green and pink/purple !! If you're into retro this button mix is for you !

Within the next couple of weeks I am hoping to take delivery of a VERY exciting range of new stock, which I just know you are going to love. So watch this space !

I'm also working on another range of goodies for the website, but this particular range relies on me to produce it. So, you might have to bear with me on this one, particularly as time is very limited and I seem to spend my whole time picking & packing orders and not actually being able to restock or produce anything else. But I'm confident that once I do get this range organised, it will be popular.

Whilst we were away we were very fortunate to be granted planning permission to extend our lovely old farmhouse, which will allow me to have a purpose built studio. The last year I have been storing stock and picking & packing orders from virtually every room in the house. This meant it took me twice as long to get the orders done up as I spent so much time traipsing from room to room and searching through boxes of stock to find what it was I was looking for. When we got back from holiday I decided enough was enough and asked hubby if he would be so kind as to dismantle the double bed in the guest room so that I could turn the room into my studio for the time being. What a difference ! I've got virtually everything in that one room with a big table in the centre and can work my way around the table collecting all of the lovely stock, ready to be send off to my lovely customers. And how pretty the room looks !! Sometimes I just go into there to look at the beautiful colours - it always makes me smile !

I've managed to make a start on the customer's gallery on the website - thank you to everyone who has sent in photos - keep them coming and I'll do everything I can to get you featured. I'd also love to see any tutorials you might have - so if you think you've got a project you'd like to share with other Blooming Felt customers, please email me.

Ok - I think that's it for the time being. As soon as I've got more details on the new ranges, I'll let you know !

Sarah x


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