It's FREEBIE time again (and it's late !) - Sorry

I can't believe it's June already !! It sort of crept up on me all of a sudden and consequently I've been in a flap trying to decide what to offer as this month's giveaway.

So, I'm afraid it's a bit late, and it's a bit of a last minute thing but I've decided that for June's freebie, the prize will be ....................

5 metres of ribbon, or pompom trim, or bias binding, or waxed cotton cord, or beading elastic ! You can have a mixture of all if you want - it's up to you. (Prize subject to stock availability)

To enter, just leave a comment on this actual blog post (NOT the facebook blog post), before 5pm next Sunday 12th June.

  • The giveaway is open to everyone - I'll ship worldwide
  • Only 1 entry per person
  • I MUST be able to contact you via your blog or website. If you don't have either of these, please ensure you leave your email address on the comment. If your number is picked and I am unable to contact you, the prize will be redrawn and offered to another participant
  • All comments to be received before 5pm on Sunday 12th June


Little red tractor ....

He's king of the field !

Oooh - look what I got last week !!

So needless to say, I've spent pretty much all of the bank holiday weekend mowing the field and the garden.

What FUN !!!


ps. It's FREEBIE day tomorrow x

Word of the week ...


The definition of which is "showy or unnecessary, frivolous"

I LOVE this word.

And I love our new woven ribbons ... they're exactly that:

Showy, unnecessary and frivolous !!

Get your fix of our FRIPPERY here


TK Maxx rocks !!

If you're lucky enough to have a TK Maxx close to where you live (as I am), then you'll know about all the fab things you can often find in there. If you don't, then you need to get yourself down to the nearest one and see what you're missing out on !

As our bathroom is now sitting in the garden and I couldn't stand being in all that mess a minute longer, I decided to take myself out and have a little wander around the Retail Park (not a fan of those sort of places, but sometimes needs must), and found myself in TK Maxx. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but sometimes, that's the best thing about shopping right ? You're not looking for stuff, but you find LOADS of stuff that you want ! Similarly, when you're looking for something in particular, you can bet your bottom dollar that you'll NEVER find it !
But anyway .....

There I was wandering around TK Maxx when I came across this

A Thomas Kent wall clock !! If you know anything about this particular make of ceramic clock, you'll know that they're rather pricey. Not so in TK Maxx ! £14.99 for what is normally a £50 clock ! Not a thing wrong with it and the PERFECT colour for my kitchen (it does have 2 hands !)

Next, I noticed the man putting out a whole load of garden type stuff. I saw a fantastic bright pink cafe style table & chairs and was absolutely desperate to buy it, but then did manage to pull myself together when I thought of the look that hubby would have given me had I come home with it ! So I bought the next best thing ....

A brilliant set of bright pink enamel planters - not for use in my garden - these will be used in both the Studio AND at the Knitting & Stitching Show.

And then, I saw these ...

Even better for use at the Knitting & Stitching Show (it didn't have the felt balls in it of course, that would have been mad, and think of the mess all over the floor if someone had knocked them over - but I do think they make a rather fetching display don't you ?)

So now you know - TK Maxx ROCKS !!!

Get yourself down there !!

Tiddly .......

pom poms !!!

That's what they are !

Now available in our fab online felt & haberdashery boutique


(ps. bathroom update - not started yet !)

It's all happening here

Hello, hello, hello my lovely readers.

Things have finally quietened down just a little bit and I've been able to take a breath and regroup myself ! Sadly, it will probably only last for a little while as the builders are back next week, this time removing the bathroom ! Honestly, why can't we just leave things alone ?

After the fiasco last year with the kitchen, you'd have thought that we'd have had enough of living in a mess for much longer than we were told, but no. Less than a year later we have decided that it is time for the bathroom to be refitted and that beautiful old roll-top bath that we bought last June and that has been residing in the garage ever since, to finally be installed.

So, I've spent yesterday (as Wednesdays are officially my day off and the day when Alison is charge) scouring the internet for wall-mounted taps and then chasing around what felt like the whole of Essex, looking at floor and wall tiles.

Added to that, the outside of the house will be painted next week and I can't decide on a colour ! Who knew there were so many shades of cream and that none of them are what I'm looking for ?


So, to calm my nerves I decided to partake in a little crafting (almost unheard of these days as I just don't have the time), and make a felt ball necklace. A while ago I made this one for a certain magazine ...

and loved it so much that I decided that I needed another one ... this time in blues.

These necklaces are just so quick and easy to make up. And with all the colours of felt balls that we have available, you could make one to go with every single outfit !

Have you seen the new look Home Page of our website ? We've had a bit of a jig about and I have to say, I'm really pleased with it ! We've received lots of compliments since it went live and are excited that we now have a "hot products" section down the left hand side. This will be updated on a weekly basis (after careful analysis) so that you can see exactly what's popular and what you should be indulging in ! The newsletter sign up has been shifted to the bottom of the page, along with a funky link to this little old blog.

We've also got LOTS of new products on order and I'm hoping to be able to show these to you very soon - sadly, it takes a long time to get them all photographed and uploaded onto the site.

I also received a VERY exciting phonecall earlier in the week. I don't want to tell you about it at the moment in case it doesn't come off, but if it does .... believe me, you'll be the first to know !

So, I think that's it for today folks.

I'll be back again very soon with details of all those lovely new products.


Announcing the winner ...

Hellooooo lovely people !

I hope you're all enjoying the wonderful weather this weekend - well, it's lovely here in the South East at least so I'm hoping everyone else is having similar weather.

So, on to the winner of May's Freebie. We had 49 comments and the random number generator picked number 30. Comment number 30 was from ........

Louise from "Here's what I did today" blog.

Congratulations Louise - I'll email you via your blog to get your
contact details.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment and enter the giveaway this month. Sorry you couldn't all win, but we do have lots of the purses in stock at the moment

along with lots of lovely felt shapes

and we've also just had a bumper delivery of buttons which are also available on the website, so you can easily make up your own little felt purse set.

I'll be back again later this week with all the latest news from Blooming Felt Shedquarters.

See you soon !!



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