We've been away so long ......

Sorry folks - the school holidays have finally taken their toll on me and something had to give ! Sadly, for you, it was the updating of this blog !

But, I've put some time aside today so make a list of the new goodies that have recently made their way onto the website and to update you on life at Blooming Felt Shedquarters in general.

So, first up. An update on what has been happening.

Well, this week we have taken over the lease of a storage unit / small warehouse !! Whilst we will still be operating from Blooming Felt Shequarters and this is where all of your orders will be processed and dispatched from, we now have a fantastic new storage space where we will keep the majority of our stock. We have been looking for some time for the perfect storage solution for us and finally found it. Because we now have much more storage space, we'll be able to stock lots more products ! Good news all round !

Preparations for The Knitting & Stitching Show are now well underway. Ally Pally Ali and Rosie have been doing a fantastic job making lists of everything that will be needed for the show, along with making up kits, labelling grab bags etc. Lots of new stock for the show is arriving on a regular basis and I think (!) things are under control (famous last words!)

We've also been extremely busy lately due to the fact that we have been very fortunate to have been featured in a number of craft magazines. Sew Hip, in particular, have been spreading the Blooming Felt love with them featuring us in their "Sew on the Net" feature last month and an interview with yours truly this month (in the shops now) along with a tutorial by us on how to make your own felt.

And that, I think, leads us very nicely onto the new products on our website !

If you've seen the tutorial in Sew Hip (and even if you haven't) and fancy having a go at making your own felt, then our new felt making starter kits will be perfect for you. Each kit contains everything you need to make your own felt - 75g of wool (25g each of 3 colours), bubble wrap, a bar of wool fat soap and a set of instructions. Everything comes done up in one of our fantastic branded cotton drawstring bags and costs just £8.25.

(sorry - rubbish photo !)

Due to popular demand, we have added an extra colour of felt shapes to our range. Now available in ivory / cream (code W1, which matches all of the other W1 felt on our site), you can buy each size of felt flower, felt heart and felt circle in this colourway - on the website in the next couple of days !

The crochet beads are back ! Available in 5 colourways - red, lilac, pink, green and turquoise and each measuring approximately 2cm with a 2mm hole, these crochet balls look fab teamed with our felt balls to create necklaces & bracelets.

The resin cabochons have been fully restocked and are now back on the website, along with a new colour of the rose cabochon - bright green.

We've also been busy adding colour names to all of our felt.
Whereas before we used to just code everything ie. R1 , BL1, P1 etc., we've now tried to come up with colours that best describe those particular codes. So, for example, code R1 is Pillar Box Red, code BL1 is Royal Blue, P1 is Bubblegum Pink etc. We've still left all of the codes on the felt for ease of use (and because that's what we use ourselves to identify the colours), but for our new customers, we've found that they can more easily identify which colours they're likely to need by the names. These names have been added to our felt balls, felt sheets, felt string, felt gift tags, felting wool and felt shapes.

We have a number of other new products all on their way, along with a rather large delivery of felty goods (to our new warehouse!). If there are particular colours of metre squares that you are waiting to come back into stock, these should hopefully be here sometime next week.

That's it for now - see you next time for the monthly giveaway ! (is it that time again already ??!!!)

Sarah xx

Hooray !!!

Today we managed to ride our bike properly

without stabilisers

without falling into stinging nettles

and without crashing into trees !!

(That's my 5 year old daughter by the way .... not me !!!)


And the winner is .....

Comment number 22

Comment number 22 was from Olivia

Well done Olivia - I'll email you via your blog to get your address details and to find out which ribbons you'd like.

Thank you, as always, to everyone who took the time to comment on our blog and enter the giveaway. Sorry you couldn't all win, but do please come back again on 1st September when you can have another go !

In the meantime, I'll be back later this week with details of yet more new products added to the website !!


Felty Goodness !

Look what came this week !

Fantastic 100% wool felt bags !!!

Available in 8 colourways (the same as our purses) and all ready to be embellished with buttons, ribbons, felt flowers, felt balls - you name it, we've got it !

I was SO excited when I opened the box up. Of course, I knew they would be in there, but even so, seeing them made me smile bigtime !

They're all loaded onto the website and are ready and waiting to be snapped up.

Go fill your boots !!


PS. Don't forget the freebie is still running here


I'm so sorry - we're late AGAIN with the monthly freebie ! Blame it on the school holidays !

This month's FREEBIE GIVEAWAY is a set of 6 American Crafts Elements Ribbons in one of three colourways - blues, sage greens or lime greens - the winner gets to choose. Each box contains approximately 24 feet / 7 metres of ribbon

This isn't our standard stock, sadly, but I found them sitting in the bottom of a box and thought it would be nice to give one away to one of our lovely customers / followers !

So, as always, you just need to leave a comment on this blog post (for our Facebook readers - please ensure you leave a comment on our actual BLOG post, and NOT on the FB post, as it won't count)

All comments need to be received by 5pm on Monday 8th August and we will draw the winner via a random number generator later that evening and then post on this blog.

VERY IMPORTANT - please read the rules below, particularly the point about me being able to contact you !!

  • 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 Monday 8th August



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