Tuesday, 20 March 2012

{New Products} Good Ol' Blighty!

Things are very busy around these parts at the moment, but not so busy that we haven't noticed we are fast approaching the Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics.

Are you having a street party?  Are you making decorations ready for the big events?  Maybe you're a crafter who's making lots of creative souvenirs ready to sell at your upcoming craft fairs?  Either way, take a look at what lovely stock has just arrived here at The Sewing Boutique HQ.

ATTEN-SHUN!! Soldier Ribbon

Best of British Woven Ribbon

Perfect for any patriotic project

Red white and blue felt bundle, wrapped in some Best of British Ribbon
We've a few more products along this theme coming, hopefully we'll be able to show you this week. 

What will you be making?  We'd love to see!

Friday, 9 March 2012

And The Winner Is.....

Wow, what a response we had to our Launch Day Giveaway!  It seems there are more than a few fabric lovers out there!  Thank you all for entering and for all your kind comments.  The feedback on the shop has been amazing, so thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think!

Incase you dont remember (?!) here is the prize....

Lovely prize, even if I do say so myself...
By my calculations, there were 55 entries, so without further ado and with the help of random.org, I am pleased to announce the winner is.....

Which is this comment...

I have just joined twitter through which i have discovered your blog - i love it, keep up the good work!

I have also added your facebook page to the 'featured pages' on my own facebook business page. x

Congratulations Apithanny!  Will send you an email soon.  
Thanks again to everyone who entered.  Im hoping to bring you a tutorial for this little lovely next time...

A cute and handy knitting bag in some funky print fabric (Riley Blake to be exact!).  So simple to do, more details on that next time.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

First Craft Fair Of Many

Dont forget there's still time to enter our Launch Day Giveaway...click on the picture below for full details.

We've got LOADS of craft fairs booked in this year and once the site was launched I couldnt wait to get started at the craft fairs!  Our first one was at the Craft Fair at  Langstone Village Hall on Saturday.  It couldnt have gone better.  We chatted to lots of people, sold some beautiful fabrics and generally had a lovely time.  Most importantly, we ate amazing cupcakes which, if Im honest, is one of the nicest things about going to a Craft Fair!!

Here's some photos from the weekend...

The banner looked fab on the front of the table!


Our ribbon stand and some more lovely buttons

Such a thoughtful gift, from my friend Stel at Twinkle Star
There's not a good shot of the fabrics all nicely sorted, will get one of those next time!  Our next craft fair is in Cwmbran on Sunday so if you're local, or fancy a day out, come along and say hi!

All our upcoming events are listed on our "Events" page on the site.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Grab A Button

Just a quick post from me to say that the grab button I promised is now available on the side bar!  Looks a bit like this...

Quite pretty I think!  If you do decide to "grab my button" you will get an extra entry into the prize draw and you have until Friday to do so!  (decided not to do a "giveaway" button as I had enough trouble doing this one!!)

Cant believe how many entries there have been so far considering we are a new little blog!  Thank you and good luck to everyone!

Im off now to work on my first tutorial for the blog.  I wont say what it is yet in case it doesnt work out!  There will definitely be a tutorial here soon though using some amazing fabrics from the shop, so keep an eye out for it!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

The Launch Day Giveaway is Here!

Finally its time for a GIVEAWAY!!  I do love a good giveaway so wanted our first one to be pretty special.  Forgive me for only announcing it now, have been waiting for some good light to take photos, but have woken up to grey skies the last couple of days.  Typical really, so the photos arent the best.

So without further ado, the prizes are as follows....

Ooh lots of ribbon, but what else??

A Riley Blake FQ Bundles and a 4.5" felt bundle in "cupcake colours"

Lots of buttons!!  Spotty and bundles of them..

Three lots of ric rac packs - blue and white, pink and white and black and white
and last but by no means least...

1m of every type of ribbon in the shop - 27 different types to be exact!

So there you have it, the big giveaway!  I hope you all like it!

What do you have to do to enter??  Just do one or all of the following...

  • Be a follower of this blog 
  • Be a follower on Twitter
  • Like our Facebook page
  • Mention us on your blog (there will be a button to grab soon!)
So a possible four chances to win!  Leave a comment for each thing you've done and I will post anywhere in the world.

Giveaway closes on Friday 9th March at 5.00pm so you have a whole week to enter.

In other news, we did our first craft fair of the season today.  A lovely day was had by all but will blog about that next time.

Good luck!!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

*ahem* WE ARE NOW LIVE!!

Finally the day has come, our online shop is now LIVE!!  After only one (ish) late night and a small amount of stress, we are pleased to be able to bring you, as promised, gorgeous fabrics, fab habdash and lots of lovely sewing supplies.

We hope you like love it as much as we do.


Im also extremely pleased to say the first orders have gone out this afternoon.  Thank you kind customers! 

Check back here tomorrow, Im just putting the final touches to our Launch Day Giveaway!! (apologies, it would have been ready today but a) there were lots of orders to deal with and b) the light was too crappy to take a good photo of all the lovely prizes!