Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Birdhouse Gift Box ...

Fancy joining us this Saturday 2nd March (10am - 3pm) in the workshop.

Spend the day making a Gift box in the shape of a Birdhouse along with a handmade gift tag and matching greetings card.

The box will be filled with chocolates and would make a perfect gift for Easter or Mothers Day.

Light lunch included.

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{We can now also take bookings over the phone}

Saturday, 23 February 2013

What a lot of work ...

Do you remember me telling you that we had a large order coming into the warehouse last week?  Well it arrived and it has taken us the best part of 2 weeks to sign off and organise the stock.  The job is finally done and I am so excited to be able to share it with you.

We chose all of the colour ways and artwork ourselves which the craftsmen then applied to each piece of furniture for us.   We are so pleased with the finished results.  We have definitely achieved the 'Country Living' style that we were aiming for with the whole colleciton.

 The pieces arrived in different colours and artwork finishes...

Some are lightly distressed with a hand painted delicate floral finish like this chest of drawers ...

Some pieces have a heavier distressed effect like this little bookcase ...

Some pieces are tall like this telephone table which I think would be perfect for my craft room filled with jam jars of buttons and other lovely embellishments ...

Some pieces have a floral finish on just part of them for a striking effect
like this beautiful bookcase ...

Some pieces are small and quite traditional like this little side table ...

... and some pieces are quite simply striking, funky and fun like this chest which is a combination of draws and cupboards and looks like a pile of cargo on an old ship. Perfect for a child or a teenagers bedroom.

All of the pieces are hand crafted and hand painted using traditional methods of construction.  They are all made using hardwood from sustainable forests.  

If you fancy a piece we have an introductory offer on the whole range until 28th Feb 2013. 
To save 10% use code 'vintage' at the checkout.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Happy Valentines Day ...

from - http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m24r5mvooV1qe6tbvo1_500.jpg
via pinterest

Happy Valentines Day for tomorrow everyone!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Happy Pancake Day! ...

How will you be eating yours today?  

Pancake skewers for breakfast
Via Pinterest

Strawberry Pancakes

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes - brunch at Solbar!  www.solagecalisto...

We are filling ours with fruit and ice cream for pudding tonight.  I am sure that 'Nutella' will creep in somewhere as well if the girls get their way!

*** Happy Pancake Day ***

Monday, 11 February 2013

Last little Valentines Card ...

This was another of the cards made on the free workshops last week. Quite a few of you have asked me to post a picture of it so that you can recreate it again... so here it is ...

I am not sure how much posting I will be able to get done this week as our big furniture order is due in any day now and once here we have a lot of work to do getting is organised and photographed for the website.  If I get chance to post some pictures I will but otherwise I hope that you all have a wonderful Valentines day and I will be back soon!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Flight of Fancy ...

As promised here are a few more images of new stock which has arrived in the warehouse this week.  These authentic, traditional aeroplanes and ship are some of  Mr. P's favourites ...

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We have lots more to view over on the website so take a look and tell us what you think!


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Valentines {Card # 2}

This week we have been running free mini Valentines workshops.  Thank you to everyone that popped along  for a cup of coffee and to create their Valentines card ready to send next week.  It was lovely to see you and I hope that your special recipient appreciates all of your hard work.

Some of you have asked if I can show a picture of the designs so that you can recreate the idea for an Anniversary card etc.  

Here is the first card design ...

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Quotes of the Day ...

Last week I said that I would start to share some of the new furniture and Homeware that was coming into the warehouse.  Yesterday we had our delivery of tin and wooden signs and plaques.  I have to say that we had such a giggle not only when ordering them but also when we were unwrapping them.

Here are a few but there are plenty more over on the website {www.philpotts.com} ...

 Here is Mr. P's favourite ... he thought that this was hilarious ...

 ... And me ... well I thought that this one was very appropriate (I wonder why!) ...

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Valentines {Card #1} ...

Over the next few days as well as showing you new all of the lovely new stock that has arrived in the shop I have a few simple Valentines card designs to share with you.

The large heart shape was cut freehand and edged in a Brilliance Pearl Beige ink pad before sticking to the background cardstock which I had edged with white acrylic paint (using a dry brush).

The small hearts were punched from decorative paper using a Woodware scalloped heart punch.

Shopping List ...



Friday, 1 February 2013

Valentines Workshops and Sale ...

We still have some free places on the 
Valentines workshops next week ... 

If you fancy coming along to enjoy a cup of tea, biscuit and create a Valentines card at the same time then book a place.  The Sunday workshop is fully booked but there are spaces left on the weekday sessions.  

If you would like to come along either book online, send an e-mail or call 01462 813546 
and book  your place.

Don't forget that the SALE finishes in the shop tomorrow

 I know you are thinking that the SALE finishes on the 3rd Feb and that is correct but the shop will only be open on Sunday for those who are on the Valentines workshop and will not be open for everyone.  

If you do want to make the best of the SALE prices then you will need to pop along tomorrow (Saturday).

We took a delivery of new Spellbinders dies and new Scrapbook papers and embellishments yesterday.  All of the new products will be listed online next week and I will tell you more about them then but all of the new bits are out on the shelf and part of the Sale for Saturday only if you fancy popping along to see what's new!

Have a lovely weekend if I don't see you.