Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Coffee & Craft Mornings and new Opening Times...

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather that we are having this week!

We are very busy little bees here at the warehouse at the moment.  In addition to the shows that we have already visited this year, we have more trade and retail shows to attend over the next few months and so are busy preparing for these.   

I cannot believe that it is the end of the school year already.  The girls break up at 12 noon, two weeks on Friday and so we have shows and sports day to attend as well as the end of year parties that we have to arrange and take the girls to (and all within the next 2 weeks!) 

And of course,  that is on top of the mail orders which need to be sent out every day and the preparation of the workshops which are running here at Philpotts HQ ...  So you see we really are busy little bees!

I am not complaining ... not one little bit ... we are having a lovely time buzzing around here and there ... we have several new projects on the go and, honestly ...  if we are not ultra busy  then we are bored!  

It does however mean that we are not going to be at the warehouse all of the time and so there are going to be a few changes here.

From 1st July the warehouse will only be open to the public when we have a workshop running.  This will mean that once mail orders have been shipped each day we have time to do all of the other things that we need to get done.  We may still be at the warehouse working on other projects but we cannot guarantee this, so please do call us beforehand if you would like to visit!  

We send mail order parcels out every day (Mon - Fri) and are working on getting all of the craft stock online so that you can see all of the products in the comfort of your own home.  You will be able to place an order on line and either arrange to collect it from the warehouse or have it delivered if you prefer.  This way we will also have more time to send projects out via the BLOG and keep you up to date with new products and offers.

Over the Summer the Coffee and Craft Mornings will not be running every week as we cannot guarantee that we will be here.  If you are interested in a Coffee and Craft Morning then please do e-mail us and we will let you know when the next one will be running.  We will try our best to run a couple over the Summer but please do check first to see if one is running in any particular week. 

All of the other workshops will be running as usual (except the July Card Craft Day as this is the date of one of our shows!)

Hope this all makes sense, please let me know if you have any more questions and we hope that this does not cause you too many problems. 

Enjoy the sun and I am off to get some more work done!

Bye for now.

Monday, 24 June 2013

A new little Jumper ...

So here is Bernard the Bear , all finished and wearing his new little jumper ...

There is still time to join us on the workshop on Saturday and Sunday if you would like to come along and make your own version of Bernard, click here for more info.

Bernard is also available as a needle felting kit with materials and full instructions so that you can make him in the comfort of your own home.  If you are interested in a kit then please drop us an e-mail and we will let you know how you can get one!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Teddy bear workshop ...

Bernard the Bear came out of hibernation this morning just in time for the needle felting teddy bear workshop next Saturday.

If you fancy creating your own bear just follow the link for more info.

 I am off to get a cup of tea and then sit down to make Bernard his little jumper to keep him warm ready for Saturday!

Bye for now

Monday, 17 June 2013

And the Winner of the Fathers Day Competition is ...

*** Congratulations ***

Mrs M. Flower

Hope you like your new model Pond Yacht!

We'll be contacting you shortly via the e-mail that you entered the competition with.

Thanks to everyone who took part - we have another competition coming very soon!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Fathers Day Competition ...

Don't forget, the competition to win this model pond yacht ends this Sunday.  To be in with a chance to win pop over to and enter the competition at the bottom of the home page.  Good Luck!

Please could you note that we will be closed from 3pm this afternoon (Tuesday 11th June) for a sports event at school!

See you all soon!