Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Our Latest Creations!

We have been very busy of late and the Bella Bobbin store is filling up very nicely. I thought I would share with you a few pictures of the items we have been working on over the last few months / weeks. We have been feeling quite Summery of late and inspired by the Great British Seaside - 

Beach Hut Brooches

Our shop is really starting to come together and we are both really pleased with it. We will be launching our products in a new online store tomorrow (more details to come, I'm desperately trying to get everything uploaded at the moment!) and another new store in July. 

This Saturday we will be attending the Basingstoke Garden and Craft Fair, fingers crossed for nice weather, we are in a marquee but most of the event is outside so hopefully sunshine will bring visitors. Rumour has it that Alan Titchmarsh himself attended last year, so I shall be on the lookout for Gardening Celebrities with my camera at the ready!!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes

When I saw these lovely mini eggs in M&S I knew they deserved something far greater than being gobbled up straight away! So I set to work making them into Easter Egg Nest Cakes. Plain old fairy cake, some butter-cream icing, a grated up flake to make the twigs and a gorgeous egg on the top. Yummy! 

They didn't last long!!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Project Playhouse

Last year we bought the little Bobbins a playhouse for the back garden. I spent literally weeks shopping around, trying to get the perfect one for our budget and to suit the girls. I would have loved to have gone for a two storey mansion but safety (I didn't want to have to supervise them constantly) and Mr Bobbin putting his foot down put paid to that! 

When it eventually arrived Mr Bobbin spent hours digging up the grass and soil and laying a patio for it to sit on and then a good few more hours putting it together and this was the finished article:

The idea was to paint it, I spent hour upon hour deciding upon the colours and we went out and bought the paint. And then, well then nothing! we didn't get round to painting it at all last year.

So this weekend we finally got our act in gear and got those paintbrushes out:

And here it is! 

I wanted it to look a little bit like a beach hut, which I think it does! I have a few bits of painting to tidy up and some curtains and bunting to make. 

I have almost convinced Mr Bobbin that we need little white picket fencing around it (we have lots of the white paint left over and he's a waste not want not kind of guy!) I also need to get to the garden centre and get some pretty flowers for it. Then it's on to the interior! Not sure what I can do with such a small space but I will certainly have a go!!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Bobbins Destash

Firstly, thank you for all your lovely comments about our stall, I really value your opinions and I know we are going in the right direction when my bloggy friends approve!

Now, what's new? Well, we have lots of lovely new items in our shop and I will dedicate a post to that very, very soon. We have also opened a "Destash Shop" called Bobbins Destash, so all you fabric addicts out there, pop over and take a look (I always feel less guilty but just as joyful buying a scrap pack of fabric!). We have 6 variations listed at the moment, with more to follow, along with other crafty surplus that is threatening to take over our craft rooms!

Click here to go to our shop!

We have had lots of lovely promotion in the last few weeks, and a few blog awards as well. I shall also be writing a separate post on these very, very soon! 

I hope you all have a great weekend!


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