Saturday, 27 August 2011


Last weekend the entire Bella Bobbin Brigade took a trip away to West Wittering for a long weekend camping. We had a brilliant time, truly blessed with some lovely weather and 4 children who thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of running around like lunatics! 

West Wittering beach is a glorious patch of sand (patch is abit of an understatement - it stretches for miles!) with 156 lovely beach-huts running along the back by the sand dunes. Parking charges were slightly eyebrow raising (Mr Bobbin, a bean counter by trade, spent most of the day mumbling about daylight robbery!).

Here are some snaps from our weekend:

Camp Bella Bobbin!

Feeding time at the Zoo!

All the gang together! Except me, who is behind the camera!
The Bella Bobbin Sandcastle - it was a team affair!
Beautiful Blue Skies - and a Very Happy Bella!

Quite sad to be home now, though we do have lots of lovely new creations to show you inspired by our time away!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

We are still here!

It's been a while - I know!! School holidays are keeping both myself and Sarah very busy (and not at all close to loosing the plot!?*!) 

We are all off Camping together in Sussex tomorrow, I shall take my trusty camera with me and share the snaps when I return. I am hoping that I can sneak some bunting up onto the tent this time (Mr Bobbin put his foot down last time - but I'm not going to let a minor thing like that get in my way!!) 

Crafting has had to take a bit of a back-seat the last few months for me, the girls are growing fast and I'm concious of making the most of the time they will be a home with me. My eldest is starting school in September - can't believe how quickly the time has flown! Any tips for keeping it together on the 1st day of school?!? 

Sarah on the other hand has been super organised and has been busy crafting away, making some lovely items that I hope to be able to show to you soon. 

Bella Bobbin is still ticking along, albeit in a slightly lower gear at the moment, we are even on the Folksy Featured Page today - it's all about 'Shrooms! (and subsequently I now want to purchase every featured item on the page!!):

Hope you all enjoy the weekend!


Tuesday, 17 May 2011


Have you heard of WowThankYouWe have just recently started selling our wares on the fantastic newly revamped site. It promotes UK Crafts and Design and is a brilliant place to find unique and wonderful gifts. There are many talented people showcased on WowThankYou and we are really, really pleased to be amongst a such high standard of creations - why not pop over and take a look - 

We have also been lucky enough to be featured in the latest WowThankYou Newsletter which we are over the moon about:

Hope you are all well - it's lovely to share this great news with you!

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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