Tuesday, 21 February 2012

We love to shop!

Well we have had a very busy weekend with 2 days at the Craft Hobby & Stitch trade show at the NEC. As we are unable to resist a bargain, we managed to blow twice our budget and thoroughly enjoyed doing it!

There is no danger of us keeping quiet about our purchases once they arrive here in Ellington, but I don't want to let the cat out of the bag quite yet, except to tease you with the following... Julie was completely bowled over by some french vintage fabric from (you've guessed it) France so we bought 6 in a red and 6 in a blue colourway. I also got to play by ordering our first range of Delica Beads which will be here within the next few weeks and I have to say that I am hoping from one foot to the other with excitement!

I cant wait to get to get my hands on them and come up with some classes. We are also increasing our range of seed beads, especially as our seed bead classes are increasing in popularity!

So we can make room, we have also decided to run a Sweet Deal - with a range of fabric for £7 a metre. Just the ticket for a backing or something to add to your stash.

So now we have fed our need to shop, we can let you feed yours! We will share more as they arrive and feel free to drop by and take a look!

Best wishes


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

It's all go here...

Since returning from the (well deserved) Christmas break, there has been plenty going on here at Bee Crafty. We have had some great classes with the lovely Helen Coverley (effectionately known as the Bag Lady) joining us. She has already done one bag class,  with a bunch of imcredibly happy bag beginners! Look what they came up with...
She will also be doing a "project bag" class with us  at the end of March which we are all fighting to go on! At last - somewhere to keep all thoses "bits" for classes!!!

She will also be doing a jelly roll class with a choice of patterns which I am sure will be equally popular!

We have had a lot of ladies coming in with projects they have completed with stuff bought from the shop...

Sue knitted up this adorable little baby jacket with our King Cole Riot Chunky - someone will be a very lucky baby!

Pauline finished her Sudoku squared block she made with Jenny Rayment and turned it into a fabulous cushion. Well done Pauline!

Trish went all co-ordinated and made our Art Deco into a matching bag, scarf and belt. She was lucky to escape that day as everyone wanted to steal them!
Beryl brought in her beautiful cardigan made with our King Cole Romano wool in greys and purple and we were all green with envy!

Our magazine swap has proved so popular  it is taking over the tables! Swap for free or simply take one and put 10p in our charity box! Bargain!!!

We have also been getting new stock in the shop, as we now stock a range of bag handles, fleece backing and some extra wide fabric for those large projects. We were beginning to groan at the seams so we called in teh help of my over helpful Dad Julian and he rustled up some new units!

He built them down both side of the bar, and we immediately filled them! Crikey!

But just when you think the shop is full, we go and order MORE stuff! The next thing to come with be our new range of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and the excitement in here is growing. I have my name down for 1/2 metre of each already!

best wishes