Wednesday, March 29, 2017

a NEW free template

 I am so happy to share my latest sewing project with you :-)
 I've been busy making lots & lots of Easter Eggs using all my favourite craft materials
 I've made four different size templates and they are on the website s a PDF so you can print them off and make your own (the templates are free)
 I've had great fun choosing colours and materials ....
 I've not decorated with an Easter Wreath before but I LOVE this!
 I've sewn my eggs around the edge with a straight stitch but you can use a blanket or slip stitch instead.
Each of my eggs has a felt rectangle on the back so it can be threaded onto twine for garland making or onto wire for attaching to the wreath.
 This is a fun solo project - but it would also be great with friends or family - with each stitcher making and decorating their own egg and then hanging them all together :-)
The templates can be found here:  https://www.paper-and-string.net/free-patterns
if you want to make some too :-)

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

M A R C H Madness

 For the entire month of March we are running loads of special offers - they all launched today and will run until stocks last - we've buttons, ribbons, felt, fabric, glitter, stationery ... so it's a great time to try a new material or a new craft project out :-)

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

new glitters

phew-ee! the last couple of days have been manic :-) 
John and I have been working our socks of to get the new glitters (and all your other orders) out as quickly as we can
 We're just about up-to date after two extra long days and lots and lots of parcels - in the words of our collection post man today 'blimey, there's a lot of post today'
  It feels great that all our pre-planning and work behind the scenes made the launch run as smoothly as we could make it .... and it means you get your hands on your new glitter waaay quicker than if we did a pre-order system
 All our glitter can be seen here:  https://www.paper-and-string.net/glitter-material
 We have 116 colours now!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The BEST rainy Sunday

 There's nothing quite as cosy as being in the barn, with rain drumming on the roof , the heating on and a fun task ahead of me....and this morning was all about freebies
 As you know (or maybe you don't?) every time you spend £25 on our website (full priced items, not including p&p) you get a free gift box....the more £25's spent the bigger your free gift box is.
This mornings job was to cut and fold stacks and stacks of fabrics and felts so they are ready for free gift box making :-)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Look at these fabrics!

 I love the colour pallets of both these fabric collections. 
They are both Gorgeous (with a capital G!)
All our fabrics are sold as fabric (fat quarters, half metres & longer pieces)  AND as Fabric Felt (fabric and felt bonded together - perfect for bow making, and all sorts of other crafty endeavours)
They are all in the What's New section here:  https://www.paper-and-string.net/what-s-new

Saturday, January 21, 2017

I can't wait to show you these.....!

I am SUPER excited to show you our new handmade-by-us  product:
 These our our NEW felt banners - made from our Natural premium felt...they have a wooden dowel....and a faux-leather hanging cord...and they are plain so you can Decorate them yourself...brilliant, right?
 Each banner is made from two layers of felt so you can stitch and decorate your banner front then glue (or sew) the two layers together and all your handiwork is hidden :-)
I made this bunny banner ::
 and added some loopy trim to finish the edges - but you can leave them plain, add ric rac or pom pom trim
 one metre of loopy trim was enough to edge the banner and the left over piece was wrapped around a felt ball to make one of the flowers :-)
I hope you like the NEW banners as much as I do?
you can find them on our website here:
https://www.paper-and-string.net/shop-61

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It's Christmas Sale time!

 
We have TWO amazing offers on for you whilst we are closed for Christmas Holidays...first is a whole sale section of Christmas Crafting items ... you can  see the before & after prices whilst you are shopping (there are some serious bargains - we have new things coming and nowhere to put them!!) ...the second offer is ALL our remaining Christmas fabric is 40% off - you need to type the code: christmas2017 to get the fabric discount (a £3.75 fat quarter works out as £2.25!!)
You'll have to be quick - stocks are limited to what we have left and it's first come first served - both sales finish once we re-open on January 5th 2017
So, just to be really obvious - NOTHING gets posted until we are back on 5th Jan (and they will get posted out in the order we receive them - and we will work at warp speed to get everything to you asap)
Also - sale items don't count towards total spends to get your free craft kit :-)
 Happy Christmas - and Happy Sale Shopping too ;-)