Monday, December 27, 2010

Get In The Loop...or Hoop??

I've been trying to think up some wonderful new items for the per the plan of conquering the handmade Internet storm (in between feeling sorry for myself about the closure of the shop and other things.) whilst thinking up a stitchy storm i came across these handmade wonders.....
Embroidered Paper Lanterns by crazybutcute...i love the green one the best.
Lobster Embroidered Wall Art by tributary.
Booyah Giraffe Embroidery by kngo...I'm almost 100% certain that there is a need for this in my life....FACT.
Suitcase Stack by Moxiedoll...boy, this lady knows how to stitch...take a gander at her etsy shop for more delightful treats.
Large Wing Embroidery Hoop Wall Art by OneLittleRedFox...i think this is such a good idea. you can guess I'm looking to get some new embroidery ranges on the go...and some of you may have also guessed that as the above wonders are all from etsy; StuffedNonsense has opened up an etsy shop . Its a bit scary because etsy is soo big and we have also heard some scary tales about crazy competitiveness but we want StuffedNonsense to eventually pay our rent and its never going to do that unless we start being grown ups and doing scary things.
Anyway, i hope your Christmas was truly fabulous and I'll be back soon...
take care
Posted by Bex.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

We Have Some News...

We've been drafting this post in our heads over and over again for the past week or so.
We've had to come to an important decision at StuffedNonsense HQ and rest assured it is one which El and I have spent a lot of time going over. So with out further ado and a deep breath here we go...
As most of you probably know we have a bricks and mortar shop in Cheltenham. It is something we are immensely proud off...however by the end of January StuffedNonsense at 40 Albion Street will close its doors. Whilst it is incredible that we have a shop so early on in our creative adventure we have skipped soo many things in getting there. Things which are essential if we are to one day make a living off of StuffedNonsense. So with a heavy heart but with the knowledge that it is the right thing to be doing we are going to be closing up shop.
Rest assured...we will be back...with the bestest,awesomest, incrediblest shop; but for now the bricks and mortar is on hold.
The plan for the coming new year is to get some trade shows under our belt (and therefore...hopfully...some more stockists), take part in some more craft fairs further afield, sort out the blooming website (which has been on the list from the start!) and FINALLY give some sense of organisation to the Folksy shop.
We really hope that you will hang in there with us and that you understand why we've made this me its one of the hardest we've had to come too.
Sooo, i guess we finish this with...Watch this space...because given a year or too you will find StuffedNonsense in its own handmade haven on the high street...see you there.
Bex and El.
P.S. We went to Crafty Fox yesterday and had the time of our lives...Team StuffedNonsense pulled it off big time.