Friday, August 30, 2013

By The Yard's Website.

It's official...
The By The Yards (our wonderful little bricks and mortar shop) website went live today.
It's like we're grown ups or something!

Huge thanks to the team at Coderra for putting up with us during its making!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


We are alive. 
We probably won't be on this page/blog all that much. But we will be on this one a fair bit more.

Adios Amigos!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shop Shop Shop Shop!

 Just stopping by real quick to show you some pictures of what's been going on at By The Yard...mainly a lot of rather boring but important prep wall papering up lots of lining paper and poly filling up lots of holes...
These are the colors which we will use here and there on the favorite one is coral colored type one...but only because its called Bongo Jazz.
This is the terribly exciting white color we've chosen for the's called Clouded Pearl 3.
Here's El (she's the other, quieter half of StuffedNonsense) writing on our door in chalk pen...she's sitting on steps because she's having a baby in July...we mentioned it on Instagram but I don't think we mentioned it there you go...that's another epic piece of news for you.
And here's our flyer....El made it...she's clever.

Right...that's all for now...we're putting lots and lots of facebook status up on By The Yards Facebook page...soo if you're interested why not pop over there??

Friday, May 3, 2013

Quite Possibly The Biggest News Ever...

We've not been here much at all have we?
We're sorry...but we do have a rather incredible excuse for our extended absence.
We're opening a shop.
A real one.
Made from bricks and mortar.
With a door.
And it's own entrance.
We're a little bit excited about it...Can you tell?
Excited and terrified. 
For those of you that don't know the full StuffedNonsense story, we used to have a small studio shop in Cheltenham which we closed a few years back because it wasn't quite right.
We took a step back we licked our wounds, we learnt some pretty big life lessons and we got good at aspects of running a business that we weren't good at before, we took a deep breath and decided to try again.

Which brings us back to here...the 3rd of May...the day we announced to the world that we were trying again.

It's going to be called By The Yard, it is on St James Street, Cheltenham.
It will be full to the brim with handmade hand designed items and will also host many exciting crafty workshops.
We're hoping to open mid June (fingers crossed).

Soo...take our hands and join us for the next step on our journey.
Here's some pictures of what we've gotten ourselves into to...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It's Hard Sometimes...

It should be a big idyllic dream shouldn't it?
This whole running your own business and working for your self malarkey.
I mean if you write it down on paper it sounds like the bees knees:

1. You work your own hours, hours that you set
2. You spend your time designing items you want to see for sale.
3. You dream your dreams and make steps towards creating them.

It's not an exhaustive list but i think that those three points form the foundations (for me anyway). Except I've been finding it a little difficult of late...and it seems that those three little points up there spend the majority of their time morphing into these three (not so little to me) points...

1. You sit in your work room for hours procrastinating about everything...or you go for a coffee that takes up three hours of your day...or you come up with any excuse to not be at home alone sewing stock.
2. You spend hours of your time doubting the designs you have made...wondering whats the point in making 5cm sized plush toy, that they are rubbish anyway, no matter how long your stare at them. You think about it soo much that your head buzzes and feels like it is going to explode.
3.  You take steps that you are terrified will lead you to fall, steps that will fail and leave you with nothing apart from a train wreck of broken hopes.

I'll admit sounds like im being dramatic, and that i should suck it up and get on with it, That everyone feels like this, and that it is the way that you deal with these pesky things that will lead you to triumph, but its hard when your at home sat at your work table with just a lap top and ten half finished wooden spoons (that's right...wooden spoons.)

Stuffednonsense is facing some insanely big changes at the moment...all of them have the potential to be truly incredible...all of them are terrifying, and in due course you will be told about them but not right now, now is the time for a pathetic 'i feel sorry for myself' post. 

I suppose we're just going to have to hold on tight and go with when your on a roller coaster and its half way up the super big dip and the tracks are doing that 'clack clack clack' sound that they do that makes you sooo terrified, and you realise that your stuck on the ride until the end, and that to get to the end you have to do the scary bits with all the loop the loops and massive dips and huge stomach churning drops; and then you figure out that you might as well roll with it seeing as your stuck on it and you let go of the hand rail and put your hands up in the air and try your hardest to enjoy it...even though your bloody terrified.

That's it, i have no pictures to show you, and i apologize for a thoroughly depressing read, but sometimes you just have to put it out there.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Crafty Fox!

We're going to be at this ridiculously wonderful craft fair on Sunday the 24th of should all go to it and purchase wonders from the incredible range of stall holders that will be there. We promise you won't be disappointed.
Be there or be square...(sometimes we are too 'hip' for our own good.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Brighton Times Ahead.

We're going to be at this wonderful event on both days (2nd and 3rd of March) how exciting! We've had our beady eyes on this one for a while and finally took the plunge and applied...and got accepted! Lets hope its a tip top event full of people hungry to buy hand made wonders.
See you there?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Dans Le Etsy Shop.

 We're thinking that frequent and brief blog posts are the way forward, so with that in mind, just stopping by to point out some new bits in the sale section of our Etsy Shop, there's also loads of new stock up there too.
Was £6 now £2.50
Was £8 now £4
Was £10 now £5
Was £10 now £5
 Also...we have a cheeky request...we're really close to hitting five hundred followers on our facebook page...would any of you mind awfully heading over and giving us a like??...and perhaps telling your buddies to? (link above) Once we get to big five double o we're going to have a rather epic giveaway.
Thanks Ever So!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Roaring Success

The first Craft Night In happened last night.... OH BOY!
It went wonderfully! It was sooo busy we ran out of seats. The event had such a lovely buzz to it. Bring on the next one!
(which is on the 13th.of February if you're wondering.

Monday, January 28, 2013

January Update!

 Hello Internet friends. Just a quick drop in to let you all know (hold onto something...this might come as a shock) that we've just done a small update on the etsy shop. 
We've tried to take better pictures this time around (its something we ALWAYS struggle with), We think they look lots better!

Human Bean Couples...if this pair sells i think I'll cry...I'm a little bit in love with them.

Mighty Oak Acorn Plush...We worked quite hard on the pattern for these so we're pleased to have finally got there!
We're not huge fans of Valentines Day but thought we'd try, so we've made some Valentine themed Human Beans... They are themed in the sense that they are pink and all things to do with Valentines Day are pink (see! not Valentines fans.)

To celebrate the fact that we seemed to have done something proactive on Etsy we're offering 30% off all orders for the next week, just use the coupon code januarydiscount1.
Hopefully there will me more of the favorites listed tomorrow...the studio is getting taken over by Weirdy Beardys!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Craft Night In

After yet another conversation that started with 'wouldn't it be amazing if this existed' we decided to get up off of our crafty bums and make a day dream of ours come to life. may we present to you...

Calling all stitchers, knitters, doodlers, drawers, writers,
painters and anything else in between.

On the second and last Wednesday of every month, starting form the 30th of January, Stuffednonsense in association with Cafe Moochoo (High Street, Cheltenham) will open in the evening 6-9pm for you to bring along whatever project your working on, drink coffee, eat cake and talk crafty arty things.

Fingers crossed we hope to make the cafe a creative hub on Wednesday nights. Somewhere where you can turn up soak up the creative juices as well as a coffee and possibly some cake.

 (The sign in the making...a rather effective bodge job if you ask me)

hopefully this jolly little display will entice people to come in and ask for more info.
There's a facebook page and event here if your interested...fingers crossed some people will be!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year.

September came and went,
October came and went,
November came and went,
& December came and went...
All without a word from us. 
2012 was a new kind of crazy. It was sometimes fantastic and sometimes horrible, but we're here on the other side, ready to dip our toes into the creative adventures that 2013 will bring. 
We're going to try to sort this blogging business out but we imagine that in reality we will fall a little short of regular posts...but we will try.
 in the words of Bex's Nan
 'Wishing you health, wealth and happiness for the coming year'
Here's a few sneaky Instagram peeks of new things we're working on...

We find it a lot easier to be on Instagram more at the moment so you can keep up to tip top date with us over there if you want...our name is stuffednonsense.