Thursday, 26 December 2013

New Year Sale

I am offering 20% off all sales over £15.00 purchased form my Etsy shop until 31 January 2014 by using the code newyearsale2014

Perfect for an early Valentine's Day purchase.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreadSquirrel


Saturday, 28 September 2013

Christmas sacks

My large Christmas sacks are now listed on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/164088472/large-christmas-sack-with-photograph

These come with 5 cabochon buttons so your favourite family pictures can be sewn on the tree to represent baubles.





Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Teaching.

I had a lovely day teaching my niece how to use a sewing machine and an overlocker.  Here is her finished item.  It has an envelope back so no button holes were needed.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Baby Charlie

I made this cushion and framed pictures for Carrie.  Her baby Charlie had Potter's Syndrome and died after nineteen minutes in December 2012.  Carrie and her family are fundraising to help bereaved families.  Their website is  http://www.charlies-angel-centre.org.uk/


Hand and foot prints with a few paws!

I have been experimenting with digitising hand, foot and paw prints so they can be made into personalised cushions.

These are made from 100% natural cotton which has been woven in Bradford.  They are 14 inch square and fasten with 2 buttons on the back.

I have been experimenting on the best way to obtain the prints.  I have used inkless wipes and taken photos of the hand, foot or paw.

I think taking photos is the easiest way.  I am also going to try drawing round hands; this will only work for older children though.

Once I have got the method perfected I will start selling the cushions.

Yorkshire Day

Happy Yorkshire Day.  My Yorkshire tote bags have been listed on Etsy.  Any county can be embroidered.


Friday, 26 July 2013

Wholesale cushion pads. Made in Britain!

Today I visit www.furnishnk.co.uk in Bradford who make duck feather cushion pads.  I am really pleased to have found some which are Made in Britain and they are great quality and price.

I ordered 12 inch by 24 inch pads and some 14 inch square pads.  They have a white cambric cotton cover.

Very happy!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Baby Foot Prints Cushion

I am shortly going to start selling personalised baby cushions.

They will be digitised using a print of the child's hand or foot.  This will then be embroidered to make a cushion along with their name.

The foot print was obtained using an inkless print kit.

Here is a prototype I have been working on in the last few day.  Big thanks to Lydia for her co-operation!




Friday, 5 July 2013

Isle of Wight cushion

This cushion cover was a special commission for  www.isleofwightinformation.co.uk
Their logo is the Isle of Wight map and a red squirrel.
the Isle of Wight is one of the few places in Britain where red squirrels can be seen.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Wedding ring pillow


I was asked to make a wedding ring pillow for friends who are getting married soon.  The flower is made from individual pink felt petals with ribbon in the centre to hold the rings securely.  The reverse has a band for the pageboy to slip their hand in and has been embroidered with the couple's names.  It measures 6 inch square.