Saturday, 29 January 2011

So cute!

I just came across the tutorial to make this adorable bunny and I had to share the link because it's just so cute! You can check it out now over at the All Sorts blog!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Finally, some new handmade products! These didn't really come about until I actually received the fabric. I loved that flower cord fabric (you may recall from this post?) and thought it would be perfect as a pincushion so I decided to use some of my other lovely fabric and make lots of them.

It was fun sewing something with my sewing machine. I'm learning it slowly and making these helped me pick up a few more skills so I'm looking forward to progressing with it. I also had to learn how to do a slip stitch, which is something I've never figured out how to do - thankfully I think I've got it now!

This batch is for the etsy shop only though I may make some more for the online shop too if they do well.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Shop Update!

I received some gorgeous new grosgrain ribbons from my supplier today, which I know you're gonna love too! We've got stars, flowers, hearts, stripes and even cute little buttons (!). I've uploaded them all onto the online shop so head on over there now! I will be listing them gradually over the coming days on etsy too!

Also over at the online shop are two new colours of spotty buttons!! I now stock red and hot pink so go and check them out!

For those interested, I will be stocking a mixed bag of spotty buttons soon over on etsy so be on the lookout for that listing soon.

Hope you like the new products, let me know what you think!

Thursday, 20 January 2011


This is a new sort of post for me. I rarely post about the sort of clothes I like, but I've been eyeing a particular brand, Joe Browns for a while now so I thought I'd share some of my favourites.

Sultry Print Dress in red

Perfect Passion Dress

Bubble Knitted Tunix

Mix and Match Dress

All very tempting stuff!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Giveaway Winners!

Congrats to the winners and a big thank you for everyone who entered! I'm hoping to make the giveaways a bit more frequent so check back often for new contests!

I would really appreciate it if the winners could email me with your address that would be fabulous! My email is: titchables(at)gmail(dot)com

Monday, 17 January 2011

Giveaway Closed!

The giveaway is now closed! Check back tomorrow to see if you have won one of the three packages!

Thanks to everyone who has taken part!!

Friday, 14 January 2011


I just discovered this a mere 30 minutes ago and I'm already up and running with all my favourite blogs. I've been using various different ways to keep up with my blog reading, but I've never had anything where it's all in the same place.

Bloglovin' works in a similar way as Google Reader but I'm already finding it much easier to get on with. The design is really simple as it gives you a main picture and a little intro to the post. When you click on the post link, it takes you directly to the blog (so that the owner gets those important hits and you can see their lovely blog design) and you can also mark posts as read AND favourite a post to come back to later.

Surprisingly, after that long winded praise you will be pleased to know that I was not coerced into saying any of that!

I've already added all of my favourites (and found a couple of new one's too!). It's very easy to sign up, so go check it out! If you want to add my blog to your reader list, just add the link - or you can click on the link on the left!

I should also mention that if you do have a blog, it let's you "claim" it as yours so you can see how many followers you have!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Dolly Love!

So about a year or so ago I was introduced to the world of Blythe. I was in love from the first moment I saw them. I'm not sure why this feeling overcame me so quickly, but it did. So I obviously had a look for one online and was devestated to see how much they were.

However, all was not lost as I also discovered their Petite counterparts so I quickly started collecting those. It was this that encouraged me to start making my own dollshouse!

Anyway to cut a long story short, as a special treat after Christmas, I decided to take another look at the larger Blythe's to see if there was one in my price range (cheap as possible!) and there was. Huzzah! And here she is! 

I've named her Cupcake and she's already had her own little photoshoot. :)

P.S. You can blame this on me not having any dolls when I was little!!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Giveaway Time!

It's time for the first big giveaway of 2011! I've put together 3 lovely little packages of handmade goodies and I'm giving you the opportunity for lots of entries. Please read further down for more information on how you can enter!

Package 1 contains; Fawn 2011 diary, 2 x Pinwheel Brooches, Tree Brooch, Polaroid Brooch, Orange Bow Brooch and 2 x Mushroom Brooches.

Package 2 contains; 2 x Pinwheel Brooches, 1 Mushroom Brooch, 1 Tree Brooch, 1 Polaroid Brooch, 2 x Bow Brooches and 1 I Love You giant magnet. 

Package 3 is the Christmas bundle! It contains; 1 gingerbread man, 2 stockings, 2 birds, 2 baubles, a Christmas pudding and a gingerbread house ornament!

How To Enter:
For each entry you MUST leave a separate entry. Doing all of the following options in one comment will only give you one entry!
1. Tell me what package you would like to receive! If you want to be in with a chance to receive all 3, please let 3 separate comments!
2. Promote the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook and your blog. For each bit of promo please leave a new comment and provide a link.
3. Follow my blog and let me know via the comments!

That's 7 different ways to enter!! There will be 3 DIFFERENT winners, 1 for each package.

The contest will run until the 17th and I will announce the winner on the 18th!

Good luck!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Treating Myself

I haven't bought any new fabric for ages. Mostly due to the manic Christmas season and having a lack of creating time. However, now that things are slowing down a bit I've been really itching to work on some new handmade goodies for the shop.

I really want to work on my machine skills this year so a lot of this fabric will lean towards projects involving that. Over the last year I've really discovered what sells well and what doesn't in my shop regarding handmade so I'm going to focus that into what I make this year and even then, if I come with something brand new, well that just makes it more interesting!

This is by far my favourite fabric of the bunch. Not only is the pattern just delightful but it feels and looks just like corduroy! I can't wait to turn it into something!!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Sew Hip Feature!

My mini felt bundle is featured in the new issue of Sew Hip magazine! What a great way to start the new year. :) I love seeing my goodies in print, it's so exciting opening a magazine and seeing something that is yours.

If you want to check it out, it's on the "Things We Love" section on page 15!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Post Office Fun

Yesterday was the biggest post office run since I started the business! That right there is 19 parcels that were sent all around the world! In fact it was so big I had to go twice. Luckily I managed to get there both times when the queue was short.

If you've ordered from me before you will know that I like to write the address on cute paper, however to save on time, I just used some plain white sticky labels which I think I'm gonna keep using. Though I did add a bit of cute by adding some elephant stickers to all the parcels. :)

By the way, I have been keeping up with my photo-a-day challenge so far. If you want to keep track (because I don't intend on posting all of them here on the blog), you can check them out on my flickr!

Monday, 3 January 2011


Here's a selection of some of the goodies I got for Christmas. I got some bits from Gorjuss, Twinkie Chan's book, a photo finish Blue Nose calendar, Doodle Stitching and some kawaii plasters!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy 2011!

I hope you've had some lovely New Year's celebrations. We never do much but we always go out to watch our local firework display at the end of the pier. The picture above is one I took - I'm clearly not very good at capturing large explosive pretties!

I've been thinking about some new year's resolutions and instead of just thinking about them this year, I've already taken steps to achieve them.

1. I want to lose weight. I'm not overweight, but I am getting to be quite the podge. Me and my mum have already made a date to go swimming next week and while we're there I'm going to check out the gym and any classes they might have that I could possibly join.

2. I want to take more pictures! I definitely lacked in 2010 so I really want to make up for it this year. I plan on taking 1 picture for each day. The picture above is from today and I really hope I stick to it, even if it's just various views of my garden!! I'm going to set up a folder on my flickr for these so you'll be able to see my progress.

3. I want to travel to new places! I already have a booked trip to Copenhagen for February to see friends, and 3 trips already planned for London for various adventures. Georgia and possibly Florida is also on the cards for later in the year!

I obviously have lots of different goals bubbling in my head for the business - things I want to achieve and introduce but for now I'm gonna keep them all a secret until I sort them all out and make an action plan.

Have you got any resolutions this year?