Saturday, 29 December 2012

SALE !!!

How about an end of year sale? 
Time to clear out the old stock and make way for the new.
Click the piccy below and it should take you straight to the sale page of my Etsy store, and don't forget code FLOSS12 still gets you 15% off!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Handmade Market, last one of 2012

The last market for me this year is tomorrow, Stockport's Handmade market, please bob along and say hello if you are in the area.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012



Last evening I added lots of new stock to the Etsy store, lots of snuggly recycled woolly leggings and beanies, cotton leggings and knotty hats, bibs and lots of bunnies!
Take a look prices start as low as £4 for a cotton beanie, and the bunnies are only £4.50, making fab stocking fillers. Don't forget if you use code FLOSS12 you get 15% off too.
I will be posting parcels up until 13th December for arrival before christmas in the UK.


Still plenty of pretty party dresses left too,as well as snuggly baby trousers in soft plaid flannel.


Friday, 30 November 2012

Handmade Craft Fair Heaton Moor

We'll be here tomorrow, come along say hello and browse all the lovely stalls, much better than fighting through the crowds in the shopping centres.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Winter Woolly Warmers

How about some cosy recycled cashmere, angora and lambswool baby beanies, mittens and snuggly footed leggings? What newborn wouldn't love these this winter?
all available in my Etsy store, and if you use code FLOSS12 at the checkout you get 15% off too.


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Party Time!

Now November is here, and the party season approaches, I thought it might be nice to offer a discount code over at my Etsy store. For 15% off any of these pretty party dresses, or indeed anything from the Etsy store, just add code FLOSS12 at the checkout for 15% off your entire order.

Saturday, 27 October 2012


I received my wallpaper samples from Spoonflower this morning, and I am so so pleased with them. There is only one design I need to tweak before I'm happy to have it for sale, but all five of the others are perfect and are already available to buy direct from my shop at Spoonflower.

First up are two designs from the Flossie's Garden range. I'm afraid my camera hasn't really done them justice...combination of low light and shakey hands, sorry.

Daisy Fields Wallpaper

Daisies wallpaper

Next are the designs from my Dahlia range.


Grey Dahlias Wallpaper

Dahlia Stripe Wallpaper

Dahlia Floral Stripe Wallpaper

Blue Dahlias wallpaper (needs some tweaking)

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Last Minute Preparations

Tomorrow I will be at The Handmade Market in Stockport from 11-4, and I'll have these little dresses and rompers with me, perfect little outfits for the upcoming party season.
Dress and matching knickers
detail (back)
Long Romper
Dress and knickers

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Working on a new design


Insomnia sometimes has it's uses. I dreamed up some little capes a few weeks ago at around 3am, scribbled a little drawing on a scrap of paper and pretty much ignored it. Or rather had no time to do anything about it until today.
My mother in law recently gave me some of her beautiful woven welsh wool blankets, sadly they are really damaged from years of not very careful looking after, but I managed to salvage two pieces from this blue blanket to make bed throws, and with the remnants piece together this prototype cape.
Far from perfect, but the beginnings of a more refined design are at least now taking shape.
Sadly, I don't have a supply of wool blankets, but I do have some lovely blue tweed and some gorgeous chunky corduroy.
I'm thinking, hoods and arm holes, and seam detail, collars, lining, matching mittens and hats....

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Handmade Market September

We were at the Handmade Market in Stockport again today. This time I had help from my eldest, India in return for a corner of my table to sell her headscarves, which she modelled beautifully and to the delight of many of the shoppers, especially the older generation who seemed quite pleased to see a "Land Girl" dropped in the middle of Stockport, lots of mutterings about Bletchley Park



Another fun day chatting with customers and fellow stall holders, and we raised another £10 for SANDs too. (10% of the days takings)


Time to get stitching for the Christmas Markets that are fast approaching, I'm working on several new designs right now, including party dresses,coats and capes.

Meanwhile, how about some snuggly upcycled woolly slippers? These '(and more) will be in the Etsy store very soon.



Saturday, 8 September 2012

Getting ready to do it all over again.

I will be at the Handmade Market in Stockport again next Sunday, with that in mind I've been gathering stock together. Today I used up most of my wrap scraps to make these darling little bootees and a couple of taggy blankets too.

bootees (girasol?)
bootees (Lana)
taggy Nino
taggy Didymos Millefiorri (dyed before it came to me)

I'm also working on some scrappy doves:

wrap scrappy dove (vatanai)

These have been a work in progress for some time, something to work on during those quiet moments...hmmm yeah, when exactly do I get those?

Oh and any babywearers reading who want to help me name all these scraps, please go ahead. Some of them I've had for such a long time, gathered from all over the place. I don't know all the names, though mostly I know the brands at least.

Friday, 31 August 2012

This weeks news, and a give away winner.

Hello September! This means it's only two weeks until the next Handmade Market in Stockport. We'll be there again with some new stock, including something pretty made up with this fabric and trim.


The end of the Summer hols and the beginning of the school year are just days away now, and my juggling of Flossie's Garden alongside all my other commitments is going to get much more difficult, but hey I like a challenge!!

Time also to announce the winner of the give away for the Flossie's Garden cut and sew pinnie kit. We had 28 entries including all comments from the blog and Facebook, plus all likes and shares. I used to pick a winner, and that lucky person is Stella Raven, who I have already contacted.
Thank you to everyone for taking part, I wish I had 28 prizes to give away!

Completed Dress from cut and sew fabric

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Give Away?

 Completed Dress from cut and sew fabric

The Flossie's Garden Pinafore cut and sew kit is now available to buy from the Etsy store. (0-6mths)
The kit includes:
One yard of cotton poplin printed with all the fabric pieces printed out ready to cut and sew, with all instructions printed right there on the fabric.
One reel of gutermann sew all thread in white.
Two buttons. (these might differ from the ones pictured below)


The fabric also includes a printed border, so you can make matching bootees, bunting, or anything else that takes your fancy. (I'll be posting some ideas soon, and a tutorial or two.)




The kit costs £22.50 from the Etsy store, and makes a great gift.

Alternatively, the fabric can be bought by the yard directly from Spoonflower, that way you get to choose the fabric it's printed on. I like the cotton poplin, but why not try it in one of the other choices? (just click the photo above of the fabric or the linkie over there to the right)

Or how about entering this give away for a kit?
Just leave me a comment here, telling me who you'd like to sew this little dress for, or who you'd like to gift the kit to.
For a second chance of winning, please comment, like and share on our Facebook too.
This give away will be open for one week, closing 31st August, and a winner will then be chosen at