Month: August 2013

Review of Armwarmers by The Woolly Pedlar

Sue Reed is The Woolly Pedlar.  Sue makes armwarmers in batches using materials she had sourced locally from thrift stalls and charity shops in and around her home town of Hexham, Northumberland Secondhand knitwear of pure wool or wool blends, including lambswool and cashmere, is cut up, reworked (upcycled) into these armwarmer accessories, so each batch made will differ slightly from the next because the source will deplete. This makes each design change unique, these armwarmers are a regular off the shelf product however, and if you were to buy a pair from the Etsy store online or from one of The Woolly Pedlar’s pop up shops at various events, your armwarmers will never be replicated exactly. Price is 15 pounds sterling. For delivery/shipping information click here Sue keeps a stock of armwarmers from different colour pallettes. Those featured in this post show red shades that include pillar box red and deep purple, she will make designs to order and so armwarmers can be produced that are made up of colours to an exact specification …

Book Review – Mollie Makes – Craft Project Books

Mollie Makes CHRISTMAS ISBN 978-1-90844-917-7    Project photography by Rachael Smith Mollie Makes FEATHERED FRIENDS ISBN 978-1-908449-19-1  Project photography by Rachel Whiting Mollie Makes CROCHET ISBN 978-1-908449-20-7 Project photography by Rachel Whiting (with free gift) Mollie Makes WOODLAND FRIENDS ISBN 978-1-909397-12-5 Project photography by Rachel Whiting Published by Collins & Brown – CHRISTMAS (Oct 2012) FEATHERED FRIENDS (June 2013) CROCHET (Sept 2013) WOODLAND FRIENDS (Nov 2013) Christmas and Feathered Friends RRP £9.99 Crochet RRP £16.99 Woodland Friends RRP £11.99. All four books can be ordered direct at the award winning LoveCrafts.co.uk Content CHRISTMAS, FEATHERED FRIENDS, and WOODLAND FRIENDS contain twenty or more craft/hobby projects with design work presented from craft contributors. Details provided are how to make themed handicrafts including decorations, gifts, stationery items, ornaments, practical items, and accessories both for the home and for personal dressing. Whereas CROCHET presents fifteen projects and devotes more pages to teaching tips and techniques of the craft. Introduction  Mollie Makes is a lifestyle and craft magazine which brings the best of craft online. Designers from the team and other contributors with design and craft expertise have worked together to produce a range of Mollie Makes …

Review of Socks 24/7 from the specialist clothing range at Absolute 360

The product: Socks 24/7 are made from a manufactured material that has much potential to help the body’s own physiology in three key areas: 1. will promote a feeling of comfort and well being 2. will help to improve areas of physical performance 3. will aid recovery Unisex. Colour: Black. Socks 24/7 are available in Trainer, Ankle or Long. NB. Trainer Socks are also available in White. Machine washable. Made in Italy The place: Selling online from the UK, to UK residents only, at shop.absolute360.co.uk/ Major credit cards and PayPal accepted. The price: All prices include VAT. Delivery is extra. It is worth checking the website regularly for offers, but when trading at full price Trainer style retails at £12.99 – Ankle style RRP is £16.99 and Long style is £19.99. A designer price tag indeed, yet online research have proved these to be compression style socks of high end quality. NB. Socks 24/7 are manufactured with a different fibre material than other socks of a similar type, different too, from those selling flight socks and …

Review of Brother P-Touch H75 Handheld Labelling Machine

The Brother P-touch machine PT-H75 creates durable labels and has an easy to use ABCD keyboard. We are informed that this new handheld machine is more easily portable because it is lighter and more compact than the previous model. Dimensions 107.4 mm x 202.6 mm (D) x 56.6 mm (H); has an LCD display. Both the PT-H75 Hand Held Labelling Machine and PT-1010R Mains Adapter are available from Printer Base online What is in the pack? Pack includes the machine, a tape cassette with 4 metres of black on clear laminated *TZe tape (4 sizes up to and including 12mm), plus six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) Note: an AC Adapter is available to buy separately. Also in the package an instruction sheet and a tape catalogue. As with all Brother units includes a one year guarantee from the date of purchase and the option to set up an extended warranty. Preparation Straightforward instructions to start allowing the setting of language, the unit or measure (mm/inch) and the date and time. Text Text can be upper …

Geometric Designed Cushions from Cushion Couture Online – A Blog Feature

Three separate cushion designs: Bullseye, Bali and Medici currently selling online at Cushion Couture. Each design available with geometric shapes in red tones. These are fabulous as an accessory for a minimalistic and more masculine leaning to home accessorizing. These bold patterns, of strong colours, are statement pieces to background decor that is white, or neutral, or steely grey. The fabrics are natural and so are coolly crisp and the stitching detail adds defined texture to a room that could otherwise appear quite sterile in appearance. Cushion Couture sells cushions of many styles and to suit most tastes at affordable prices. The company have recently featured on TV’s Grand Designs, 60 Minute Makeover and have supplied Cowboy Builders. Cushion Couture are also stockists of designer cushions and other soft furnishings, and have a newly launched website with lots of new ranges. Wishing the business continued success!