Spring Affair 2019

Planning and preparation for our upcoming community craft event in May is well underway! We are super excited about all the wonderful artists and musicians who have signed up.

We have a wide variety of stall holders due to be there on the 4th May, showing off their beautiful work. Oh, and don’t forget the wonderful spring themed cocktails on offer!

If you follow our Facebook event you can get a sneak peek into the stall holders and musicians that will be there…. click here to follow the event.

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Spring Affair 2019

Stitch in Time HB presents our latest event, Spring Affair 2019. It will be a joyous Spring themed community event, involving artists, makers and musicians from in and around the surrounding areas of Hebden Bridge.flower

We invite you all with open arms to join us in celebrating the nicer weather and longer days, and supporting to local artists.

We are still on the hunt for artists, makers and musicians so please spread the word, and get involved!

If you are interested in knowing more information please get in touch at stitchintimehb@outlook.com.

As always,

much love and happiness!

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Memory Bunting

‘Memory Bunting’!
So, I am sure you have seen memory blankets, now what about memory bunting?
                                                                               This commission was a beautiful top that my mum had bought in Vietnam, which 51670552_958921957831010_2923498386285920256_nunfortunately frayed as soon as we got home.
The top was very special to her as it hold special memories, so we decided to make it into bunting! She can now have this beautiful piece above her fireplace and remember that amazing trip to Vietnam always.
 
Maybe you have some old fabric, clothes, baby clothes etc. that you keep tucked away in a box because it is special… what about bringing that memory to life by making it into bunting? 

Apologies for the Irony.

‘If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?’ This is a philosophical question that has been thought about for years.

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I have come to realise recently that the modern day version of this is,

‘If you don’t post or blog about it, did it really happen?’

Have you noticed this?

I mean, you can look at it simply, by just scrolling down your Facebook page and thinking, ‘I really don’t need to know what you had for your tea Rachel!’ (Apologies to all Rachel’s). But also, have you not realised that no one has any secrets anymore? No one has any news to tell you when you see them?

imagesI have found this particularly noticeable, as I have not announced my pregnancy on social media. I have since bumped in people in my hometown who are genuinely offended that they did not know I was pregnant… eh!? Excuse me, this is my body, and my baby! Surely, this just shows that we do not take the time to interact with friends these days, as we rely on them getting up dates via social media on your lives, and vise versa.

I mean, really, what do you talk to your friends about anymore? There’s no point even asking them what they had for tea last night…

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The Best Year Yet…

First of all, here is the obligatory Happy New Year message:

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I hope you all had fantastic New Year’s Eve’s? For me it was an evening in my teacup pyjamas with a big bowl of chicken stew, it’s all fun and games when you are growing a baby! I did have a dance around the living room at 12 O’Clock!

So, 2018 for Stitch in Time HB has been brilliant! It was the year that saw the business transform from a bunting making organisation to a community events planning organisation also. As many of you know this transition begin when I found out about our little aubergine in my belly (yes, this week she is aubergine sized!). As they say, ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’, well of courser I translated this as ‘when life gives you a baby, start a new business!’.

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Anyway, I am super excited for 2019 for many reasons, but in terms of business this is the year that Stitch in Time HB is going to flourish even more. There are many wonderful things in the pipeline such as a brand new range of baby dresses, and many more community events to come, that are only going to get bigger and better.

 

Putting aside excitement for 2019, the main reason for this blog is to thank everyone who has supported Stitch in time HB in 2018! This includes: my friends and family, all who has bought our products, all who attended events, liked our page, had stalls at our events, signed up for further information, and even those who just told a friend about Stitch in Time!

Thank you so much!

Without you Stitch in Time Hb would not be where it is now!

*Don’t forget about our half price January sale on all Christmas stock on Etsy.*

 

 

 

 

The Event Planner…

These Christmas Craft Fairs I thought I would have a dabble in, are turning out to be quite successful. So it looks like Stitch in Time HB is going to have a new string to it’s bow in the new year!download

I am so excited to get the ball rolling and turn Stitch in Time HB into a thriving craft events organisation, bringing communities together to share their makes. There are so many different directions I could go with this and right now I am on a journey to define this.

Yesterday myself and fellow crafty queen Jules from Kamala Creations attended a brilliant Business Marketing Workshops by Jonny Ross at Fleek Marketing. The Knowledge Jonny shared was absolutely brilliant, alongside his humorous delivery it was a fantastic morning.

Anyway, I won’t go into the boring details for you guys on what I learnt at this super interesting workshop, but what I will say is it has confirmed my ideas of where I am going in the next year, and I am so excited to share this with you all over the next few months.

So, Heptonstall Victorian Themed Christmas Craft Fair has been and gone, and now it is all hands on deck for tomorrow’s Hebden Bridge Chritsmas Craft Fair. Looking at the interest on Facebook we are intending on welcoming a LOT of people! So, please spread the word, and if you do come along please take a moment to leave me a review on my Facebook page: Stitchhb.

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If you are a maker (artist/ musician/ maker of craft beers/ baker etc. etc.) interested in future events please send me an email at

stitchintimehb@outlook.com.

Christmas Craft Craziness…

So I decided recently that Stitch in Time’s new venture would be events planning! Because … why not? How hard can it be?

It all started when I found out I was pregnant and unemployed on the same day, sods Mumpreneurlaw! After a few months of urgently trying to find a job before I looked pregnant, I finally decided that now was the perfect time to get stuck in with my own business, because running a business whilst being pregnant/ having a new baby will be super easy, right!?

I have always been interested in events planning, and feel as though it is the perfect companion to my budding bunting business, because all events need bunting!

Working-MumSo, here I am, enjoying growing a baby whilst planning two Christmas Craft Fairs, taking orders for Christmas gifts and decorations, attending Christmas Craft Fairs as a stall holder, working for Handmade Parade and SPLAT Training, and trying to find the time to put my feet up (HA!). However, this might all sound a little crazy, but the best part is, I am absolutely loving it!

The past few months I have taught myself as much as possible about planning events, and have certainly come across a few hurdles… who knew about ‘Temporary Market Licences’!? I am now at a point where I can safely say two fantastic events are going to go ahead, hopefully as smoothly as possible. I have had amazing responses from stallholders and am super excited to see the events come together, and will have to try not to buy all their stock myself, because there are some amazing makers coming along.

If you love a bit of Christmas shopping, and would like to support local business’s then please come along to Stitch in Time HB’s first of many events!

Saturday 8th December, 2-7pm, Heptonstall Museum and Undercroft & Saturday 15th December, 2-6pm, Hope Baptist Chruch, Hebden Bridge.

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Fright Night is Falling Upon us.

Can you believe it is October already? It will soon be Christmas eh!?

But before that … HALLOWEEN!

Are you crazy about Halloween? Do you love to dress up? Go to parties? Take the little ones trick or treating? … and best of all scare yourselves to DEATH… MUHAHAHAH…

Stitch in Time HB have got some frightastic material in store at the moment, so if you’re having a Halloween party this year, or you love to turn your house into a spooky scare kingdom them how about Halloween Bunting?

If you would like to place an order please get in touch at stitchintimehb@outlook.com

 

Make Your Own at Home
with Your Little Ghouls…

These spooky little bats and monsters are the perfect Halloween make with the children, all it takes is toilet roll tubes, card and coloured pens.

How to:

  1. Save your toilet rolls!
  2. Decorate them as spooky as you like!
  3. Hang them around the house…

Easy peasy lemon squeezy… recycled art to let their creative juices flow.