April thurs 17th
Last of the Easter Special, a Golden Oldie, Milly Molly Mandy pattern is only £3.00 to all our Customers this week, perfect timing for easter crafting...just! find her under miscellaneous
This is now the calm before another storm on the 19th April when I will be back on Create and Craft TVFreeview 36, Sky 671. 5pm I have a spring cleaning theme going on! See you there! and another gorgeous bag.
The new Cutting Shed is up and running , I lock my family in each evening to do their business in there just for you ! so in theory this should make things a lot easier but i know there will be a mad rush after the show so do get in early if you need supplies.
We are pleased to let you know a big Quilting and Craft bonazza will be held here in Sussex...
QUILTS ON THE FARM 10th and 11th May. Mark it in your diary, more details will follow..............
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The phone is now manned mon - fri 10am - 1.00pm and Sharon will take your phone orders and any other queries.. immediately after a TV show we will be able to take orders until 3.00pm
Hooray I hear you cry! 01323845297
Today I telephoned the wonderful Sharon to have my name put on the 'Special list' re: a 'Stitched with Love kit'. I adore the designs. I have a special birthday this year, what better way to celebrate than with a Mandy Shaw 'stitched with love' kit!!!!!
''What wonderful staff you have. If only every company had a 'Sharon'. She was kind, helpful and so friendly. The whole experience has made 'Dandelion Designs' THE number one place for me to shop for my stitching supplies in the future. What amazing customer service. Thank you.
Kind regards, Sue''
Keep calm and carry on Mandy!
Emails like this make my day
Ordered a couple of thing which were despatched on 12 Dec and I received them the next day!!!. Many thanks.
Happy Christmas to all at Dandelion Designs and good luck for 2014
"Enjoyed seeing the programme today
I am emailing you as I saw the item only had one review on their website, and it was given 1 star only. Having a look, the customer was complaining about the delivery service and not about the product. I thought this was very unfair to credit the review to your lovely doll.
I have placed a review about Ruby, and given it 5 stars with an enthusiatic write up. I hope this goes some way to redress the situation, and give buyers a genuine opinion instead."
My response to this lovely email is that Create and Craft have changed thier courier over the last month and things are a changing, if you love your product please leave a good review, if you have a problem phone or email on MON, TUES, WED, and we will do magic!, feel a song coming on.....
Dear Mandy,I had lots of men's ties and fabric given so used your bag pattern and made £300 worth of bags,which was given to our voluntary inshore lifeboat station at Sandown, IW.Thanks for a brilliantly easy pattern.
Regards, Pam White.
Well what have you started!!!
From a "not really interested in sewing" person, i'm now taking sewing classes and on my way to making a snow man garland with your lovely pattern that my sister has just bought me. I have two of your boks and the instructions are amazing.
My daughter and granddaughters are also keen to start their own little projects. Would you reccommend a project or consider doing a childrens pattern in the future for young children?
I received your new book this morning, it is one of four of your books that I now have.
Thankyou for signing it , the free pattern, that I am delighted with. I have all you shows recorded and watch them over and over again.
Love Craftycaz ''
''Thank you for sending me my kit for the 2 becomes 1 bag, I've made it already, once I knew what I was doing and had recorded you ages ago on C & C doing a demo of this bag, it was
easy. We have a local village produce and craft show this weekend and
a tote bag is one the item on the list so going to take and along and hopefully win with it.''
SHE WON SECOND PLACE!!!
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If you are interested on what goes on behind the scenes here at Dandelion Designs do visit my blog
At Dandelion Designs you will find a web shop full of craft patterns and unusual haberdashery items. We have patterns for dolls, bears, bags, button jewellery, cushions, needle cases, and especially quilts. We specialise in Christmas across all our ranges and are famous for our Christmas Angels. The haberdashery section specialises in ric rac of all sizes, prairie cloths, linens, cotton tapes and ribbons, and those unusual but difficult to find items that make Dandelion Designs patterns special.
Mandy Shaw, the designer has appeared in numerous magazines with her designs; Homespun, Country living, BBC Homes and Antiques, Inspirations, Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Making, to name but a few. More recently she has appeared on Kirsties Homemade Christmas, and Kirstie's and Phil's Perfect Christmas. She lives in East Sussex with her husband and four children.
Best Selling Items
Beautiful quality - felted wool is much stronger than the polyester variety. Price quoted is for 25cms x 70cms. Please contact me if you want a larger quantity. These felted wools are either 100% wool or 80% wool. They do not pile and are hard wearing.
50% Cotton 50% Linen
This fabric is the staple diet of most of my projects. Sold per half meter.
Bag Handles. 2" Wide Thick Webbing Tape Ideal for Bag Handles. Now nine colours in stock
Sold by the meter. 100 % cotton and French! 2" wide.
Celebrate with a Stitch, my new book which includes an iron on transfer is out now .!
My latest book Celebrate with a Stitch, this includes the iron on transfer
Red Heart Buttons
Very lovely red heart buttons available in two sizes 6mm and 3mm. Approx 35 buttons in small button pack and approx fifty in larger button pack.
42 " Wide Cotton Poplin Dots. Sold in Half meters
A slightly lighter weight cotton than our patchwork fabrics but great for all your craft projects, plus its a good price.
Two becomes one bag kit
A very easy reversable bag . The kit contains the denim , red spot, fmagnetic fastener , red tape handles and decorative button.
60" Wide Calico I mt
Now sold in full meters
A kit for a very sweet pocketed christmas dog. He measures 6" x 4" he would be ideal to give as a pressie or make for your xmas tree.
Linen look cotton dots NEW
My favorite fabric at the moment with a rustic country feel. price is for 1/2 meter. 100% cotton
A Quilter Lives Here
This is such a lovely quilt to make for the enthusiastic appliqué, it's a bit fiddly in parts but the subjects are so dear to our hearts that you will enjoy each and every motif. I give you space to be creative and make the quilt personal to you by encouraging you to fill the Tree of Life with special symbols that represent you, your family and friends. I always go over board on embellishing but you could tone down the embroidery and keep it simpler for an easier life.
These are the new decorations I made especially for when Kirstie Allsopp came to our home to film for channel four wow!!
Wooden buttons designed by Mandy
Price is for each button. Laser cut wooden buttons taken from my designs
Ruby Advent Calendar Doll
Our dear Little Ruby is a very pretty Advent Calendar Doll. Her dress has 24 little pockets to store chocolate coins or small gifts, one a day leading up to Christmas Eve when you can then hide, in the back of her dress, a present or pyjamas ready for the big day. Don't forget to check out her friend Robin, an Advent Teddy with dungarees with pockets!!!
Robin Advent Calendar Ted
Robin the advent calendar ted. Meet our new man in the house, a lovely Teddy advent calendar to hang on the wall. 24 pockets filled with chocolate coins which will delight any child.
45 Micro Round Black Buttons Suitable for Eyes
Tiny tiny buttons that I use for eyes.