An amazing time was had by all at The Homemade Fair in Hampton Court, do not miss out on tickets next year as it was just fab, run by crafting girlies for crafting girlies!
I have been so busy I feel I might have neglected you all a dash, so to start a fresh new term I will be on:
#Create and Craft sunday 8am tomorrow 28th! with Buddy and Trigger
#I start the workshop programme next week and have a three week beginners course for the new comers to Patchwork.
# We have organised a weekend of Christmas heaven here in Sussex 6th and 7th December, Christmas crafting, Christmas food, drinks and decorations and a little pop up Dandelion Designs shop. An all inclusive price of £65.00 per day just bring your lippy and a bag to carry home your goodies. Selling out fast.
# Last of all £5.00 of all messenger bag kits , orders taken over the phone only. 01323845297 ask for Sharon , she goes home at one!
and of course if you havent' one of my new books you need one......Simply Redwork.
Your book Simply Redwork arrived this morning! What fantastic service and a fantastic book.
Really pleased to get the patterns/transfers with it. Thanks very much
'How lovely I received my book today - it's brilliant & so easy on the eye - you should be very proud of yourself I love it - I have put it with all the other books of yours
I have several of your projects - so I am going to start working through them all
I am going to the 'Handmade Fair' hopefully I will see you there'
'Thank you Mandy and your 'team' xx I am delighted with your "Simply Redwork" book xx can't wait to get started xx regards Hilary xx'
Here is a link to a youtube promo of the new book
See whats news in the 'New 2014' section of the web!
NEWS ... 100% wool felt now available in LARGE pieces!!!
I have made a video for the Christmas hanging hearts you all bought in your hundreds check out my facebook!
My media links are ; twitter .. @mandydandelion ... facebook ... Dandeliondesigns
blog (typepad) Mandy Shaw Dandelion Designs .... email ... mandy@dandeliondesigns
WHERE WILL I BE?
Next on Create and Craft Sunday 7th and 28th September see you there!!!
!!Festival of Quilts Stand H4 7th- 10th August
Hailsham arts festival, mini workshop and talk on Redwork Mon 15th September.
The Handmade Fair Hampton Court BN12 west tent 19th- 21th September
Cowslip Workshops Christmas fair plus teaching 14th -16th November
Quilters Haven Suffolk 27th -29th November
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We can take payment over the phone on most Monday to Fridays in office hours. Please checkout as if you were to pay by cheque so we have your order details at hand. This is also the ideal time to ring if you would prefer to place your order over the phone or have any queries.
The phone is now manned mon - fri between 9.30 and 1 and Sharon will happily take your call on
We aim to get all orders out as soon as possible but please allow up toTEN days for delivery, longer if your items are out of stock, our suppliers can hardly keep up with your demands!!!
Emails like this make my day
My copy arrived today thank you, I've not had chance to have a proper read of it yet but just flicking through the pages is a joy and the quality of the pictures and the whole book is amazing and it was signed too!
Much to my surprise your new book arrived this morning (I only ordered it on Sunday afternoon!) Congratulations - it is excellent and lovely to see a resurgence in the embroidery stitches I used to do as a child in the 50's when materials etc were at a premium.
Order some webbing bag handle tape from the lovely Sharon last week, also mentioned that I needed 3 of the large red poppers. She knew she didn't have any in stock but promised she would have a hunt and see what she could do. Ordered Monday by Thursday my parcel arrived and yippee! 3 red poppers. Great service and a really lovely lady to talk to. Thank you.
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'
Ordered a couple of thing which were despatched on 12 Dec and I received them the next day!!!. Many thanks.
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.
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!!!
You can now follow me on twitter: @mandydandelion where I can share my mad daily antics, be prepared to feel worn out!!! I certainly do. I can also be found on facebook at Dandelion Designs.
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
DMC Cotton a Broder 16 20m Please note DMC have changed the colour of the 815 .
This is the colour I use for all my Redwork. The new colour has a dot in front of the number . If you require the old colour, we have limited stock , please phone.
50% Cotton 50% Linen
This fabric is the staple diet of most of my projects. Sold per half meter.
This is a lovely sewing pouch based on a design used in the navy. It involves one zip and the use of bias binding, but is still reasonably easy to make. It could also be used as a jewellery roll or make up bag. Open ended zips for this pattern are now available on the special notions page.
Simple Redwork book
Simple Redwork iron on transfers
This pattern will contain all the iron on transfers you will need for my new book Simple Redwork
linen look cotton stars
Sold in half metres
Two becomes one bag pattern
A very easy reversable bag that can be made up in linens, cottons, upholstery fabric or even PVC
A very pretty, 16 inch angel or doll. I thought she looked like she has come from the set of Pride and Prejudice, Keira Knightley? The stuffing, as always is a bit fiddly, but otherwise she is a joy to make! You can buy her hair in our NETQUOTEVAR:LINK
Twas the Night Before Christmas
This advent calendar has twenty-four little pockets disguised as beds, with a dolly asleep in them, well only the dolly's head actually. It has bought many a smile for my four children, not forgetting the tears when a child has got the wrong pressie. I vary the gifts from rubbers, pencils, hair-bands, chocolates, beauty products, brooches, even tickets for the panto etc, culminating in a larger gift on Christmas Eve. I would love to say it's easy, but you do need skills with the rotary cutter. Approx size 42" x 32".
Linen look cotton dots NEW
My favorite fabric at the moment with a rustic country feel. price is for 1/2 meter. 100% cotton
Twelve days of xmas redwork bunting kit
A kit with all the iron on transfers to make this lovely family heirloom
Simply Redwork, my new book due to be published in September
My beautiful new book teaching you how to create simple Redwork stitcheries.
Two becomes one bag kit
A very easy reversable bag . The kit contains the green floral fabric , green baby cord and decorative button.
Best Press starch
A handy sized plastic bottle, 177ml, of clear starch just right for your sewing kit. No flaking, clogging, no residue and acid free. Linen fresh
Xmas wineglass lampshade pattern
A lovely redwork lampshade for a small wineglass to decorate your house at Christmas
100% white linen
Sold in half meters bright white and lovely to sew.
This is a simple little wall hanging that has given my children so much pleasure at bedtime. I hang it on the wall near the pillow so that they can play with it. I even adapted the design and made it into a little house and then went one step further and made it into a Christmas advent calendar with twenty-four little beds. Do I ever sleep, I hear you cry, the answer is soundly. Once again this can be made out of lots of scraps, recycle your children's clothes, I used a gingham school uniform. You will be surprised at the wonderful memories your children or grandchildren will have when they find these things you make, in the bottom of an old drawer in years to come. Finished size approx 19" x 15"
Check Bias Binding 18mm Wide
Poly cotton narrow bias binding, not suitable for quilts but craft projects.
Xmas shelf bunting (Pattern only)
A lovely piece of bunting to decorate a shelf or mantle in your home. 6" X 36" Includes iron on transfer!!!
Pearl and Pete Wigam Pattern
The third in the saga of Pearl and Pete.