The web is fully stocked, boxes of goodies arriving daily. Newsletter will go out this week and we are all ready for your Christmas shopping!! bring it on.....
Felted wool , red and white , and curly string hair back on the shelves and KIRSTIE ALLSOPP advent calendar kits now in stock. The advent quilt will be appearing on Kirsties new christmas show.
Dont forget my books make great Christmas presents and are gift wrapped for free. These lovely Robins are in my new book Celebrate with a Stitch.
Next set of Christmas workshops are at Quilters Haven in Suffolk, two days to choose from, Christmas with Mandy and Wineglass lampshades. Dont miss out on my fun!
*Free Christmas gift packing on all books, brown paper, bakers twine and festive stickers, request at check out.
Workshops dates have been posted, lots are already fully booked. Watch out for my very own Christmas pop up shop and mini workshops
My new assistant Sharon has settled in well and she is now joined by Mel who will be helping with getting your orders out to you as soon as possible.
The phone is now manned mon - fri 9.30am - 1.00pm through the festive season and Sharon will take your phone orders and any other queries.. Hooray I hear you cry!
Keep calm and carry on Mandy!
Emails like this make my day
"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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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 NEW colours added
I have changed over to using DMC coton a broder as they have a larger colour choice. N.B the skiens are only 20m long.
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.
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.
50% Cotton 50% Linen NEW LOWER PRICE!
This fabric is the staple diet of most of my projects. Sold per half meter.
French 100% Cotton Ric Rac Wide. More stock arriving shortly
100% cotton ric rac in a range of wonderful colours. Superior quality than others.
Celebrate with a Stitch, my new book which includes an iron on transfer is out now .!
My new book Celebrate with a Stitch and get it for a special price of £13.00 plus a iron on transfer. It is officially published in September but i have got my grubby mitts on it before that date .This is a limited offer and is liable to change.