Sunday, 16 October 2016

The website has been updated for some of our new products including, Dolls, Hair Accessory Hangers and Cushions.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

It's been a busy time at Bug HQ, attended a lovely MacMillan coffee morning on the 30th, followed by a Food Fair at Swarkestone Nursery. This was a lovely event in an area we've not attended before and we were very well received!  Plenty of orders to keep us busy and we met some lovely people.

Another event this coming weekend at Papplewick and behind the scenes we're working on Christmas stock and getting ready for the hectic month of events which kicks off with Southwell on the 5th November. Exciting times.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Christmas's arrived!!  (More products to be added!).

Monday, 12 September 2016

Bears & Bunting

The Bears in personalised T-shirts and the Traditional Bunting are now on the website.  New fabrics will be added to the Bunting options.

 At Bug HQ we're getting ready for the a charity event and the Southwell Plough Match, we will also be launching the new Hair Accessory Hangers and Appliqued Cushions on the website, so keep checking for updates.


Monday, 5 September 2016

It's September!!!

September and early Autumn is my favourite time of year, and one of my favourite events is this month.  I'll be at the Southwell Plough Match & Show on Saturday 24th September. Prior to that I'll be attending a couple of local events which are fundraising for very worthwhile causes.  If you're local to either event then please come and say hello, you'll be able to find all my events on the events tab on the website.

September also marks the start of the Christmas preparations, with most events in the busy month of November, preparations begin early!

Prior to the launch of the Christmas range I hope to launch some new products to add to existing ranges, so keep checking my facebook page for news.

A lot of Mums will be thinking of the back to school, don't forget the back pack range for little ones, and the towels are great for those doing swimming lessons or students off to university!


Friday, 19 August 2016

Heading towards Autumn!

I'm busy at HQ getting ready for the Auckley Show tomorrow.  The last of the summer events, though the weather is not looking very summery!

I will also be using my new stand for the animal playsets.  These sets have proven to be really popular, really handy for play dates or for meals out.

Once the school holidays have finished I'll be concentrating on the new ranges and Christmas.  When things are handmade it means Christmas starts really early!

If you are getting ready for little ones going back to preschool or just starting then don't forget about the Little Backpacks, These are roomy but perfectly sized for little ones to carry themselves with adjustable straps and little pockets.


Saturday, 11 June 2016

Safari Animals are will be featuring in our Animal Playsets soon.  The Dinosaurs and Farm Friends have been so popular I've added the safari animals to the range. 

These are great to take out and about, one customer bought them to take for meals out to occupy her little boy at the table whilst waiting for his dinner.

Each set has 48 mini figures, the safari animals includes Elepehants, Giraffes, Gorillas, Tigers, Leopards, Zebra, Rhinos, Bears, Camels, Lion, Elks.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Baby Talk

There seems to have been lots of new arrivals this spring, with gifts for new babies being extremely popular.  Coming to the website soon are these snuggly fleece baby blankets.

The baby talk fabric for the bunting boards has been popular for Christening gifts and this gorgeous japenese print ballet fabric "Happy Ballerina's" is also popular.

May will be soon upon us, and I'll be attending Portland College craft fair and Etwall Well Dressing, the Well Dressing are a great traditional Derbyshire event with plenty to keep the family entertained.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Family Tree Cushions are now on the website.... more colour options coming soon.

Monday, 8 February 2016

From Dinosaurs to Bunnies....

Well it's a very miserable wet start to the week, so having completed the dinosaurs I'm moving on to bunnies!  Ever hopeful that spring is around the corner.

This week I'll hopefully have some new styles of bunting too.  Bunting is great for brightening a room and personalised bunting adds a really nice touch to a child's room.

Also I've some new fabrics for the baking sets, gearing up for my first event of the year next month. I've several events booked so do come and say hello if there are any near you!.


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Another busy week at Bug HQ, not sure where the time has vanished too!  I was hoping to have some photo's of new products to post but not had the benefit of being here when it's light enough to do the photography!

I will be announcing a special offer on the backpacks in the next few days, so if you have little ones off to nursery then keep an eye out .  They are a great practical buy and being personalised there will be no mix ups at Nursery.

I've started to book a few events for later in the year, including Arnold Carnival and Etwall Well Dressing, if you would like The Fabric Bug to attend any of school fairs etc.. just get in touch.

Loving this week, my new shelf unit for some of my many jars of buttons.

Off to do some networking,


Monday, 11 January 2016

New Year, New Goals...........

Each year I usually set some 'goals', and they usually include updating my blog more frequently.  Life and orders then usually get in the way! But this year I've decided to make a big effort to routinely blog and in doing so thought I would try and make them a little more interesting than just showcasing new products.

So whilst launching  new products I thought I would also give you an insight into Bug HQ!.  I have a lovely work room (it's loveliest when it's at is tidiest which isn't often!).  I work surrounded by jars of buttons, reels of ribbon and bolts of happy place!  I also have a few gorgeous items sourced from other makers and some retailers, all of which give me a creative space to work.  So I thought as well as sharing my makes, I could show you some of the items made by others that are sometimes practical and sometimes just pretty and make me smile!...... I will try and give the Maker a mention if I can remember them!........

So to start with...........these gorgeous free-machine embroidered baskets from "Handmade by Amber" on facebook.  I also purchased some of these as gifts, her range is awesome!

You might also spot the scissors in a scissor keeper from a not so little business, Liberty of London!

Back to Bug products then and whilst January is usually quiet I have several orders, especially for gifts for new Babies, and this is a little peak at one of the items to be joining the baby/soft toy product range:

This little pup (suitable from birth) comes in a personalised bag and will be joined by a pink bunny in personalised bag very soon.  The sleepsuits and hats are popular too.  

I'm in the process of designing some new bunting ranges so keep an eye out for some more gift ideas.........

Let's hope 2016 is a healthy and happy year for all... and that I manage to accomplish some of my new year goals!

Joanne x

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Happy New Year to you all! The Fabric Bug is excited about 2016, there are new products to be launched and a huge sort out planned after a busy Christmas season. We shall be continuing to work with Abbeyhead Crafts at the Arnold store and I know they have already been working hard at the shop. I hope you all enjoyed the festivities and wish everyone good health and happiness for 2016.