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.