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  1. I have been trying to search for an alternative to the plastic postal bags which are not at all friendly to the environment.
     
    I am therefore pleased I stumbled across these -
     
    degradable postal bags
     
    Postal bags which contain recycled polythene and they are also 100% degradable.  They are available in lots of different sizes and they are cost effective too.  I was a little worried they would not be as strong as the old bags but I think they are in fact stronger.
     
    I have some of the old bags to use up but I have just placed a big order of the degrable ones and will be buying these in the future.
     
    Diane x
     
     
  2. For the last few years I had planned to make some christmas stockings but it just hasn't happened because I have left it to the last minute.
     
    This year however, I have started earlier and today I have drawn a pattern, picked the colours and started cutting.
     
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    Colours: Oriental Red, McManus, Willow, Linden and White.
     
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    It is still in the early stages but I have made a start and I am pleased with the results so far.
     
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    Have you started making felty things for Christmas yet?
     
    Diane x
     
  3. A few weeks ago I started selling felt sample packs and they have been very popular.  In the last 10 days I have sold nearly 50 packs! So a big thank you to my customers for keeping me busy.
     
    Today I wanted to make up a big batch of the packs so that I have got plenty in stock ready to send out when an order is placed.
     
    I have cut lots of squares ...
     
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    Printed lots of stickers ...
     
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    put a label on each piece ...
     
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    Finally, they end up like this ...
     
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    ready to be posted.
     
    I would love to be able to send these packs out free to everyone who asks but I have to charge because they take time to put together.
     
    The 2" samples are also available individually.
     
    Diane x
     
     
     
  4. I am running late with this post.  I cannot believe that it is Thursday already, where has the time gone! 
     
    Anyway, I am sure you would like to know who the lucky winner is of the felt giveaway.
     
    Well, I printed out the comments, folded them and put in a bowl ...
     
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    stirred well, and my willing assistant helped ...
     
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    and the winner is ...
     
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    Well done Alex!!  
     
    Your felt will be in the post within the next couple of days.
     
    Thank you to the other three who visited the new blog and left a comment.
     
    Diane x
  5. To start the new Pixie Rose blog I am having a felt giveaway. 
     
    For one lucky reader I have a Felt Fabric Pack which contains 71 pieces of felt in 71 different colours (all the colours we stock in our shop).  Each piece of felt will measure approx. 4" x 4" square.
     
    This giveaway is open to anyone.  All you need to do is leave a comment and you will have a chance of winning!!  Only one comment each please.  I will draw the winner next Monday.
     
    I hope to update the blog regularly with more giveaways in the future.  If you have purchased felt from us before it would be really nice to hear what you think about the felt and also what you have used it for.  I know that alot of crafters now have blogs so I would love to see your work.
     
    Diane x