Thursday, March 28, 2013

fave finds: woodland

A bit of autumnal shopping inspiration for your Thursday...

1. Hedgehog Bamboo Clock by decoylab from made590      2. Woodland Alphabet Blocks from pipodoll on Etsy
3. Woodland Animal Set from Imaginationkids on Etsy    4. Woodland Fairy Costume from fairynanaland on Etsy    5. Brown Owl Coin Purse by Crowded Teeth from made590    6. Woodland Animal Nail Stickers by
kate broughton on Folksy    7. Winking Owl Brooch from made590    8. Autumn Woods Felt Collection from Little Red's Craft Cupboard    9. Fox in the Field Print by Hummingbird's Song on madeit

Thursday, March 21, 2013

competition time!

To celebrate some of the sweet things happening in the Little Red's world at the moment, including being pregnant, the lovely autumn weather headed our way, working from home AND the arrival of lots of new stock from Tiger Tribe, we're going to run a competition giving you the chance to win a number of Sweet Things Stamps of your choice!  Sweet Things Stamps are an adorable range of rubber stamps designed by my fave illustrator, Belinda Strong for Tiger Tribe and we think they are just the sweetest!
And here's the sweet, sticky centre of the competition - 
YOU decide how big the prize will be!  
Here's how - 
The competition will run until Tuesday 23rd April.  
If in that time we reach 350 likes on the Facebook page, the winner will receive 2 sets of Sweet Things Stamps of their choice.
If we reach 400 likes, the winner will receive 4 sets of Sweet Things Stamps of their choice.
If we reach 450 likes or more, the winner will receive one of each of the 6 sets of Sweet Things Stamps we currently have in stock!

To enter the competition, simply:
1. 'Join' us on our blog - we love our followers and you'll love keeping up to date with all things crafty!
2. 'Like' us on Facebook - we update our page regularly and it's a great way to keep in touch.  Only personal accounts can enter the competition but you can still like us from your business page too!  Remember to select 'Show in News Feed' by hovering over the 'Liked' button on our page :D
3. Comment below with your favourite Sweet Things Stamps sets numbered 1 - 6.  You can see them all here.

That's it!  Follow these three easy steps and you could be a winner!  Share this competition with your friends - the more followers Little Red's gets, the bigger the prize will be!

The winner will be drawn randomly on Tuesday 23rd April and will be notified via email.

Happy Thursday Crafters and Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

fave finds - Easter blue

As a salute to the lovely autumn chill in the air, the first of our Fave Finds features a collection of Easter things in cool blue (and chocolate brown because, well, it's Easter!).

1. Robin Egg Door Wreath from tatteredcottage2 on Etsy   2. Birdy Blue Tit Mug from Lark 3. Chocolate Filled Eggs Tutorial from Martha Stewart   4. Barnaby Bunnies Pair from Domayne   5. White Rabbit Plate by Reutter from Peter's of Kensington   6. Crepe Paper Spring Birds Tutorial from Martha Stewart   7. Lace Eggs Tutorial from Martha Stewart   8. Woodland Bird Hair Clip Set from sweeteverythings on Etsy   9. Peter Rabbit 5pce Dinner Set from Peter's of Kensington

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Heidi Boyd Whimsy Kits

Could there be anything more befitting for Little Red's than a bunch of woodland-whimsy critters for you to sew?  I think not!  These gorgeous little friends from Heidi Boyd will be in stock soon and I can't wait to stitch 'em up!  I think I'll start with Cinnamon and Nutmeg, being nearly Easter and all...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

easter crafts for kids

Easter is a fun time of year - the kids are on holidays, stores are decked out in pastels and fluffy bunnies, the spicy scent of hot cross buns is in the air and chocolate is everywhere!  What's not to love about a chocolate-filled holiday?!
Here are some neat links to Easter pages loaded with fun activities to keep the kids busy these holidays...

Easter Colouring Pages - this page is packed with fun, vintage-style Easter themed colouring pages - just click and print!

                                         Easter bunny coloring page

Dyeing Easter Eggs - this mixture of craft, science and mess will keep all kids entertained!

                                 Dyeing easter eggs

Rice Krispy Easter Nests - simple, sweet, gooey and guaranteed to leave you on a (sugar) high :D


Playdoh Filled Easter Eggs - for those unlucky kids who can't enjoy chocolate!

Easter Finger Puppets - some fiddly fun with fuzzy craft supplies.
                           easter finger puppets Easy Easter Crafts: Easter Finger Puppets

Bunny Mask - glue this mask onto some card and decorate with cotton balls for a fluffy bunny face!
                                             Printable Bunny Mask Coloring Sheet

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

a return to the nest

well it's official - I am a stay-at-home mum again!  There is still some tying up of loose ends to be done at the shop but aside from those little trivial bits, I'm back in the nest... and loving it :)  After being all shop-minded the last two and a half years, I forgot how much fun there is to be had in the simple pleasure of slowing down and enjoying domesticity.  So far I've done loads of washing, cooked real meals and kinda sorted out the sewing/toy room in preparation for the mass of stash yet to arrive!  But best of all, I've been able to spend time with my babies - talking with them, snuggling them, giving them my time which is something I feel I've neglected to do of late.  So it's all good :)  And there will be much more time for posts, patterns and baking which is just awesome.  And Summer has gone!  Well, it's officially over but someone forgot to tell the sun.  
So here's to an Autumn soon-to-be, a baby in the belly and many more posts to come x