Love Hearts

If there ever comes a day when we cant be together, keep me in your heart and I’ll be there forever

-Winnie the Pooh

Here at Home Stitched Home HQ we love hearts, no we adore hearts and we want to share some lovely, hearty pictures and news with you.

I gave little lavender hearts as my wedding favours for the ladies


Rowenna has made this gorgeous hanging heart for her bedroom


I have crocheted lots of little hearts to hang from a vase of twigs, with my white enamel heart, at the bottom of my stairs

(Click here for the easy-peasy tutorial I used for the hearts)

and we have both used hearts as the design for countless cards, presents and home furnishings. See, we really love them.

We also have a Pintrest board dedicated to these little beauties and so it should come as no suprise that the first Home Stitched Home sewing kit will be…

A Hanging Heart, handmade by you

The kits contain everything you need to make yourself a gorgeous hanging heart, right down to the needle, thread and pins. There are a choice of pretty fabrics and the postage and packaging is absolutely free. Production of the kits started this week and we are pleased to announce that they should be on sale by the end of next week so watch this space for more details.

Sending hearty best wishes,

Louise x

Buttons Buttons Buttons

I mentioned that we were playing with buttons in the last post about the business update and since then, I’ve not been able to stop thinking about them! I’ve started a board on Pintrest especially for the pretty little things and have found lots of gorgeous buttony photos to show you…

Vintage buttons from Bowerbirdz

Wooden buttons

Colourful wooden buttons

Fabric covered buttons

Pretty buttons

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little button interlude!

Louise x

Its official… we’ve made a decision!!

So, after a couple of ‘business meetings’; aka drinking tea, playing with fabrics and brown paper bags with a bit of business talk thrown in for good measure; we’ve decided that a dedicated shop website is not for us at the moment. Neither of us have any experience of building a site, nor want to fork out yet for a website designer to do it for us so we’re channeling our inner social-networking goddesses and selling through a Facebook business page. I don’t know why we didn’t think of this in the first place, well I do… we had big dreams, but we’re now being realistic and taking baby steps, building up to our own online shop in time.

So that was tonights decision, well one decision anyway; the other was the packaging we’re going to use and oh my goodness that was a much more exciting decision to make! We played around with our brown paper bags and bits of ribbon and twine, its lovely how such simple, modest items made us so happy; it felt like being a child again!

Talking of feeling like a child, we also emptied out my button tin so we could play with the buttons while we were talking! It reminded us of playing with Mum and Grandma’s button tins when we were younger, and like both of them mine are kept in an old Golden Syrup tin!

Other recent (more boring, but essential) decisions have been to register with HMRC as a Partnership and to decide on a business bank account. They felt like mildly exciting decisions at the time because that really was the ‘proper’ beginnings of Home Stitched Home, and I guess they are important business decisions but they’re not the most thrilling ones to write about or read so i’ll leave them there!

I guess the biggest decision we made tonight, and it was just as Rowenna was leaving my house, was to buy some supplies next week and start making up the kits themselves ready to put them on Facebook. This is hugely exhilarating but we didn’t really celebrate making this decision, we just said our goodbyes as it is getting late, this is why I thought I would quickly pen this post to shout loudly from the online rooftops….

“We are buying lots of pretty fabrics next week and putting together some of our Home Stitched Home Sewing Kits ready to sell, our little business will be up and running and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Im so excited!”

There, that feels better! Hopefully the funny buzzing feeling I’ve got inside will quieten down and let me get some beauty sleep!

Thanks for indulging me

Louise x

More

A whole new world!

Exciting or scary, exciting or scary….hmm, exciting; this big old world of blogging which is brand spanking and shiny new to us, definitely seems exciting!

Anyway; where are our manners, let us introduce ourselves and let you know what you can expect from us. We are two sisters; Louise and Rowenna from the beautiful Cotswolds in the South West of England, who quite simply have a passion for all things handmade and pretty! We’ve both been sewing, crocheting, appliquéing and stitching all manner of beautiful things for our homes in our spare time and have now decided to help others to do the same.

This blog will be coming with us on our journey from the setting up of our little business venture, through to our first sale; with all manner of pretty things inbetween, and we cannot wait to get started and share it with you all.

So for now, thanks for reading and we’ll be back soon with an update

Louise & Rowenna

xxx

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