Friday, 31 December 2010

Fabric Warehouse

My main fabric distributor Is just down the road from where my mum lives, so obviously a trip to my mum's means a warehouse visit! My idea of heaven :) The kids and dh were in tow so came in for a nosey too, the owner was great and gave them a charm pack each, fat quarters and some ribbon. I came away with a new fabric line, loads of new Kona Solids colours, rollups etc..

Look what we got :)


Decisions, decisions......


The new fabric range I have got in is Carmen by Anna Griffin, I love it and will put it up on the website once it arrives next week.

Next week I am planning to visit Oakshott Fabrics and Makower/Andover Fabrics so much more to come!!

I have got so much planned for 2011 so please keep checking in on my blog to see what is happening.

Happy New Year!!!

Mandy xx

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Couple of Christmas quilts

Sorry these are so badly photographed, been waiting for the weather to improve but now we seem to have thick fog, certainly no good for photography!

Lap quilt for my mum
It is actually pretty blues and greens! lol x

We are visiting my mum tomorrow and hopefully she will like it!, I made it to go with a hexagon pillow I made last year.
I made two of these Christmas quilts with a Kate Spain - 12 Days of Christmas layer cake.  They were very very quick to put together and I sold one!  The other has been brightening our living room this Christmas!

I made so much other stuff before Christmas, purses, make up bags, brooches, coasters and sold them or gifted them without documenting - duh!!  I will photograph the train quilt I made for my ds when the weather improves, it is too big to do indoors and the lighting is atrocious!

We are still in the midst of it all here but life will get back to normal next week and i will post properly and catch up. 

Hope you all had wonderful Christmases and a Happy New Year!!!!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Give away results and office party!!

Sorry this is a bit late but have been busy partying!!!!! 

Super flattering piccie of dh and me partying!
I am very tall but not that tall!!! look like a giant!
The random generator chose number chose Marilyn W - who said:
"I follow your blog!!! Thanks for this op!

Layer cake will be much loved if I win it! :)


Congratulations Marilyn, I will be contacting you for your details :-)

I have been very busy quilting but they are Christmas presents so I shall post piccies of those after Christmas.

Some friends and I decided we needed a Christmas boogie so booked an "office" party - since I booked it I registered us with my company name - Simply Solids, had a company speech etc etc... Ha ha ha! Amazing I have amassed a staff of 10 in my first six months of trading!!! A really good night was had by all.
Very grainy pic of Lynne from Lilysquilts
Me and my mate Anne
Me and my mate Sal
So all that remains is to wish you all a 
Fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Watch out for exciting things from Simply Solids in the New Year - a big sale and lots of new stuff!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Christmas Giveaway!!

As promised I am holding a Christmas Giveaway :-) 
See below for details...

Moda Punctuation Layer Cake by American Jane

New in stock this week, some gorgeous It's a Hoot Jelly Rolls - the fabric is so gorgeous I want to keep them all for myself!

I am also now stocking wadding.

Rules for Giveaway:

You get four, yes four chances!

1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment to tell me, if you are already a follower comment and tell me.
2. Follow me (madewithlovebym) and tweet about this post in Twitter and let me know in a comment.
3. Post about this giveaway on your blog and let me know in a comment.
4. Like my new page on Facebook and let me know in a comment.

The giveaway will end 9.00 am (UK time) Tuesday 21st December.


Friday, 10 December 2010

Craft Fairs - busy busy busy

Sorry I have been neglecting my blog recently, but this time of year is soooo busy!! So many kids things, snow and making stuff for a couple of craft fairs I have been taking part in.  Yesterday was the School Christmas Bonanza, pretty low key and great fun.  The kids sang, loads of people came and chatted and I sold a few Christmas decorations, purses brooches etc.  Today I can get on with Christmas present stuff, got two quilts to finish off and a massive bolt of wadding turned up yesterday so I can get on - YAY!!  I will be adding the wadding to the shop shortly.

Here I am in my festive sweater all ready and raring to go! - DS hiding in background!

Keep your eyes peeled for a Christmas giveaway in the next couple of days!!!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Gift Certificates added and extra days added to the SNOW sale!

Well there is still plenty of snow here and although we can now get out and about I have decided to continue the SNOW sale for a few more days - until the 10th to be precise!  So just add SNOW into the discount code box to receive your 10% off.  UK only orders please.

Also, if you would like your nearest and dearest to help you out with your stash, there are now Gift Certificates available in the shop - so drop them a hint!!!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


I am snowed in at the moment and going a bit stir crazy!!  So just for the sake of it I am offering 10% off all purchases!  I have loads of new stock in so check it out!  Just type SNOW into the discount code box and away you go! - UK and two days only unless the snow lasts longer of course! 


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