Sunday, 29 May 2011

The Royal British Legion 90th Birthday, Mayor of Carlisle, Lord-Lieutenant & Lady Cropper & ©Shellybobbins™ at the Sands Centre Carlisle

What a celebration The Royal British Legion 90th Birthday, What a fantastic night

Founded by trumpeter Kevin Cunningham, the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK has wowed audiences in concert halls and theatres all over Great Britain. Known for its mix of big band swing teamed with outstanding vocals, the orchestra's repertoire ranges from the classics of Glenn Miller through Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey to the cool vibe of Sinatra. In addition to the big band numbers there are solo spots from a number of top notch musicians and fabulous renditions from our smooth vocalist Mr. Pat O'Hare formerly of BBC's Northern Dance Orchestra and at 79 years young still going strong. The MSO UK is currently touring and will be appearing at Morecambe on 4th June (The Platform), Nottingham Playhouse 2nd July, Stirling Albert Halls 24th August, Musselburgh Brunton Theatre 25th August, Cheltenham Pittville Pump Rooms 15th October and Folkestone Tower Theatre 22nd October.

Carlisle Air Cadets giving up a Saturday night to go in full uniform & help raise money for The Royal British Legion 90th Birthday Celebration.  You did everyone proud, great to see you march in with the Sea Cadets too with your guard of honour for HMS Cumberland.

If you would like to make a donation then please click this link

Love Shellybobbins xxx

Friday, 27 May 2011

Windows Week in Wigton Cumbria "Toad Hall" invites ©Shellybobbins™

                                                                  Toad Hall Wigton

Windows Week runs every year in Wigton and in the past has just been artists this year artists are all grouped together in the market hall in fabulous displays, other shops in Wigton have given up there window for 2 weeks to give local crafts people a chance to be seen, which I was very honoured to be asked, by Elaine who owns Toad Hall in Wigton. This does remind me of Britain's Next Best Thing With Theo Paphitis from Dragons Den where Libertys of London & Habitat open there doors to some amazing talented people, everyone had to que up & pitch your idea direct to them ! maybe one day with my rag dolls designed & made in cumbria (dream) ~ and about time we had things BRITISH MADE. England has amazing people in it & what a great way to show off local talent by having "Windows Week" x

Ive been sewing for years but after being made redundant for the 3rd time I set up ©Shellybobbins™ after going on a business course & applying for grants to buy an embroidery machine, my prototype rag doll is in the process after 10months of researching, designing, learning all about the the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 that comes into force in July, So in the mean time Ive made other gorgeous gifts, Ive done lots of drawings & some have made it to the pattern stage (giggles) I really didn't know I was actually capable of doing any of this, until I had ago


I hope you will all pop by and take a peek anyone buying a shellybobbins gift please send a picture from the shop via email

Competition ends 6th June at 8pm

Winner will be choosen using a random generator & receive a handmade gift from shelly xxx

Love Shellybobbins xxx

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Fathers Day New Gift Set Embroidered Envelope By ©Shellybobbins™

New today embroidered card & envelope Dad, Daddy, Pops, like a Dad to me, you decide thats why this is such a special gift

I do use old buttons, so they may vary I had stitch the envelopes.

This gift set is really cute & comes with an embroidered gift tag

Also an embroidered love heart

Click on Folksy to take you shopping & order your personalised gift for Fathers Day x

Love Shellybobbins xxx

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Shellybobbins 'Heart Of the Month' who will you nominate ?

Hello Welcome to heart of the month this competition will run every month for a whole year, what I'd like you to do is very simple 'Just write a comment' and 'Nominate'

Nominate someone you think deserves shellys heart of the month, maybe your sister, your mum, It could even be someone you've never even met but get to know either through twitter or facebook,

Its nice to be nice, smile at someone, or simple just send them a message knowing you care, life is really too short, so take just a couple of mins to nominate someone - make them smile xx

A winner will be chosen at random on the 22nd May 2011 at 8pm I will announce the winner on here, facebook & twitter too - I will then need there name and address to send there heart & certificate out in the post by recorded delivery

Its so nice just to give, doesnt matter how much it costs, how big it is, where its from, designer or not, handmade or bought. Making someone smile and feel special ~ cant get any better than that xx

This will be your gift Its been handmade & embroidered too, the certificates lovely with nominated by .... so don't forget if your the winner to include your name too. then ....a space for the nominees name & also signed shellybobbins

Its a lovely gift, its rolled up & sent in a tube
PS. please no nominating yourself x

With Love Shellybobbins xxx

Ive been asked if people can nominate loved ones who have passed away the answer is yes, I would get the certificate laminated xx

May's Winner ~ Comment No. 2 By Teri xxxx Well Done and thank you for entering

Parcel on its way to your Nominee xxx

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Why not have an Embroidered Wedding By Shellybobbins

I make lots of handmade, handsewn gifts doesnt have to be for a special occasion but if it was for a wedding I could make really lovely old fashioned paper chains with a difference, The ones I make are with felt & embroidered too all handcut, & embroidered this lovely felt chain could be used for wedding with different colours of felt or thread I could also be used as a lovely first anniversary gift with time, date, names or just a special message.

I really loved the idea of old fashioned paper chains & just wondered how I could make them different I know after doing my research there wasnt any on the market, something abit different and unique too !

I make wedding cushions with names & date but again these could be used as a birthday or anniversary or just I love you.  I also love making wedding bells, horse shoes, hearts too.

Another idea would be to use my buttons in a brides bouquet with love messages or a date the bride & groom met, these can be then sent back to me & I can make a wedding cushion with the buttons sewn on to make the message speak for its self.

Favours for weddings no problem at all run some ideas passed me and I would come up with handmade & embroidered but better still a lovely unique gift for everyone personalised for ‘bride’ ‘groom’ ‘best man’ ‘bridesmaids’ anyone name I can embroider just making it that bit special as thats what a weddings about x

Gifts for bridesmaids can also be made, ring cushions embroidered felt envelopes to keep the wedding rings safe too.
These felt envelopes are fantastic just on there own & great for using to wrap gifts & very lovely way of personalising too.

these are fantastic as a name place setting for weddings and great to then ribbon on gift bags ~ another unsual gift for all kind of accasions & I made alot of these at christmas for family with their names on ~ great on the christmas tree too
I hope you like my ideas for you and pop by my lovely shop

Love Shellybobbins xxx

PS Its an Offence to copy anyones hard work ~ thank you xx

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Shellybobbins Now Donating to British Forces

How wonderful not only to make new friends on twitter & get to chat to a young & lovely couple, but also be able to help by donating money to British Forces Net Work if youve not been on this site please click this link & take a peek as it is a fantastic site

I came up with the idea quite afew months ago now,
I just thought how nice would it be to send your relative, loved one, a very unique card

These felt envelopes are hand stitched & can have either red or blue ribbons, the white card has been embroidered with "Note from Home" on it if you want I can personalise it instead "Love Note" anything you like really, button at the back may vary as these are vintage I am on the look out for milliary buttons if anyone knows where I can get a supply from, I would be grateful.

These envelopes can also be sprayed with perfume/aftershave too
(just an idea)

Just click this link and it will take you to my shop
20% from every sale will be donated & regually updates on my blog too about this

Love Shellybobbins xxx

It is an Offence to copy anyones hard work ~ thank you

Special Gifts for a Special Girl ~ Holy Communion

Shelly was asked to make a special card with an embroidered envelope for a lovely young girl called Niamh, as its her first Holy communion a very special day for a very special girl x

                                           Perhaps a pocket inside for a medal or rosary beads

Pink embroidery of course and hand finished

I really did love making this gift
Niamh's face on the video just says it all ~ how lovely thank you for sending this & thank you Molly for asking me to make a really lovely keepsake for a very special girl x

Love Shellybobbins xxxx

Shellybobbins has had permission to use this video

It is an Offence to copy anyone's hard work ~ thank you

Friday, 6 May 2011

Bobbins Split Screen Splitty VW Campervan ~ Now On Ebay

This is our lovely Split Screen VW Camper

It was a dream for Mr Bobbins to restore it, With all our restoration on the 1730's house we have & just setting up Shellybobbins, We have decided after very long discussions to Sell very reluctantly.

Seems such a shame as shes never ran for 3 years

Model Type 2 Kombi
She is so lovely, I know that split screen camper vans are loved everywhere, just want someone to take care and restore her (It could be a him too :0) )  if you are interested please leave a comment OR contact direct through ebay ~ thank you xx