Tag Archives: sewing

Spring Clearance

4 Apr

I’ve been a multicrafter for a while now and it has some benefits.   If I get bored with one project, I can take a breather and move on to something else, before going back to my original piece with renewed passion.

However, I’d never want to spread myself too thin, and that’s why I’ve decided to try to streamline my shop a little.

Now only £7.70!

Now only £7.70!

I made my first patchwork cushion about 3 years ago after watching a crafty series on TV and loved sewing my range of adorable mini scatter cushions.  I’m now down to my last three and thought it was time I discontinue making them and focus on my jewellery, knitting and cross stitch designs (because let’s face it, that takes up enough of my time as it is!).

This one is my favourite

This one is my favourite

My final three cushions have been marked down by 30% and this is a permanent reduction until all three sell.  These cute patchwork cushions are hand stitched and one of a kind, so why not keep a little bit of Candy Tree history in your living room, or even in the back of the car?

Blue Cushion Detail 1[1]

Click here to be taken to the Patchwork Cushion section in my Etsy shop.  There’s no need to enter any coupon codes – the prices have already been marked down for you.

PatchworkCushionsI’ll be sad to say goodbye to my cute little cushions, but it’s for the best and I just know there are some loving homes out there just waiting for some handmade additions!

Etsy Love – Lemon Dear

15 Feb

It’s always great to be featured on someone’s blog so I thought I would share the love and feature some of my fellow Etsyans’ wonderful shops in my new blog series called ‘Etsy Love’.

First up is Susana Johnston from Lemon Dear, a vibrantly lovely shop full of embroidered and illustrated delights.  I really enjoy Susana’s unique style and bold use of colour in her designs.

So let’s get started!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.
I am a film maker with a penchant for arts & crafts, in the past few years my love for painting and embroidery have taken over my love for making films and my inspiration for starting my Etsy shop came from my admiration toward all the wonderful artists whose pieces I’ve been coveting for many years via their Etsy shops. Etsy is such a wonderful place to get exposure and to reach people who otherwise wouldn’t have heard about one’s work.
2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.
I love each and every piece of my shop, but my big favourite at the moment is the circus ringmaster embroidery, he started as an illustration and it was that wonderful red and white stripes fabric which gave him a whole new life and a whole new dimension and he is my current favourite because of the way he started: so humble in black and white paper and now he is this whole other piece in a fabric that compliments him so well. 
3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?
Every single heart, every single shop favourite and treasury and of course, every single sale and positive feedback are all huge milestones. Having an Etsy shop is a constant process of improving yourself and your product. Everyday is a milestone and a reminder to those persons who might want to close their shop to keep on going because greater milestones will come with time.
4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?
My Etsy goal of the year is to reach the magical 100 listings. I also would like to complete my 365 watercolours a day project and to keep on making group exhibits in local galleries (My next one is in early March) and hopefully, to have my own art show before 2012 ends. 
5. And finally let us know where we can find you.
I am everywhere!
Thank you Susana for taking the time to answer my questions – it was a pleasure to feature such an interesting and unique shop.  I wish you every success in your crafting endeavours!


14 Jan

The Giveaway is now closed – thanks to all who entered!  Winners will be announced shortly!

My blog is pretty new and in order to give it a proper launch I have decided to do a giveaway!

Up for grabs is two of my Fabric Button Rings made especially for the occasion  !


These rings are made from colourful cotton fabric folded and stitched onto a knitted ring and finished with a coordinating button.  The ring is knitted using stretchy cotton sock yarn and therefore one size fits all.

This giveaway is open to everyone and I will happily post internationally.


You can enter in a number of ways, just leave a new comment for each entry requirement you fulfill.

1. Follow this blog (mandatory entry http://ww.etsy.com/listing/86317260/reserved-for-theurbancowgirlz quirement)
2. Follow me on Twitter – @thecandytree125
3. Retweet this giveaway to your Twitter friends
4. Like my Facebook page www.facebook.com/thecandytree125

The two winning entries will be impartially selected using www.random.org

Good luck!

Cute Fabric Rings

5 Jan

I just had to share my latest creation as I’m very proud of how cute they are!

Each fabric ring is hand folded and stitched to a knitted band  and finished with a complimentary button.

So simple, so cute, and they won’t break the bank so you can afford to get one to suit every outfit!

I’ve just finished listing them in my Etsy shop so go have a peak for the full details.