Saturday, 30 May 2009

Fathers Day is on its way

Fathers day is on the 21st June in the U.K. On the website we have two areas to help find things for your dad. We always have the gifts for him section , because it can be so hard to find gifts for men that are a bit different from the usual socks/ties/aftershave type gifts.

We have also put together a collection of things you may think your pops will like. Fathers are all different, all different ages with all sorts of interests so you may well find the perfect something here.

Is your dad a bit of a genius? What about an Albert Einstein little thinker doll?

Is your dad a music buff? What about a Beatles Abbey road Lunchbox?

Or is your dad a bit of a retro gamer? We have a whole load of things he might like but a favourite has got to be the ice invaders ice cubes for his drink!

Whatever your dad is like ,have a look you are bound to find something to suit him on the website or come into the shop and have a look at our special display .

Monday, 18 May 2009

The Big Birthday Giveaway

If you are on Twitter, look out for us this week. As a celebration of my impending 40th birthday i am giving stuff away everyday!
We started on Saturday giving away 10 of our own eco bags, and then thought why not give a little something away everyday just for a bit of fun!
I hadn't really allowed for the fact that some people would be a tad untrusting ( there is alot of spamming on twitter so you can't really blame anyone).By day 2, we had lost a few followers, we were giving away toffee poppets,lots of people wanted a packet but didn't give an address to send them to.
I was having second thoughts about this week of giveaways if people were starting to think i was collecting addresses for spamming purposes. Then someone on twitter suggested that i go for more of a competition format, so today i decided on a question "How many times stronger than a man is a gnome?" and the prize? a tiny gnome of course! The 10 tiny gnomes went very quickly! Great. (oh and the answer is 7 times stronger apparently!).

So quiz questions it is for the rest of the week. I have a bit of a plan for the things we are going to give away but this could all change as we go along. Keep a look out and you will get yourself a little something in the post!

Most important thing to remember is this is simply a bit of fun to mark the countdown to my 40th birthday on Saturday and this is what i looked like last week on my holidays to prove i am a real person and not some bot!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The Cat Playhouse

We are back from our Hols, and one of the first things I have done is add the Cat Playhouse featured on The Apprentice to our website. When I mentioned it last week I had not seen the episode but I did already know that the teams had not sold it very well!

The team obviously liked it,but I think they were missing the point a tad, this is a design item, a piece of art, it has amazing detail on the inside and on the outside and should take pride of place in any design conscious home. Yes of course you can give your Cardboard box loving kitty a box with a few holes cut out of it, but then you have a box with holes in it in the middle of your living room,hardly classy.
We are stocking the Plane which has great details like a cockpit with dials and controls. We are also have the fire engine with extending ladder and detailed insides as well.
We have put one of each together in the shop , they are easy to do, with no need for glue.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Off On Our Hols

We are off on our holidays for a week or so. The shop will of course be open but the website will not be sending out any packages until our return.
We are going to be away for this weeks Apprentice, sadly.
1. It is pretty much my favourite programme
2. One of our products is being featured HEAVILY and i want to spill the beans now, but if you are a fan of the programme it would spoil it for you.

The said item will be listed on our website as soon as we get back next Wednesday and will be available in the shop this week.

Just to give you a little clue it involves cats!

See you next week!

Friday, 1 May 2009

I Wish I Could Knit Better

I wish I could knit better. The new Amigurumi Book that I have been looking forward to, has arrived, I really want the aubergine! I have asked my mum and she has said she will make it for me. If that goes well i am going to push her generosity and ask her to make me the hermit crab, with a really bright shell.
My other favourite in our things to do range is The Creepy Crochet Book. Problem is I can't Crochet either! I love the monkey in a fez and of course the little ninjas.
I would love to see any of these little characters made up. If you make any of them please take a photo and pop them on our facebook page . that would be marvellous!