Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Slim Spotlight

Happy November! My favourite month! There's a lot happening here on Sophie Slim this month, my birthday for one, a few celebrations and events that are in the works, a finished blanket and my new sewing room will get some use! 

At the beginning of every month I'm going to be showing you some uber cool things my blog partners have been up to lately! This is a new deal in my advertising package which I am thrilled to bring you, because my partners are AWESOME and are the best at what they do! I hope you'll enjoy learning more about them!

This month I am loving Sew Pretty's creative and classic Christmas range! They cover all of the Christmas fabrics (and more!) from shiny trees to fairies to snow men to kiwiana Christmas! 

I love this fat quater set, and am planning on making some classic Christmas bunting this year with my limited sewing skills!

This weekend Kirsty of Sew Pretty is also opening Make Cafe - a brand new cafe in Christchurch where coffee meets fabric, meets classes and workshops! I've already got a coffee date with some local bloggers booked in my calendar to go visit! Can't wait! 

I am so proud to present to you a local to Christchurch biz - Buttoflies! Buttoflies specialises in CUTE, everything is handmade, and most can be made to order from their Facebook page. 

Button hair ties, button bobby pins, button snap clips, button book marks, button brooches, head bands, covered button magnets, PHEW! There's a lot on offer, my fav are these adorable babushka doll magnets!

Kathryn, the owner of Buttoflies is a market extraordinare, if you live in the South Island and attend market you'll probably see her one day soon! 

Stick around, tomorrow Buttoflies has a Christmas-themed giveaway for Sophie Slim readers! 

TreeGifts are a unique and beautiful company that send real life trees to your loved one. They have a range of trees and sizes, along with gift boxes and accessories available all available to order online. In fact, I loved them so much after browsing their website I ordered my Dad a large cabbage tree to give to him on his 60th birthday.

It arrived 2 days later in a wooden planter box wrapped in cellophane and a bow. My Dad absolutely loved it! He kept saying over and over again "this is just me".

This is the Cabbage tree I got my Dad, and it really did look just like this (over 1m tall)!

If you're looking for something unique and extraordinary to give to someone special I can definitely recommend the service that Tree Gifts offer!

Did I mention they are incredibly generous? They sent two big boxes of delicious product for The Sisterhood! 

After having their last market rained off, A Craft Market are returning on December 1st in Christchurch. Holly May B is behind it again, she is incredibly talented (just check out her latest Felt listing!) and I just know she'll put on a great market!

If you're a seller and want to sell your wares (this market is for people who are just getting into the market game to give them some experience) then get in touch with her, otherwise we in Christchurch eagerly await December 1st!


Thanks so much for stopping by and reading about the lovely people and businesses who are supporting my yarn habits!

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  1. I cant wait to get to the Make Cafe either, though i can't make the bloggy meet up...must diary that craft market x

  2. I'm wishing and hoping that a Make Cafe of sorts comes to my part of Waitakere/Auckland REALLY soon


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