It may be presumptuous to call this ‘Spring’ but my theory is if we all keep saying it then it’ll eventually become true and I can open both the shop doors and generally live our best lives. Deal?

Every year we head out to Birmingham NEC for the ‘biggest craft trade show in Europe,’ Craft, Hobby & Stitch International. This is essentially as mad as it sounds but it does present our best opportunity of the year to peruse the crafty offerings from our main suppliers for the year to come. It also presents the trends for the year and I can sum up 2017 in one perfect, magical word: UNICORNS.

In the last 3 weeks we’ve been over excitedly welcoming the majority of our orders from the show into the shop, which has required mass reorganisation of basically all corners of Bunyip. I’ve snapped a few of my favourite new things to entice you in to see soon – hope you like!

Awesome iron on patches – some of the designs have sold out already! There’s loads to choose from still, including this fairly amazing rollerskate.

This feather trim ┬áis the softest, most wonderful thing to touch and I just need to be sensible and decide what I’m making with it before I buy it all. There’s also a light pink and a black version in stock.

We normally hold off on sewing boxes until a certain festive time of year, but these were so delicious that we just couldn’t stop ourselves.

Our main aim of the show this year was to buy a much bigger range of fabric -and we’ve definitely achieved that! As well as almost 30 new bolts we’ve also got a whole load of new fat quarters in – this colourful range gives me crafty giddiness.

We’ve had to move all of our buttons across the shop since they were bursting out of their previous home! There’s now a wonderful new ranges of wooden, metal and plastic buttons available now – including this ace anchor style.

Last but absolutely not least: cards with shiny unicorns on. Words can not express the joy.

And that’s just scratching the surface of what we have in the shop! There’s plenty more to come too – so stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for constant craft updates.

See you soon!

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