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Hi and thanks for stopping by. These are just some of my musings and meanderings, rants and raves - oh and sometimes I even post stuff about the shop :)

Grab a cuppa, have a browse and please do feel free to add comments - I'd love to hear from you :)

Gill x

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CRAFTfest IS BACK!

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Following the success of the summer virtual craft fair, CRAFTfest Pride of America, featuring super-talented crafters from all over the USA, the organizers of CRAFTfest are at it again! This time there's a slightly different feel to the Fall event as it will be combined with the Best of British event to make one big Fall Spectacular event!

The event goes live on Friday, September 16 and runs until Sunday, September 18. With so many vendors taking part it promises to be a huge event, with enough gift ideas and inspiration to check off your entire Christmas list without even leaving the house! And because its only September you get to be extra smug at avoiding the last minute gift dashes - smart eh??? :)

So get your slippers on, grab a cuppa and your laptop (or phone or tablet or whatever), sit back, relax and browse away.

You can get a sneak preview of all the vendors taking part in the online brochure here


CRAFTfest-USA : Pride-of-America

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We are super excited to have a stall at a virtual craft fair! Yes, CRAFTfest is coming to America! It's already been running successfully in the UK since 2010 and finally its heading across the pond so that crafters over here can get involved as well!

Stalls are available to book now (we've already got ours) and the event takes place April 22nd-24th, so perfect timing for Mothers Day.

The entire event is hosted online so all you need is a link to your usual selling venue; whether like us you have your own website, or you sell on ETSY, Shopify or even Facebook. Literally anyone can take part - you get to network, make new friends, share ideas and grow your business.

Hope to see you there!


Don't be "board"... check out our "boards"

Posted on December 4, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes! That's right, Daisy Chain Gifts is now on Pintrest. You can visit our boards, see our latest items available for sale and also see the crafts and hobbies that have inspired us or simply left us open-mouthed in wonder (and more than a little envy lol).

http://www.pintrest.com/daisychaing0122

Read All About It

Posted on December 4, 2015 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The November issue of the Professional Crafters Guild directory is out! We recently upgraded our membership so we get a mention! From next issue we will also be featured in the directory so looking forward to that!


http://issuu.com/creativecrafting/docs/monthly_directory_-_november?e=1365074/31400823

Knit-Wits

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Well where do I start!?!? It's been a busy time of it here at Daisy Chain Gifts; mainly because we've decided to expand our product line and have taken up knitting! The "we" I'm talking about is my lovely Mum (she's the speed knitter) and myself (slow and steady wins the day) and its becoming quite the industry :D.


We started out small and simple with some nifty scarves, then ventured into headbands and hats. Now I am knitting baby blankets and Mum is tackling the way more complicated doggy jackets (she's much handier with a set of needles than I am!).


Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for photos coming soon. We'll also have options to purchase some of our nifty knits both in the store and online in the very near future.


Gill x :)

Breaking News!

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We have signed up to be listed on the Lacartes.com website directory. This is a brilliant online directory of local and no-so-local businesses; everything from architects to zoos... and Daisy Chain Gifts is in it!

You can find us on the site, here :)

Find us on Lacartes.com

 


Support your local Small Business

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It's that time of year again when people are thinking about Christmas shopping, present lists, late night shopping trips into town, struggling around the shops in the cold, fighting with other shoppers for the bargains - elbows at the ready everyone! - getting home tired and stressed.

 

But there is another way - why not support your local small business owner without even leaving the comfort of your own home? Sound too good to be true? Well read on...

 

CRAFTfest is a virtual craft fair. Hosted by crafting magazine Creative Crafting on their online forum pages; small home-based crafters from all around the world can sign up to pitch their virtual stall on the site. The fair runs for one week, usually from Saturday to Saturday, although this year we are starting a day early on November 23 to incorporate the American "Black Friday" sales - if you've never heard of Black Friday, google it; you'll be amazed how massive it is!

 

Each stallholder creates a photo album displaying their items and each item contains a URL linking the buyer to the location of the product: whether the seller has an ETSY, Wow Thank You, NOTHS shop or even their own webstore.

 

This is your opportunity to source some really cool, unique gifts for your friends and loved ones whilst at the same time supporting your local and worldwide crafting community.

 

Happy shopping!

Boot Camp

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Just spent a great couple of days at Soap Boot Camp learning some new skills and brushing up on legislation requirements.

 

What a brilliant time - met some lovely people, had a giggle and came home with some lovely sample soaps.

 

Part of the course involved learning to make liquid and cream soaps. These are really cool products and I am looking forward to sharing them with you all very soon!

 

Gill 8)

Approved!

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Finally, finally, finally!!!

 

We have received official notification that stage 1 of the Visa process has been approved by US immigration! Now I'm just waiting for the interview appointment at the Embassy and, fingers crossed, I will heading across the pond by the end of year!

 

Wish me luck! :D

Looks Like the Goalposts Have Shifted!

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Super-excited! We have signed the lease on our new shop in Virginia and are busy with the fitting out process (check out our progress in the gallery)!

Unfortunately, the wheels of commerce turn faster than the wheels of government and it looks like we will have to delay our Grand Opening.

We had originally intended to throw open our doors on 1 October this year but now it looks as though we will need to postpone this until January next year instead.

Not to be disheartened, we have instead added new dates to our craft fair venues in the UK for the rest of this year and are looking forward to our new Grand Opening on Saturday, January 5th 2013!

Gill x


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