Hello lovely friends.
I decided after writing my last post that I would get on with catching you all up with the little bit of creativity I have been indulging in whilst I have been unwell. Yes, I have managed a little!
I made friends with a lovely lady, Sarah Tremelling, on social media and through some chats discovered that she owns the company Blooming Felt. I had previously heard of them but was yet to visit the website and investigate further. Following my chat with Sarah I decided to have a look. Wow! What a delightful company!
Blooming Felt is a Chelmsford based family company that sells wool felt supplies. The website is bright and colourful and very enticing. Not only do they sell handmade felt ‘blanks’, like purses, stars, balls, hearts etc but also felt sheets and felting supplies like wool tops, felting needles and wet felting starter kits. Obviously I started at the felt supplies and decided to place myself a lovely little order…well, when I say little!!
I have had an idea to make a little something recently and was debating the most cost and time effective way to do so when Blooming Felt presented me with the solution! Pre made felt shapes. I eagerly placed bags of felt hearts, stars and balls in my virtual basket! As I did so my mind began to race with the possibilities and so I placed hair slide and ring blanks in there too! (Watch this space!)
Obviously, my addiction to coloured wool tops could not be ignored and so I ordered the most beautiful Merino wool top blends which I could not resist. The colourways they sell are just so scrummy! I was also very pleased to know that not only is the Merino they supply ethically sourced from non mulesed* sheep but they are a fair-trade company too. The website has lots of information on the company they deal with as well as the fleeces they sell, what each fleece is best suited too, tips on wet and needle felting and lots of ideas.
Obviously my little creative mind was on a roll so off I went to explore the button page and the ribbon page…oooh, they have the most adorable bias binding that will look lovely on the dress I just made!
Well, I decided that whilst I am on here I may as well look at the books page too, you know, you can never have too many craft books and I did earmark a couple for future purchases! All in all I found many things on the website that I would like but was ever so good and didn’t get too carried away! What I was most impressed with was the facility to make a wish list on the page! I often visit websites and find things I would like to order but not necessarily straight away and the chance to be able to keep a wish list is so useful.
So finally I placed my order. The process was very efficient and straightforward and I didn’t encounter any hiccups while checking out.
The day after placing my order I received a private message from Sarah thanking me for the order and asking if I would like to test some products for her and write a review. Of course, I was more than happy to! Sarah said she’d pop a couple of things in the parcel for me to try. A couple of days later my parcel arrived. How exciting!
In my next blog I will be reviewing the first item that Sarah sent me to review, the mini needle felting wool batts. Meanwhile I can highly recommend Blooming Felt as a company overall and their website. I also noted, by the way, that you can visit their premises on certain dates and it is definitely something I am planning to do!
Hope to see you soon Sarah!