cute little owls

Cardwell Garden Centre Craft Fair

A large craft fair hosted at their massive indoor showroom so that, no matter the weather, you will be kept dry and warm!  Holding the craft fair in this large location means that there is room for even more crafters to attend; providing them with an opportunity to showcase their wares and provide lots of […]

matroyshka finch

Matroyshka Patterned Fabric Finch – Limited Edition

We’ve always had a thing about matroyshka dolls here at MadeStuff, in fact for so long as I can remember we’ve had something in stock that is at least inspired by the look of matroyshka dolls.  It’s perhaps not surprising then that when we happened across a swatch of fabric emblazoned with matroyshka dolls that […]

Site News

A couple of recent updates to the site, an exciting shop one and a dull as dishwater but essential one. The first is the exciting news that we’ve add a “sale” section to our shop where you can pick up a variety of bargains, everything in there is currently 50% cheaper than you’d normally expect […]

Little blue and red love birds

love birds – fabric finches in shades of blue and red

I’m really excited to bring these little love birds to you, resplendent as they are in electric blue and regal red.  They’re like the original princess and the pauper; little blue from off the street, a bit gallus* with heaps of street cred, and little red from on high, well monied and full of airs and […]

little 'o' owls

relaunching the web-store … again

Following the ‘unforeseen consequences‘ we had last week we’re delighted to announce the re-opening of our web-store having banished the stability issues caused by a software update, it’s not entirely restocked as yet and we might carry out further tweaks as we go along but otherwise it’s all good! To get to the new store […]

unforeseen consequences

We’ve been tirelessly working on back office elements of the website following an unexpected software update essentially crippled the MadeStuff Store – thanks for that WooCommerce :-/   It has however highlighted a stability issue effecting store availability and as a result we’re moving the store element of the website to a separate sub-domain from […]

Traditional Scottish Macaroon … the vital guide to making it

For those that don’t know, traditional Scottish macaroon is a sweet incorporating those well known native Scottish ingredients: chocolate, coconut, sugar?!  It’s final ingredient is potato … don’t let this put you off though it’s super sweet and super tasty! What you’ll need: c. 4 oz cooled mashed-up potato c. 16 oz icing sugar (have extra on hand) […]

work in progress – loads of little owls!

It’s been an absolute hive of activity in the MadeStuff workshop today and for your eyes only here’s a wee insight into our workings with a few work in progress shots.  It’s important that the owls organise themselves into a row at the start of the shift so that they can stand and behold the […]

Cute Little Owls

‘O’ if for Owl … Cute Little Owls!

Our cute little owls – or little ‘O’ owls as I insist on calling them – have been with us for what seems like an age!  It’s certainly one of the most popular plushies we make, no doubt because it’s so flaming cute! I’ve just realised, looking at that picture, that it looks like those cute […]

NoteBook Selection

hand-bound notebooks with lush covers

I think it’s fair to say that we’re somewhat obsessive about our hand-bound notebooks here at MadeStuff!  We all keep our own notebooks for organising our lives, our own little commonplace and bullet journals reminding us of what we’ve got to do on a day-to-day basis.  It started with Jo really, then she infected the […]