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 […]

coffee break’s over … BACK TO WORK!

We’re hugely excited to be re-opening our all new website including our ever popular blog and shop.  Of course, we’ve been away on what must be the longest coffee break in history, but all that means is that we’re super-caffeinated and raring to go! You’ll no doubt be seeing and hearing an awful lot more […]

fabric finches

fabric finches, flocking feverishly and forever flying

A firm favourite dating back to the earliest days of MadeStuff and one of the earliest designs Jo came up with, fabric finches.  It’s certainly evolved since its initial inception and now exudes a simple elegance that belies its humble beginnings and original pattern.  We’ve actually got a fair number of these dotted about the […]