Destashing in 2018

Hello 2018

Happy new year to you all!

I hope you’ve had an excellent Christmas and holiday season. I had a very restful time – unfortunately I wasn’t well over the Christmas weekend, but at least it forced me to have a proper break, and we had a lovely peaceful time.

I am planning some changes… I’ll write more about them over the coming weeks, but my first step is to have a big declutter at home and a destash of my fabric hoard. I have a real sense that I want to sweep the decks clean!

So, if you are interested in a fabric bargain, I am selling via my Instagram destash account – veryberrydestash, and this will take at least a month to do, so don’t despair if you’ve missed out so far. I know not everyone has an IG account and I apologise for working from there, it’s just the easiest, cheapest way. You could always set up a private account on IG on a temporary basis if you’d like to do some shopping…

Before and after in the destash area:

destash fabrics

destashing fabrics

As usual, at the start of the year, I want to say a big thank you for all your support in 2017 – and let’s look forward to lovely, absorbing creative adventures in 2018.

uni-ball Pen Competition and Giveaway

There’s a massive cross-over, I know, between fabric obsessives and stationery obsessives… Pretty notebooks, washi tape, cute paperclips, fun stickers and most of all, fabulous pens, so I know a lot of you lovely readers out there will be fans of uni-ball pens. Personally I absolutely love my Posca pens – they’re great for writing and drawing on fabric, and such fun for other projects too.

Have you heard about the Painted Rocks phenomenon? People decorate rocks then leave them for other people to find – then exchange sightings on Facebook groups like this one in the UK. I decorated these pebbles with Posca pens for my garden a couple of years back, but I’m definitely planning to make some more and use them to join in with the giant hide and seek game.

Patterns Posca Pens

If you’re always after some new pens for your collection, you’ll definitely want to take part in the uni-ball Snow Globe competition:


You just need to shake the snow globe to be in with a chance of winning, plus each time you shake, you will get another entry into a sweepstake draw to win a huge £300 Amazon voucher.


And if you’re not lucky in the competition, I have 3 packs of uni-ball Designer Eye pens to give away!

These are really nice pens – I am already a big fan. They seem to encourage neat handwriting somehow, they are such a pleasure to write with, and there’s a good range of colours too so they are great for bullet journalling, for designing and for keeping sewing project notes.

To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment on this blog post before 6pm on Monday 18th December. I’m very happy for you to just type ‘pick me’, or alternatively you could let me know what you’d use your pens for if you win. UK-based entrants only please (sorry to overseas readers). Good luck!

Disclosure: uni-ball very kindly sent me some pens in return for promoting their competition and giveaway.