Support Your Favourite Small Business!

I shared this little graphic (by the fabulous Isadora Zeferino) on Facebook the other day and it got a lot of positive reaction.

I thought I’d share it again with you lovely blog readers today because it’s Small Business Saturday – a good positive thing to celebrate after all the full-on consumer madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday…! It’s a really good reminder that although it is brilliant when people spend money in my Etsy shop (10% off 2-3 December!), make a donation to my blogging efforts or book up for one of my sewing workshops, it’s also (almost as) wonderful when you share my blog, leave a comment, say hi on Facebook, or drop by and click a heart on Instagram. Sometimes, when I’m feeling gloomy, a kind word makes all the difference!

I’d also really appreciate your votes in the quilting category of  2018 British Craft Awards. I’m so delighted to be nominated again.

craft awards 2018 vote for me

And if you have money to spend – here are just some of the goodies I have for sale over in the shop – 10% off right now!

Etsy shop goodies

Vote for me!

I’m really pleased and honoured to have been nominated for the dotcomgiftshop Blog Awards 2017.

Dot com gift shop awards nomination

I would be absolutely delighted if you would like to vote for me – and the happy news for you is that all voters enter a prize draw to win £100 worth of their chosen dotcomgiftshop gifts, so please spread the word and get your friends, family and followers voting!

Thanks as ever to all my lovely readers for their support and friendship – I always hope, when I get nominated for something like this, that one of you out there gets their name drawn out of the hat for the prize!


Open-top bus celebrations…

Well, not quite… but, I am really delighted to let you all know that Very Berry Handmade was voted Best Quilt Blog in the 2017 British Craft Awards. Thanks so so much to everyone who voted for me, I was absolutely delighted to be nominated in such brilliant company in the first place, but to come out as the winner was something else entirely. Thanks so much to all of you for your support – you are all so fabulous!

Sadly, I couldn’t get to the awards ceremony, but lovely Sarah, who is the owner of my local fabric shop Hollies Haberdashery was off the CHSI Stitches Show, where the ceremony was held, and very kindly picked up the award (and a bottle of fizz – yay!) for me. Here’s my very fancy award, in pride of place down at my studio at ACAVA Studios Spode.


And here’s me – I just will not be parted from my trophy 😉


Thanks to Immediate Media, and to all of you, for this lovely bit of recognition, it means an awful lot.