Saturday 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!

Its Halloween time and not even the pumpkins escape the dots and spots treatment!

And for those traditionalists out there:

by dots and spots

p.s. For those who want to know how we got those perfect circles carved into the pumpkins -

we used a drill!

Thursday 29 October 2009

The Polka Dot Spot Shop!

As many of you know, I love all things dotty & spotty and all my designs from cards, through gift tags, to place settings and everything in between feature spots and dots . As a lover of dotty and spotty things, I'm delighted to announce the launch of 'The Polka Dot Spot Shop' as part of my website.

I have chosen a few select items - all with a dotty or spotty theme - to sell alongside my own designs. I know you'll love all the goodies you'll find in The Polka Dot Spot Shop, because they are all the things that I love and that I have in my home! What you'll find in my shop you wont find everywhere else - and I've selected items made with skill, dedication and love by crafts people in the UK.

Do keep popping back to The Polka Dot Spot Shop as I shall be adding new lines when I unearth those hidden, and spotty, gems!

dots and spots

for polka dots and all things spotty!

Saturday 24 October 2009

October Give Away

The draw for the dots and spots October give away has taken place.
Watch the video to see if you are the lucky winner who can look forward to receiving a collection of dots and spots goodies.

And if you didn't win this time, be sure to look out for details of November's dots and spots give away.

Thursday 22 October 2009

Washing line cards

Following the successful launch and very positive feedback on my washing line of love individual personalised prints I am now offering these same great designs as a card.

A5 in size, and with your choice of name hanging from the washing line, these cards make a great individual and personalised card that will be cherished long after a birthday or christening has passed. Available exclusively through our Not on the High Street Store Front.

dots and spots, for great

Monday 19 October 2009

Fabric Bunting

I've always loved bunting - a quick way to give any garden or room an instant lift and breath light and colour and movement into any space.

Naturally, spotty bunting is my favourite! Many years ago I bought a string of red & white spotty bunting and have used it, inside and out ever since. Recently I was looking for some more spotty bunting, but try as I might, I couldn't find any anywhere! The solution? I commissioned local craftswoman Deborah Sparks to hand make a range of spotty fabric bunting, exclusively for dots and spots.

The bunting comes in 3 great colours: red, blue and pink, as well as a mixed string with those three colours along with green. Already proving to be a big hit, the mixed string has sold out (don't worry - new stock arriving soon!)

You don't have to wait until summer to fly the bunting flags - nothing says 'party' like bunting so use it to quickly turn any room into a party room, or why not hang a string of bunting in your bedroom for an instant 'shabby chic' feel?

The dots and spots range of fabric bunting.

dots and spots fabric bunting

Thursday 15 October 2009

Lucky Me!

Lucky, lucky me! In the last couple of weeks I have been the very lucky winner of not one, but two great giveaways from two very talented artists and it was with great excitement that I answered the postman's knock at the door and received my parcels.

First to arrive were these great cards from 'Cowboys and Custard' -very appropriate given my love of Twitter! I love the vintage and nostalgic feel with the Cowboys and Custard range - do visit the shop, you'll be sure to find a unique and original gift or card.

A couple of days later I received a copy of Poppy Treffrey's new book courtesy of Snapdragon Jane at the Snapdragon Garden. Jane uses textiles and embroidery to create the most beautiful and fun notebooks, badges, handbag mirrors and more. Do pop over to the Snapdragon Garden - you'll enjoy the tour!

(and as they say good things come in threes, I'm looking forward to winning the lottery this weekend!)

Sunday 11 October 2009

More Flea Market Finds!

Another happy morning spent trawling all the great stalls at the Giant Flea Market at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton. Here's a few 'treasures' I unearthed.

Saturday 10 October 2009

In Print!

dots and spots are delighted to be featured in the brand new Not on the High Street Christmas catalogue, that has begun to drop through letterboxes across the nation. The biggest and best catalogue that Not on the High Street have yet produced is jam packed full of goodies that you'll want to give and receive this Christmas - our favourite is 'item k' on page 15 (but then we might be a little biased!)

Not got a copy of the catalogue?

If you think starting your Christmas shopping in October is too early, items were selected for the catalogue way back in July when most of us were still hoping for a glimpse of the sun!

dots and spots Not on the High Street Store

Thursday 8 October 2009

October Give Away!

It's time to let you know the details of the October dots and spots give away and this month, as the nights begin to draw in, the last harvest from the veg. plot is gathered in and thoughts turn to tasty treats by the fireside, I'm giving away a set of my "Fruit 'n Veg" postcards and a pack of my "On the Shelf" postcards - sure to brighten any one's day as Autumn deepens.

To enter this month, all you need to do is become a 'Facebook Fan' of dots and spots. Later in October all my 'Facebook Fans' will automatically be entered into the prize draw with one lucky individual winning the prize.

Not yet a dots and spots Facebook Fan? Then simply click this link here and then click on the button to become a fan - its as easy as that!
Good Luck!

Sunday 4 October 2009

Christmas is Coming!

It may only be early October, but packing and dispatching for the Christmas season has begun! Last year, these Christmas gift tags proved to be a big success and the pictures below show an order for a lovely somerset shop being put together in readiness for the festive season to come.

See the full range of dots and spots gift tags
and the dots and spots Christmas cards

Ho, ho, ho!!

Thursday 1 October 2009

One Day!

No, this isn't the secret location of dots and spots HQ, but I just love that fence!

Spotted by a 'Twitter' Friend whilst on holiday in America.
Visit Alexia's website for original handbags.

Why not follow me on twitter and join in the fun!

Took this pic esp 4 Becky @dotsandspotsbiz . Thought u might ... on Twitpic