About Sew Smitten

SewSmitten hand produce a wide range of gift & everyday items featuring original limited edition artwork designed & printed by the creative duo - Penni P; designer maker & boyfriend the Gnome; graphic designer.
Among our handmade stash you will find Oyster Card Holders, Bags, Purses, Greeting Cards, Prints, Kitchenwares & Accessories.
Check our website out at www.sewsmitten.com

Sunday, 9 December 2012

WIN one of our Handprinted Apron & Teatowel sets!

On the run up to Christmas this year we are running a giveaway competition to WIN one of our 'Fly My Pretties' handprinted Tea towel & Apron Sets!  

So if you're a fan of our products and like what we do, all we ask of you is to help us spread our online shop presence via the World Wide Web.

To do this first you will need to either (or all):

Once you're a fan it's up to you to spread the word in any way you see fit... Share your past & present purchases, stories of how you might know us, favourite products...etc.. 

All we are just asking for is a bit of love out there in these cold winter times, so show us you're appreciation and we will shower you with what we feel is a great Xmas gift!
The lucky Winner will be chosen on Monday 17th December & sent out to arrive in time for Christmas, so get busy and creative with this, go on make us laugh! 

Apron details:  100% White Cotton Twill Apron, manufactured using a tough 10oz cotton twill making it great quality, with self fabric waist and neck ties.
Silk screen printed by us.  
Featuring a design which is a reproduction of a Three Colour Reduction Block Lino Print By Luke Kulchstein © 2008 aka Gnome. 
Size is approx. 58cm (w) x 78cm (h) so ample size for all!

Tea towel details: 100% White Cotton Tea towel, silk screen printed by us.  
Featuring a design which is a reproduction of a Three Colour Reduction Block Lino Print By Luke Kulchstein © 2008 aka Gnome.  
The weave of the towel makes it super-absorbent and it is hemmed on all four sides. Also includes a handy hanging loop.  Size is approx. 46cm (w) x 74cm (h)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Great Stocking Filler Ideas....

We empathise that the onset of Christmas shopping can be daunting and with its fast approach we would like to make a few kind suggestions of stocking fillers for your handmade shopping needs.

First off we would like to introduce you to our brand new Alphabet Animal NotebooksWe think this A6 journal is the perfect size to carry around everywhere with you, whether it be used for doodling or writing notes.  Price £3.75 each.
Next up we would like to suggest another great new item & ideal for a stocking filler treat - Alphabet Animal Badge/Magnet Sets; Personal & fun, priced at £3.50 a set.  

Lastly you can't go wrong with our range of Oyster Card holders; our best seller to date! Suitable for all, useful, attractive and durable.  Prices range from £6.50 - £12.00.  Choose from one of our classic London Map designs, personalise an Animal Letter or Custom make your own design! 

Not forgetting we also sell a range of Greeting Cards & Gift Tags as well as other handmade gift items; amongst our handmade stash you will find Oyster Card Holders, Passport Holders, Notebooks, Greeting Cards, Prints, Purses & Accessories.

We hope our suggestions have helped give you some gift ideas and we wish that you all have a great Christmas!

Best wishes,

Penni P & the Gnome  xx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Psst! Big News Revealed...

So here's the big secret... We Make London have brought together lots of amazing creative talent from all over London in this must have new "Inspired London" book...& yep you've guessed it SewSmitten are in it too!!! To Pre-order yours follow the link below:

Official Launch date for the book is Thursday 25th October, so if you'd like to attend - follow this link for more details:

We are so excited & proud to be a part of this great guide to British talent in London, revealing to you where to buy the best locally made handmade products ensuring you can purchase top quality items & in turn help to support the ethos of British talent & design.  

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

SewSmitten with We Make London at Old Spitalfields Market

We are very excited to announce that we have booked in some market dates with the lovely We Make London team this October & November in the fabulous location of Old Spitalfields Market.

Launching on the 6th of October and running right through to December they will be bringing you a new Saturday market for 4 dates and also a few Sunday dates too.  Please visit their website for more info: http://wemakelondon.blogspot.co.uk/

The dates that we will be attending are:

Saturday 6th October
Saturday 11th November

Along side 30-50 other crafty designer maker stall holders we will be based in a specially designated We Make London area, selling our handmade wares, so why not pop along & come find us.

This location is so ideal for the upcoming Christmas shopping period, not only does it offer a great shopping day out but there is also an abundance of different places to eat & drink too.

Getting there couldn't be easier too - it's just a short walk from Liverpool Street station, with many local buses.  Click here for a map

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A Summer Affair hosted by Dead Dolls Club & London Fields Brewery

This Summer London Fields Brewery & the Dead Dolls Club are hosting a Summer Affair.

Every weekend this summer London Fields Brewery are opening their doors & welcome you to come & drink beer (most of which is brewed on site!) & eat some high quality tasty BBQ as cooked by the Dead Dolls Club. 

See a sample of the food on offer here:

There will also be an array of live music acts to entertain throughout the day too.
Plus every last weekend of the month there will be a selection of stalls offering you a wide variety of handmade crafty goodies.

So this June on Saturday the 30th, SewSmitten will taking up a spot selling our lovely handmade wares, so pop along for great beer, tasty food, live music & crafty shopping! What more could you want?

Useful links:

Address : 370 Helmsley Place E8 3SB (under the railway arches) MAP

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

New Products

A few months ago SewSmitten made the very exciting purchase of a Badge Machine! 

We were itching to create something new & still in tune with our best sellers so we launched these super trendy London Map Pin Badges at the Valentines Park London Pride Festival last March, & they went down a storm.  

Available for purchase on our online shop right now just click here

Next off we knew we wanted to make the wearing of our badges a more personal experience so we adapted our Animal Alphabet to fit & now have these available for purchase as both badges & magnets! Click here to view them in our store

Monday, 27 February 2012

Designer Maker Craft fair

Come along to the Valentines Mansion & Gardens in Redbridge Ilford this March for this years London Pride Festival which celebrates six decades of art & design in London.  
Running from the 29th March - 1st April, this four day event kicks off with a visit from the Queen as she embarks on her National Tour in preparation for this years Diamond Jubilee.
There will also be an array of works from lots of major galleries & museums including the Saatchi Gallery & the Design Museum.

We will be attending the event on Saturday the 31st March along side an array of other talented designer makers by holding a stall at the Designer Makers craft fair selling our lovely hand made wares so come by and say hi!  For more info of this visit the Designer Makers website at:  http://www.designersmakers.com/

Other great attractions include:
Classis British Cars
Vintage funfair rides
Activities for children
Local bands
Local artists
Open house at the Artists studios
Funfair on Melbourne Field

Other useful links: 

Monday, 13 February 2012

New Year Updates

Proudly introducing the final letters to complete our Animal Alphabet letters range; Q, U & X now available online as greeting cards, A5 prints or Oyster card holders

It was a hard task to source animals which begun with these rarely used letters of the alphabet but we were determined to do it & finally managed it, and I hope you can agree they are just as beautiful as the rest...
'Q is for...' includes Quail, Queen Conch, Quetzel & Qui Qui
'U is for...' includes Ulysses Butterfly, Unita Chipmunk, Umbrella Bird & Urchin
'X is for...' includes Xantusiidae (which is a night lizard), Xerus (which is an African ground squirrel), Xiphias (Greek/Latin word for swordfish) & Xiphosuran (which is a classification for horseshoe crabs)

Another update for this month was the addition of the lovely Craft Guerrilla to our stockists list! With the reopening and revamping of the Wood Street Indoor Market last Saturday (11th Feb 2012) Craft Guerrilla were one of the few lucky people to secure a shop unit in this up and coming new shopping venue, & we were also lucky enough to join the lovely collection of designer makers to be able to stock some products in their shop come craft space.  So for crafting events, handmade goodness, yummy cakes & lots of bizarre vintage finds then you should take a stroll down to Walthamstow's Wood Street Indoor Market for a look see....

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