Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Behind the Scenes at made by lolly : My favourite suppliers
Gorgeous coloured felt swatches from paper-and-string

I'm often asked "Where do you buy your equipment and supplies?"

And the answer is... lots of places!

Some are closely guarded secrets, but there are quite a few that I'm happy to share with you!

So here they are in alphabetical order:

Awesome Merchandise
For all your merchandise needs, try this Leeds based company! All the prices quoted on the website include VAT and postage - what you see is what you pay!

Bills Haberdashery (not online - located upstairs at Barnsley Market)
An absolute Aladdin's cave of sewing supplies and haberdashery - you've never seen so many items in such a small space. The staff are super helpful and nothing is too much trouble!

Blooming Felt
A fantastic colour range of 100% wool felt sourced via Fairtrade - available in sheets, balls and roving, which is great if you want to have a go at needlefelting! There is also a good range of haberdashery items for sale.

Country View Crafts 
This is where I source my sizzix dies. New items are listed on the website really quickly, and the delivery is FREE and SUPER SPEEDY! (I once ordered at 3.15pm on Friday and received my parcel the next morning!) 

You can't beat Hobbycraft when you're after some cheap but hard wearing acrylic felt. Comes in a range of bright colours on handy A4 size sheets. Also sells a huge range of materials and equipment for many different crafts. Not always the cheapest option but it's hard to leave one of their stores without purchasing something!
If you're looking to make a good impression with your business cards you need to go to Moo! Excellent QUALITY! Want to try them out? Get 10% discount when you follow this link:

paper-and-string limited
A MASSIVE selection of craft supplies including felt, ribbon, buttons, haberdashery... I recommend bookmarking the What's New page as new lines are always being added! The choice of felt colours is fabulous - and they sell buttons that have been specially dyed to match! Be warned, Sarah's selection of goodies is hard to resist, so make sure you log-on knowing you WILL end up spending money!

A great range of printed products available in lots of different sizes and paper finishes. This is where all of my new packaging has been printed. They do a really helpful FREE sample pack that helps you choose between the different finishes.

The Range
A surprisingly large section of craft supplies for children and adults! Head into store to see the full range and to grab a bargain - the special offers can be fabulous BARGAINS!

So - where do you buy your supplies from? Have you got a favourite supplier that you want to share? Please feel free to leave a comment and a link at the bottom of this post!

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  1. Thanks for sharing your sources and its really going to help people like me who have no idea about these products.

  2. You really a sincere seller i have ever met here. Nobody tells about their suppliers but tjanks for aharing the product and supplier details this will help us who cannot contact you to buy.


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