Monday, 30 July 2012

The Great Create, Charity event

Please contact us if you need any further information. Book tickets online, by phone or pop into either shop.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Millie Moon charity craft event 2012

We are very excited to announce our Charity event 

 'Make with Millie Moon' craft day. 

and we are really pleased to be supporting and raising money for the 

Positive Action on Cancer

A local charity that is close to our hearts and has touched so many local people.

The event is being held on
Sunday 7th October
 Mells Barn, Between Frome and Wells. 

Tickets are £40 
(to include all the activities and refreshments)

So far plans for the day include ,

Speed crafting 
Jelly Roll Racing
A Guest Speaker (tbc)
A raffle
Lunch and refreshments

Fabric suppliers MODA are going to sponsor the event,  
How exciting is that!

And amazing crafters and tutors have agreed to give their time to be involved. 
So far, We have the Fromemaid, Paper Artist - Gaynor Ringland, Textile Artist -Angela Lay-Yen, Dufflebobble crafts, Alexandra and Anna from 'Make me a dress', Quilter -Caroline Francis-Payne, Dressmaker-Anne Baillie-Smith and local Ceramicist Jo Luckstead

We hope you will come along and support the event. Tickets available from Millie Moon shops in Frome and Wells.

Please contact us if you need any further information 

Friday, 6 July 2012

Its our birthday!

This week we celebrate our  Birthday at Millie Moon.  It has been 4 years since we opened the doors to our little fabric heaven to share with the world. Looking back at early pictures we had very little stock but a lot of enthusiasm and ideas. Although I don't think either of us realised quite how much the business would grow in such a short space of time. After opening in 2008 we started the Sewing school in 2009. In 2010 we moved to bigger premises and in 2011 we opened our 2nd shop in Wells. What will 2012 bring...?

Millie Moon in Frome
Millie Moon Wells

We have seen our range of stock grow to include, Moda, Riley Blake, Michael Miller to name but a few and of course kept the original favourites of Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Tilda and Tanya Whelan, beautiful wool felt, pompom trims and rows of ribbons. Jelly rolls, charm packs and Layer cakes fill the shelves with their stunning mix of colours. Waddings, vilenes and a huge selection of basic haberdashery, may not be so pretty, but a real necessity for all crafts.

   The Millie Moon Sewing School has gone from strength to strength. There was a whole generation that didn't sew and struggled to sew on a button. We set up the sewing school not just to cover the basics but to really inspire and create confidence in people's abilities and choices. Workshops in a wide range of crafts, not just sewing.

We also offer 1-1 tuition, birthday parties, baby showers and hen dos.

Also, our lovely little Sewing club on 1st tuesday of every month, brings together a group of ladies with similar interests to share, inspire and chat about their projects. This club has been going for over 3 years. Come along and join in.

Kids are so creative and keen to learn, that kids workshops were soon added to the schedule, as well as birthday parties. We want to inspire our children to have fun with craft and colour.  So that there isn't a generation that misses out again. (All our kids tutors are CRB checked)

All our Tutors and employees are artists in their own right. Between them their creativity covers a wide range of areas from quilting, dressmaking, ceramics to textile artists. They are bloggers, authors, run etsy/ folksy shops, have studio spaces, websites and are established businesses in their own right. All with a passion for arts crafts and textiles. All truly inspirational people. We are honoured to support them and other local designers by stocking their work in our shops.

Freemotion machine embroidery with Angela Lai Yen
Teach me to sew with Angela
Ceramic button making with Jo Luckstead

Dressmaking workshops with Anne Baillie-Smith

Patchwork and Quilting with Caroline Frances-Payne

"make me a dress" By Alexandra King

Collage with Gaynor Ringland

Millie Moon is our love and our passion. We have worked tirelessly together as business partners and believed in each other as sisters to create a business and a brand we adore and are very proud of.

Juggling our young families (5 children between 2-12 years) keeping house and in the beginning with full time jobs, this has been a true labour of love. Working late nights and weekends we couldn't have done it without the support and love of families and friends. 

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big


 to our families, the team, the tutors, our lovely customers, our followers on twitter, facebook and the blog, thank you for all being so enthusiastic, inspirational and supportive.

Here's to another exciting year ahead... what will it bring? 

Watch this space.............

Big love
Rachel and Becki x

Please take a look at our website for products and workshops. The new season schedule for workshops will be available soon.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Christmas in July...?

Summer is here! The sun is shinning! Lots of time to sit in the garden and enjoy all those light warm summer evenings. Ummmm ...

Maybe we should take advantage of this weather and get ahead of ourselves. Christmas is only 173 making days away and if the sunshine does arrive in september/october again this year, we will want to be rushing out into the garden for a quick bbq not making stockings and lavender hearts for the school fair.
Shop display on Sunday 1 July for the Frome Artisan Market including christmas tree

So now is the time to be bold and brave. Buy that christmas stash and get those projects started. You will soon have a large collection of stock ready for all those last minute gifts, school fairs and house decorations. 

We have just received the first of the Christmas collections in from Riley Blake.

The first is 'Santa's workshop'

Beautiful bright fresh prints, small enough for those little projects or as a babes 1st christmas quilt 
by the metre, FQ, charm packs and layer cakes

Also 'Apline Wonderland'

A contemporary collection of greens, reds and blues. Birds and trees in winter scenes. Perfect for christmas tablecloths, napkins and quilted coasters.
by the metre, FQ, charm packs and layer cakes

Finally, Riley Blake Advent Calendar Panel 
A simple and effective way to create a family advent calendar which can be used year after year
  The panel includes the calendar, softies in christmas scenes and a holiday banner. 

This is just the start of the christmas collections, we have many more to come including Michael Miller and Moda

What will you make?