Sunday, 25 January 2015

Good morning!

So more changes at Clarabugs Creations. I've recently joined forces with Sam from Geeky Sweetheart, Carrie from Rock Solid Slings and Aggie from Grow up Green to form Parenting North East where we will be offering a range of services to support new parents, unsurprisingly, in the North East.

We moved into our new offices 2 weeks ago and things are going great! A bit more furniture to move in and some sorting to do but we are getting there :)

I'm hopefully going be trained as a breastfeeding peer supporter and a baby wearing peer supporter in the next few months as well. It's all going to be about babies for me in 2015!

The new 'office' is making me much more productive though. I completed and posted double what I would have been able to do at home. My doll tais are proving very popular. Some new purple unicorns by Timeless Treasures arrived last week and they're nearly all sold out already!

Anyway you can find them at

Be back soon, Ciao for now,

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Hello, long time no see. I hope you are all doing well.

Things have changed here quite a bit. The Munchkin is now just over 3. How on earth did that happen?

I have just finished teaching Art and textiles at a local secondary school to go full time as 'Clarabug'. & the product range has expanded. I now also make fully CE certified 'Doll tais'.

  As well as CE certified Tag Blankets which can be personalised on request. I am a huge advocate of making sure toys are CE certified!

Anyhoo I shall leave it there for now but would just like to mention that things will be changing again in the new year.

Watch this space. (I may even blog more than once a year!!!)

Friday, 10 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Yes I know we are 10 days in but as you can probably tell I am not very good at blogging ;)

So since I have last written there has been a few changes. Munchkin is now 2yrs and 4 months old, how time flies! I am now officially self employed as well and a part time teacher 3 days a week. I have added extra products to my 'repertoire' (all of which are fully ce tested) and I have lots more ideas in my head which I am very excited to get started on.

I will attempt to add a new post at least one a month so I will leave you for now and add a couple of pics of my recent makes.

See you soon, hopefully ;)

Friday, 17 August 2012

So trying to get myself more organised and better at blogging...
So far this week I have seen a business adviser and I am trying to get my work space more usable as I am finding it very tricky to get anything done with a very nosy & helpful 11 month old in the same room...
Although I have had ideas for new products so keep watching this space... I will try and get some pictures up as soon as I can

Monday, 30 July 2012

Well it's been a long time. Things have changed a lot and we now have our own little monster who is nearly 1!! How time flies. Monster making will commence shortly I will hopefully be on here a lot more soon so watch this space for updates :)

Friday, 8 October 2010

Some of the Monsters I have already made...

Here are 4 monsters I've already made. The one with the blue mouth and 3 ears is one of my favourites. I just love his goofy expression!

Day 1 - Organic Stuffing Search

Well this is my first blog and I'm not really sure what to write...  I went to town yesterday and found some great Organic Cotton socks in TK Maxx so I am now trying to find a good supplier for organic stuffing. I really want to make a range of Organic Sock Monsters. The socks are natural looking colours such as pink, brown and blue with spots and stripes. I was thinking nice wooden button eyes maybe in different sizes with a small belly button... I will try and add some pics of the socks once my new camera charger arrives (I seem to have misplaced the original d'oh!!).