Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Would you like to win this Bear?

It's time for some fundraising fun!  I am running a fundraising raffle to win Callum, a very special One of a Kind Bumpkin Bear.  The raffle will run from today until May 25th.  So if you would like to welcome this very friendly Bear into your home join in for a chance, for every 1 euro donated you will get one entry into the raffle, in other words 5 euros will give you 5 entries and so on.. **UPDATE - RAFFLE NOW CLOSED - Cyndee Reynolds won Callum, a BIG thank you to everyone for donating, thanks to you all I raised £181!**

In 2001 my lovely Mum sadly passed away far too soon after a brave battle with Breast Cancer.  Our family has again recently been faced with this cruel disease.  So I feel I would like to do something to help by supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer so that hopefully one day others will not have to face the same heartache.  So all money raised in this raffle will go directly to them.
On closing date all entries will be placed into a raffle and one lucky winner will win Callum, designed and hand made by myself.  "Callum is a Baby Bear so a little shy but he loves to bring happiness and friendship into your days.  His Celtic name means Dove, and as the symbol of Peace it fits him just perfectly. His fur is a fabulous wavey, silky Schulte Mohair in a delightful blonde gold. He is 15" and worth 180 euros."
You can donate and join in the raffle here, thank you so much for helping, I really appreciate it. If you could help spread the word about this raffle that would be wonderful too.  Good luck to everyone, Callum is very excited to hear where his new home will be! 

Big Hugs
Catherine & Callum

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A little birdie told me...

that there was a very exciting Jubilee celebration coming up so I thought you would like to have a little peak at a new embroidery pattern I am working on at the moment, can't wait to share it with you all.  Very much inspired by my garden and little feathered friends that treat it as their royal palace!

Lots of thrilling projects going on behind the scenes so I'd better carry on!  See you back soon with lots to share.  Catherine x

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hoppy Easter!

Wow, where has the time gone!  Sorry for not posting here so regularly I am rushed off my feet with lots of orders and working on some very exciting new projects, yes I promise I will share soon ;)  By the way if you want to keep up to date more regularly with this Country Bumpkin then I post most days on Facebook. 

So, how have you all been, I do hope the days are treating you kindly?  Spring arrived with beautiful balmy sunny days for a week, blossom on my plum trees, lambs in the field behind us, birds busily nesting and now I'm sat here with a wooly jumper and slippers on with the weather folks threatening snow showers!

I've been so busy I'm not sure if I showed you my new pdf pattern for this Rabbit feeling very smart all dressed up.  With just a little felt you can make these sweet ornaments to hang in your home, I'll be making a few more this Easter break.

Recently I've been shown some beautiful items that my clever customers have created with my Bumpkin Embroidery Patterns. So with their kind permission we can all enjoy their creativity and with these Bunnies I wish you all a very Happy Easter x

Bunny & her Teacups created into a beautiful gift by Karen Kimshel 

Precious Baby Quilt by Stephanie Sidoti 

Embroidery, love her use of fabric, by Ming-ru Lee

Stunning Quilt in progress by Caroline Macdonald