Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lugu Fabric Blog Tour - Day 12 - Textile Trolley

So are you wondering what this is all about?  A blog tour?  If you don't know what it is basically it's a set amount of time with a bunch of bloggers all linked together to promote something, the thing this time is the wonderful new collection of fabric designed by
Jessica Swift called Lugu.  

Jessica asked for volunteers to create items with her new collection, I applied and was accepted (woo hoo)  one of 24 artists to create something special to showcase this fantastic new collection of fabrics.  And how do we showcase it?  On our blogs!  And you'll also find photos on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest because I like to do as much as I can to promote.

We're about half way through the tour I believe I'm #12  If you want to check out all the other amazing items that the other artists have made (and you really should) click below for the full list of participants.

So without further a do, here's what I created.  I'd been making a bunch of patchwork drawstring bags at the time I was accepted so I thought that would be perfect.  

Front of the bag

Back of the bag

I lined the bag with waterproof fabric so it's great for wet towels and swimsuits or dirty laundry when travelling.  

And of course I couldn't stop there because I had some fabric left over so I made an insulated lunch bag, a reusable straw/cutlery bag and reusable snack and sandwich bags.

This collection of bags is perfect for a day trip to the pool or the beach you've got your towel and swimsuit in one bag and your drinks and snacks in another.

The lunch bag comes with quilted straps and a big fat zipper which makes opening and closing a breeze for even the smallest fingers.

A large boxed bottom on the bag allows items to stand straight up and there's plenty of room in there for lunch and snacks

Plain owl fabric on the back

Quite the handsome set

If you're interested in checking out all the other makes click on the following links.

Here’s the full tour schedule:
Monday March 25 – Jessica Swift
Tuesday March 26 – Priscilla Geissler
Wednesday March 27 – Felicity Greiner
Thursday March 28 – Isabelle Selak | South Bay Bella Studio
Friday March 29 – Katie Skoog | The Simple Life Company
Monday April 1 – Michael Caputo | Patchwork and Paper
Tuesday April 2 – Loni Jakubowski | Havin Sew Much Fun
Wednesday April 3 – Amista Baker | Hilltop Custom Designs
Thursday April 4 – Gwyn LaSpina | Clever Colleen
Friday April 5 – Becca Plymale | Sunflower Seams
Monday April 8 – Brianne Baxa | BriCrafty
Tuesday April 9 – Louise Waterfall | Textile Trolley
Wednesday April 10 – Neressa Bennett
Thursday April 11 – Amista Baker | Hilltop Custom Designs
Friday April 12 – Alexis Wright | My Sweet Sunshine Studio
Monday April 15 – Sarai Schuk | Sarai's Hobbies
Tuesday April 16 – Cassie Massolia | Lily Shine Creates
Wednesday April 17 – Alex Sorensen | My Sew Bliss
Thursday April 18 – Jennifer MacWilliams | This Girl Is Sew Destructive
Friday April 19 – Betsy Harrahy | Little Pink Pamplemousse
Monday April 22 – Rebecca Ringquist | Dropcloth Samplers
Tuesday April 23 – Chantal Morin | CG Monsters
Wednesday April 24 – Danielle Gobel | Little Pink Peony
Thursday April 25 – Eve Gaddis

Monday, March 25, 2019

Textile Trolley - AS SEEN ON TV!

FINALLY, Textile Trolley has made it to the screen!  I (I should really say 'my' product) had my debut TV appearance.  Last week my apple teething lovey was featured on 'Splitting up Together' which airs on Tuesday nights on ABC.  Here's a couple of pics of the lovely Jenna Fischer holding the little lovey. 

If you want to see the actual footage (including Oliver Hudson handing her the box) it's on Hulu if you're a member and it's featured in Season 2, episode 15, start watching at the 18 min mark and it appears right around the 19 min mark.

I cannot tell you how THRILLED I was to see this!  It absolutely made my day!!!  The show actually bought a bunch of items from me so not sure if anymore will pop up in the coming episodes!  Stay tuned and be sure to let me know if you see anything.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Long time no see

Well it's been a while since I posted on the blog, not sure who's still out there LOL  If you follow Textile Trolley I'm sure you'll see that I am VERY VERY active on both Instagram and Facebook these days.  I'm hoping to be able to link this blog to my website in the not so distant future so stay tuned.

Business at Textile Trolley is going well and I'm looking forward to a few exciting projects coming up as well as the show season that will be starting at the end of the month for me.  Orders over on Etsy and wholesale continue to keep me busy on a daily basis.

Quick peek at something exciting appearing next month starring these fun fabrics by Jessica Swift at Art Gallery Fabric

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A blog is hard work!

OK so obviously I'm finding it hard to find the time to write this blog!  I wish I could keep up with posts on a regular basis and I'm at odds as to whether to continue and make a real effort or to kind of give up!

Truth be told I'm struggling coming up with interesting topics that doesn't take a lot of time to write!
I work part time, I try and run my Etsy shop successfully, I have wholesale orders now, and also preparations for craft shows, not to mention the upkeep of a house and a relationship!  :o)  It's a lot.

An example of one of my Instagram posts!
I am starting to spend a lot of time on Instagram which I find very easy and thrilling.  Just flicking through photo's is what most people love to do, it's quick and easy and that's what Instagram is all about.  I follow some amazing artists there that are so inspiring and I also post a lot of pics of what I'm working on too.  Check it out....I have the same name there too  Textile Trolley.

I'm going to have a long hard think as to whether to continue with the blog.....I'll keep you updated!

Thanks for listening

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Coupon Code for Textile Trolley on Etsy

Enter code SMALLBIZ14 at checkout for 15% off $10 or more from now until Saturday at midnight at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TextileTrolley.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Over 200 positive reviews for Textile Trolley on Etsy

Here we go....probably going to jinx myself again but what the.....

I have reached over 200 positive reviews from my WONDERFUL customers on Etsy!  I am so thrilled!
20 years ago while working in London for an American family I laughed at their dry cleaning hangers that they had brought over with them from the States that said "We love our customers" now I totally get it!!!

If you have any desire whatsoever you can read the reviews with this link Textile Trolley Reviews
I can always guarantee at least one person will read them.....THANKS MUM!

Here are just a few samples of what people are saying!

Love my fox bib! I have a chubby baby boy and I had a hard time finding comfortable bibs. This was such a great buy! So much cuter than regular bibs and is roomy with adjustable lengths. Love so much I ordered two more - one for us and another for a friend!

These placemats are incredible!! Great quality. Awesome packaging with a sweet message inside. Fast shipping. I was very impressed. The placemats look perfect on our table for the holiday!! Thank you!! 

Nice bib! Obviously very well made and of very high quality materials. Fits my baby perfectly and looks great on her too. I will definitely order more from this crafter. Thanks!

Excellent quality bib!!! The shipping was super fast and the customer service was amazing! The thing that I was the most impressed with was the presentation of the package when I received it. My bib & hair accessories were nicely wrapped in beautiful tissue paper with a tag and a hand written thank you note. It doesn't get any better than that! I wouldn't hesitate to buy again from this etsy seller!!! 110% satisfied!!!

Such a cute card! Shipping was very quick & Louise was very helpful with getting my card to me in time. These are beautiful, well made cards & I will definitely order again!

Such great quality !!!!! I love that I got what I paid for .

Beautifully made, purchased the sweet elephant and an elephant and peanut print as a set. Arrived along with a hand stamped gift tag, as well. Just darling, thanks so much!

This is the second set of bibs I've ordered and I'm equally as happy as I was the first time. The package arrived in less then a week with all three beautiful bibs neatly wrapped and folded. The quality was again very high and it was sweet that Louise noticed I was a repeat customer. I love etsy but have had mixed success with the professionalism of sellers sometimes waiting several months for an item. This shop is a gem and I'm super excited to shop more in the future!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Kid's Thanksgiving Gift Guide

Hi all.....thought I would put together some ideas for you for gifts for children for Thanksgiving.  I found all these wonderfully talented artists on Etsy, I hope you'll visit their shops and help support small businesses!

Turkey Favor Bags - Thanksgiving Placecards / Thanksgiving Table Setting / Kids Holiday Decor / Turkey Goodie Bag / Favor Gift Treat Bags

Children's Teepee, Natural Canvas Teepee, Thanksgiving Teepee, Fall Teepee, Holiday Teepee,  Can Include Mat, Custom Order

Fall Chevron Tuxedo Bow Alligator Clip

Personalized Melamine Plate - Personalized Kids Plate - Personalized Childrens Plate - Thanksgiving Plate - Turkey Plate - Chevron Turkey

Fall Fashion Headband, Kids Hair Accessory, Thanksgiving, Autumn Headband, Kids Photo Prop, Baby Girl, Hair Accessory, Sparkly Headband

Crochet Turkey Hat, Thanksgiving Hat, Fall Knit Hat, Toddler Turkey Hat, Girls, Boys, Newborn Turkey Hat, Crochet Animal Hat, Toddler Hat

Pilgrim Thanksgiving Onesies®, Baby, toddler, kids, Thanksgiving Shirt

Kids Thanksgiving Placemat in English/Spanish/French 2-Sided

Thanksgiving Treat Bag Topper-Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Bag Topper-Turkey Favor Bag Topper-Printable Thanksgiving Turkey Treat Topper-Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving - Colour Me Greeting Card for kids

Headband, hair accessories, kids hair ribbon flower.... Satin and Tulle Thanksgiving flower with turkey  on Glitter Stretch Ribbon

Thanksgiving Card / Turkey Card / Happy Thanksgiving, Handmade card,

Hanukkah and Christmas gift giving guides will be appearing in the not too distant future!