Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thanksgivukkah or Chanksgiving?

So, have you heard of Thanksgivukkah? Chanksgiving?  Chances are if you live outside of the U.S. you probably won't have!

It's when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day!  The first day of Hanukkah November 28th 2013 is also Thanksgiving.

This is the first and the last time in your lifetime that it will happen!  According to calculations the next time it will happen is 79,043 years from now!

The term 'Thanksgivukkah was created by a couple of Bostonian ladies.  They created a Facebook page and Twitter account devoted to it.

I'm interested to know which holiday most Jewish people will celebrate on November 28th this year!!!

I did have a go at making a few items to mark this memorable occasion which are in the shop now.

A couple of double sided place mats
 Thanksgivukkah Placemat / Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Reversible Place mat / Kids Place mat / Thanksgiving Table Decor

 A double sided baby bib
Thanksgivukkah / Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Bib / Double sided bib / Hanukkah one side - Thanksgiving the other side / triple layered bib

And a Happy Thanksgivukkah card

Friday, October 25, 2013

Here a holiday, there a holiday everywhere a holiday!

Tis the season my friends......tis the season of HOLIDAYS!

My family have sadly returned to England, it was a great visit but the holidays wait for no woman!  I have so many ideas for items to make for the holidays, so many ideas and not enough time no doubt!

I just put these beautiful glitter hair elastics up in the shop.  I have a set with Thanksgiving/Fall colours, a set for Hanukkah, and a set for Christmas (perfect for stocking stuffers).

So pretty and good news they are perfect for adults too!  They don't leave that horrible line in your hair that regular hair elastics do and they look great on your wrists too.  WIN WIN!


Just a quick update today.  I am busy playing catch up!  So much to do - so little time.
Have a fab weekend.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

My Favourite Halloween Items on Etsy

Quick post today....I have family staying with me.....so without further ado......here's some of my favourite Halloween items on Etsy.  Click on the link under the pic to view the item and Etsy shop.

Cute little orange chevron dress that would be great for after Halloween too from  
Sassy Divas Dress Shop
Fall Baby Dress-Orange Chevron Dress, Fall Baby Clothing, Thanksgiving Clothing, Football Dress, Fall Baby Outfit, Holiday Fall Dress 

 LOVE these simple but very effective cupcake toppers from The Gift Garden Shoppe
 Halloween Cupcake Topper Glitter Witch Leg set of 12 Old Fashioned  Modern Charm Vintage Retro Fun Paper Straws Holidays Handmade Decoration

 WHOA!  Totally awesome lollipops.  Never seen anything like these.  They do all sorts of designs, check out all the items in the shop Vintage Confections
Spooky eyes Halloween lollipops - 6 pc. - made to order

These mason jars from The Pink Picker are perfect for a party or party favor.  The sticker can be peeled off after Halloween and be replaced with another or just keep the jar plain.
30- Halloween 8 oz  Plastic  Mason Jars with Daisy Cut Lids,  Halloween Party, Kid's party Spooky, Black Bat

This bunting from Dot and Anne is guaranteed to add cheer to any room.
Halloween Bunting, Halloween Banner,  Kid Friendly, Child Party Banner, Fabric Bunting, Reusable Halloween Decoration, Halloween Party Decor

This is such a sweet little necklace from Cherry Cute, just one of 100's of designs.  Check out the shop.
Ghost Halloween Bottle Cap Necklace - halloween ghost necklace, halloween necklace, ghost jewelry, children halloween jewelry, kids necklace

ELSLOW5 have these wonderful knitted pumpkin hats in many different sizes, so great for Fall and Winter.
Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Hat NewBorn thru 5 year  punkin hat photo prop hat pumkin hat Jack O Lantern halloween hat kids hat unisex hat

To keep with the pumpkin theme here are some adorable knitted pumpkins that will last for many many years from Two Peas In A Pod Co
Crochet Pumpkin - Pumpkin - Halloween - Thanksgiving Decor - Holiday Decor - Photo Prop - Fall Decor

Something for the kitties in your life for Halloween?  These would be so much fun on a black cat wouldn't they?  Cool collars from Swanky Kitty Designs
Black & Orange Halloween Breakaway Cat Collar

It doesn't get any cuter than this for Halloween.   Check out all the mice at
As Nice As Mice
Halloween Ornament - Little Witch Mouse - a Unique handmade felt mouse ornament, a different gift for Halloween - READY FOR SHIPPING

What a great alternative to a Halloween bag - a Halloween bucket from Dotted Design
Personalized Halloween trick or treat bucket pail - many designs - trick or treat

Ive just been informed that these Zombie fingers have been so popular that
Candy Cottage have taken all the orders they can for Halloween but I wanted to share them anyhow.  I'm sure they will have some equally fun treats for the other upcoming holidays.
Halloween Chocolate Zombie Fingers pretzel rods or krispy rice

Little Miss Betty Lou makes precious handmade Halloween costumes.  Check out this beautiful mouse costume.
Mouse Halloween Costume Baby Size

I LOVE these Halloween characters from Gingermelon.  This listing is for the PDF pattern so you can make them yourself.
Halloween Ornaments- Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride, Mummy pdf Patterns - Instant Download

And as always I have to add my own Halloween items too.  Head on over to
Textile Trolley to take a look at the full range of Halloween items but here's just a few


Spread the word.......support small businesses

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Coupon Code for Textile Trolley

For all you non Facebook people......I have posted a coupon code for 15% off if you spend $10 or more at Textile Trolley on Etsy until October 31st.

Just enter code  HALLOWEEN13  at checkout to receive 15% off your order!

There's quite a selection of Halloween goodies still left!

Hopefully going to do a post of 'My Favourite Halloween Goodies on Etsy' before the week is out....stay tuned.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Textile Trolley's Halloween Items on Etsy

OK people....I think I am just about done with all my Halloween items....unless I have another brainwave idea that pops into my head.

Here's what's going on in the shop.  Click the link under each pic to take you to the shop where you can see more pics of the item and read more details.

Halloween Place mat / Kids Place mat / Spooky / Seasonal / Halloween Decor 

Trick or Treat Bag / Halloween Bag / Goody Bag / Kids Tote / Kids bag /

Baby Bib / Halloween Bib and Gift Tag / Haloween Baby / Monsters / Fun Baby Gift / Baby Shower Gift

Halloween Banner / Halloween Decoration / Halloween Craft for kids / Halloween Kit

Paper Chain Kit, Halloween Paper Chain / craft for children / Halloween Decor / Halloween

Halloween Paper Chain and Banner Kit / craft for children / Halloween Decor / Halloween

Halloween Hair Elastic / Eyeball Hair Tie /Button Hair Elastics/  Choose 1

Halloween Hair Elastic / Skeleton Hair Tie /Button Hair Elastics/  Choose 1

Set of 2 Small Halloween Hair Elastics / Eyeball Hair Ties /Button Hair Elastics/

I'll be adding Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas items very soon so check back often.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

My Favourite Fall / Autumn items on Etsy

And so Fall is upon us (or Autumn as us Brits like to call it). 

I had a scour around Etsy and found some really great items that I thought I would share with you...so without further ado, here they are, something for everyone.

Click the links under the pics to take you to Etsy where you can purchase the goods and look at all the other wonderful creations these shops have.

LOVE this wreath from Willowgale Designs.  Isn't it stunning?  I have put together a couple of wreaths and there is without doubt a talent to it....looks easier than it is.
Tahoe Autumn -  Rustic Fall Leaf, Cone and Pine Wreath, Fall Wreath, Fall Leaf Wreath, Pine Wreath, Autunm Wreath, Harvest Decor

These rustic pumpkins from Polished Expression are made out of wood pallets, what a great way to recycle.
Rustic Pallet Wood pumpkin set fall porch entryway home decor in orange and white

And I'm sorry, it wouldn't be Fall without a knitted baby hat in the shape of a pumpkin.  This one can be found at Nevada Hats.
Pumpkin Hat, Knit Pumpkin Hat, Baby Pumpkin Hat, Costume Hat, Halloween Hat, Fall Autumn Hat, Baby Photo Hat, Kids Knit

These felted acorns make me smile.  I can imagine them in a little decorative dish on the coffee table.  They come with or without hangers from Stone House Crafts
Wool Felted Acorn Ornaments, Set of 6 Fall colors, also available without hangers

The perfect pillow to decorate for the cooler months from Festive Home Decor.
Fall Pillow Subway Art Decorative Throw Pillow Fall Decor Autumn Decor Halloween Decoration Thanksgiving Pumpkins Home Decor Home and Living

Have you ever seen anything like these decorations?  Not quite sure how  
Sunshine At Heart manage them but they are definitely unique.
Thanksgiving Pumpkin – Eco Friendly Fall, Autumn, Halloween D├ęcor Made From Old Up Cycled Books.

Check out this gorgeous little girls dress from Lil Bambina Boutique, perfect for Thanksgiving in warmer climates.
Aviary 2 Sparrows Orange and Cream Pillowcase Dress - Summer Dress - Fall Dress Autumn Dress Thanksgiving Outfit - Baby Dress Toddler Dress

They say a picture can tingle a thousand taste buds, actually I just made that up but I think 'they' should say it ....here's the proof...mouth watering apples from  
The Atomic Apple.
Fall & Thanksgiving Caramel Chocolate Covered Apple-1 

And to decorate the house,  how about these beautiful paper leaf garlands from  
J. Doore Creations.
leaf garland, fall garland, 6 ft fall paper leaf garland, fall decoration, fall wedding garland, wedding decoration

You have to check out Nat's Sweet Cookies, adorable!  These would be perfect for a Fall get together with the girls, with a good cup of coffee and a beautiful fire.
1 dozen fall/ thanksgiving pumpkin and leaf cookies

Need a fall themed invitation?  No problem Whimsical Prints has it covered.
Fall Tree Wedding Invitation - Autumn Wedding

Ashley Ann's Baby Bandz (try saying that 10 times fast) has these adorable headbands for all ages of babies.

Thanksgiving Headband, Thanksgiving Baby headband, Fall Baby Headband, Brown Baby headband, Autumn Baby headband, Newborn Headband, Photo

And last but not least here's Textile Trolley's contribution to the Etsy Fall list.
Baby Bib / Fall / Fox Bib / Harvest / Fox / Autumn / Seasonal Baby Gift