Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Oooh! The Bully Bus Manufactory is packed to the rafters with festive fabrics, ribbons, trimmings, sequins and tiny little jingle bells. It can mean only one thing; This year’s batch of Christmas decorations is FINALLY underway………….. and they’re more gorgeous than ever before!!!!!

We're all been given away completely FREE!!!!!!

We’re all been given away completely FREE!!!!!!

And the good news is that this set of six of the holiday season’s finest, once sewn up and each given a little ribbon loop for hanging, are going to be given away absolutely FREE to one very lucky person!!!!

So what do you have to do to be in with a chance of seeing them gracing your gorgeous tree come Christmas Day? Simple really! Just visit my website and add your name to the mailing list. That’s it; That is all!

I know, I know! I said a few years back that I’d given up on my website in favour of all things in the Blogosphere but so many people have asked me over the last few months if I’m online that I’ve finally caved in to the mounting pressure and opened the website back up – Albeit clearing everything out and starting again from scratch!

It’s far from finished. Since July I’ve made it my mission to add at least one new item each day – whether it’s to create a page, add a photo or set up a shop listing and slowly, but surely, things have begun to take shape until I’ve reached a point where I feel happy to share it with the whole wide world!!!!

So that’s where you come in 😉

Please feel free to share the link with family, friends etc : http://www.bigbluebullybus.co.uk/

On the home page there’s an option to join the mailing list – Anyone that adds their name to this from 16th October – 31st October 2013 will automatically be entered into a prize draw where one name will be picked out at random on November 1st to win the luvverly tree decs!!!

And what happens once the draw is over? That’s simple too – Your contact details stay with me; They won’t ever be shared with a third party. From time to time you’ll receive an email in your inbox in the form of a little newsletter highlighting new products, events and further freebies or discount offers. But definitely no spam; No inbox full of inane drivel from a slightly loopy lass in a camper van (I’ll save that for this blog, lol)  and no hard selling!!!! 😉

So? What are you waiting for?

Happy Wednesday Folks!!!!!!! And Good Luck!!!!!

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Well! The silly season is definitely upon us and preparations are well underway with decking the halls at Bully Bus HQ.

The final theme for this year is ‘Christmas’ and this week I’ve been making some tree decorations – VW themed of course 😉

Want to have a go too? Here’s how to make your own splitscreen bus decoration out of scraps of wool felt …….

101_1401First you’ll need to create a few templates for the main body of the bus, the top, bumper and windows. I drew mine on to pieces of card and then traced round each shape on to the reverse of the felt before cutting. I also wanted to add a holly and jingle bell berries embellishment – but luckily I’ve got a sizzix die that makes light work of that bit of cutting out!

101_1409Now to start piecing everything together; The first job is to sew the windows in place.

101_1411Now add the splitscreen top to the main body of the bus and sew.

101_1413Attach the bumper.

101_1415Add button headlights.

101_1416Make two little loops out of black satin ribbon for the wheels, add a loop for hanging and then sandwich the front and back pieces together before stitching all the way round to finish. Secure the holly ‘berries in place with a few stitches and ‘Hey Presto!’ You’ve got yourself a cute VW themed decoration to hang on the tree……

Looks lovely dun't it?

Looks lovely dun’t it?

These are really easy to make and don’t take too long to stitch together; Why not have a go for yourself and trim your tree with the classiest decorations around?

Happy Stitching Folks!!!!