Rose Petals News

January 03, 2017

Hello New Year! Plus, calling out to Handmaiden Businesses

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Hello lovelies! It has been a fabulous break, the family and I have just loved being on the Queensland Coast.

As my time away is drawing to a close I thought I'd touch base with you all to let you know about important dates and when stock will be back in. Plus there is a wonderful opportunity for Handmade Businesses too.

On Monday the 9th of January Rose Petal Collections will be back in the craft room. During that week any orders placed over the break will be prepared and posted.

Products that are currently out of stock are on the way and should arrive week beginning 16th of January.

If you have any questions about something you need before these dates, please let me know so I can make sure I reserve anything you need now.

Calling all Handmade Businesses

In February Chinchilla will celebrate the Melon Festival. This festival attracts tens of thousands of people who enjoy the diversity of our communities culture. As a first, Rose Petal Collections will appear in a Pop Up Shop featuring all of my fabulous products.

What does this mean for you?

I wish to invite you to submit your expressions of interest in an opportunity to sell your creations using my products.

This will be a huge opportunity for not only my community to see the Merino Wool Felt in action but also a chance for you to get your business name out through my networks as well.

So how will it work?

To make things easy for both of us, I will invite you to send me any items made either completely from or using my Merino Wool Felt or Glitter Wool Felt to be sold on Commission.

Your products will be on display in a shop on the main street of Chinchilla with your business name and information. The shop will look fabulous with beautifully styled stands with a country modern feel.

For more information please email me at sales@rosepetalcollections.com

I hope to hear from all of you as this will be such an exciting opportunity.

Thanks for reading lovelies, looking forward to being back next week

Candice xxx

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December 15, 2016

You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry! Last Chance to Order

Last Chance To Order

{Singing}

You better watch out, you better not cry

Better not pout, I'm telling you why

It's your last chance to order now!


Today is your last chance to get your orders in before I go on leave tomorrow. Any orders received after the today the 15th December will be packed and sent when I return in the new year.

Stocks are running very low so please do check to see if goods are available before ordering Wool Felt and Glitter Wool Felt Packs or Colour Collections, I would hate to see you disappointed. All stock will be refilled at the end of January in the new year.

I will be going on Holidays from the 16th December to the 8th January returning on the 9th of January. As usual It will take me time to dispatch orders after the holiday period so I ask for your patience during this time, but what am I saying, all of you are always so lovely.
So just to recap
15th December (today) last day to order.
Any outstanding orders and orders from today will be sent by 12pm tomorrow Friday 16th December.
17th December to 8th January 2017
I will be away on holidays but my online store will still be open. Any orders received during this time will be despatched as quickly as possible the first week back of the 9th January 2017.
I may be having sales over the holidays so make sure you stay tuned for those in your inbox and on social media... You better watch out, you better not cry, Better not pout, I'm telling you why hahaha ;)
Thanks again lovelies, and I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a smashing Crafty New Year!

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November 25, 2016

Christmas Delivery Closure Dates And A Special Gift Just For You

Crazy Festive Season is upon us so get in quick!

With Christmas just around the corner and the new year upon us it truly is the best time to get your holiday sewing ideas together and your craft products assembled.

We've all been there and seen something fabulous on Pinterest and thought 'Oh I really want to do that!'. Then went to the craft cupboard and the craft cupboard was bare.

So why not make sure you have all you need this holiday season before time runs out. To make sure all your goods arrive safely this Christmas close off dates are as follows.

For any International deliveries close off dates for Pre-Christmas orders is

30th November 2016

For Australia Wide deliveries, close off dates for Pre-Christmas orders is

7th December 2016

I can never guarantee deliveries before a certain date, because as soon as I send it off with Australia Post unfortunately the control is out of my hands. To add to this Australia Post has changed their deliveries this year and it has not been in a way to speed up the process but rather the opposite, this makes my job even more difficult to know how long it is going to take to get from my door to yours.  One way we can speed up the process is if you upgrade your postage to Priority or Express, this will give you a much better chance of your products arriving on time.

Easy to make products with even easier Wool Felt Collections

So with all the amazing things you can do with Merino Wool Felt, why not make it easier for yourself by checking out some beautiful Pinterest saved on my page?  Wait, did you even know I have a page? Remember to follow me on Pinterest at Rose Petal Collections.

There is a special board on Felt Projects that I'm sure you will just adore. 

The best thing about some of these small projects is that you don't even need a whole lot of felt to complete them, you may have enough stashed. Another option is to purchase a specially selected collection from the website, this is a perfect way toadd a few more colours to your ever growing stash with colours that you know will complement each other.

View this one and more in the Colour Inspirations Collection online now.

Mystery Gift Pack Just For You!

Since it is the season of giving,  I have one last very special gift for you all and I'm sure you'll all agree it's going to be a great one to get your crafty juices flowing.

For any customer who purchases anything online to the value of $40 or more will be treated to a $50 worth of products for only $20!

What's inside this special gift??? Well, that's the surprise! It could have magazines, fabric, patterns, wool felt, buttons and so much more.

The elves in my house have been busy and the presents are already wrapped and ready to go to their new home.  These are so exciting I know you are going to LOVE THEM!

So remember this amazing pack is worth over $50! All you have to do is put in an order for $40 and then for only $20 more you can have your very own mystery present.  Just think a gift for yourself where you are surprised and you don’t even need to wait for Christmas Day!

Oh, and one last thing! Don't forget these beautiful new colours of Merino Wool Felt with my obvious favorite Carnation Pink... so delicious!

Take Care lovelies and have a Wonderful Festive Season!

Candice xxx

my inspirations are your creations

 

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November 11, 2016

New Limited Edition Glitter Wool Felt Collection & a Free Tutorial from Molly & Mama

New Limited Edition Glitter Wool Felt Collection & a Free Tutorial from Molly & Mama

It's time to Sparkle and Shine!

Calling all glitter felt lovers! Calling all glitter felt lovers! Rose Petal Collections has some exciting news but you are going to have to be fast! 

Are you ready to be amazed with something so beautiful and sparkly to really inspire your felt crafts?

As of right now I am releasing some new glitter felt colours, however, this will not be part of the regular range as it’s a very special and will only be around while stocks last. 

Introducing the newest Limited Edition Glitter Wool Felt Sprinkles Collection!

This particular collection consists of 7 exclusive colours of - Pink, Pale Pink, Purple, Blue, Green Yellow, and Orange.  Did I mention these is only a limited amount of stock so get in quick!

With a rainbow of colours how can you resist experiencing this darling and exquisite collection.

In the pack you will receive a sheet of each colour listed above in either the small (15cm x 20cm) or large (20cm x 30cm) sheets.  Click on the link below to purchase.

Are you thinking how wonderful these colours are but have no idea what to do with them? Well, the very talented and lovely Lauren from Molly and Mama has created a yummy pattern for you to get your craft on with these new Glitter Wool Felt Colours.

It's my pleasure to share this free tutorial - Felt Donut Ornaments.

Make Felt Donut Ornaments

A simple and easy to follow felt tutorial from Molly and Mama

Hello felt lovers! It’s Lauren here from MOLLY AND MAMA . I was so thrilled when Candice asked me to design a fun project to inspire you with your felt sewing, and to showcase her beautiful range of glitter felt colours. So I decided to share a tutorial for sewing sweet and simple donuts.

Create a bowl of donuts for fun food play. What a delicious gift! Or add a hanging loop for the cutest Christmas decorations you’ve ever seen.

Time to get started!

You will need

  • Two 4” (10cm) squares of 100% wool felt for the donut
  • One 4” (10cm) square of glitter wool felt for the icing
  • One 4” (10cm) square of freezer paper (optional – to transfer the donut template to the felt)
  • One 4” (10cm) square of fusible bonding web for appliqué (like Vliesofix)
  • Embroidery needle
  • Large eyed long needle
  • DMC embroidery floss to match the donut and icing felt colours
  • 10” (25cm) of embroidery floss for a hanging loop (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small scissors for felt cutting
  • Polyester hobby fill
  • Chop stick or similar tool
  • Print Out of the TEMPLATE

Let’s Get Sewing 

Trace the Donut Shape from the template onto the paper side of the freezer paper and roughly cut around the outside of the shape. Iron the freezer paper onto the donut felt (be sure to cover the felt with a press cloth or scrap of cotton fabric). The shiny side of the paper will stick to the felt. Carefully cut out the donut shape including the hole in the centre, then peel off the freezer paper. Reuse the paper to cut a second donut shape from the felt.

Trace the donut icing shape onto the paper side of the fusible bonding web and roughly cut out around the outside of the shape. Place it onto the back of the piece of glitter felt so that the paper side of the web is facing you. Cover the felt and web with a press cloth and then iron the web onto the felt.

Cut out the icing shape and peel off the backing paper. Place the icing over one of the donut circles. Cover with a press cloth and press the glitter felt to secure it to the donut shape.

Thread your embroidery needle with two strands of floss to match your glitter icing colour. Sew the outside curved edge of the icing to the donut shape using a small fine running stitch.

Place the donut top and bottom together and use pins or quilting clips to hold them in place. Blanket stitch around the inside centre ring of the donut, stitching the top and bottom together. 

Thread your needle with two strands of floss to match your donut felt colour. Blanket stitch the outside edge of the donut, stopping when you’re halfway around (but keeping the floss intact). Roll small balls of polyester hobby fill and gently manoeuvre them into the donut using a chop stick or similar tool.

 

Continue to sew and stuff the donut until it is firmly filled and completely stitched.

Using the template as a guide, cut out 14 – 15 ‘sprinkles’ in various shades of  glitter felt.

Arrange the sprinkles onto the donut and then secure them in place with the hot glue gun. (If the donut is for a child under three, it is recommended that the sprinkles be securely stitched in place instead).

Create a number of different coloured donuts for some pretend play.

If you’d like to make the donuts into hanging ornaments, it’s super simple too. Fold a 10” (25cm) six strand length of embroidery floss in half and thread the loop through the eye of your large needle.

Push the needle in through the inside of the donut hole (through the seam) and out through the top seam.

Slide the needle off the top of the floss. Then pull the tails of the floss to make a loop on the outside of the donut that is approximately 1” (2.5cm) long. Tie a knot in the end of the floss (near the donut hole seam).

Pull the loop so that the knot pops up into the seam and is hidden inside the donut.

Trim the ends of the floss close to the seam, so they can’t be seen.

Your donut is all set to decorate the Christmas tree!

Extra tips:

Make smaller or larger donuts by simply reducing or enlarging the donut template on your printer.

Novice sewists (or children who are just learning) might like to replace the blanket stitching with whip stitch or running stitch to make this project a little easier.

You can personalise your donuts with embroidery. Create a keepsake for Christmas by adding a name, initials, or the year.

Thanks for sewing along. I hope you found this tutorial fun! Be sure to share your makes with us. Tag us on facebook at MOLLY AND MAMA or on instagram - #mollyandmama or #rosepetalcollections.

Thank you for having me Candice. For more free tutorials and sewing inspiration be sure to follow the MOLLY AND MAMA BLOG.

Happy stitching, Lauren x

How amazing are those donuts! I know everyone will want to get their hands on these beautiful colours but remember there is only a limited number of packs available so you need to get your order in NOW so you are not disappointed!

Happy Crafting

Candice xx

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November 04, 2016

New Merino Wool Felt Shades In Store Now!

Fashions in crafts are no different to fashion in clothes, especially in colours.  Recently I have been checking out the latest fashions in crafting and decided I needed to add some new colours of Merino Wool Felt to my ever growing felt collection of delicious rainbow of colours.

Introducing new Merino Wool Felt Colours, Carnation, Bordeaux, French Peach and Camel.

These are going to really compliment your creations, I especially love the Carnation Pink, my regular followers know my obsession for anything pink.

   

   

All available now for your crafting pleasure.  For a direct link to order your new felt now click on each photo to take you directly to the ordering page on my Rose Petal Collections website.

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Candice xx

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