Closing Down April 01, 2017 14:14

It is with great regret that I have to announce that our Melton Mowbray shop will close on Saturday 29th April 2017.

I would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their support and friendship over the last 2 1/2 years.

Our closing down sale will start at 1.30pm on Tuesday 4th April.

Our online shop will continue for the time being.

Happy New Year! December 31, 2015 07:14

A happy and prosperous new year to all of our customers.

Our January sale is on until 9th January with 25% everything in our Christmas collection - use code XMASPAST.

Here's to a creative 2016!


Melton Mowbray Christmas Tree Festival 2015 December 13, 2015 08:51

Some of the snowman we dressed for the Melton Bookshop display at the Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray this year.

And our 'Homespun Christmas' tree.

ore info and pictures from the festival can be found here.

Can't wait for next year's!

Knitwear and Crochet Design October 01, 2015 10:30

We are now taking commissions for custom knitwear and crochet design.

How frustrating is it to have an idea of your perfect garment and not be able to find a pattern anywhere? We can help!

Just call or email us with your requirements and we can design a pattern for you. We can even make up your design and supply the finished product. Our prices are very reasonable, with patterns starting at £1.50 (price depends on the complexity).

Papermania Capsule Collections Now in Store! August 22, 2015 07:16

Look what's arrived this week!

A gorgeous collection of 12 x 12", 8 x 8" and 6 x 6" paper packs as well as pinwheels, bows, tapes, lace papers and lots more.

Create the perfect cards and accessories for those extra special occasions and those special people in your life.

FREE UK SHIPPING until 10pm on Saturday 15th August August 10, 2015 12:01

Things are getting exciting for our little art and craft shop. Not only is it free to order Click and Collect from our Melton Mowbray store, we have also made shipping to the UK free until 10pm on Saturday night! No need for voucher codes, as we've already applied it at the checkout - simply have a look through our products and see what tickles your fancy.

Any questions? Give us a bell on (01664) 668140 or send us an email to - we don't bite! :)

- Emma

Our online shop is now LIVE! July 31, 2015 10:26

Welcome to our brand shiny new website! Our online shop is now live and ready to shop. You'll find everything on here from cross-stitch kits to decoupage, from art materials to knitting wool and so much more! We've got thousands of wonderful crafty bits and bobs, so if you're looking to sink your teeth into a new project, or you just need that one last finishing touch to make it perfect, click the 'Products' tab to see how we can help you.

If you live in or around Melton Mowbray, don't forget that we also offer a Click and Collect service. Choose Click and Collect as your delivery option, and we will package your items for you ready to collect from us at 21 Leicester Street - handy if you find access to shop difficult or you only have time to pop in on your lunch break.

Alison and I are both passionate about arts and crafts, so if you have any questions, need any tips or advice, or you can't find what you're looking for here, give us a ring on (01664) 668140 or email us at - we're always happy to help!

Thank you for supporting us and I hope you enjoy the new site - happy shopping!

- Emma