Time to meet this month's sponsors!
Polka & Bloom sells colourful embroidery patterns designed by Carina Envoldsen-Harris, and e-books to teach you lots of new stitchy skills. Carina has set up a special discount for you guys - you can get 10% off all ebooks and patterns in her store (excluding the subscriptions) with the code BUGS (valid until May 9th).
The Bellwether (formerly known as Miso Funky) sells cross stitch samplers with a modern twist (and a bit of spicy language!) Their range includes wall art, coasters, needlework kits, charts & accessories, cards, and stitch-able stuff like iPhone cases & pendants.
The Passionfruit Marketplace is a new directory from the blog ad service Passionfruit. It features thousands of blogs that sell ad space via Passionfruit (including mine). You can browse for blogs by category, topic, location and ad price, and easily find out more info about each blog like their ad rates and traffic stats. It's a great way to find new places to advertise your shop, or to find new blogs to read:
Ren Photography sells fine art original landscape photo prints, unique handmade luxury blank greeting cards, printed on archival photo paper using archival lightfast pigments.
Colour splash by Cath sells bright felt flower brooches and other accessories:
Cherry and Cinnamon is the work of Bridgeen Gillespie, a freelance illustrator who sells kitsch and cute embroidery patterns & and fabric:
Little Black Duck sells PDF sewing patterns for fun designs like felt finger puppets and owl bags:
Say It sells a colourful range of handmade cards and notebooks:
Lucky Cat Handmade sells key fobs, glasses cases, pencil pouches and purses:
Hello Wilson sells illustrated prints, cards, bags and tea towels:
and Slightly Triangle sells decorations, embroideries and mixed media paintings inspired by the natural world and folk art.
P.S. Interested in promoting your shop, company or blog? I've recently reduced the price of my ads, so ad spaces on my blog start from the bargain price of just $5 for 30 days (that's about £3.25!). Your shop will feature in a sponsor post like this one and I also give new sponsors a shout out over on my Facebook page. Click here for more info re: rates and my blog's traffic, and to buy an ad.