Indian summer & Halloween orders

It’s been a busy few weeks in the koolbadges workshop. As our customers will already know, we have been running a 15% discount for everyone entering the code spooky15 during checkout. This promotion has been really popular this year, keeping us very busy (although we are missing out on the sun).

We have been working rough all your orders & have produced some awesome custom badges this month, not to mention a huge pile of Halloween badges. It would seem that the hand made revolution is gang great momentum and we are really pleased you are choosing koolbadges for all your hand made button badge needs, our workshop loves you 🙂 ... Continue Reading

Hey Little Cupcake – Manchester Cupcakery

We were back in Manchester a couple of weeks ago. We are looking to move back to the city centre, so whilst house sitting we popped over to Manchester to re-aquaint ourselves with our old stomping ground.

One of our first stops on our city centre adventure was Hey Little Cupcake. We visited them when they first opened but it’s been a while since we have been in Manchester. The cupcakes are amazing, all laid out neatly in a glass cabinet as you walk in, waiting to tempt you off your diet. We opted for an American and a good girl cupcake, the perfect accompaniment to our tea & coffee. ... Continue Reading

Halloween is in the air

Halloween Display 1

I am really excited for Halloween this year. I am going to carve Pumpkins & try to make something with my pumpkin, maybe soup. I love this time of year. The dark nights & the amazing autumn colours – Scotland is lovely. The leaves are turning reds & oranges and its almost time to dig out the wooly scarf. Can’t wait.

I have noticed quite a few shops have their Halloween goodies in. What are your fave things to do in the Autumn? Got any good pumpkin recipes?

Knitted Poppies FTW

A lovely lady i know by the name of Rachel is knitting Poppies for The Royal British Legion. ALL profits are going to help service men & women. Now i dont think there is anything better than crafting for charity. Rach did not think her cute knitted poppies would be such a hit, but they have gone down a storm & she is knitting like a crazy lady getting them all done.

So lets really make her busy! Her Poppies will last longer than a paper one & she is donating ALL her profits to The Royal British Legion. Poppies cost £3 each & if you either contact her via Twitter @stitchinthecity or on Facebook ... Continue Reading

Autumn IS here

We are back from house sitting in England — that was a busy 2 weeks catching up with friends & trying to stay on top of orders. Lots of you are super organised and have started to buy not only your Halloween Badges but also your Christmas Badges. So we have been busy as bees in the studio.

On other news we have booked a little trip to Amsterdam in October, so if anyone has tips on where to eat & cute places to go i would love to hear about them.

I will leave you with some badges that have gone out these past 2 weeks. Oh & i am so excited that Autumn is here as its my bday & the most beautiful time of the year., Double celebration. ... Continue Reading

House sitting in the North of England

We get about, it always seems that we are packing up our beloved Freelander & heading out on the open road. This week we are house sitting for my hubby’s nan whilst she holidays in Madeira (wish i was going for some autumn sunshine).

We have brought all our badge making kit with us (thats why we need a large car). This such a busy time of year for us — with Halloween approaching fast & many customer getting their Christmas orders in early. So we need so take it with us — how hard is it when you work for yourself to take some time off. Its near impossible. At koolbadges we work late in to the night & most weekends too.  I think we need a little elf this year to help out with orders. ... Continue Reading

Day Tripping

This has been a busy week, full of badge making, late sunny summer days – perfect for day tripping. We managed to sneek a cheeky half day & visit Perth (thats Perth Scotland sadly not Perth Austrailia). It was just great. We walked along the river Tay & popped into the Museum which was FREE had a spot of lunch & headed home to post badge orders. Here are a few photos from the day.

Oh & i am starting to get excited as Autumn is so on its way & i love all things Autumn — esp HALLOWEEN. ... Continue Reading