I’d like to introduce you to Maureen – A Very Talented Cross Stitcher

Maureen and meHi again, today  I’d like to introduce you to Maureen – A Very Talented Cross Stitcher.  Maureen and I have known and been friends for quite some time now, probably longer than either of us would like to mention.  Our families grew up together, went to school together.    Suffice to say we know each other pretty well.  So well infact, we’ve now decided we are going developing a new venture together to run along side Celebration Invitations.  We are called Mm♥ – My mementoes ♥ 

The idea being, we produce  items which can be personalised if you wish, to keep as mementoes of those special occasions in your life. 

This is how it all came about.  My son and daughter in law had a baby called Archie in 2012  and Maureen made them this gorgeous wall blanket for a present.  

1 Baby wall blanket

In 2014 when I was preparing the wedding stationery for Helen and Gareth  and looking for a keepsake gift for them, I asked Maureen if she would stitch me a personalised  cross stitch cover which I made up into a ring cushion.  
2 Personalised Ring Cushion
We both realised we had enjoyed doing  this and wondered if maybe there was some way to work together.  So we met up a couple of times for  a coffee, cake and chat to discuss things we could make.  Well, the ideas were coming so thick and fast that now-a-days we have to have an Agenda to keep us on track.  With a list of ideas in mind and our local women’s networking group Worcnet  who were having a Christmas event in 2014 to showcase their members work.    We made a wide variety of items to have on sale for  our first outing the Worcnet Christmas fair, to test the waters.  Here’s our first Stall and some of our  items with a leaflet to introduce us, which included a short questionnaire, to try and get a feel for what people would like us to do.   The ladies didn’t disappointed and we were received very well.  Thanks Worcnetters!!!

8 Mm♥ First outing

7a Santa and snowman card 3 Personalised baby door hangers7 Bottle apron4 Junior Baking Kits
5 Height chart6 Christmas Bottle apron
He had a great evening and sold some items but then it carried on from there. 

There was an order from Katrina who asked for a personalised hooded baby towel for her new Grandson, which she was taking that out to New Zealand.
10 Personalised baby towel

Diane, who owns Wave of Nostalgia  who also had a stall at the same fair, liked our Noddy book bag so much she bought it, a few weeks later she rang with a shipping order for four personalised bags for her Grandchildren for their  Easter Egg hunt  and two of our baby baskets for her new twin grandsons. 

9 Easter Egg hunt  bags

11 Baby baskets
I’m pleased to say we now supply Cinderella’s wedding dress shop in Skipton, North Yorkshire with ring cushions – Here’s are some samples:
They hadn’t been on display long and we had an order for a bespoke cushion. Amazing!!!
12 Ring cushions     13 Sheep Ring cushionsIn the production line at the moment are Greeting Cards and Cooking sets for Forage in Skipton and  Greeting cards are being especially designed for  The Yorkshire Dales Flower Company

Exciting times for us ladies.

14 Winter sheep cushion

  Contact us here is you’d like us to make something for you.
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