Sunday, April 26, 2009

Girls Nights In & Children's Craft Parties


Girls Nights In

Host a Girls Night In Gift Wrapping party and enjoy a glass of wine and great company whilst learning a new skill at the same time!

These hands-on workshops teach you and your friends how to wrap those really awkward shaped gifts perfectly using sumptuous papers plus how to make and tie gift bows to give that extra WOW factor ... all in the comfort of your own home!

Workshops last from 2 to 3 hours and all materials will be provided.

Children's Craft Parties

Stuck for a new idea for a children’s birthday party then what about a Craft Party?

Children love making and doing so a craft party is an ideal hands-on way for them to learn something new whilst having fun at the same time.

The workshops are suitable for children aged 7+

and are tailored to your requirements and the capabilities of the children.

There are lots of things the children can chose to make including origami boxes, photo frames, light catchers, windmills and door hangers.

Parties last approximately 2 hours and all materials will be provided.

Party Bags can also be provided for an additional charge.

For further information please call me on 0779 306 1263 or contact me via e-mail at


Friday, April 3, 2009

The Easter Gift Wrapping Parade!

Well, what a glorious start to Spring the Mrs Madden Makes @ Home Spring Fair was.
We had a marvellous afternoon - thank you to everyone who came along and joined us for a glass of wine and some retail therapy!
In actual fact we enjoyed ourselves sooo much that several of us have decided to hold @ Home Fairs in our houses too! We are just finalising dates so I will keep you posted.

Can you believe it? Easter is next weekend - has it come round quickly or is that just me??
For those of you giving Easter gifts I have handmade some lovely Easter gift bags and excellent Easter Bunny boxes which are ideal for small gifts or for those all important Easter Egg Hunts which are so popular these days.

Easter bunnies are available in pink or yellow, each have an origami folded box "hidden" between the back and front bunny shapes and are finished off with a ribbon round their necks which handily tie the front and back of the box together!
Small bunnies have a 2 inch (appx) square "hidden" box and are designed to hold either money or, say, 5/6 mini eggs and are priced at £1.75 each.
Larger bunnies have a 5 inch (appx) oblong "hidden" box and are designed to hold a small gift or, say, a bag of mini eggs and are priced at £2.75 each

Gift bags start from £2.50 for the open topped gift bags and £2.75 for the closed top gift bags. The open topped gift bags have ribbon handles secured with pretty brads whilst the closed top gift bags are hand-tied with ribbons and have either a chicken decoration or an papier mache easter egg to finish.

For anyone wishing to wrap larger Easter Eggs and gifts I have a bespoke gift wrapping service starting at £2.50. For this service I envelop your gift with gorgeous coloured tissues, cellophanes and ribbons guaranteed to deliver the WOW factor !

Please note that I handmake all my gift wrappings and, whilst I endeavour to make them all the same, I sometimes have unavoidably to make small changes.

If you would like further details please contact me on 0779 306 1263 / 01226 726655 or e-mail me at

~ Happy Easter Everyone ~