Friday, 7 August 2015

Act of Kindness 4/12

I'm a bit behind on my Acts of Kindness, lots of things have taken a bit of a back seat while I enjoy being a Mum to my little Pickle for a bit. One of the things that I have done is have a bit of a clear out, breastfeeding means that there are lots of bras and clothes that are no longer practical / don't fit!

I saw a link to the Smalls For All charity on facebook, they send new pants and new or used bras to Africa for people that may not otherwise be able to afford them.

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Here's what they say on their website:

'Not only is it a health and hygiene problem for many poor African communities, as women often only own one pair of tattered pants or have none at all, but underwear is also seen as a status symbol and offers a degree of security. Women who can afford underwear tend to be seen as having someone who cares for them – a husband, brother or father. They are not on their own so they are not seen as vulnerable.'

So with that in mind I've parcelled up a load of bras to send on in the hope they'll be of use to someone else. A great idea!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Back Open!

I've not had much of a chance to be in the studio since Matilda arrived but we're finally a bit more organised and able to take orders again!

Cards, prints and custom design are all available over in the STACIE SWIFT Etsy shop if you need some illustrated goodies in your life.

I am aiming to be back to keeping the facebook and instagram pages more updated too (fingers crossed!).


Friday, 29 May 2015

An Update: Finding Our Feet

We've had a bit of a roller coaster ride since Matilda arrived three weeks ago. Popping out early has it's consequences and our dinky doll was really quite poorly and needed a stay in hospital and lots of visits and checks to make sure she was ok.

Luckily she's doing really well and is absolutely fine now  - and loving being at home enjoying lots of cuddles with Mummy and Daddy :)

We're still finding our feet a little bit (especially now Jon is back at work and we've just got each other for company!), I have managed to get a bit of work done though during nap time and I am working on an exciting baby related new project so will have more to say on that soon!

All being well I will be reopening the STACIE SWIFT shop in the next week so I will keep everyone posted - Matilda will be helping me pack cards and wrap parcels in no time.


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Welcome To The World, Baby Cherry!

A little earlier than expected, we have some very small but perfectly formed news!

Baby Cherry was in a rush to meet us and arrived a month premature (36 weeks) on Tuesday 5th May 2015, weighing a dinky little 5lb 11oz. We are just completely head over heels in love with our tiny little person.

Welcome to the world, Matilda Valerie Valentine Cherry!


Please note: Business wise I will be closing my shops for a little bit while we get sorted, any outstanding Etsy orders will be sent asap and wholesale customers I will email you directly! Thank you for understanding x

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

National Stationery Week: 40% SALE

It's National Stationery Week this week so to celebrate (and as a thank you for keeping with me while I've been ill!) I'm offering 40% off all items in the STACIE SWIFT shop until Saturday.

Just enter code NSW2015 at the checkout when making your purchase.


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Act of Kindness 3/12

It's been a while since I blogged what with being in hospital and generally feeling poorly (more on that another time!) but I am just about getting back into the swing of things :)

It does mean that I missed out on an Act of Kindness during March but I will squeeze an extra one in along the way to make up for it!

April's Act of Kindness was quite a big undertaking in the end... The St Neots Rugby Club's annual Charity Festival is a great family event that raises money for deserving charities and also helps fund raise for the club itself. This year money was being raised for Beating Bowel Cancer and England Deaf Rugby.

I decided last year to organise a fund raising Craft Fair as part of the event and was able to put together a handful of stalls... this year I really got stuck in and booked over 20 stalls for the event. It's no mean feat organising an event like this, and definitely a tiring undertaking when you're 8 months pregnant, but it was really worth it!

All the stalls looked great and the Club were really pleased with the addition to the event. The stalls raised over £300 and contributed to the success of the weekend raffles so it was worth all the organising :)

Here's a few photos from the day:

Stacie Swift


Amberspell Candles

Kate Aldridge Art
That's Sew Lilly

The Shop At Forty

Friday, 20 March 2015

STACIE SWIFT - Clearance Sale

Fancy a bargain? I've got a lot of lovely clearance items that need new homes! They're all slight seconds or end of line items and all of them will be reduced by 50% or more :)

The Clearance Sale will be over on the STACIE SWIFT facebook page from 7pm tonight and will last all weekend, don't miss out!