Welcome to my mutterings to life in general and all that Jazz!

So this is my attempt at the wonderful world of blogging!

It will contain my ramblings of life, hopes, dreams and a smattering of what makes me smile!

So grab a cupcake, (hopefully one with zillions of buttercream!) a cup of tea and sit back and take yourself out from this busy life for a few moments................................

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Final comp for my followers on my blog!

Please leave a comment to win one of these!
If you want a BOY's name we will do this in a Times Roman Font!
Please Note you must follow our blog to enter competiton drawn on Monday so we can get this sack in the post!

December - and looking forward to 2011

Well we are now heading towards the middle of December and once Christmas has passed we will all have a New Year to look forward to.

However 2010 is not over yet and for most this is the busiest fortnight, presents to pick and wrap,cards to written and food to be ordered and generally a frantic time of getting your house in order.

Please remember that there are lots of people in your house, so please delegate, this really is a stressful time but with planning and help it can be much more FUN! Last year, myself and the children prepped all of the vegetables on Christmas Eve and prepared puddings etc, it certainly made a HUGE difference.

As soon as breakfast was over on Christmas morning, they all laid the table for Christmas Dinner. This allowed us to have more family together time and no one person was doing most of the work.

Whatever you are doing this Christmas time, please take time to be with the people you love, take lots of pics and if you have elderly neighbours then please ensure that they are also OK.

If you think this makes me see very organised, please note, today I will be wrppaing final presents, decorating the house including putting up the tree, writing cards and making my Christmas cake!

I wish you all everything you wish for yourself and would like to Thank everyone who has made this year so fabulous, lots of learning curves for me, have met some amazing people and shared some great 'creative' times. I have found some new creative people who hopefully in 2011 I can showase there talents on my website. If you are a crafty/creative person and do not havve an outlet to sell your wares, please get in touch.

Kindest Regards
Best Wishes to You and Yours
Ellie xx

Monday, November 1, 2010

Competition Time! - Give a bear a home!

Please meet our lovely Santa Bear! But he has no personalised message to send! So to enter, reply on facebook, on this blog or our Twitter account with your message.

We will pick one lucky winner this Saturday so your personalised bear will arrive in time for that 'special day'. Get more entries, by retweeting, or getting friends and family to join our blog or follow us on facebook or twitter.

Please Note: The message you enter for the competition does not have to be the same as the message you want on your actual bear. We will contact the winner once chosen to find out your message, so go on, if snookims is the love of your life, say it with a BEAR!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Retro - A blast from the past

When we look back on our youth and remember the 'good times', the music, the food, the clothes, and of course some rather frightening hair styles!

So what are the iconic images of your youth? Well who can forget the modern romantics, chopper bicycles and of course the classic Raleigh Burner BMX.

Never Forget are delighted that we can now supply this iconic image on a range of bags, wallets and cups.

So if your heart strings still pull at the sight of a BMX then a retro bag is a fabulous gift, however this iconic image is not only for the people who remeber it first time around, it is also for those that just love all things retro!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Back to school essentials

Well we are now in the midst of the fabulous summer holidays, but please do not leave it to the last minute for all of those back to school essentials!

Remember, the holidays will fly by and you will wonder where the time went just like your melted ice cream cone.

So be organised, write a list and keep it with you when you are shopping either on-line or at the shops.

If you have little ones that are going to school for the first time, get them involved, help them choose things like PE bags, lunch boxes etc. Remember, you may also be very scared and not want to let them go, but make it fun for both of you.

Some things to help you on your way!

  • Uniform - keep the school list with you and shop around, most high street stores will offer deals so make sure you get the best value!

  • Shoes - try to leave these till last, it is amazing how much there feet will grow in the summer holidays! Don;t forget pe plimsolls if they are also needed.

  • Pencil case and contents.

  • PE Kit.

  • Book Bags

  • Lunch box and beaker (insulated if possible!)

  • A pack away rain jacket great in September when it is not cold enough for a winter coat but they may be caught in showers! These are also small enough to fit into there bag.

  • Name tags, sew in ones are best remember if they lose a jumper it you have your childs name in it - hopefully it will come back to you.

Above all enjoy this special time and talk to you children about the start of this new adventure!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mumpreneur Awards - Never Forget are nominated!

Never Forget are delighted that we have been successful in our nomination for the Mumpreneur awards 2010.
The next challenge is to get through to the next round in July. So please keep everything crossed and watch this space! Final judging will be in September.

Thought for the day.................... It's not the winning, its the taking part that counts!

Design your own baby basket

We all love babies and we all love to wish the lady at work all the very best when she sadly leaves the work-place to go on maternity leave. So we rush around with the collection and the card, what do we buy? Gift vouchers! great idea but sadly does not have the OOOH and AWWWWW factor when you hand over a envelope!

Well we may have just the solution to this tricky problem. Never Forget are proud to announce that we have just added our 'design your own baby basket to our range'. Priced to suit every budget, from £25.00 upto whatever you decide, we will happily make a bespoke baby basket for you and deliver it safely to its final desitination.

So what if the new arrival has not yet arrived? Well fear not, remember those gift vouchers, well we will supply a personalised gift voucher, with examples of what can be ordered complete with pictures of some example baskets. So when the new arrival does make his/her appearance we can tailor make the basket then. However we can make baskets suitable for either a boy or girl, so if you just can;t wait, we will be happy to help.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dots and Spots and all things girly!

I recently when on one of my latest buying sprees found these gorgeous hot pink bags with lovely pink and white co-ordintatin spotty handles.

Now those that know Never Forget and love our personalised baby baskets will be delighted that we can now offer a smaller gift in these gorgeous bags.

Two of them have gone out today and both with the Name Chloe! Last week we had three baby boy baskets ordered, all with the name Freddie!

Each gift bag shown contains one of our lovley pink teddy satin edged compforters which of course is personalised. If you are not familiar with the concept of a comforter they are given to the Mum to sleep with which then takes on her smells. Then it is used as a comforter for your baby.

We have also added our truly scrunptious girly socks. These really are just too cute and the picture does not do them justice, what is even more fab is the bottom of the socks are personalised with little angel.

The bag is then finished off with a lovely personalised bib.

Please go and view these on the site.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Charity Auction - Grab a bargain and help a worthwhile cause!

Hi all

So money is tight and you think you need buy perhaps a birthday present of just something new. why not take a quick look at the charity auction that we are proud and pleased to have donated an item to!


Good Luck and please help to support this very worthwhile cause.
Speak Soon


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Competition - Draw takes place on 30th April

Never Forget are delighted to now be stocking the range of fabulous baby products from Mum2Mum. We are also thrilled to advise that we can now personalise any of the items in there range.

Mum2Mum's flagship product is the wonder bib. This is a fabulous bib that is not only super absorbant but it is also made to make life that little bit easier if you are dealing with reflux, spills, dribblers, messy easters or you just want to protect there clothing throughout creative play.

Please take a few moments to see the full range at: www.neverforget.co.uk

Also If you want to win a personalised bandana baby bib then please enter our competition (details at competitions on left hand menu on home page of website).

Best wishes and Good Luck!

Ellie and The Never Forget Team x

Monday, April 19, 2010

Buy a cake? Make Your Own? Use a Cake Mix????

No I have't lost the plot and decided that I'll turn this into the next Cookery Blog (although I could be tempted!).

You know when you wake up and you feel all virtuous and you think, I'll bake a cake and then life takes over and you think, Oh no haven't got time, I'll buy one and then you feel well thats not what I wanted so you decide to compromise and use a cake mix! ............ Well welcome to the Betty Crocker of the sewing world!


So Why I hear you cry? Well if you really can';t decide on the fabric and you haven't got time to check which sewing notions you have got and those you haven;t fear not! Sewbox do it all for you with there sewing kits. They also offer a choice of designs so you won;t find everyone else in exactly the same as you. If you are new to sewing and all those technical terms make you run for the nearest off the peg option, then this will be your easy peasy lemon squeezy, moment. Simply decide which one you want, choose the fabric and wait for the lovely postie to bring it straight to you door. Howver the other side of the coin, this could be the bestest present for all of those friends that just need to get back into sewing!!!!!!!!!!

Want to win one? Simply log onto the site and see details of the competion, no purchase necessary and two great packs available as prizes! So go on, What are you waiting for? Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

And the Winners Are!

Well done to everyone who entered the competition.

Winners have been posted to competition page of website:


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fair Trade Aprons now on Site

We are delighted to have extended our range of Fair Trade Aprons for both Children and Adults.

Our very popular range of pink denim fair trade aprons for children complete with pink gingham checked pockets are now available, plain, embroided with name or message, name in dots and daisies font or with our lovely gingerbread man!. We have also now listed Mummy's Little Helper versions. In sizes small, medium and large these are suitable for children of all ages. These make an ideal gift for birthday or just to say well done or Thank You!

We must not forget the adults and we now can offer our blue or pink gingham checked aprons in both Adult and Children sizes.

We have not forget about vintage either, please see our Both of us can;t look good, its me or the house! with that perfectly made up elegant lady - a great gift idea for anyone!

And last but not least as the summer is approaching don;t forge the men in your life. Our range of fair trade denim aprons will be perfect for your very own Bar-b-Que Babe! So whatever the message - burnt to perfection, Hot Stuff, Danger Man in Kitchen, we will be happy to personalise it for you!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Naming Day / Christening Day - Either way a Special Day!

When my children were small, we only had the choice of a Christening Day, however now lots of my customers and friends have chosen to have a 'naming day', which I guess has the same sentiment, in that friends and family gather to join in this special day for the special baby or child.

So with this in mind, and because I have been asked to add Naming Day bibs to our collection, well now we have. They are not yet on the website so this really is an exclusive!

I have also made naming day bunting which can have the name of the lucky recipient on - one letter on each pennant!

When you think about it, whatever the outfit the baby/child is wearing probably was made with love, is a family heirloom or has cost quite a bit of money, so it makes sense to enhance this with a fabulous bib.

Hope you like them!

Kindest Regards


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Never Forget is pleased to announce that in conjunction with The Sewing Directory www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk we have offered three prizes for there latest competition. Further details can be found:- http://http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/news/2010/04/07/this-weeks-great-giveaway/

It is very easy to enter, simply become a fan on any of our pages, blog, facebook fan page or twitter, links can be found on the link above. You can enter upto five times (one entry on each link!) Good Luck!

The prizes are all GIFT VOUCHERS which can be used on the site.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Well its still chilly outside but the sun is shining and my tubs and pots around the garden are growing!

I have been watching on TV The Delicious Miss Dahl (Sophie Dahls new cooking programme) which is truly wonderful. Her new book will definately be on my reading list. It has also inspired me to put bunting onto the website. It is amazing how some shabby chic bunting can make a dreary corner a cheery corner.

I have also decided to have a go at knitting some cushion covers from ribbons and silks. Depending on how they come along these too may make an appearance on the site soon.

My great nephew Aaron will be joining us for Sunday Lunch and of course the morning will start with an Easter Egg Hunt! The children love it and I am sure they will all help Aaron along as he is only 19 months old! Later today I shall endeavour to make and embroider a material bucket suitably adorned with a Easter theme.

Whatever you are doing this Easter Weekend, Have a Happy Peaceful one, and relax and enjoy some quality time with your family!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Well I haven;t posted for a while as it has been very busy. I really do enjoy having my time at the Friday market, it is great to be able to meet like minded people and to have time to speak to my customers. The downside is it is very cold at 7am when you are trying to put up your stall!

Working from home can be very solitary, however I like the fact that I have my lovely room to work from and it truly is 'my space' messy or tidy, I love it!

I hope you all had a great Mothers Day, I did! Very spoilt and had a lovely weekend with my family and we also celbrated Grandpa's Birthday!

I will be listing some new handmade jewellery and brooches, embroided of course! Not a pandora bead in site! I promise!

We managed to spend two hours gardening as a family on Sunday and it is great to see the first signs of Spring with the bulbs peeking through. I am re-potting all of my tubs - just doing two or three a day and it is certainly making the view from my window a lot more pretty!

Well have a great weekend. Best Wishes Ellie