Monday, 31 December 2012

How to make your own upcycled heart christmas decorations....

Sorry we missed you last Monday, Christmas eve was quite a hectic affair!

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

Now, before Christmas we promised to show you how to make your own heart upcycled decorations.

They don't have to be for Christmas, you can use any material, ribbon and buttons and make them however big or small you want!

OK so here we go!.........

Firstly draw on a sheet of paper a heart shape and cut out two. Pin them onto your fabric.....

Cut around your paper pattern hearts until you have two fabric hearts.....

Place the hearts with the right sides together and sew either by hand or on the machine. Leaving the hole at the top about 2cm wide......

Trim the excess around the stitching......

Turn your heart inside out......

Stuff your heart with old cushion filler or toy filler, which you can get from any good haberdashery store...

Hand stitch the opening of your heart .......

Pin some ribbon in a loop shape to the centre of the heart......

Hand sew a button in the centre of your heart......

Ta dah! up cycled decorations! For any occasions not just for Christmas!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Competition time over on facebook......

I know last week we said we would show you how to make your own Christmas decorations, we will, just bear with us! This week has been crazy getting all the last minute Christmas stockings and Santa sacks out.

Over on our Face book page we are running a competition, all you need to do is share with us a picture of your tfpbc's Santa sack, stockings or decorations give us a 'like' and you could win a personalized shopper!

We thought we would share some of our favorites with you!

Have a fab week, I cant believe its Christmas Eve next Monday! See you then x



Monday, 10 December 2012

Upcycled Christmas Decorations.......

Is your tree up? Our's went up last weekend! We went for a red and white theme. What do you think?

The TFPBC tree.  

As we use unwanted garments to make all the letters for our party bags, stockings, aprons, shoppers, laundry bags and Santa sacks, we have collected a big jar of buttons.

So we made a few upcycled heart Christmas decorations to use a few of them up!.......

You can now get your set of upcycled Christmas decorations at our store. 3 pack for only £7.50.

Have your self an upcycled little Christmas!

If you want to have a bash yourself of making your very own upcycled decorations pop back next week for our do it yourself post!

Have a fab week x

3 pack upcycled decorations £7.50.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Don't forget your pets! ........

Our personalized Christmas Stockings are selling out fast!

We had a request from a customer to make a special pet stocking with a paw print.

Ta dah! how cute, now you can get one too, for your little cat or dog, available from our store.

Paw Print Stockings £7 each.


Monday, 26 November 2012

Sorry we missed you last week...........

For those of you that follow our blog you will know that we went missing last week!

The other job sent me to New York the city that never sleeps, although it was all work, work, work, I managed to pop out and take some pics.

Empire state.

Ceilings with light.

lost sneakers.

Cup cake cart.  .
These are two mangos.

Breakfast is served.
Good Morning Manhattan.

City Kitty.

Monday, 12 November 2012

2012 the year when Britain was truly Great!...........

2012, what a year! the Jubilee, the Olympics.......... a year to be proud. 

So we thought we would make a special Union jack 2012 stocking to celebrate, all made from upcycled material!

Ta dah! God save the Queen!

(only £11.95 from our store

Monday, 5 November 2012

Personalized wedding favour bags..............

For those of you who follow us, you will know that we recently had a huge order (for little old us) 125 personalized wedding favor bags. The grooms are my very close friends and I was honored to share their special day with them.

It was fabulous! After the very touching and emotional service, the guests walked down a marble stair case to be greeted by the best men offering a cocktail can of either Gin or vodka and Tonic, a bag of nuts and a packet of biscuits in The Friendly Party Bag Co's favor bag, a light refreshment while we hopped on to a coach, to get to the party venue.

I though I would share some pics with you, unfortunately I did'nt snap Toby and Ben with a bag! :(

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish Toby and Ben all the very best for the future, and lots and lots of love xx

Busy best men and bags fillers.
Me and my besties. x

Best man.
Lovely Ladies.

Monday, 29 October 2012

A vintage fair isle shirt...........

For those of you who follow us you will know that all of the appliqued personalized letters we use on our products are made from unwanted garments, either stuff that's damaged and being thrown out or special finds from charity shop across the land.

On a recent shopping trip to our favorite charity shop we came across this gorgeous vintage fair isle shirt.

A charity shop find

Perfect we thought for our personalized upcycled Christmas stockings! Ta dah!

Christmas Personalized Upcycled Stocking - Vintage Shirt £6.50 

The shirt isn't very large, we think we can get about 10 letters out of it, so once its gone its gone! Don't miss out! You can order yours from our store.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Play Aprons

Have you seen our new addition to the family? They are so cute!!

Children's personalized play aprons, your child will never come back from nursery or school with someone else's apron ever again!

As always you can get any of our products from our store.

Apron Personalised and upcycled £8.50

Monday, 15 October 2012

Up-cycling your personalized up-cycled party bags!

On a recent trip away, I needed to hand harry lots of essential bits and bobs, my hand bag was getting messy. Out came the old party bags,............ Ta dah! Reuse, recycle and up-cycle!

What do you use yours for? x

Monday, 8 October 2012

Wedding Favor Bags personalised and upcycled, of course ;)

The past few weeks have been crazy here at TFPBC towers!

We were asked to design and make 125, yep 125!! wedding favor bags.

Our design is a simple, initial heart initial, like you use to carve into the old wooden school desks!

If you need something special for any occasion, just send us an email at or visit our store.

Cut out production line

Wedding favor bags personalized and upcycled!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Halloween Party bags.......

Halloween is not far away now!

As you know we use unwanted garments or off cuts of fabric to make our personalized upcycled products, we found a job lot of Halloween off cuts which we snapped up to make you these! We have 6 types of fabric from back cats to metallic pumpkins.

Our Halloween personalized party bags are only £2.25 each available from our store

Happy Halloween! x

Our Halloween off cuts.
Party Bags


Monday, 24 September 2012

The Renegade Craft Fair and a bit of Brick lane...

Last week it was the 2nd annual Renegade Craft Fair at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.

The Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) is a large scale marketplace event, showcasing the work of contemporary indie-craft artists. Featuring hundreds of artists at a time, vendors travel from all over to sell their handmade goods and original artwork. RCF is held in urban epicenters of creative indie-entrepreneurship throughout the US and abroad – including Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and London (UK).

We popped down for a little shopping spree!

There were some gorgeous and unique brands, make sure you check out their website.

After spending a small fortune at the fair, we had a mooch around Brick Lane EC1, and took a few pics of some amazing street art to share with you.

Have a good week! x

Monday, 17 September 2012

Party Bag Fillers

We have been asked a lot recently if we could add just fillers to our shop.

They are perfect, not only for party bag fillers, or pass the parcel gifts but also as we lead up to Christmas, great for advent gifts or stocking fillers!

Check out the latest edition to our family.......

Colouring Pencils 50p each.

Baby Bath Boats 50p each.

Butterfly and Plane gliders 40p each.

Jet balls 35p each.

Wooden sand yatchs £2.50 each.

Wooden Dinos 50p each.