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Gangsta’s Paradise


I recently stitched this up for a Christmas gift for my pal, Jo. It took twice as long as you’d think because when I was about 3/4 of the way through, I realised I’d gone wrong in the border and had to unpick the whole fucking thing and start again. Still, it turned out well and she loved it.

If you’d like to make one, you’ll find the pattern for this and lots of other cool stuff, here.

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Only Judy Can Judge Me

Upon doing some end of year admin, I realised I’d neglected my blog for some months. I’ve been very busy. It’s nice to have a look back and see what I’ve been up to.

Back in September, I finally gifted this cushion that I’d spent months stitching up on and off for my very good friend, Lindsay. She loved it, I’m pleased to say.


Chart by the awesome Nuclear Art.

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Monday Madness


So many orders to go out today, thank you everyone who has taken advantage of the closing down offers.

There are still 48 hours to get your mitts on some Bellwetheriness, so make sure you don’t hesitate or you will be lost, as they say.

Check the Closing Offers (ie what’s left) here.

Remember your CHEERIO code for an extra 10% off!

Also, don’t forget today is Day In The Life day! Do join in!

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It’s The Final Countdown!


Well, it’s been 12 years in the trenches, but the final few days are here for The Bellwether. I’m sold out of just about everything, but there are some kits and badges left, as well as a tiny amount of cards.

I’ve collated everything into one section of the shop, Closing Offers, and there’s a further 10% discount code for anyone who would like to purchase the last items! Enter CHEERIO at the checkout to claim that.

There’s also some more stuff on the Instagram sale to come, so stay tuned there for some unframed samples that I’ll be posting up.

For now – happy shopping!


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Insta Sale Update


Phew, that was a busy couple of evenings! Thanks to everyone who has purchased items from the Instagram sale. I’ve been busy sorting things out and sending invoices, but there are still some great items left, including wooden cross stitch blanks, frames, finished pieces and some awesome mirror blanks.

If you’re up for a bit of bargain shopping, you should hop over to Instagram and check out the hash tag #bellwethersale where all the remaining articles await. You can follow me generally at @tinyotterpaws. It’s nice to keep in touch.

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Weekend Deal Round-Up

I thought I’d collate all the ongoing deals whilst I swan off to a wooden wig-wam in Cumbria for the weekend.


All cards are still £1 each.

Packs of 6 assorted cards are just £4.


Surprise badge packs are £3.25.


Still a few cushions left – prices from £12.


And if you missed out on Free Badge Day the first time around, make sure you follow me on Instagram (@tinyotterpaws) because there may be another one next week!

Have a great weekend!


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Lucky Surprise Boxes Are Here!


Treat yo self to a box of lucky surprises from The Bellwether!

Choose from the following options:

  • The Wee Box: You pay £10 and receive a box of marvellous surprise delights to a minimum RRP of £20.
  • The Big Box: You pay £20 and receive a box of wonderous items to a minimum RRP of £40.
  • The Make Box: You pay £10 and receive a box of things to make other things with to a minimum RRP of £20.

Boxes are limited to just 10 of each version and each will be unique! The images shown are to illustrate the sort of thing you might expect.

You can snag a box before they run out right here.

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Modern Proverbs – A Study In Cushions


I promised you a special one-off collection before I shut up shop and look-it here, it’s landed!

The Modern Proverbs cushion collection is inspired by this hilarious take on Dunelm Mill products that was on The Poke. A funny man named Phil dreamt them up.So, after I stitched up my sides, I decided to stitch up some of my own versions.

There are six designs in total:

Each is a little piece of humour for your sofa and is handmade for your delight.And they’re one-off pieces, so I won’t be making any more of them. So, yeah, buy them now, please.

Ready, steady, go! Here they are.