Christmas Napkin Embroidery Craft Kit

Christmas Napkin Embroidery Craft Kit

This year I have two wonderful creative Christmas kits. The napkin kit uses a backstitch, satin stitch and french knots to create a super fun design. The crackers are particularly unique, they come with tubes made from recycled cardboard, perfect for filling with...

Christmas Delivery Dates 2022

Here is my yearly plea to buy your Christmas gifts early! As you know, Christmas is my busiest time of year, in fact, 45% of my yearly sales are placed in the last 6 weeks of the year. If you fancy shopping small with StephieAnn this year, you know what to do…...
Tote Bag Design Process

Tote Bag Design Process

This year I’ve been (slowly) designing the first StephieAnn tote bag! I don’t usually share product developments when I’m in the initial stage but would love your feedback. The bag will probably be available in 2023 – or just before Christmas...
Pamper Time with StephieAnn!

Pamper Time with StephieAnn!

What’s in the box?! I had lots of pamper gift box orders today, so thought I’d show you an ‘unboxing’, where each products from and why I love them.  Gift for her with personalised socks – I love the facial masque. It’s the same as...
My Favourite Personalised Messages

My Favourite Personalised Messages

Personalised gifts are here to stay! I’ve had a few good and strange ones this year including, ‘Claire Our Supermum’, ‘I am bored’, ‘Smells like roses’, ‘Best Mum in the land’ and ‘O-Negative, Merv’....
Top 3 Gifts For Father’s Day 2022

Top 3 Gifts For Father’s Day 2022

I started thinking Father’s Day in March – what can I do that’s a little different, how can I give a new, fresh twist to existing products. I’m really pleased with the products below, something crafty, a gift under £20, and socks truly unique...
Print Designs by Stephie

Print Designs by Stephie

If you’ve followed StephieAnn for a while, you’ll know how much the business has evolved. StephieAnn began with print design, specifically silk products. This year I’m rediscovering print design by exploring new products including my now best selling...
Top 5 Mother’s Day Gifts

Top 5 Mother’s Day Gifts

I’m going to sit back and let my best friend and my Mum tell you about her favourite StephieAnn gifts for this Mother’s Day… 1. Afternoon Tea Embroidery Kit  Mum say’s:  “Very sweet, looks so good. I enjoyed designing this, I particularly...
Valentine Gifts For Him & Her

Valentine Gifts For Him & Her

Someone ding-a-bell because it’s not long unil Valentine’s Day.   StephieAnn last dates for ordering are: With free delivery = Wednesday 9th February With express delivery = Friday 11th February   Here are a few ideas for him and her whether you’re...
Christmas 2021 Delivery Dates

Christmas 2021 Delivery Dates

I know you probably don’t want to think about it but honestly, one of the biggest ways you can support small businesses this Christmas is buying your Christmas gifts early.  FAQ CHRISTMAS DELIVERY StephieAnn makes and dispatches orders within 1-3 working days....
Black Friday 2021

Black Friday 2021

Shopping small this Christmas doesn’t have to be difficult and you’ll find some amazing Black Friday offers with small local businesses. Here are a few top tips to get you started. Start looking early – shopping small or local takes a bit more time...
StephieAnn’s Winter Survival Tips

StephieAnn’s Winter Survival Tips

Although winter can seem never-ending, there’s lot’s to love about the season and plenty of winter survival tips to keep you going till Spring. 1. Keep cosy During these chilly months theres nothing better than snuggling up with a good book, podcast, cupa...
My Favourite Easy To Learn Embroidery Stitches

My Favourite Easy To Learn Embroidery Stitches

My grandmother’s aunt taught her to embroidery. She taught my mum and my mum taught me. I now use embroidery to make a living. There’s a few easy to learn stitches I love and use all the time. Here’s two of them…   Number 1: Back Stitch...
My Favourite Summer Activities

My Favourite Summer Activities

Oh summer, stay forever! How has your summer been so far? I took some time off in July and have been trying my very best to unwind and more importantly – have fun!   My Favourite Summer Activities have been:   1. Paddleboarding and sea swimming From my...
Why Personalised Gifts Are Fabulous

Why Personalised Gifts Are Fabulous

For a designer, personalisation can be daunting, sometimes annoying and very fun. Personalisation helped grow my business when it was struggling. When embroidering ‘Rochdale Trekkers’ on a pair of socks I wonder how I got there, but I can draw a direct...
3 Lessons From My Grandad

3 Lessons From My Grandad

  Family is everything to me and so is looking after my loved ones as they get older. I spend a couple of afternoons a week with my Grandparents, helping care for them as they did for me when I was little.  My Grandad is ‘a character’ and at 92,...