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By handmadecraftcompany, Jun 17 2017 11:00AM

I never thought I'd get so drawn into an awards process but The Muddy Stiletto Awards certainly brought out my competative side!!

I was addicted to checking the cocktail glasses and percentage of votes on their website!!!

The last 30 minutes was hilarious and frantic in the shop, we were grabbing (politely I may add) each customer that was coming in and asking them to log on and vote. It was so close between us and The Corner Shop at Woolhampton, with both of us swapping between 1st and 2nd place every few seconds it seemed!! There were literally decimal places of a percentage in it!!

Then right at the last minute the website went down...aaaaahhhhhh!!!

We then had a long and agonising 5 hour wait to hear confirmation of who had won 1st place........

The results were in.......the screams from myself and Gayle of Enchanting Glass Designs who I share my unit with I'm sure could have been heard for miles around! :)

The Handmade Craft Company had won!!! Hooray!!!!

It means so much to me, the lovely ladies that work for me and to all the talented crafters that hire shelves from me to sell their amazing, different and quirky creations.

A huge thank you goes out to all of our customers, friends and families that supported us by voting and spreading the word :)

By handmadecraftcompany, Feb 8 2017 08:41PM


Chemogiftbags is for ladies and gents who have Breast Cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy in the Thames Valley area. Chemogiftbags offers a service of providing a Chemogiftbag that has items suitable for use before, during and after chemotherapy. All of our items are donated by members of the public or local businesses.

The Chemogiftbags are all lovingly packed by hand with the recipient in mind. The bags are then distributed to Ambassadors in different areas of the Thames Valley. If you would like to nominate someone to receive a Chemogiftbag, please contact Chemogiftbags, we then contact the Ambassador for that area and then they in turn will make contact with the nominee and arrange to meet at the hospital on their next appointment.

You can find out more information about Chemogiftbags Charity No.1168095 on their website www.chemogiftbags.org/

Items needed for the bags are as follows...

Blankets - Fleeced, crotchet or knitted. and also patchwork.

Toiletry bag - for over night stay.

Face cloth,



Tooth brush (child's) - gums can be very sore and bleed.

Lip salve

Wide toothed comb


Anti bac - keep those germs away.

Cup - for when you are having chemo

Crafts that have been donated by Crafters – something to make you smile

Organic Surge - all over body wash, shampoo

Salt Of The Earth products

Tropic donations All Natural Products - any natural product free from nasty's, that have no alcohol, perfume and are paraben free (as much as we are aware)

Black nail varnish - try to keep nails

Pill box - Many patients have various amounts of tablets to take

Note book and pen - as you become forgetful (Chemo Brain)

Beanie hats/Head scarves - Keep head warm as of hair loss

Cosy fluffy slippers - Chemo can cause cracked skin. So the softer the better, grip/tread slippers for gentleness to your feet

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