Friday, 5 December 2014

Things we ♥

Christmas is just around the corner. We've been listening to Christmas songs as we work on orders, and we have to admit it DOES put one in a happy mood!
There is still time to order from most handmade businesses (just!). So get in quick and check out these wonderful handmade businesses to get something special for someone this Christmas.
1. Queen Ann's Butterflies suit, Handmade by 3 Little B's
2. Personalised melted crayon name canvas, Cray Art
3. Sterling silver angel wing, Sweet Sweet Silver   
4. Christmas cards, Lovely To Greet You  
5. Alimrose dolls, Coco Louie
6. Summer of Rock tartan dress, Lunalei  

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas Delivery

It's December! As we're very busy at the moment we've allocated the cut-off date for ordering for guaranteed Christmas delivery to Friday 12 December.
So if you're looking to order something personalised and special for a loved one this Christmas, you'll need to order by then. Bring a little joy to someone special - Personalised Blankets for Babies, Kids, Adults and Pets. Also Personalised Cushions. Plus our Christmas range of Personalised Santa Sacks and Stockings!
Happy shopping!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Things we ♥

Things we ♥ {handmade}
These handmade businesses are some of our personal favourites, that we've known for years (and a few new!).
Support small business this festive season - buy handmade.

Have you been following our Things we ♥ {handmade}? Have you bought anything from the wonderful businesses? Share with us in comments.

1. Grand Taj Bird House, Bird's the Word (Birdhouses)
2. Burp Cloth Sets, Your Cheeky Monkey
3. Malachite earrings with silver discs, Annette Piper Dip. Gem. Handcrafted Jewellery
4. Scented Body Lotions, Caramia Handmade Body Products 
5. Magical Keepsake Box, Angel Whispers by Angela 
6. Tranquillity for People Spray, Sacred Space Essentials Flower Remedies 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Things we ♥

Things we ♥ {handmade}
33 days until Christmas!
Just a reminder we have FREE shipping on all Baby, Kids and Adult Personalised Blankets at
1. Personalised Handbag Blings, Kazs Hand Made Crafts & Gifts
2. Strawberry, Banana, Chocolate, Caramel and Vanilla Sundae Candles, KC Creations South Australia 
3. "Burgundy Beauty" Speclace, $22.95, Speclace
4. Flower Crown, $35, Raising Princesses 
5. Christmas Elves Hair Accessories, $12, Crazy Lyka 
6. Clutch Wallets, Ark Angel Creations

Friday, 14 November 2014

Things we ♥

Second week in a row! We can see us doing this feature every week for a long time - there is so much we love, especially about handmade
Oh, and did we mention, 41 days until Christmas ;) 
Remember, we have FREE shipping on Baby, Kids and Adult Personalised Blankets at the moment! 

1. Frozen hair clip, $4, Koochooloo  
2. Rambling roses bamboo dribble bib, $10, Bugsey Bee  
3. Rose geranium soap with organic pink clay, $6, Little-creations by rach
4. Pretty Pink Flower Teddybear, $35, Teddybear Inn 
5. Glass Hanging Tea Light Holder, $12, Divine Ambience 
6. Ruffle Dress $40 Magnolia House 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

FREE Shipping!

The festive season is fast approaching! (everyone is saying that lol) 
Well, is IS next month, so if you haven't got started on your shopping, best to start now. To give you a little help we have FREE shipping on all Personalised Blankets right now. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Things we ♥

Things we ♥ is back! We started this years ago, as a way of sharing the things we love online. Today we've brought it back, and in the theme of our Buy Handmade campaign, these items are all handmade!

1. Flower Headband, Love Crochet
2. Twinkle Twinkle Brollie, Bridal Brollies
3. Christmas Dress, Lil Pip
4. Little Angel Bagtag, Florences Beads and Craft
5. Christmas Candle, The Candle Hut
6. Personalised Snapback Cap, Tutu Kiwi

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Personalised Christmas SALE

50 days until the big guy comes - can you believe it?! This year has gone so fast, with so much happening, but yes, it's a fact, kids diving into Santa Sacks and clamouring to un-stuff their overstuffed stockings in the early hours of the morning is just around the corner.

So, we thought what better time than NOW to have a sale on all Christmas products! There's plenty of time to order and get them delivered, and hey, because we're so early there's even time to Lay-by for a few weeks.
So visit our website and see if you can spot anything that the kids (or grankids, or nieces and nephews, friend's kids ... ) might like to wake up to on Christmas morning.

Monday, 3 November 2014

5 Reasons to Buy Handmade

The holiday and gift-giving season is just around the corner, and unless you're super organised with all the shopping sewn up, you're like us and just starting to think about gift buying.

Why buy handmade? 
These days we are blessed with a wide range of handmade gifts available - all you have to do is look.

Five Reasons to Buy Handmade

1. Each gift is made with love. Someone has taken the time to lovingly handcraft your gift.

2. You know you will be giving a gift that is unique and not mass produced.

3. The products you buy are quality, not mass produced rubbish.

4. By buying handmade you are directly helping support a family, not giving your money to a large corporation.

5. Your whole experience will be more personal than anything you will get in a department store - you get to communicate with the person who will make your gift, you can ask for something different, for something extra.

We could add another reason too - you will make two people feel joy; the person you are giving the gift to and the handcrafter you purchased from.   

Will you buy handmade this festive season?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Blanket Corporate Branding

We never thought we would hear that in one sentence "Blanket" and "Corporate Branding", but one of our customers had a unique request!
And it turned out just brilliant! Beth from Bebe Portraits in Perth had a vision to help brand her photography business which specialises in baby portraits. After back and forth discussion and working on designs this beautiful blanket was born.     
If you haven't seen her photos yet, pop on over to her website or Facebook page. We visit often just to see the gorgeous moments she has captured on camera! 

snuggles x

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Stretch Your Budget By Using Blankets!

Spring may be just around the corner, but it's colder than ever in Sydney. And with electricity prices currently through the roof, it's important to save any way you can. That's where blankets come in very handy.

Rather than turn the heating up when things get chilly in the lounge room, why not pile on a blanket or two? You can even shut off the heating completely on some nights, and this will save even more money. It can even be romantic! And I don't know one kid who doesn't like to snuggle under a blanket with mum or dad, especially if it's just before bed.

That brings us to bed time. An electric blanket may be good, but there's the electricity usage again. We've had customers from some very cold parts of Australia (Albany, Western Australia, for example) who say that one of our blankets is the equivalent of three other types of blankets. Now that's toasty warm!
So next time you're thinking of turning the heater on or the electric blanket, think about using a blanket instead, your purse will thank you for it!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Need to Reach Us? Here are Many Great Ways to Connect

Gone are the days when businesses had just a website (or bricks and mortar store!). Propping up our website and keeping us in constant contact with our much-loved customers are the following super-duper-latest-tech ways:

Blog - please feel free to comment any time you like - we read all comments and respond!
Newsletter - this is emailed out somewhat sporadically, but is always full of special offers, sales and the latest products news. You can subscribe on our website homepage, on the left.
Facebook - seriously, this is where a lot of the fun happens. You not only get to see our latest creations, customer reviews and chat with us in real time, but we also love to post photos of amazing bedroom designs. We also hold mini competitions here. It's fun.
Twitter - ok, here we are guilty. Our Facebook feed goes to our twitter feed. We occasionally get time on twitter for a tweet session, but not often. 
Pinterest - another fun one! We only recently started our account, but boy are we having fun! Come join us for some DIY, Kids Bedrooms, Yummy Recipes, Parenting Funnies and more. 
Email - we love receiving emails and try our best to respond the same day. admin at blanky4me dot com.
Contact Us form - this one's on our website, if you want to contact us quickly and easily, without having to open up your email.

Coming soon: Instagram and Google+

Do you connect with us on any of these platforms?

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Look what's back!

Due to customer demand, our Christmas products are back in store. And not just last year's designs - flash back to 2011 ... cute Teddy Bear and Christmas Tree personalised Blankets and Santa Sacks. Our Personalised Stockings are back too!  

Photo: By customer mum Clare, of her son Austin. 
So I guess you could say it's Christmas in July!
Seriously, start planning for Christmas now and by the time it's here you'll be all set and not stressed.

Layby is welcome - no deposit, three months to pay.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

As Simple as 1, 2, 3, 4

We are always looking for ways to make things easier for our customers - for ordering, payment and asking us questions. Yesterday this brought us to adding to our website a step-by-step guide on how to order:

Visit a product category page on our website to check it out! Let us know what you think.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

I Love Ribbons Cushion

A customer came to us asking about ribbons on cushions and if we could do it - our answer was what it mostly is "It's definitely doable!". The customer asked for ribbons all the way around the cushion she chose from our online store (the Butterfly Cushion). 

The result was a gorgeous cushion that her toddler daughter absolutely loved! Her daughter loves tags/taggies, so this cushion made her very happy.

The 'I LOVE RIBBONS' Cushion Cover is now available in our online store. Plus, you can choose any cushion cover from our collection, and add 'Ribbons all around' to it.  

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Long time, no post!

Posting on our blog seems to always work its way down to the bottom of our list, which is sad. So, we're aiming to change that! Starting with this post :)
We've had so many orders and exciting things happening in the studio lately. We'll share them here on our blog, one by one.
Last week we made a few improvements to our Facebook fanpage, including a Reviews tab where customers can write a review about their experience shopping with us. So far we have a five star rating!
Today we logged onto our Facebook fanpage to see a wonderful touching review written by a customer. Here it is: 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

We're in love

You hear us talk a lot about 'custom orders' - when a customer contacts us for something "a little different". People like unique things, something that is especially designed to their tastes and likes. And that's where we come in. We love working with customers to create what they have in their head and turn it into reality.
While we recently designed a 'Football Blanky' to a customer's specifications (we'll blog about that soon), our latest customer custom order has us in love!

Introducing our new Family Blanket!
We love it, the customer loves it, her daughter loves it (Lily calls it her katy perry blanky!). 
And the best thing? We've launched it with a special introductory price, plus our Gold Members get even more discount on top of that!
Offer ends April 30.
The Family Blanket is personalised with up to four namesYou can have more names at an additional cost - up to two more names (six in total).

We love what we do :)
 New Family Blanket

Friday, 21 February 2014

It's our 5th Birthday!

Five years, wow. 
We can't believe how fast the time has gone. It seemed like yesterday our second boy was a baby and posing as our little Blanky4me model (he's now six!).
We're very thankful for all our wonderful customers over the years - the ones who ordered one item right up to the ones who, well, seem to have an addiction to our products, ahem, hehehe. Each one is as important as the other, and that's why we're celebrating our Birthday with 50% off storewide, PLUS the first 10 orders will receive a celebration bag full of goodies from some of the best small businesses around! 
So, pop on over to our website and celebrate with us!
Use 5BIRTHDAY at the checkout. Hurry ends Sunday 23 February!
Lay-by welcome - order now for winter! 

 50% off storewide +