Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Etsy Treasuries

A couple of my handmade items have been kindly featured in Etsy Treasuries. I thought I would share them here on my blog as there are some gorgeous products alongside mine :) 

Thank you firstly to Diane Harrod for including my Comic book covered chair in this comic themed treasury you can see it here

And also a huge thank you to Evelyn for including my Fox & Hound cushions in this Fox & Hound treasury which you can see here

Hope you enjoy browsing there are so many beautiful things on Etsy

Sarah xx

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Oreo Balls Recipe


The other day I had to bake something to take to a team meeting at work. I had seen Oreo balls on Pinterest a while back & thought I would give them a go! They turned out really well, here is the recipe!

Let me know what you think if you try out the recipe! 
Sarah xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Ohh Deer Phone Cases

I am back from my holiday feeling refreshed & ready to go.
A couple of weeks ago I entered the latest competition over on Ohh Deer's website to design a phone case. I don't know if you remember when I entered the last competition to design a cushion? (If not here is the post

All the designs that are entered were available to buy online for the competition period. I treated myself to the Ice Cream one for summer and love how it has turned out.

There are some great designs!
 Think the winners will be announced soon.
Anyway off I pop to enjoy some more of this gorgeous sunshine. 

Sarah xx

These guys are proving pretty popular...

Just a quick post while I am away on my jollies :) 

These guys were featured in the Yorkshire Post Magazine before I came away. They look splendid and have proven to be pretty popular so far. If you would like to order yourself a cushion please get in touch via email

I have also worked on a couple of other commissions similar which I hope to share with you all soon. But for now I am going to relax with a nice cold beer. 

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Lost & Found

Hope you are all well. I have been so busy recently at my new job so getting new things made has been a bit of a struggle but I am back on top again now and have these lovely fox & hound cushions to share with you.

They are available to buy in the fantastic shop called Lost& Found based in Holmfirth. It is full of beautiful quirky things. The owner James is very friendly and helpful it is definitely worth a visit if you haven't been.

The cushions will also be available to order through the website soon. Other designs are available or you could request a commission through email -

What a goegeous shop ey?
Right back to some more jobs now

Sarah xx

Monday, 15 April 2013

Featured :)


I am lucky enough to have my alien drawstring bag featured in the new issue of Simply Homemade Magazine you can order all the personalised drawstring bags through my website here.

I love seeing my work in print, it is such a good feeling.

After having a quick flick through the issue it looks fab would definately recomend picking up a copy. I am looking forward to my next day off so I can have a proper read.

I have also treated myself to an Ipad I am so excited for it to arrive think it will make it easier for me to blog more :) So overall a good week so far & it's only Monday.

Sarah xx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Custom Orders

I have been so busy over the last couple of months with closing the shop & moving my business online.

I love making custom orders for people in particular these comic book covered letters. They have been really popular so far.

A lovely customer called Zoe was nice enough to send me some photographs of her little boys newly decorated room with the letters taking pride of place above his bed. 

Hope you all have a great week.
I will be back posting as normal from now on.

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A New Year A New Start

Hello exciting news!
Roobarb Is leaving Marsden but will have exciting new items on the website available for everyone to browse in the spring!
We will be having a leaving party/sale for all our valued customers - I will keep you posted!
Come and grab yourself a bargain & a glass of bubbly!

Here is a sneak peek at our new Valentines themed window display! What do you think? 

Love Sarah xxx

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

20 Crafty Makes

Hello Happy New Year!

I never got chance to tell you all about the great new craft book called 20 Crafty Makes that has been launched in aid of The Stroke Association. I didn't get any spare time before Christmas to write a blog post so here we go ...

You may have noticed me mention on twitter & on here a while back I was one of the lucky designer makers that got picked to have my project featured in the 20 Crafty Makes book. I submitted my sheep button picture you can see it here along with some of the other projects featured.  It really is a great book for all those crafty folk out there and is for an amazing cause all the proceeds from selling the book will be donated to The Stroke Association Charity.

You can buy a copy here on my Etsy shop.

Please let people know about it so we can make as much money as possible for this great charity!


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A couple of lovely features

Hello :) 

Hope you are all ok & are getting in the festive mood. 
The shop has had a couple of mentioned if a few recent magazines so I thought I would share them with you. I still get so excited when I see something in print about the shop it's lovely! 

This weekend my handmade Christmas pudding tree decorations got a little shout out in the Yorkshire Post magazine!

As well as that there is a little feature in the current issue of Living North magazine

In the photo you can see the handmade knitted decorations by my friend Sue you can see more of her beautiful work in the shop or online here

The photograph featured was taken by the very talented Maryanne Scott you can see some of her current work here!

My order book is filling up very fast & I only have so much time on my hands to get orders made so I have decided to close my Etsy shop until after Christmas. If you need something urgent please feel free to drop me an email[] & I will try my hardest to sort it out.

Sarah xx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas Shopping Evening


Sorry I haven't blogged for a while I have taken on a Christmas part time job and don't seem to have any spare time. It all feels like a bit of a whirlwind at the minute but I am enjoying being so busy :) 

I don't know if you remember but last year I organised a Christmas shopping event at the shop you can have a little look here if not. Seen as it went so well I have decided to team up with my friend Gail who owns The Magic Box Toyshop and we have planned an evening of Christmas shopping between both shops offering mulled wine, nibbles & 10% off everything in both shops on the night just to say a huge thank you to all our customers for supporting throughout the year.

I hope some of you can pop along to join us last year it was a lovely atmosphere.


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Lovely Little Feature

Well I had a lovely break away with the family in Crete & now I am excited to get back to work with lots of fresh ideas bobbing around my head of exciting things to do coming up to Christmas. 
The lovely little feature in Your Home Magazine got us feeling very festive.

This issue is fantastic there are lots of great ideas & projects as well as being filled with pretty things to drule over definitely worth picking a copy up!

If you would like to order any Christmas Decorations just drop me an email I would be happy to post them out to you! They are priced at £3.50 each and we have gingerbread men, Christmas puddings, candy canes & Christmas trees to choose from!-

I have a bit of catching up to do now but will post again soon 

Sarah xx