Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Only 2 more sleeps....

Our little sock buddies are very excited to be celebrating their first Christmas. They’ve gotten quite carried away with the pressie decorations and are having lots of fun!

A few of the buddies were a bit mischievous and decided to wrap Buckley in tinsel....

Albie loves opening his advent calendar, although next year he’s hoping for one with chocolates!

.....and of our little monsters has become particularly friendly with his new Chrimbo pal Rudy. He’s not looking forward to saying goodbye on Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sale Now On!!

Many of our Sock Buddies are now ON SALE! We are participating in Dawanda's Advent Calendar Sale - and our little guys are 12% off!! (under the Home & Living Category).

We also have many other items marked down with reduced shipping charges until Christmas. So why not check our our online Dawanda store, and pick up a bargain this Christmas!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Our Christmas Shows

Well it’s been a crazy few weeks doing Christmas fairs and we thought we’d share a few pics! It’s been hectic but we’ve loved every second of it and wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who have taken home one of our buddies!

We were really looking forward to our first fair of the year. We’d spent months stitching our little fellas and we were excited to see how people would respond to them! It turned out our aliens were particularly good little sellers which was great since they were the newest addition to our troop! Curtis enjoyed digging into his mince pie….hmmmmmm, they’re his favourite!

Next up it was Saltram’s Yuletide Fair. It was a cold, dark and very wet weekend but plenty of layers and lots of hot chocolate (with mini marshmallows of course!) kept us warm. Lots of our buddies were given a good cuddle and found themselves new homes.

We were excited to have been invited to Moretonhampstead’s Christmas festivities. We weren’t sure what to expect but the turn out was great and lots of our little guys were excited to become stocking stuffers! We had mince pies, carol singers and the Christmas lights turn on to keep us entertained….

During a rare slow period, Brock decided to get a head start with his online Christmas shopping. Never one to be unprepared, his sidekick is his best friend! Unfortunatley he’s currently battling a rather nasty addiction to eBay and Christmas isn’t an easy time for him!

We’ve done looooots of school Christmas fairs this year as our litle guys have always proven popular with kids. They like to give them a good squeeze! A big thank you to all the local schools who held fairs this year and allowed us to showcase our buds!

The Topsham Christmas Market was the last fair of the festive season and we didn’t hold back. Every buddy left was piled onto the table for one last chance to sell themselves! No-one wanted to be left un-adopted!

Gabe and Jasper were giving the cupcake table next door a lot of attention. Their little eyes were buggin out at the goodies on offer….. If you’re interested in having a party catered or just want to indulge, check out
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So that’s it, a little look at the past few weeks on the Christmas Craft Fair circuit. It’s been great fun and here’s to a busy 2010!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

another weekend, another show.....

For all you locals out there, we're gonna be at the Moretonhampstead Christmas Market this Saturday 5th Dec from 4.30-8pm. There's gonna be Christmas lights, carol singing, the Christmas Market and Santa may even stop by....hmm, now where did I put my Christmas list?

Monday, November 23, 2009

we need more hours in the day.........

Our online stores are looking a little empty right now.....we’ve been sooooo busy at our Christmas Craft fairs the past few weeks that most of our buddies have gone. Of course that’s great news but it means we are stitching like crazy to keep up with demand!! We want to say a big thank you to those of you that bought some of our little fellas, we’re sure they’ll make great Christmas presents and they look forward to stuffing a few stockings!

We are sewing as fast as we can and will be loading a few buddies online before too long. We hope you keep your peepers open and check back. In the meantime, if you’re local why not stop by and see us at one of our upcoming events.

We will be at the Saltram House Yuletide Fair in Plymouth on the 28th & 29th November from 10.30am til 5pm. It’s a great place to get early Christmas gifts with lots of handmade crafts and goodies to check out. Visit for more details.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Fair update

We're going to be at the Galmpton Pre-School Christmas Fayre this Sunday. It’s running from 11.30am – 3pm so why not pop along and check it out!

Mornie wanted to say hello!

We've been really busy getting stock together for our Christmas shows but we just wanted to take a couple of minutes to introduce Mornie. He's an outgoing little fellow and wanted a bit of attention! He's looking forward to The Uffculmbe School Christmas Fair this weekend and he's hoping to get a lot of squeezes and cuddles!

"Mornie likes baseball, playing in the snow and surfing the net. Mornie is very ticklish and his favourite movie is Die Hard. Mornie dislikes sushi and has a phobia of white foods."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Fair update.....

Were going to be at the Christow Charity Christmas Craft Fair in the Teign Valley Hall this Saturday – 14th November. It’s a great event and all the money raised goes to the Exeter Leukaemia Fund (E.L.F). The fair takes place between 10am and 4pm.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas is coming.....

The Christmas season is on its way so we’re busy stitching like crazy to get together a bunch of new Sock Buddies to take to our Christmas fairs. It’s been a long old week emailing and phoning around trying to book up our places at this year’s craft fairs and markets. Spaces are tight and as always there’s a lot of competition so were thrilled to have received such a positive response.
We’re looking forward to a crazy-busy Christmas period! Our calendar is fairly packed and we may have been a little optimistic in some of our scheduling but we can’t wait for this season’s shows to get started. We’ll keep you updated with a list of our events and we hope to see some of you there!

First up we’ve been confirmed for the Uffculme School Christmas Craft Fair. It takes place on Saturday 21st November and runs from 10am – 4pm. School fairs are always lots of fun and our sock buddies are hoping to make lots of new friends!

Monday, October 26, 2009

the monsters are on the loose.....

Here at eckel and noo we’re looking forward to Halloween! We’ve got lots of scary monsters for you to meet (ok, they’re mostly cuddly and like a good squeeze but they’re still monsters!) Here is one of our new monsters – Crosby.

Crosby is a little three eyed monster who likes playing in the dark, pineapple and scrabble. Crosby dislikes cheese and his favourite word is “spleen”. Crosby is afraid of long words and his favourite colour is green”.
So from all of us here at eckel and noo HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Parker's on Cuteable!

Parker's very exicted to have been chosen and featured on Cuteable! He's a bit of a show off and is loving the attention! "Parker has a sweet tooth and is addicted to peanut M&M’s. He enjoys salsa dancing, rollerblading and recycling. Parker dislikes raisins, is afraid of thunder and his favourite word is flump." Check out Cuteable for yourself at

Saturday, October 3, 2009

our newest addition

Meet Albie, the newest addition to our Sock Buddy family. “Albie is a little bunny who likes strawberry flavoured jelly, bowling and karaoke. His best friend is his pet turtle Monty and his favourite word is “blimp”. Albie dislikes peanut butter, is allergic to lemons and has a phobia of worms.”

Albie is available at our online stores. Take a peek, he’s looking for a good home!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Craftjuice '09 Halloween Competition

Meet “Morkel” - our entry into this year’s Halloween ’09 Competition
Morkel is a crazy little monster who likes to pretend he is a vampire. He likes dark corners, the colour red and has a pet Bat called "Fang". Morkel is addicted to chocolate, making Halloween his favourite holiday!!

Show Morkel your support, he needs your votes! Visit him at

a big hello!

Welcome to eckel and noo's blogspot. We've finally manged to tear ourselves away from sewing to start up our new blog. We're looking forward to blogging each week with new arrivals, competitions and updates. Although we only began our crafting venture last year we've been overwhelmed with the support and popularity for our handmade Sock Buddies. We're looking forward to a hectic but exciting Christmas period and fingers crossed for
lots of good homes for our little guys!