Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Sale

Here at eckel and noo we hope everyone had a fab Christmas. Our little buddies definatley enjoyed themselves and had lots of fun present opening (they prefered playing with the paper than the actual toys!), Christmas movie watching and stuffing their little faces with lots and lots of Christmas choccies!
New Year's is fast approaching and we thought with 2010 coming to an end we'd offer up our last sale of the year. Go take a peek at our **Eckel's Special** New Year's Sale with 15% off selected buddies online. The sale ends January 1st at midnight. Check it out, there may be something or someone to take your fancy!
We hope you and your family all have a healthy and happy New Year and we look forward to 2011!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

ahh, the lovely white stuff!

It's finally snowing! We don't often get settle snow so wrapped up in their winter scarfs, a few of our little buddies decided to head outside for some fun!
Hooley's arms were a little too short to make a snowman, so he decided to make some snowballs instead. It took him a long time but he was very pleased with his efforts. He managed to build himself a nice snowball pyramid!
He had to be reminded repeatedly NOT to lick the snow!
Luke and Marlon then decided to join in and use his newly made snowballs to have a snowball fight.....much fun was had by all!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Fair Update

After a busy few weeks we've come to the end of our Christmas shows. It's been an eventful few weeks with back to back fairs in a number of local schools and colleges - they were so much fun and lots of sock buddies found new homes for the holidays. Thanks to everyone who came out and did their holiday shopping. It's great that so many people still love to give handmade one of a kind gifts and help support us crafters!
Last night was our last show of the year. Every buddy wanted to have a last chance to find a new family so they all managed to squeeze themselves onto the table. There were a few fisticuffs as some of the buddies jostled for position at the front, but overall they were all happy to be on display!
So a huge thank you to everyone who took home a buddy. We hope they'll make fab Christmas pressies or great new additions to your family, and don't forget, why not send us a photo of your buddy in it's new home and we'll feature you on our blog!
So now we're taking a couple of weeks of for Christmas and then we'll start back up stitching ready to re-stock our stores for the New Year. Here's to a busy 2011!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Fair

For all you locals out there, we're gonna be at the Stover School Annual Christmas Fair tomorrow from 1-5pm. There's going to be a mini food fair and lots of other Christmassy crafts and gifts on offer. Why not stop by if you can and check it out!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Just a quick reminder to let you know that today is the last day of the Dawanda Christmas Sale. Get 12% off all our buddies listed online today only!! Pick up some great bargains and some special stocking stuffers.

Visit our dawanda store at

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Show Update

We're almost half way through our Christmas Shows already. We spend all year planning and stocking up and they fly by soooo quickly! This past week we had a crazy busy and somewhat manic school fair in Taunton which proved to be very successful!
Our mini monsters continue to sell like hot cakes and we managed to get 35 adopted in just under 2 hours! As we were packing up to leave we were greeted by a heavy snow fall which made the fair feel even more festive (even if it did make the drive home very interesting!).
Yesterday we had a good day at a fair up in Somerset. It was an early start setting off to the show and it was cooooold (-2 we were reliably informed!) We were a little worried about what the turn out might be after weather reports of heavy snow but in the end there was not even a flake and lots of people braved the chilly air to come out and support the event.

Lots of sock buddies found new homes and are looking forward to being stocking stuffers this Christmas. Halfway through the day we sold out of our popular mini monsters, so now with only a handful left, we're going to be busy stitching away for the next few days to get ready for another action packed and fair filled week. I think a trip to the shops might be needed, our sock pile is looking a little low...........

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stocking Stuffers!

It's that time again when we have to start thinking about our Christmas shopping. Here at eckel and noo we'd like to make life a bit easier, so why not check out our little collection of stocking stuffers! Great little gifts that are ideal for everyone, young and old! Stocking Stuffers are defined as "small, inexpensive gifts hidden inside a Christmas stocking". We think out little mini monsters fit the bill perfectly! We've spent the past few days uploading new sets of mini monsters online. They come in pairs or sets of three or five. Ideal little pressies - keep one for yourself and split the rest up for your family and friends!

Take a peek at our new mini monsters with button eyes - super cute!
Or our ever popular child friendly mini monsters with felt eyes!

Our mini monsters were recently featured on Dawanda as great gifts this holiday.
Check them out - they are all available online now at

Don't forget any buddy can be personalised, including our mini buddies to make truly special and individual gifts!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dawanda's Winter Wonderland!

Yay! Digby's been selected for Dawanda's Winter Wonderland feature! He's part of the 'Getting Cozy at Home' collection.

"The Winter Home Collection is designed to inspire a sense of warmth and comfort." Digby was very pleased to have been chosen, go check it out for yourselves at

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Winter Sock Buddies

For the past few weeks we've been knocking up a range of new Winter Buddies. Each little fella has their own hand knitted detachable scarf to keep them nice and warm during the winter. They are currently featured in our shop window at Dawanda.
The knitting has been a lot of fun and a nice distraction from all that sewing - still - it can soon become addictive! We've managed to whip up quite a few scarves now and althought they're quite time consuming; we think they definatley add a little something extra to our buddies.
Ringo and Willis couldn't wait for them to be finished and just had to get started choosing out their favourites.
It was all fun and games until they both decided that they liked the same scarf and a tug of war began! They soon made up and decided to share - they are buddies after all!
You can take a peek at our new Winter Buddies at but here are a couple keen to introduce themselves.

Meet Sammy. "Sammy enjoys brain teasers and word puzzles, reading mystery novels and go-karting. He is obsessed with yo-yos, hates making mistakes and his favourite word is 'noodle'."

Introducing Morty. "Morty is a self sufficient, independant and outgoing little monster. He has a great sense of humour, likes rock climbing, mint choc chip ice cream and being spontaneous. Morty's favourite word is 'squirt' and his favourite colour is green."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Little Update

Just a quick little update to say that we finally found some time to photograph, edit and upload a a few new buddies into our Dawanda store. Check them out here
It's not long now til the start of the holiday craft show season. We're busy trying to schedule our calendar of Christmas fairs and markets. Last Christmas was a bit of a manic rush trying to get into any last minute events, so this year we've decided to be a bit more organised and plan ahead! Still, even applying in April, many of the larger events are already full!! We're hoping to attend as many shows as possible around Devon so we'll keep you updated. If anyone has any events planned and would like some nice cuddly little buddies to come along, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We're very excited to introduce our new range of Sock Vampires and Monsters created especially for the upcoming Halloween holiday! They make ideal Halloween companions and enjoy cuddling up on the sofa watching scary movies and greeting trick or treaters!

Meet Damon. "Damon is a little vampire who enjoys apple bobbing, visiting haunted houses, going to costume parties and telling ghost stories. He likes toffee apples, is afraid of pumpkins and his favourite colour is orange."

Say hi to Zookie. "Zookie believes he is a ninja. He likes blue ice-pops, jelly beans, rollerblading and coffee cake. Zookie dislikes worms and is afraid of lemons." He was particularly pleased with himself when he got featured on Dawanda's best Halloween treats for kids!

Check him out at

Why not visit our store at Dawanda and check out all the latest little Halloween buddies on offer. Don't forget if you buy before 10th October you'll receive 15% off!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Colour of the Month

Dawanda's Colour of the Month this October is grey, pink and purple. Check out our entry - Pippa!

"Pippa likes white chocolate chip cookies, apple juice, mini golf and has an impressive collection of flip flops. She dislikes snoring, is afraid of all things creepy crawly and her favourite colour is purple."
Why not check out Dawanda's New Discovery Sale running from Oct 1st - Oct 10th. There's 15% off all our buddies for any new customers to Dawanda.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Featured on Cuteable!

Hey, just found out our little blue stripey mini monsters have been featured on Cuteable. They were all very pleased with themselves - they love the attention, the media darlings!
Check out the little fellas for yourself at

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy International Rabbit Day!

International Rabbit Day seeks to protect rabbits as pets and in the wild. Here at eckel and noo, our cuddly sock bunnies would like to celebrate such a cause, so Happy International Rabbit Day!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Our new stripey little boys......

Meet Rodney & Evan - two of our latest stripey blue little sock bears. They wanted to stop by and introduce themselves and let you know they've both been added to our online stores and are looking for nice little homes to go to!

"Rodney loves pancakes with maple syrup, playing black jack online and doing the daily crossword. Rodney dislikes enclosed spaces, getting caught in the rain and his favourite colour is orange."

"Evan likes Ben and Jerry ice cream, bananas, kayaking and playing the drums. Evan dislikes seafood, is afraid of cats and his favourite colour is green."

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

socks, socks, socks

On a recent trip to LA we were stunned to come across the most incredible shop selling hundreds of funky socks. It was like nothing we had ever seen before so we whipped out our camera for a photo!
With sooooo many different types of socks on offer, we couldn't help but think of all the wonderful little sock buddies that could be made. There were stripey socks, spotty socks, fluffy socks, socks with toes.......ah so many to choose from.
After a long time looking around we finally managed to pick out a few pairs. We're excited to get stitching and see what little creations can be made. Puck particularly liked these girly stripey socks and has put in a request for a new girlfriend!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Stock at Otterton Mill

Popped up to Otterton Mill today and were very pleasantly surprised to see our little basket of Sock Buddies was almost empty. That means lots of our little guys have found themselves nice new homes over the holidays! Our sock monsters and aliens have proved particularly popular....they are hard to resist, they're soooooo quirky!

We have restocked our shelf with some new buddies, so if you're in the area (Budleigh Salterton) why not go take a peek. It's well worth a trip up there, Otterton Mill has lots to offer and the gallery is chocked full of fantastic crafty bits! In the next few weeks we will be adding some new Vampire Buddies for Halloween. It's been great fun creating them.....hopefully you guys will like them as much as we do. We'll post some new piccies of them soon!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Puck's Summer Vacation Travel Snaps

Puck has just returned from his summer vacation in Vancouver and is very excited to share some of his travel pics with you all. Never one to shy away from having his picture taken, his camera is his best friend!
Check him out visiting the Olympic Torch............

and the Winter Olympic Inukshuk in Whistler. Puck was fascinated by this Orca statue and insisted on getting his photo taken with it.....can you see him?

Puck took advantage of a freak heat wave in Vancouver and checked out some of the local beaches.......

before stopping off at Prospect Point in Stanley Park.

After such an exhausting day of exploring, Puck decided it was time for a much deserved refreshment! He fell in love with these cute little cupcakes ( Soooo many flavours to choose from, it took him a while to decide, he wanted a little lick of each!

Puck had a fantastic time on holiday and loved every minute of his travels. For some more pics, check out his travel adventures on

Anyone got a picture of one of our buddies on it's travels? Why not share it with us and we'll add you to our gallery. It would be great to see where the little guys have been!

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Stock at Canonteign Falls

It was that time again when we needed to go and restock some of our buddies at Canonteign Falls.
After a busy couple of months, most our buddies had sold which was great news, although some were not so fortunate......
After what must of been one heck of a good squeeze, Ernie looked a little worse for wear - one of his eyes was detached....yikes! It was time for him to come home and undergo some minor surgery to restore him to full health. Undeterred, he is looking forward to returning to the store and meeting up with some of his friends, all of whom are looking for nice new families.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Wednesday

We dropped off some new Sock Buddies to
Busy Lizzies's Craft Shop yesterday.

Our shelf was looking a little empty (which means most of our little fellas had sold - excellent!) so it was nice to put some new buds out on display! There's a nice little selection of bears and bunnies in there now, so for all you local Devonians - go check them out! Don't forget they can all be personalised upon request - just get in touch!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Colour of the Month

We've just entered Finn into Dawanda's Colour of the Month. The colour selected for August is white and entries must be predominantly this colour. Only 10% of another colour is allowed. We though Finn fit the bill perfectly and he's chuffed to have been chosen!
"Finn likes jam sandwhiches, bouncy castles, smiling and snorkeling. Finn has a loud laugh and his favourite word is 'dude'. Finn dislikes mushrooms and has a phobia of clowns."