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Hello and welcome to Miles By Design! We believe that variety is the spice of life and that is why we are always creating and crafting a range of different products from jewellery, homewares, wedding accessories, books and miniatures. On this blog we will keep you updated on any new projects or any news that we are excited about. We hope that you enjoy our site and feel free to contact us! 

26th August 2021

Seasons Poem Book

It's finally here! we have been planning and teasing it for so long but our Seasons Poem Book Anthology had had it's debut on the Amazon Store in both paperback and ebook formats.

The collection contains 40 poems, 10 for each season and has been compiled by both Natalie and Julie.

We could not be happier with the finished product and hope that there will be something for everyone.

The poems are not just focusing on the seasons but also delve into more serious issues, highlighting the important environmental and emotional concerns of the current age.

Pick up a copy today from the Amazon store Here!


Or Collect a personalised sign copy from our Folksy Store Here!


Best Wishes 

Natalie

4th May 2018

Dollhouse World Magazine Editorial


We are so excited to show you Miles By Design's editorial feature in this months Dollshouse World Magazine (Issue 309) showcasing our range of miniatures, the history of Miles By Design and some insight into where we work and our aspirations for the future.


We are extremely pleased with the finished article. Make sure to pick up your copy today!


Best Wishes,

Natalie

18th March 2018

Our 60th Sale

We have just made our 60th sale today. It was a canvas which had a heart shape made from glued on pink buttons and the words love above it.

As we make such a varied selection of items it is always a surprise for us to see what item has been sold.

We have lots of ideas and only make things that we have a real passion for. We don't really do on trend or fashionable, just what we feel like at the time, and we have been very lucky that people have liked the items we have made. So a very big thank you to all our customers.

Best Wishes,

Julie

27th January 2018

Dollshouse World Magazine


Natalie and I have taken out our first advertisement in the Dollhouse World Magazine. It will appear in the March 2018 issue and run for 3 months, so take a look and see what you think!


Natalie designed the artwork herself using our logo and colour theme.


We really enjoy making our dolls house miniatures and have added twelve new items to our range.


We have made a camping scene set, complete with rucksack, sleeping bags and fire. We also have a pretty picnic set with food, blanket, cushions and lovely straw hat.

We have also added accessories to dress up your dolls house, with scatter cushion sets, pictures for the walls and Natalie has made some polymer clay food that looks good enough to eat. I especially like the leg of lamb roast dinner. Yum!

Best Wishes

Julie

25th September 2017

Craft Room


I've just put the finishing touches to my new craft room. It is very small but perfectly formed.


I already had the desk area but there was no storage, so I bought a cheap bookcase from Argos and stood it on the desk. I anchored it to the wall so that it would not fall over and squash me!


The next thing was to buy some pretty storage to fill the shelves, how exciting!

Natalie and I went to Home Bargains and bought some lovely vintage looking tins and lots of glass jars to use. They have a great selection and I got carried away.

Now I just go and look at my pretty shelves and wonder if I will get anything done.

The best thing is that now I have an area to craft in, at the end of the day a project can be left till tomorrow and does not have to be cleared away so I can get my dining table ready for dinner.

Best Wishes

Julie

27th August 2017

50th Sale

Wow! Natalie and I have just made our 50th sale on our Folksy Store today.

We have been lucky to have reached this milestone as there are a lot of talented sellers on Folksy. However our little shop has done very well to shine out from among so many. 

It has made all our efforts worthwhile and we would like to thank all of our buyers for their custom.We would also like to say a big thank-you to all of our supporters.

Best Wishes,

Julie & Natalie

3rd August 2017

New 'Do It Yourself' Craft Kits!


There is nothing better than crafting something from scratch, to show someone what you have acheived from just a few pieces of material and some thread.


So for our newest collection on our Folksy store we have been making some handy crafting kits for those fully fledged crafters or those that are just finding their passion for the art.


The first two kits are now available to purchase, one of which is a rag doll kit and the other is a cute duo of hanging birds.


Keep checking the Miles By Design store for future kits that will be released.


Check out the kits here on our Folksy store:

Rag Doll Kit

Duo of Hanging Birds Kit - Pink & Blue or Green & Blue

Best Wishes,

Natalie

7th May 2017

Harlow Comic Con

For many years myself and my friends have been regular visitors to Comic Cons and expos in London and for nearly as many years we have discussed what it would be like to have a stall of our own, showcasing our various areas of expertise.

So when Harlow Leisurezone announced that they were going to be hosting the first Harlow Comic Con we jumped at the chance.

So on the 7th of May after much preparation myself, Dave Jameson and John Gotobed went along to our very own vendor stall.

I was there to promote Heroes of Terisca, Dave the fantasy webisode series 'Fantasy Adventure' and John his gaming website 'Final Boss Fight'. Between the 3 of us we managed to cover a broad range of interests with books, film and games.

At first I think we were all a little nervous. It is not an easy thing to introduce yourself to complete strangers and then proceeed to try and sell them a concept about why they should like your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter, it seems somewhat self-absorbed.

But as the day drew on it became easier and easier to initiate the conversation.

Luckily for us the response from the day has been great so far! The Heroes Of Terisca keyrings that i had painstakingly crafted went down a treat as a freebie.


We have also managed to obtain those all so important followers so people must have liked what we had to say afterall.


Now that the convention is over I am able to concentrate on Book 3 of the Heroes of Terisca series and the changes that are coming to the Miles By Design website going forward. Including some very exciting lifestyle sections covering everything from healthy eating to skincare.


Watch this space!

Best Wishes,

Natalie

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