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What does shopping local mean to us?

About 10 years ago, shopping local or in the UK would never of been a consideration when we buy items, but the we talk to our friends, family and followers the more important its becoming. People want to support people and we love that.  When we were starting the journey of Annie with Alex we were “told” that we had to find factories abroad to make our products, as they were cheaper and had the capabilities for small to large production. But as a family business we really wanted to keep things close at hand, specially keeping an eye on the...

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Fairs in a new social distanced Coronavirus world..

Fairs in a new social distanced Coronavirus world..

It’s been over 9 months since we were last out and about and we all know why that is, but things are slowly starting to open up. It was a really tough decision whether to start fairs again and if we (exhibitors) were apprehensive then so must you (our lovely customers and friends). Thoughts that popped through our heads: How do we manage 2m distancing? Will people wear masks? Will people want to sanitise? How to we keep our stall and customers safe? So many thoughts, and even more at 4am the day of set up…. So what actually happened?...

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The Annie with Alex Fathers Day Gift Guide 2020

The Annie with Alex Fathers Day Gift Guide 2020

Fathers day in the UK is the 21st June and if like me you dread this time and never know what to buy your Dad, this blog may help! Its a one page quick read all about our range of practical items that we make! Please be aware that the post is taking between 2 days to 2 weeks so please dont leave it to late! As a thank you from us to you, we would like to offer readers and loyal customers 10% off purchases over £30 from today until the 23rd June. please use code “SPECIALDAD2020” The Most...

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Helping key workers at the time they need us the most - Simple Button Headband Pattern

Helping key workers at the time they need us the most - Simple Button Headband Pattern

We are in strange times, locked at home to try and save lives whilst key workers risk their lives saving people like you and I. As you will know nether Mum or I are not key workers but what we do have is a sewing machine, plenty of fabric and lots of time on our hands! we know that many of our customers are NHS workers so 3 weeks ago we reached out to them to see if we could help. We know from the press that they need scrubs, however despite having 4 sewing machines between us we do...

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ACE Blog and Library of Arts, Crafts and Experiments

ACE Blog and Library of Arts, Crafts and Experiments

This Arts, Crafts and Experiments Blog will be focused driving creativity for the whole family, whether you are a child of 5 years old, or an adult of 55 yrs or 105 yr old there is something for you! As we are staying at home for the next few weeks the smallest member wanted to share with you her favourite craft activities so you don’t have to spend hours on youtube, pintrest or on google finding something to do! AND we want you involved to build an ACEcommunity so dont forget to share your created items with us on facebook...

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The Smallest Members Arts, Crafts, Experiments & Fun Blog Introduction

The Smallest Members Arts, Crafts, Experiments & Fun Blog Introduction

As all of us are staying at home, we know its difficult to think of what to do with the family, you do board games, puzzles, go out for walks, or just revert to the usual craft which could bore the kids!, BUT we want you and your kids to get creative and do something different! We know that when you are trying to find something different to do with the kids you can spend hours searching the internet trying to find quick and simple activities that you can do, and then when you find ‘the one you want to...

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