Friday, 30 December 2011


SALE NOW ON at One Stop Pamper Shop
Orders will be despatched after the 5th January
Offers ends when its all run out! Which may be very quickly at this rate!
Hope you have had a Happy Christmas, have a Happy New Year and all your dreams come true in 2012

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Well this year has yet again been full of ups and downs, but for a change there has been so many more ups! Early January I wrote a list of my goals for this year, and somehow I have managed to realise each and every one of them! This is a first for me, normally at this time of year im thinking thank god thats over, this time im looking forward to what 2012 is going to bring!

If you had told me this time last year that by next Christmas I would have my own shop, the website would be going fantastically, I would be living in a new house, the children would be loving their new schools and we would be happier than we had been for a long time, I would have thought you mad!

And that has been down to some very special friends and family and also my wonderful customers.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and that 2012 brings you all you deserve and more.

Maryann xx

Saturday, 3 December 2011

December Newsletter

Can you believe it, just 21 days until Christmas!! Just where did this year go? There has been so many changes here at the pamper shop and all of them brilliant ones! I hope the year has been just as good for you? As always I will not be closing the website for Christmas, but there is a last order date for guaranteed Christmas delivery. 

 You may of course still order after that but orders may be slower going out while I catch up and maybe have a cheeky little rest!
While your shopping don't forget to check out the new and special offer pages, there are some fab presents and discounts available! I hope you have a fab weekend.

 Maryann xx

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

September Newsletter

I hope you are all well on this morning? I forgot it was September, dressed for summer and now slightly chilly, seeing as I left my duvet at home do you think it would be acceptable to go cuddle one of the lovely woolly sheep over on the farm? hehe

I have been working hard the last few weeks, thinking up new goodies for you to try, sourcing new candle holders and finding some gorgeous bath products to add to the collection.


The Christmas shop is now open - early I know but lots were asking when they could start their shopping and I aim to please.

And of course there is the weekly specials still running.    

If I have done this newsletter right you should be seeing pretty pictures this time! If your not please give me a shout so I can try again next time - html is not my thing!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week
Maryann xx 

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

For those of you that Don't subscribe to the newsletter...

Hi! I hope this email finds you all well and hopefully enjoying the sunshine? Of course the sun is shining here seeing as its not my day off, That was yesterday and it absolutely tipped it down!

Well its the start of another week at One Stop HQ, which means only one thing - The new weekly specials are out! This week there is 20% off some of our vintage tea cup candles, The large Marshmallow fluff is reduced to £5 for this week only and theres 2 other special offer that I will let you discover for yourselves.

And of course I don't think I have told you about the new candles I have on the site? There is personalised wedding candles, New baby candles and a fantastic fathers day candle. As always though all of these can be changed and adapted to whatever you would like.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week.
Maryann xx

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Hanging lavender bird kit.

We was sent this  kit by Claire Mackaness from Beautiful things,

I thought it was quite fun making the bird even though I got stuck and needed help on some bits! My Mum helped me when I got stuck. I hand sewed it and it was very tricky trying to get the stitches as small as possible but my Mum helped and I got there in the end. The lavender went all over the work-top when I was trying to get it into the small hole. I found it hard closing the hole up and pinning the ribbon in the right place. But it was all good fun! And now mums shop smells of lavender, I think I would have preferred a different smell. All the steps were very easy to follow, I would like to do more of these kits because I thought it was great fun.

Blog by Amy aged 10, Photos by Mum.

You can view all of Claires beautiful things here

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Newsletter - 17/5/11

What more could you want? This month there is far too many new things to list here so im afraid you are just going to have to pop over and take a look! I am especially pleased about the vintage crockery range thats now online, How gorgeous are they? There is only 1 of most items so if you want one, grab it quick.

There is 2 new scents - Lemonade - A gorgeous fantastic scent that I absolutely love!! And Summer holiday, So pretty and fresh, Perfect for the season.

And of course there is this weeks special offers! I think there is a nice mix there!

If your local why not pop in and see me in the shop? 53, Barleylands Craft Village, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD

I hope your all having a great week,

Speak soon
Maryann xx

Monday, 25 April 2011

The latest newsletter

Hi, I hope this newsletter finds you well?

Some of you might have seen the build up to the shop opening, Saturday we finally did it! I now have my own little space where I can indulge in my creativity and customers can come browse, it really has been fantastic and im already in love with it! I can't imagine spending my days anywhere else now! I has given me a new lease of creativity and im coming up with lots of new ideas, Some can already be seen on the website, Some have been planned for months but I've not had the space to make them, well now I do. New things so far -

 More items on the website.

I have also extended the shop opening offer to the website as well, so for every £10 you spend I will automatically send you a free gift in your parcel.

Please do let me know what you think of the new candles!

Have a great week,

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Opening day.

Well it went........ Wonderfully! I will just post a few photo's for now, Its been a rather long day and im incredibly achey.

Please excuse the blurring, I think everyone was rather excited!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Quick update

Just a couple more photo's now there is some furniture in there, Just 2 sleeps to go and im so excited!!! yet still a little on the nervous side. Just the finishing touches to be done tomorrow and its all ready for customers!

Monday, 18 April 2011

More progress!

We started moving the shelving and stock into the shop today! I won't waffle on, just put the photo's up 

My army of helpers! You didn't think I could do it all by myself? Although im not to sure the smallest was actually helping, There was a  search for missing screws shortly after I took this photo.

I know its still early days, But I wanted to see what the shelves look like with stock on. Impatient? Me? Never! lol

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Shop progress

This week has been manic, frantically getting all the bits and pieces together, loose ends tied up and stock ready! I really can't believe it is happening! Never in a million years would I have thought I would end up with a shop, let alone one in such a fantastic location. I now have the keys in my hands,

the basic stock is made

Some new candles - All my other half's idea, He thinks black will sell well so lets give it a go! 

And most importantly! There is new coffee cups!!!

Now all I have to do is get all the furniture to she shop, paint it, arrange it and put all the stock on - Oh and learn to use the till! 

Friday, 8 April 2011

Shop photos!

Ok this is never going to be the most exciting post of the century, but it is to me! The contract is signed and I have almost got the keys in my hands, and many many plans in my head! Ok so I must stop drinking coffee and calm down! For the moment I am just going to make the best of what is there, move in and decorate properly later, as you can see the space is perfectly usable as it is and lovely and bright - you cant see that from the photo's, they were taken on my phone so you will just have to take my word for that one. I would post pictures of me jumping up and down with excitement, but I fear that would just be too much for you and would have you reaching for the eye bleach, instead here is some pictures of my blank canvas!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

A shop!

I have been given the chance to open my own little shop in a very prominent craft village, I have been trying to get into this place for the last 4 years, Now suddenly I have the chance. You cannot believe how pleased I am!

But, There is always a but isnt there! As this has come out of the blue there is no money put by for the deposit! Oops!

So, with this in mind I am having a flash sale 15% using code - SHOP One Stop Pamper Shop

Please share this as much as you can, I am determined to make this happen!

Thursday, 31 March 2011


The Lovely Loulou from loulou's Luxuries is here to say hello!

Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do.

I'm Lou Lou (Kerry to those in the know) and by day I work in a fabulous boutique making people look and feel gorgeous and by night (and weekend and every waking spare moment!) I make beautiful pieces of handmade jewellery with a vintage touch.  I live in South West London with my wonderful boyfriend who is letting me gradually turn the flat purple and pink with flowers!

What made you start?

I've always loved making things, my mum has countless cross stitches, pillow covers, plaster casts and bracelets that I've made since I could tie a knot but I never thought I'd do anything remotely crafty in the future.  It wasn't until last year when I had some time off from the day job and started playing around with beads and vintage bits and bobs.  Low and behold...a couple of months later Lou Lou's Luxuries was born!  And she's here to stay (I hope!).

Do you consider yourself/the business a sucess? Why is that?

I do consider myself a success! (someone has to! haha)  I've not been doing this a long time but I'm extremely pleased with how popular Lou Lou's Luxuries has become and hope to see it continue to grow!  Come and see me in another year and let's see what I have to say then!!

What do you want your business to grow into?

I would love (love love love) to see Lou Lou's Luxuries in a 'real' shop!  Maybe a quaint little shop near a park with beautifully decorated windows and a little section behind the till where I could make custom orders.  It's all a pipe dream at the moment but still something I'd love for the future.  There is also a cunning little plan in the making for some truly luxurious out for what might be called...The Opulence Range!

Is this what you thought you would be doing when you left school, What were your dreams?

Definitely not!  That wasn't the answer you were expecting was it?  But no way, not in a million years!  I was meant to go to uni, study for a degree in forensics and anthropology and then go from there.  But I am so glad that I'm where I am now instead of still slogging away for that degree.  I am loving my creative side for the first time since I was a toddler and couldn't be happier :)

Do you prefer handmade or high street? What are you favourite shops?

I definitely prefer handmade and make the effort to shop handmade whenever I can.  There is something so special about knowing that something has been made lovingly especially for you.  Favourite handmade shops include the fabulous Cards and Candles for All Occasions - Laura is amazing and card craft adn I go to her for almost all my card needs.  The amazingly gorgeous smellies from One Stop Pamper Shop - such delicious smells cannot be bought on the High Street!  And the absolutely beautiful Girly Bunches and Cupcake JoJo who have helped me to decorate my home!

Links: Cardsandcandlesforalloccassions:
Onestop I think you know 
Whats you idea of a perfect sunday?

A perfect Sunday doesn't start until about 11:30am.  That's about the time to move from bed onto the sofa and await a delicious bacon sandwich from the other half, followed by a gallon of coffee and and film snuggled up in front of the telly.  Squeeze in a bit of crafting and then a Sunday roast and that's the day sorted!  Oooh and if there could be some sunshine and the scent of fresh cut grass coming in through the window then that's a bonus.

Loulou's luxuries is currently offering 10% off to our readers when the quote onestoppamper in the paypal checkout - This will be refunded. 

Thanks very much Kerry! 

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Booties by Dannie interview.

What made you start the business?
I started by making baby booties for my son when he was little and I had friends who asked if I could make things for them as well. 

Do you consider yourself/the business a success? Why is that? 
I do, although I feel that I still have lots to do. I feel successful because I have a fan base & returning customers. I am growing from month to month and moving from strength to strength.

What do you want your business to grow into? 
I would love my business to grow large enough to allow me a full time income. I know that I am limited on how large I can get considering my craft but I know that it is obtainable.

Is this what you thought you would be doing when you left school, What were your dreams?
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when I left school so I couldn't really say. I'm sure that with my background that something creative was always inevitable! 

Do you prefer handmade or high street? What are you favourite shops?
I prefer handmade when I can afford it. I appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into handmade but that can also make things more expensive. I think my favourite place to shop is TK Maxx. I love looking for a bargain and you never know what you will find when you turn up.

If money was no object, What item would you buy "just because you can"?
I've always wanted an original VW Beetle. It would have to be British racing green with tan interior. On a grander scale I would love a large (5 bedroom) house, on a lake with a boat house, somewhere in New England, USA.

Whats your "secret vice"? 
Shoe, oh for the love of god, SHOES!!!! I think that my husband is grateful I wear a size 9 so that greatly limits me in most high street shops.

And finally, Whats you idea of a perfect Sunday? 
Hmmmm....I think a perfect Sunday would be spent down the pub with my husband and friends, eating lunch, having a few beers while watching football all afternoon - child free of course!

Many thanks to Dannie for sharing with us! I wish you every success with