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Minnie & Maisie

Hi, welcome to my website

Let me introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me.
I’m Nadene, but I am also known as mum, nanny, ducky, love but mostly by Deany.

I’m fifty something, married for 40 years, have 3 grown up children in their 30’s and have a beautiful granddaughter aged 10 11 12 and 2 little Poochon girls (Bichon Frise x Toy Poodle) called Skinny Minnie & Crazy Maisie to complete my family. Although Minnie’s not so skinny these days but Maisie is still as crazy!

I love all things crafty. It’s so easy to go and buy things off the shelf but nothing gives me more pleasure than when I can create it myself.

I love to have a go at everything, knitting, sewing, patchwork, painting, drawing, baking, recycling. I love it all. I’m not perfect at any of it, but I do get immense pleasure from creating something and I get quite a bit of assistance from my granddaughter Lola.

I would love to share with you some of the things that I (we) create, hence the website. I love to make things for Minnie & Maisie so if you have a little dog too and you’re looking for ideas, hopefully my tutorials will help ?

***January 2017 NEWSFLASH***

Well….the moment has come for me to proudly announce “WE NOW HAVE OUR VERY OWN FABRICS SHOP” …ooops sorry I’m shouting ? and guess what it’s called ‘ DEANY FABRICS
It all started from my love of sewing and all things crafty. In that little room that my husband so lovingly created for me so that I could keep all my ‘mess’ in one room haha( photos below) I would spend hours in there doing what I love best …creating and have always yearned for my own business selling fabrics ? but this is how my dreams have become a reality…..

Once upon a time, my son Andy came back home to live, after many years of working abroad. He decided to put down some roots and buy a property that he could renovate and get his teeth into. That property lay just at the back of our house on the promenade in Bridlington.
The whole building was in great need of renovation and modernisation…….just what he was looking for. It was perfectly located too. Go straight out of our back gate, 10 strides down the alley and into the back gate of his property ?

Andy purchased the building and spent months stripping it down to the bare bricks. It was very damp, what wood wasn’t rotten was full of woodworm and basically everything but the party walls had to go! So that’s what he did……removed everything but the party walls…….and I mean everything!!

He employed Derrick the best builder in Bridlington ?and with his vision and Derrick & his A team they set to work to start the renovation.
Anyway….to cut a long story shorter ?? whenever anyone asked Andy what he was going to do with the shop, he always said that he didn’t know. This went on for months and months, people knocked on the doors during the refit asking what it was going to be, again, he either joked with them it was going to be a pole dancing club or he said he didn’t know yet. We (his family) thought he was probably going to rent it out.

Well…..when all of the building work and new extensions were completed, that wonderful man that just happens to be my youngest son, handed me the keys and said ‘there you go mum, it’s your fabric shop’! Can you believe it! …… No I couldn’t either!! But here it is YIPPEE …..?

So if you are out and about in Bridlington, pop in and have a browse or you can browse on line if you click on the shop front below ? But….it’s work in progress, all the items we have for sale in the shop are not all listed on the website…..yet

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My favourite room in the house

My craft room

Craft room   craft room

craft room  craft room  craft room


  1. I have been trying to put the answers to RTE Guide No 39 up on site but I keeping getting told the site cannot be found.

  2. Fabulous shop and a lovely friendly helpful couple. I gave your business card to my work colleagues and they are very excited about a new craft shop to visit. Can’t wait to give my friend the furry cat pin cushion I bought from your shop on Saturday. I wish you all the success in the world.

    • Thank you so much Matt for your lovely comments and recommendations and for taking the time to leave such positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon and of course your work colleagues. 🙂

  3. Oh wow what a wonderful.story and fab way to get started with your business… ive never been to the shop as live in leeds but will be in brid this weekend so will be sure to pop in!

  4. Oh Deany, what a wonderful story, what a fantastic son you have raised, when I read about this, I confess I had tears running down my face, warm wishes to you all, I do not do sewing, (only when I have to ) But I admire people who do, sew I mean, and my great granddad was a master tailor, I’m afraid that part of the family genes never got as far as me !! Very good luck all of you, June x.

    • Awww June thank you for that, I am truly living a dream! I am on holiday at the moment in Fuerteventura, my body is here lapping up the sunshine but my mind and soul is still in the shop haha! 🙂 xx

  5. Fabulous shop and lovely people! I’ll be back and back and back and…..:)

  6. Deany, the shop and the website look great.
    Hope everything goes well for you.

  7. Your very welcome Deany. Touching wood as I speak in the hope of winning a prize sometime soon.
    Believe me or not but I did win the Mail On Sunday General Knowledge £1500 Prize Crossword a long time ago, and was well pleased with my winning cheque that came through the post.
    It certainly gave my bank balance a great boost! 🙂
    I still enter it every week in the hope of winning again. You never know! Thanks for wishing me luck.
    Btw I truly adore those two dogs Minnie and Maisie below your menu bar above. Aww 😀

    • As far as I know, I seem to be the only person with an avatar photo on your website. As you can see I have an avid fascination of owls, which is why I have this photo. They are amazing majestic birds and I’ve always been interested in them.

    • Ooh that was a nice win then, I’m not quite in your league yet!…. £500 is my biggest win to date , I was really chuffed 🙂

      • £500 is a really nice win, especially before Christmas time. That prize would help a lot when buying gifts, or even donating some of it to charity as well. It would make a huge change in my life should I ever win the National Lotto. Oh yes! Although the chances of winning that prize is very slim, but someone has to win it I guess.
        I would then be able to stay at home and keep my mum company, and look after her more. 🙂

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