Well it certainly is Autumn, the leaves have turned colour and the mornings are getting frosty. Hard to believe where the Summer has gone.
Our Summer was spent enjoying many days out to coastal towns across West Wales. Surrounded by some very special colourful places has inspired BODOLI to create ‘Our Towns’ collection.
We have brought pebbles to life using vibrant distinctive colours to create these recognisable towns.
They will certainly brighten up your home and create a feeling of nostalgia towards the unique towns that we all love visiting. We can create any town you wish; already the collection includes Conwy, Llandudno, Newcastle Emlyn and Cardigan. Click here to view the collection
We exhibited at the National Eisteddfod once again in Abergavenny. It was lovely to meet new customers and catch up with old. Our Limited Edition Welsh Ladies enjoyed their time at the Eisteddfod. It was in the Fenni where the Welsh costume originated with Lady Lanover. We nearly have the complete set of the Welsh tartans for the ladies, so don’t miss out and get yours. We are only making a 100 of each.
Our workshops are still very popular not only for children but also adults. We ran our first adults workshop last weekend. It was great fun. Some made 3 frames each as Christmas presents. If you’re interested in the workshops email us at [email protected]
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Well if not we have a special treat for you 10% off all products until the end of October with the code siopadolig10
Here are some ideas for your Christmas presents.
We also have a Ladies Night on Friday 11th November in the workshop in Newcastle Emlyn 7pm – 10pm where you will receive 10% off, free glass of bubbly, nibbles and a chance to win a BODOLI hamper. We hope to see you on the night.
That’s it for now, off to paint some pretty houses, speak soon
Well hello there!!
We are celebrating our first birthday today. Time has flown over the last year. Also a lot has changed, what started out being a company which created pebble art frames, we now offer personalised frames, jewellery and spoons and also children and adult parties and workshops. We host a pebbleart workshop once a month for children of all ages to come and create their own pebble art frame in our BODOLI workshop in Newcastle Emlyn.
Here are the dates for the forthcoming BODOLI workshops. If you are interested in booking any please email us at [email protected]
1.6.16 Wednesday Half Term
17.8.16 Boys only Wednesday Summer holidays
24.8.16 Wednesday Summer Holidays
Bit of news our BODOLI frames will be on Ffab / Gomer stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod 2016 so if you are there why not pop in. There will be a range of suitable gifts for birthdays, New Home, Friends, New born baby without forgetting Sali Mali and Jac y Jwc frames.
BODOLI Frames are now stocked in Siop Mirsi, Pwllheli and Siop Bodlon The Old Library, Cardiff.
Remember it’s Father Day on Sunday 19th June. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day presents.
To celebrate our 1st Birthday we are offering 15% off all frames and spoons by using the code Horray1 If you can’t see anything suitable online then please message us and we can create a special gift and will be happy to include the 15% discount. Offer ends 31.5.16
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We announce the arrival of our new range of Limited Edition Welsh Tartan Ladies.
Each Lady adorns a Welsh family tartan skirt. The cloth is woven at The Cambrian Woollen Mill in Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales (licensed to The Welsh Tartan Centre).
Our collection showcases the following Welsh family names; Jones, Davies, Evans, Williams and Thomas alongside the St David’s tartan.
The limited edition Ladies created by BODOLI have a unique number and authenticity certificate.
These editions will be limited to just 100 of each design. They will be available to purchase from St David’s Day onwards and we are currently working towards creating all the Welsh surname tartans in this range. If you would like to pre order yours now please get in touch with BODOLI by emailing [email protected] or phoning 07967 103 275.
Firstly thank you for supporting BODOLI in 2015. We hope we will be able to tempt you with some of our new products in 2016.
We will be launching some limited edition pebble art frames during the next couple of months. We will let you know as soon as possible so you can have the first opportunity to purchase one if you wish.
Remember the Welsh Valentine’s Day – Santes Dwynwen on 25th of January. We have a selection of unique gifts for you. www.bodoli.co.uk
Our diary is filling up with children’s parties, Merched y Wawr and Gwawr groups and even have a few hen doo’s booked in.
We are excited to see what 2016 will bring to BODOLI. Best wishes for 2016.
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!!!!! BODOLI now offer chidren’s pebble art parties. We had lots of fun hosting our first children’s party for Casi who was 8 years old. 13 girls came along full of enthusiasm to create their own pebble art frame.
We decorated the workshop with banners and balloons and every child got to wear a BODOLI apron before getting started.
BODOLI welcomed all the children to the workshop and showed the various frames that she had created. Rhiannon showed how to create a picture and explained what the different pebbles were used for.
The children couldn’t wait to get started. They had fantastic ideas. The created a variety of designs including Father Xmas, Football and Our Family. The children had an opportunity to choose their own pebbles, paint and decorate with felt and pieces of wood.
Whilst the artwork was drying after being glued, the children ate their sandwiches (Casi’s mum had prepared) and sang Happy Birthday to Casi.
The children were very excited to frame their artwork. They loved receiving their frames to take home along with their BODOLI gift bag.
The children’s party includes party invites, creating a frame to take home, BODOLI Gift bag, workshop decorated and drinks during the party. A party normally lasts for 2 hours. The cost for up to 10 children is £150. For more information or to check availability of dates please email [email protected]li.co.uk
We also host Hen Parties and Parties for adults if you fancy doing it yourself!
Well we have had a very exciting weekend with our first Ladies Night on Friday 30th October. Over 60 ladies visited the workshop and started their Xmas shopping. Remember only 8 weeks until xmas.
During the evening we launched some new products now for sale with BODOLI. Organic beauty products with Welsh labelling. The sets include Body Scrub, Body Butter and Hand Balm that come in a BODOLI cotton gift bag for £16.50. There are 2 choices Orange & Lime, or Orange, Rose Geranium & Patchouli. We also have Lip Balms in Orange, and Lemon & Lime for £4.95 each.
Our Santa’s Magic Key was also popular on the evening. These are selling for £9.95. A lovely gift for children to explain how Santa comes into the house if you have no chimney. Several orders were placed for the Xmas tree decorations; personalised spoons with (Child’s name) or First Xmas 2015. These are £16.00 each.
Without forgetting our popular frames. A few Snowmen found themselves new homes after the evening. These are £55.00 each and again can be personalised.
We will be open late on Thursday 10th, 17th December for last minute xmas shopping.
If you are interested in any of the products mentioned please view our website www.bodoli.co.uk or email [email protected]
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We had a lovely day on Sunday meeting some beautiful Brides at the Boutique Wedding Fayre at The Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen. This successful event allows local business to promote their work and market themselves to Wedding parties.
We were fortunate to have a stand and display a range of our work. The exciting news was that BODOLI have expanded and launched some new product ranges tailored for weddings.
Brides are always looking for that something different; so we had unique wedding favours such as organic lip balms, organic shaving oils, stamped spoons and printed chocolates.
They were all very popular along with our Wedding signing frame that Brides love http://bodoli.wpengine.com/product/wedding-signing-frame/ Better than a guest book that gets stored up the attic, display your guests signatures in your home as a keepsake of your special day.
We now offer a great discount on spoons as Wedding favours, so if you like the vintage inspired spoons, have your guests names stamped on them and give them something special as a thank you.
Always stuck for what to buy the Best man, Father of the Groom? We now have personalised silver cufflinks. Be traditional and have their initals on there or be more daring? http://bodoli.wpengine.com/product/silver-cufflinks/
Check out our website for more Wedding gifts http://bodoli.wpengine.com/product-category/personalised-gifts/wedding-gifts/
We’ve been on some exciting road trips recently to deliver BODOLI frames to shops across Wales.
BODLON described as the best place to meet / eat / shop in Cardiff. Based in the centre of Whitchurch, attracts customers from all over including some celebrities such as Mathew Rhys and talented harpist Catrin Finch. They sell a range of beautiful Welsh gifts and home ware, so next time your in Cardiff make sure you call in with them. www.bodlon.co.uk
Lowri Steffan has re opened Dots in Aberystwyth. Many excited local shoppers cannot wait to see this fantastic shop re open. Dots opened it’s doors today. There is a huge range of BODOLI frames to be on display within the shop, and we are looking forward to promote our Wedding Signing frames their too. Dots offers wedding styling and has wedding items available to hire. www.stiwdiodots.co.uk
I wonder where our next road trip will take us?
What an exciting week celebrating the Wales wins in the Rugby World Cup. I had the pleasure of meeting rugby star Gareth Davies who scored the only try against England and the first try against Fiji. Gareth Davies agreed to sign some frames for a fantastic cause. I also met his famous dog Pete, who was very friendly and loved my feet!!!!
Gwesty’r Emlyn Hotel in Newcastle Emlyn hosted a Think Pink Ladies Night on Friday 2nd October and was raising money for Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli. The evening was a huge success where many local ladies came to support the evening.
Two signed rugby frames were up for auction and one went for £220 and the other for £185. Another three people also wanted the frames so BODOLI and Gareth Davies will have to meet again to sign the frames. In total the signed frames raised £840 for the local Breast cancer unit in Llanelli.
BODOLI was delighted to support such a great local charity.
BODOLI has been busy meeting Welsh rugby star Ken Owens, attending the National Eisteddfod and launching the website.