St Michaels, Alkrington Summer School fair.

Once again invited to go back to St Michael’s Summer School fair on 16th June and it just so happens to be my beloved twin nieces birthday too.

The weather did not dampen our spirits or sales, was a very good day.  A birthday party was had and some lucky girls got Grumbi Dolls in there goodie bags.

The Grumbi hand puppets got their first outing – have you seen the youtube clips?  Get one of your own and start making your own videos.  It will make you smile a lot.

Thank you for having us again.

St Michael's Summer School Fair

Poynton Diamond Jubilee Festival

What a fantastic way to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee by being invited to take part in Poynton’s Diamond Jubilee Festival – Arts and crafts fair on Saturday 2nd June.

The Poynton festival took part over five days and was a fantastic opportunity to bring the community together.

It was a very busy day,  the community came out in force and Grumbi Doll was well received.  Thanks to the organisers for having us and well done for a fantastic event.

Have a look at our stall, we pimped it up Jubilee style.  Lizzie would be proud.

Jubilee Grumbi's

Visit our Facebook page to see all the photos.

Help us grow.


Great news for Grumbi Doll, but we need your help.

We have applied for funding through Enterprise Nation’s Fund 101 scheme and have had our application approved.  Enterprise Nation offer small businesses support to help you start or grow a business.

Here’s the deal, on 1st May they will notify me when voting opens and I need to get 500 votes before May’s funding allocation has been, well, allocated.  Votes do carry over into the next month but we could really do with the funding to help secure more bookings over what will be really busy months for this type of business.  We want to continue to grow our ideas and help with material and promotional costs.

So help us little Grumbi’s grow and grow.

Here’s the link Put us in your diaries and vote for us as soon as you can on the 1st May.

As always spread the Grumbi Doll love.

help us grow


Grumbi Doll at The Teenage Market.

Apologies from Grumbi HQ at the lateness of this blog post, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting the imminent arrival of the new Grumbi website.  That moment is here and I’m so proud of my new website.  Thank you to Nicola at Creative Awareness – my crafty and general all round creative followers if you need a web presence or need an old one updating, they get double double thumbs up from us, that’s a lot of Grumbi thumbs.

Photo of the entrance to The Teenage Market.

The Teenage Market at Stockport Market Hall, Sunday 1st April 2012

The Teenage Market took place at Stockport Market Hall on Sunday 1st April 2012, organised by two very talented and creative brothers, Tom and Joe Barratt.  The event gave young creatives a chance to showcase and sell their work and the place was brought to life with a wide range of live music, street performances and displays throughout the day.

I was so proud to be part of the first Teenage Market as a creative mentor, it was a massive success, plenty of people and the community came to support the event.  Lots of Grumbi Doll’s were sold and my teenage helper, Hannah Barlow got behind the scenes of a stall holder.

In the spirit of the Teenage Market I set a little Grumbi Doll challenge.  The teenagers I was mentoring and Tom Barratt had to customise a Grumbi Doll into a pop star.

My teenagers Hannah Warren and Lauren Taylor came up with the idea of Britney Spears for our Grumbi Doll pop star and Tom customised his into David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust.

The results were fantastic from both camps.

David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust and Britney Spears

David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust on the left and Britney Spears on the right. I can see a collection of Grumbi Doll pop stars on the horizon.

We gave Grumbi Doll followers the chance to win the pop star dolls and the winner of Britney Grumbi was Tara Robertson and our Ziggy went to Anne Kershaw.  Well done you two.  They have been posted so let me know they have arrived safe and sound.

I really hope this will turn into a regular event, it’s just what young creatives need, to be able to test the waters and get real reactions to their work and great for the Stockport community.  I’m a massive supporter of Tom & Joe and know they will succeed with pretty much anything they lay their hands on.  Keep up all the amazing work yo’s.

Pop over to our Facebook page to see more photos of the event.

The new website is about to go live!!

Exciting things have been happening for Grumbi Doll. Nicola Gilmore has her own company called Creative Awareness. I met Nicola through my Foundation Degree course and she just knew exactly what I wanted for my new site. She definitely hit all the right buttons and I highly recommend her.

Grumbi Doll’s next event is at The Teenage Market and if technology doesn’t fail me I will be bringing my laptop so you can all preview the new site. Moving domains delayed us going live for the event, which has completely baffled me, thank heavens I have Nicola.

I was absolutely over the button moon when Tom Barratt asked me to be a creative mentor at the event he has organised. Such a great event, we also love to promote and help young creative’s at Grumbi Doll HQ.

Please visit his website to find out more.

I really have to go now and prepare for the event. I will blog all the goings on and the Grumbi Doll antics after the event.

Grumbi at The Teenage Market

The Teenage Market, Stockport Market Hall, Sunday 1st April 2012, 12pm – 4pm.