I’ve not had a lot of time this week for blogging (reading or writing), I’ve been very lucky to have a few blog awards passed along (thank you ladies, you know who you are) which I do need to attend to but right now, I want to make sure this post gets written and actually published, whilst I remember.
Catherine over at Original Stitch has written a great post about buying British handmade, she is collecting comments on her blog from British makers with the plan to pick one at random, buy one of their products and use it for a blog giveaway. Great idea, don’t you think? So do please pop over there, have a read and get involved and ideally visit the other lovely makers who have left their details.
And so, I wanted to list some of my favourite buys from UK artists. Sorry if I’ve bought from you but not included your work, I have such a huge iPhoto library it was quite difficult finding images and as you’ll see there are often repeat artists, I do go back for more when I’ve bought something I like, I make no apologies for this! I don’t buy handmade for the sake of it, I buy it because there are some amazing pieces of work out there made by super, talented people and while most of the below are Folksy sellers, I also shop on Etsy, from makers Worldwide, maybe good for a post another day?
Traffic Jam Bunting by nickynackynoo
British biscuit box by Treaclezoo
Doris and Sydney by Sarah Carr
Pocket mirror, one of many purchases from Hide n Seek/Hidden Eloise
Stained Glass Bird by Through the Round Window
Crochet Flower Necklace (or bracelet) by Isamo Crochet
Silver Cuff by Jemima Lumley
Children’s pencil Scarf, again by Sarah Carr
Jemima Lumley, sadly these weren’t for me, but gifts for my family, I’d happily buy Jemima’s entire shop
the best and most loved Superhero costume by iwishiwasa…
Fox brooch by Joanna Rutter
Locket, again from Hide n Seek/Hidden Eloise
Robot Cushion, yet again by Sarah Carr (I promise, I don’t get commission)
Hand pulled Pug notebooks by Sarah Waterhouse
Remembrance Poppy by Wychbury
I think I’ll stop there, I could keep hunting and listing many lovely things I’ve bought from UK sellers and if I covered the rest of the world we’d be here for some time. Sorry for the quick post, I had intended to spend more time explaining why I buy handmade but to be honest I feel pretty sure everyone reading this post already knows. Besides, I’m super busy running a children’s Tudor Costume sweatshop here at Rock Cottage HQ, no actual children are involved (except for modeling purposes), just me and my need to over think things, more in the next post 🙂