Buy Handmade!

Please find links below to some fabulous shops which sell beautiful handmade items.

NOfkants Curios - A lovely shop run by Natalie who is skilled at many crafts.  The shop sells Collectables, Fossils, Semi precious Gemstone Keyrings, Handbag Charms & yarn craft items. Natalie also blogs here.

LynwoodCrafts - Lynwoodcrafts specialises in amazingly detailed hand embroidered accessories, including applique and the embroidery of patchwork items. Items of embroidered jewellery are particularly popular and distinctive, worked on hand made backgounds, produced by applique, felting, knitting etc. Other items include purses, cases, bags, hair accessories, needlebooks, pincushions.  Why not follow Sue's blog?

Mad Brilliant Ideas - Home to colourful, quirky and cute creations - MBI is all about the genius within madness.  Katie Townsend is also the creator of the Support British Handmade movement.  You can find out more about her on her website.

Handmade by Edwina - Edwina specialises in making bags but also has a range of other beautiful fabric gifts in her shop.   The bags are created using a wide range of materials and techniques - embroidery, lace, vintage braid, applique and beautiful fabrics. Edwina blogs about her crafts here.

Crow Cottage - Handmade dolls including primitives, Annies and fantasy dolls.  You can read more about Liz's dolls and also her passion for knitting on her blog.

Slowlane Handmades - Handmade Home Decor, Gifts and Accessories.  Silvia Sherriff is a crafter with twenty years of experience and a background in the Textile Industry and Retail. She also writes a recipe feature for an Online Craft Magazine.  Visit Silvia's blog to see her latest projects.

Booboo Bags -   Stylish handmade bags, one off designs expertly handcrafted using quality fabrics and threads.       Lesley also known as Booboo lives near the coast in Somerset and her inspiration comes from the local area.
Before setting up Booboo bags she worked in the embroidery industry for twenty years.

Squirly Bird Designs -    Everything in the Squirly Bird shop is inspired by swirls and spirals.  The shop offers a lovely selection of jewellery, fabric and crocheted items.  Find out more about Kat and her current creations on her blog.

Coeur Vaillant -  Coeur Vaillant is a little shop run by Rhiannon Dempsey, a student from Dundee. The shop's name comes from a french proverb, 'À cœur vaillant rien d'impossible'. Which roughly translates as Nothing is impossible for a willing heart.  A lovely range of gifts from quirky tea cosies to hand painted clothes pegs.  Visit Rhiannon's blog here.

Hannelore's Atelier -  Hannelore's Atelier is a shop where you can get all sorts of artwork from tiny little ACEOs (miniature paintings measuring 2.5" by 3.5") to paintings of all sizes and wall hangings. Hannelore even does commissions. Hannelore has a blog and a separate site with videos and tutorials that encourages people to start crafting for themselves.

Jaysmonkey -   If you are an animal lover you'll definitely love Jaysmonkey.  The shop, run by Stef Brearley specialises in Animal themed Jewellery. Stef also does pet portraits. Read about Stef and her rabbits on her blog.

Helen Limbrick Boutique - Gorgeous handcrafted items for the home made using vintage, organic, recycled and fair trade materials.  Helen also has a gorgeous blog with recipes, free patterns and tutorials.

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