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lemonybird's Mel works from her home studio in Loughborough. Mel's quirky designs are created to make every day that little more beautiful.
Being naturally drawn to pattern and colour, her designs emerge from a juxtaposition of different processes and papers, stitched with her nana’s ancient Singer sewing machine, to visually make a quirky piece of art that then becomes a greetings card, or a print, or stationery or wall art. With over 90 designs she hopes she has a design for everyone!
Elinor Rothero is a designer and weaver of bright & colourful homewares and accessories. Based in Leicester, she hand weaves everything on a vintage 4 shaft Harris table loom using locally sourced, British spun lambswool. Colour is the main driving force behind the designs. Elinor loves to make exciting and unique products to bring a smile to my customers faces.
Winning Works Cathy & Chris design and make homewares in their little Derbyshire Workshop. Many of their items can be personalised and the majority can be posted through a standard letterbox, making them ideal gifts to send to loved ones during lockdown.
Tipperleyhill artists Abi Tippetts and Roz Berkeley-Hill, both work on every piece.
Together they work on colourful floral and landscape paintings and when apart, their illustrations. Abi draws the animals and then Roz ‘fits their shirts’. They are then made into giclée prints.
Each one can be personalised with calligraphy in any choice of phrase.
Every print is posted out gift wrapped and can be sent direct with a handwritten message.
They also love doing pet portraits and take commissions.
Tipple Tails, based in Yorkshire are passionate bakers of yummy rich, moist, fruit cakes bursting with fruit and nuts and laced with unusual, locally-made liqueurs.
The cakes are handcrafted with great care, big on flavour and really good to eat. There are 4 varieties in the range: all delicious!
Available in two sizes, the larger size is packaged in a beautiful tin and makes an ideal gift for foodies and the minis are individually wrapped in pretty gift boxes – a perfect gift or treat.
Vintage & Bespoke
Vintage & Bespoke: Beautiful flower diffusers from a mother and daughter team, V&B create bespoke fragrance for your home, replacing the usual reeds with handmade flowers and plain modern bottles with unique vintage cut-glass.
Combined with a collection of top-end luxury fragrance, these really are the ultimate diffuser for any flower lover.
The Crafty Baker
The Crafty Baker offers a range of products all aimed at reducing single use and plastic waste. Using re-purposed, deadstock and organic fabrics, all items are made by hand in Market Harborough.
Tom's Garden develops and hand blends aromatherapy skin care products and candles.
All of Tom's Garden products are created using natural based ingredients that are not derived from or tested on animals, and are chosen to impact positively on both the body and mind. Each range is created with a specific purpose in mind, essential oils are blended to either calm, rejuvenate, energise or restore.
Mermaids and Dinosaurs
Mermaids and Dinosaurs, Shell is a designer and maker of personalised and unique jewellery. Each piece of jewellery is made to order in Shell's workshop and can be mixed and matched to suit your style. She only uses quality materials so you know that your jewellery will stand the test of time.
StoneHouse Glow is based in Kibworth, Leicestershire. Louise has been creating Concrete Home Decor Styling Accessories for two years.
Each concrete piece is handmade from start to finish.
Featuring a lovely range of products from Concrete Letters to Display Trays and Jewellery Holders.
If you have any special requirements Louise is happy to help.
Hannah Joy Designs
Hannah Joy Designs creates unique décor and gifts for young children and their families that are laser cut from wood and acrylic.
Hannah designs all of her products from in her home studio in Nottingham and uses tried and tested techniques and materials to make quality products that stand the test of time.
The contrast of the oak with the colourful acrylic makes Hannah's designs stylish and fun. There are lots of pastel and bright colours and plenty of rainbows and pom poms!
Planet Picnic create reusable products to help you make small changes that make a big difference to our planet. Handmade in Northamptonshire, all products are made using renewable energy, are vegan friendly and either 50% or 100% reclaimed material.
The products for food storage have a wipeable, waterproof fabric and all of the range can go in the washing machine.
There are reusable sandwich bags, snack bags, wraps, bowl covers, wipes, straws & cutlery bags.
Zoe Loves Letters
Zoe Loves Letters creates hand lettered greeting cards and prints, combining modern calligraphy, a love of bold typography and positive affirmations. Custom order enquiries are very welcome!
Christie Lloyd is an artist who designs a range of original art, fabrics, gifts, accessories & homeware. Inspired by the wildlife that surrounds the family farm in the stunning countryside bordering Warwickshire & Northamptonshire. Christie and the team have also have a passion for restoring antiques and rejuvenating beautiful interiors, by combining their own wonderful fabrics with time tested craftsmanship to lovingly enhance old pieces of furniture.
BooStarWood handmakes bespoke wooden items for your home or business. Based in his small Leicestershire workshop, Johnny specialises in using UK timbers including Oak, Ash and Yew - most of which is sourced from the nearby National forest.
Johnny also creates a range of resin and wood combinations including 'river tables'.
Check out his Etsy page for finished items or drop him a message for a custom design.
Stitch Galore’s Tracey Startin designs and makes handmade embroidered textile gifts and accessories from her home studio based in Staffordshire, England. Each piece is delicately handmade with beautiful fabrics and embroidery, making each item unique and special. Many pieces can be personalised with names and special words to make thoughtful gifts for special friends, family or yourself. Made using natural linen and Liberty of London cotton floral print fabrics.
I’m Michaela, I work with my vintage typewriter (aka Dorothy) to make eco-conscious notebooks and hand embroideries.
Each notebook is hand painted, typed and stitched and can be personalised with your own text, or you can choose from one of our amusing (say us) or inspiring phrases. All of my notebooks have beautiful Cotton paper covers made from textile industry waste and lovely thick recycled cartridge paper pages.
Perch Upholstery’s vibe is all to do with relaxed living with a nod to the quirky. Featuring woven stools, baskets and the best-selling hanging wool stars. With a slight nod to the scandi/industrial style, Tara’s pieces can make a change to any living space. Perch has been featured in Country Living, Country Homes and Interiors, Grazia and Hello Magazines.
Seven Scents specialises in creating luxury home scents designed to help people feel more relaxed, more energised and happier; whilst the look of the products make for a very stylish addition to any room in your home. The brand's non-toxic, eco and vegan friendly range of soya wax, essential oil blended candles and room diffusers are all hand-made by Verity Davis in Market Harborough. Also in the range is a hydrating hand & body wash and lotion, and a personalised candle range too.
Hannah Miles Paperart
Hannah Miles Paperart:
Leicestershire based paper artist inspired by nature, hand crafting original paper illustrations to hang in vintage inspired glass frames to bring a little bit of nature indoors. Happy to create custom orders for the animal and plant of your dreams, or recreate a beloved memory in a paper portrait.
Nothing New by Ruthie Ru
Nothing New by Ruthie Ru creates unusual, upcycled and unique jewellery and decorations made from vinyl records.
Jennie Sergeant Designs
Jennie Sergeant is an illustrator and designer creating cheerful illustrated gifts in her home studio. Her collection includes greetings cards, prints keyrings, lavender bags and vinyl stickers - all of which are available to buy from her Etsy shop. Jennie is still posting orders and more than happy to gift-wrap and write cards on your behalf. She also does custom portraits of people and pets and is open for commission work.
Two Spoons lovingly hand stamp your messages onto pieces of vintage cutlery, in a studio near the shores of Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland; creating a gift that says exactly what you want it to.
No celebration is the same, every relationship is different and some of you even have your own secret language. But that’s grand, because each letter of your message is hand stamped, using the finest steel pins, so you can say whatever you like and embrace whatever makes you out of the ordinary.
Maison Des Macarons
Here at Maison Des Macarons we are completely dedicated to making the finest Macarons, using only the finest ingredients we can.
We specialise in weddings, parties and corporate work, but also have a strong band of regular clients and we also supply boxes of 12 made to order beautifully wrapped and labelled.
Looking for the perfect birthday gift, we offer Macaron Masterclasses from here in East Farndon which last five hours and include champagne and lunch…..what fun!
Nenette Chocolates is based in Leicestershire. Nenette has been making chocolates for over ten years. Hand making every chocolate: she tempers the chocolate for a perfect finish and combines it with simple, fresh and wherever possible, locally-sourced ingredients.
The focus is always on flavour. Spring 2020’s new flavour will be Gooseberry Gin truffles! Nenette is proud to select Callebaut chocolate because of its sustainability; reinvesting in growers and producers and chocolate’s future.
SNUG produces textured throws and baby blankets that are designed and made in Leicestershire by two friends Zoë and Edwina. The blankets are made using only the softest, luxury combed cotton. They are non-itchy and machine washable. Distinctive, gently quirky, warm and fun!
Dilly-Dally makes sterling silver and gold vermeil jewellery that combines threads, beads and material to create unique pieces. Mixing colour and texture with silver and gold.
QuirkEBird's Emily Bird is a mixed media artist & designer from Leicestershire, who creates fun and contemporary designs to brighten up your home. She combines her illustrative style drawings with hand cut paper techniques, paint and print.
Emily also creates personalised original pieces for that extra special touch, alongside giclée prints of her designs & a collection of hand-made cards. All orders and enquiries taken through Instagram or Facebook
Ruth Fear makes yarn necklaces.
They can be twisted to suit and are fastened with a magnetic clasp.
They are super easy and comfortable to wear, and look great with a plain t-shirt or sweater - really taking your style to the next level.
Sadie & Sid
Sadie and Sid Arts are based in Kibworth Leicestershire and have been creating unique artwork for the past five years.
Tina Cooper is the artist at the heart of the business with every design being created by her in her studio. She creates original artworks that feature a mixture of watercolours and ink, with some designs also featuring additional natural mixed media items such as pebbles, driftwood and sea glass.
Stephanie Love Illustration
Stephanie Love is an illustrator of pets. She illustrates all kinds of pets including cats and dogs and horses too. But if you have an iguana she'd love to illustrate that also! Commission prints start at £65.