Is it safe to mention the C word yet?! Well its nearly upon us, so this is for those of you who are starting to think of their Christmas shopping.
This year, I have decided to buy handmade items for family members, ( whether they like it or not !). I normally try and do something myself but I have been busy with my Etsy shop and other craft events, so I made a point of buying handmade this year to support other makers.
Some of the people I found through Instagram and some through the blog, its a great way to find other makers and to be honest, its a great way to support each other.
Here’s a couple of pictures of my purchases. I have included the relevant links to their shops and social media accounts.
These ceramic stars are from Maple Tree Pottery , aren’t they gorgeous?!. I found Karyn on Instagram and her work is amazing, if you want to order, click here. I am hoping to see more of her work at The National Crafts & Design Fair.
Another favorite, and its Joanna from Adventures and Tea Parties. I love her shop and she makes really quirky accessories. This personalised handkerchief is for my sons, well for their granddad, whom they call Pop. Joanna has shops on Etsy and NOTHS
Next up and its Aideen. Aideen is a Galway girl ( can you hear the song now ) and her blog is called Pieces By Aideen. She has a pretty cool YouTube channel here and she also is on the Prima Design Team, please do check her out.
She is amazing with weaves and she made me one a while ago which I was meaning to gift but I loved it so much, I kept it! Sorry Aunty Mary …
This really wasn’t a gift, well I suppose it was a gift to myself ! a personalized wooden sign from Things We Left Behind, what a great name, love to know the story behind that. Darren made this up in no length and it just makes me happy when I see it. Like I’m legit now or something ha!
That’s it, I hope you like the pieces and maybe you will give them a shout out or a visit. Of course there are loads more I could mention and I hate leaving anyone out but there is a limit to my
Happy shopping, till next time!