I love supporting small businesses and independent makers. Today I’m here to share the love and spread the word on some of my favourite UK based makers. I hope this post introduces you to some new creative types and maybe you can even pick up a few last minute gifts for friends and family.
Photo taken from Sophie’s website.
Onetenzeroseven – I was a fan of Sophie’s work before I met her and now I’m very lucky to call her a friend. Sophie is a Yorkshire lass who creates jewellery for tea lovers and fun accessories. She’s been launching lots of new items recently but my favourites are her Tea Lover Enamel Pin, Yorkshire Coasters and Teapot Clock.
Photo taken from Ben’s site.
The Owlery – Ben creates animal themed prints, homeware and cards. He regularly adds new prints and products to his collection so there’s always something new to see. I’m currently loving his British Woodland Birds collection, the cushion, lampshade and tea towel would be perfect in my flat.
Photo from Harriet’s website.
Hello Harriet – My sister introduced me to Harriet’s work earlier this year when she gifted me one of her cat tattoos. Harriet’s work has a focus on cute animals, especially cats. I really like her bunny phone case and of course, I love her Dodge pin set.
Photo from Yasumi’s website.
Stranger London – Yasumi runs the beautiful blog WorshipBlues and I’m delighted that she’s now making homeware, stationery and jewellery to share with everyone. I really like her onigiri brooch, this un-gloomy rainbow and of course, her toadstool (it’s currently sold out).
Photo from Nicola’s website.
Nic Allan Art – Nicola creates fantastic Christmas cards and beautiful prints with an animal theme. This year I handed out her Festive Penguins to a few friends. I’m currently loving her Penguin Love print and I want to get some of these Festive Tortoise cards for next year.
Photo taken from Joanna’s website.
Adventures & Tea Parties – Joanna creates personalised hankies, bow ties, jewellery and much more. Her designs are bright and colourful and always put a smile on my face. I adore her colourful hair bows and pressed flower necklaces.
Photo from Sarah’s website.
Sarah Hamilton – I love Sarah’s work and I particularly like her beautiful trays and prints. Her work is inspired by nature and has a Mid-Century Scandinavian feel. She’s also passionate about supporting independent businesses and set up the Just A Card campaign to encourage others to do the same.
Photo from Claire’s website.
Claireabellemakes – Claire is based in Cambridge and makes lovely bicycle accessories and Scrabble inspired gifts. I really like her wooden bicycle Christmas decoration and this glitter heart pin.
Photo taken from Victoria’s site.
Victoria Rose Bell – Victoria is a recent find of mine and I can’t believe I hadn’t seen her work before. She has a fantastic collection of pins, cards and prints. I really like her seaside pins, they remind me of when I used to live by the sea.
Photo taken from Kate’s website.
Made By Mrs M – I met Kate very briefly at Blognix and instantly fell in love with her work. She creates unique mid-century inspired designs for fabrics, lampshades and prints. I really like her print of the iconic, Chrysler Building in New York.
Photo taken from Katrina’s site.
Katrina Sophia – I’ve been following Katrina’s work for quite some time now. She has a strong focus on animals and nature but you’ll also find some fab cards with classic ice lollies on. My current favourite print from Katrina’s shop is this toadstool.
Photo taken from Rachel’s website.
Oh No Rachio – Rachel’s shop is a new find for me and I can’t stop browsing her products. You will find luxury stationery, homeware and lots of pins in her shop. It’s hard to narrow down my favourites but I think her Let’s Do This notepad is a beauty and I just adore the Feeling Peachy and Cute Cactus pins.
Please feel free to leave a link to your own shop or your favourite makers in the comment section below.