Tag Archives: maker

I’ve been featured …

2 Apr

… by the Inspired Celebration blog

I was very pleased to have one of my greetings cards featured on the Inspired Celebration blog recently, as they also believe in the ethos of handmade, and supporting independent UK designer makers.
Whether you are organising an event yourself and are looking for ‘that’ special touch to add to your celebration, or if you are attending a Wedding or party as a guest and are looking for a unique gift – Inspired Celebrations will often have beautiful suggestions for you.

So if you like the idea of including handmade designs within your celebration but don’t know where to start, try taking a look at their blog.

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Don’t forget Mothers Day

29 Mar

Mothering Sunday is less than a week away now, so if you’re still struggling to find gifts or cards why not try Buying Handmade and looking online at Folksy where you can find handmade quality items from independent UK designer makers (some of which will post orders worldwide).

The official Folksy blog lists lots of ideas for quality handmade Mothering Sunday gifts.

Original Minnie © Handstamped With Love Notepad made from recycled card

Original Minnie © Handstamped With Love Notepad made from recycled card

I also have some greetings cards and notepads made from recycled card available in my Original Minnie Folksy shop.  They are all hand stamped by me, so if you would like a specific name or phrase, just let me know.

Original Minnie © Handmade pink bead and button earrings made with sterling silver hooks

Original Minnie © Handmade pink Bead and Button Earrings made with sterling silver hooks

I also have jewellery available, all of which is sent to you in a gift presentation box made from eco-friendly recycled card.

Original Minnie © Last Postage dates for Mothering Sunday 2011

Original Minnie © Last Postage dates for Mothering Sunday 2011

…and don’t forget my recommended last order date for Mothers Day items from my Folksy shop is 12noon GMT this Wednesday (30th March 2011).   Any questions, please email me on the address at the top of this page or click on the ‘Ask the seller a question’ link on my Folksy shop profile.

(Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other website content/links).

2 days to Christmas

23 Dec

If all this talk of Buying Handmade for Christmas has inspired you, there are lots of places on the web now where you can purchase direct from the maker all year round for birthdays, anniversarys, thank yous, or just to treat yourself.  If you have a creative hand, you can even set up your own shop!

Handmade Pledge Badge from buyhandmade.org

Handmade Pledge Badge from buyhandmade.org

  • You know about Folksy already (all UK makers, some selling worldwide, in £ GB pounds)
  • there is also Etsy (worldwide makers, some selling worldwide, in $ US dollars)
  • and Zibbet (in $ US dollars)
  • and Misi (mostly UK sellers, some selling worldwide, in £ GB pounds)
  • and MyEhive (mostly UK sellers, in £ GB pounds, $ US dollars, and Euros)
  • and of course you can buy direct from the maker face to face at local Craft Markets and Fairs
  • and more…

If you have any recommendations of where to find quality handmade, please let us know and leave a comment…


(Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other websites).


15 days to Christmas

10 Dec

How cute and festive are these?  Some more handmade gifts I found at Belton House Christmas Market last month, made by Heart and Country.

 

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Decorations by Heart and Country

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Decorations by Heart and Country

Their new website is due to be up and running any day now, so if you are quick you may be able to order in time for Christmas…

(Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other websites).


17 days to Christmas

8 Dec

I told you that at the Belton House Christmas Market I attended last month, I was buying handmade Christmas gifts, as well as selling some.

Well, I thought I would show you a few of my favourites over the next few days…

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

 

I thought these printed textiles by The Colegrave Printworks were lovely, and they had cute printed tshirts and fabric bags too.  All the prints beginning as original illustrations.

At the moment they don’t have a website, but as soon as they do, I will add a link.

 

 

19 days to Christmas

6 Dec

Finding Handmade Gifts for Christmas

If you are rushing round for last minute inspiration, you could check out these blogs:

All items are handmade in the UK by independent designer/makers, and are for sale in each designers shop on Folksy.  Don’t forget, I will also be posting handmade gift ideas every day on my Christmas Countdown, plus I have my own Original Minnie online Folksy shop .

Happy browsing!


Last POSTAGE dates for Christmas

Once you’ve found a great gift, you need to make sure it will get there in time for Christmas Day, especially if you are sending cards/gifts abroad.  If you live in the UK, you could check out the Royal Mail website for their official information.


Original Minnie Last Postage Order dates for Christmas 2010

Original Minnie © Last Order dates for Christmas 2010

 

Last ORDER dates for Christmas

If you would like to order any cards or gifts from the Original Minnie Folksy SHOP in time for Christmas, the last dates for you to order and pay by are:

  • posting to UK & Channel Islands: 12 noon on Tuesday 21st December 2010
  • posting to Europe: 12 noon on Monday 13th December 2010 (that’s only a week away!)

Any orders made or paid for after these times may not arrive in time for Christmas Day.

(PLEASE NOTE: Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other websites).


23 days to Christmas

2 Dec

Just a quick reminder to let you know that I will be at my final Festive event of 2010 this weekend at the Fineshade Wood Festive Fair.

Fineshade Wood Festive Fair 2010 leaflet

Fineshade Wood Festive Fair 2010 leaflet

Located in the beautiful Rockingham Forest, just outside the stunning town of Stamford, it will be a two day event of quality local crafters/makers, local food stalls, Christmas trees for sale, a few festive tipples, and of course the Fineshade Cafe for a warming cuppa.

Come long for some festive spirit and gift hunting – if you have signed up to the handmade pledge for Christmas, this is the perfect opportunity to find some quality handmade gifts, made by local makers/artisans.

Hope to see you there…

For more info, check out my Events page, or email me.