This week’s shop is Fluffy Duck, run by Lucy. You can visit Fluffy Duck for unique handmade cards for all occasions.
She has birthday cards, like this fab rocket card, and number cards too…
greetings cards for any occasion like this bright flower…
Christmas cards like this one with merry bunting…
and more for new babies, weddings and thank yous.
Lucy’s going to be expanding into wedding stationery next year, but in the meantime you can get some great cards in the shop, here, and read an interview with Lucy here.
So I’ve had an extended break, but it’s back with a bang with the shop of the week Tatania Rosa, run by Heather, and her beautiful tatted lace creations. Heather makes intricate jewellery, accessories and homewares with a gothic, romantic or historical twist. Here are some of her creations.
Lovely shades of purple in this cuff.
Rose coasters, far to beautiful to put a cup of tea on!
and a gothic necklace with black agate gemstones
There’s more about Heather in this interview, and you can visit her shop here.
This week’s Shop is the lovely Phoenvix run by the equally lovely Carrie. When she’s not being a legal eagle Carrie creates beaded jewellery and accessories. She’s also an artist and there’s a few of her drawing in her shop, with more to come in the future. Here’s some of my favourites.
A green and gold chunky glass bead bracelet
a firey red and orange bead bag charm
and lovely pastel and pearl earrings
You can read more about Carrie and her shop in a Craft Britannia interview here, and visit the shop here.
This week’s shop is actually two shops both run by a busy lady called Nadine, Muntjac Vintage and imynda. In Muntjac Vintage you’ll find vintage housewares and collectables, and in imynda Nadine’s own handmade crochet and amigurumi accessories and supplies. Here’s a couple of things from both shops.
From Muntjac Vintage, an embroidered cream and blue scarf with my favourite paisley design
and 5 Matryoshka Russian nesting dolls in green, I always like Russian dolls and these are sweet
and from imynda a tiny lion head brooch made with amigurumi crochet.
and personalised place cards with a small crochet flower.
You can read more about Nadine’s shop in an interview here, and visit the shops Muntjac Vintage here, and imynda here
For all things burlesque and bridal, you need this week’s Shop of the Week – Reds Ribbons. Run by Sarah, Reds Ribbons has all kinds of accessories, fascinators, hats and hairbands, with a luxurious, burlesque influence using ribbon, feathers, satin, lace, beads and sequins.
First this lovely feathered hair clip with big shiny stones
A classy black and white cocktail hat
and what Reds is famous for, pasties in all decorations, here’s some with cherry lace.
As well as her Etsy shop, Sarah is a circus performer and has a supply of fire eating and other performance equipment (like stilts!). She also teaches burlesque classes. You can read an interview with her here, and visit the shop here.
The natural world is the inspiration for this week’s shop, KitzieG, run by Laura. You’ll find magnets, mirrors, postcards, posters, prints and greetings cards with KitzieG’s distinctive, pretty botanical prints. Laura creates paper cuts of plants and flowers, and uses the shapes to great and colourful effect. Here’s a few of my favourite things.
Button magnets in pink, red and purple, perfect for getting organised.
Large greeting cards in blue, of cornflower, fritillary and rhodochiton vine.
and a hot pink pocket mirror with beautiful orchid.
You can read an interview with Laura here and find out more about her inspirations, and visit the shop here.
You’d better get over to this week’s shop quick, the Shop of the Week promotion is going so well Carrie’s almost sold out! And it’s not surprising, the Natural Bathing Co makes lovely soaps, lip balms and bath bombs from natural ingredients. Here’s a selection: firstly organic dragonsblood soap. Don’t worry no dragons are harmed in the making of this soap, it’s a mixture patchouli, vanilla, rose absolute, orange and jasmine.
Now how can I resist, chocolate lip balm. It’s made of cocoa flavourings, natural yellow beeswax, sweet almond oil, and shea butter.
and finally an unusual lime, mandarin and basil bath bomb, good enough to eat!
You can read an interview with Carrie here, and visit the shop here
Spinning Streak is this week’s Shop of the Week. As you can tell from the name Spinning specialises in hand spun, and hand dyed wool, and woollen items. She spins and dyes using both professional dyes and natural plant colours too. Here’s a selection of lovely things from her shop.
This is a gorgeous pink, blue and purple hand painted new wool skein.
These are cute baby booties and mittens in warm tones, colourful enough to keep anyone cosy.
And this hand knitted stole in blues and lilacs.
There are more of Spinning’s lovely yarns and handmade goodies from gloves and scarves to bags and tea cosies, in her shop here, and you can read an interview with Spinning on the Craft Britannia blog here.