Archives for category: Shop of the Week

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…

Children's rocket birthday card

greetings cards for any occasion like this bright flower…

Bright pink and green daisy greeting card

Christmas cards like this one with merry bunting…

Set of 5 large Christmas cards with red and green bunting - handmade

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.

Tatted Lace-up Cuff - Bess (Small)

Rose coasters, far to beautiful to put a cup of tea on!

Pink Rose Coasters, Set Of Two - Rosa

and a gothic necklace with black agate gemstones

Tatted Goth Necklace - Katherine Royale

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

Chunky Green Glass Bead Bracelet

a firey red and orange bead bag charm

Bead and Chain Bag Charm in Red and Orange

and lovely pastel and pearl earrings

Pink and Pearly Drop Bead 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

Ladies Scarf Cream Blue Embroidered Vintage Headscarf

and 5 Matryoshka Russian nesting dolls in green, I always like Russian dolls and these are sweet

Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls Set of Five Green

and from imynda a tiny lion head brooch made with amigurumi crochet.

Tiny Lion Brooch Crochet Amigurumi Animal

and personalised place cards with a small crochet flower.

Wedding Name Place Cards Crochet Flower Watermelon Pink Made to Order

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

Green Feathered hair clip

A classy black and white cocktail hat

Black and white cocktail hat

and what Reds is famous for, pasties in all decorations, here’s some with cherry lace.

cherry heart Nipple pasties -  a frilly cherry trim with a polka dot heart .

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.

Fridge Magnets in a Tin - Set of Seven in Red, Pink, Purple. Floral Botanical Papercut Designs

Large greeting cards in blue, of cornflower, fritillary and rhodochiton vine.

Botanical Papercut Greetings Cards (A5) - Set of Three in Blue

and a hot pink pocket mirror with beautiful orchid.

Pocket Mirror - Hot Pink Orchid Botanical Papercut Design

You can read an interview with Laura here and find out more about her inspirations, and visit the shop here.

A whole range of crafty goodness goes into Merry Go Round UK,  this week’s shop, run by Julia in York. There’s knitted and crocheted items, jewellery, hair accessories, bookmarks, decorations and some supplies too. It’s true that if you want something done you should ask a busy person, and Julia’s certainly a busy lady, her shop is just one part of her life. Here’s a selection of some of my favourites from the shop.

Some patriotic red, white and blue button magnets.

Red, White and Blue Button Magnets: patriotic button magnets, plastic / acrylic buttons mix, set of 6

A cowl and gloves set in cool shades of blue and purple.

Cowl & Gloves Set: blue, purple, green, indigo marble cowl and fingerless gloves

And a jolly citrus wreath to brighten up a small spot.

Citrus Micro Wreath : cute, tiny yarn wreath with mixed buttons, lime green, yellow and orange, with hanging ribbon

As well as Merry Go Round, Julia also has a supplies shop called CarouselUK. You can read an interview with her here, 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.

Handmade Organic Soap Dragonsblood Glycerin Soap SLS/SLES Free

Now how can I resist, chocolate lip balm. It’s made of cocoa flavourings, natural yellow beeswax, sweet almond oil, and shea butter.

Chocolate Lip Balm Flavored Slide Tin 0.5oz Natural Lip Balm Lip Salve

and finally an unusual lime, mandarin and basil bath bomb, good enough to eat!

Fizzing Bath Bombs, Lime Mandarin and Basil Organic Bath Bomb

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.

Hand painted wool yarn 50g pink blue purple

These are cute baby booties and mittens in warm tones, colourful enough to keep anyone cosy.

Baby booties mittens set - unisex booties and mittens 6 to 9 months approx

And this hand knitted stole in blues and lilacs.

Wide wrap stole ultrasoft knit smoky blue lilac

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. 

My Small World is this week’s shop and it’s the small world of Katie in Chester. I’ve already learnt two things from her shop, the first is freemotion embroidery, which is freehand embroidery on the machine. It’s a lovely flowing style which Katie uses on felt patches.

As well as felt patches Katie’s shop is full of  handmade bears, sewing cases, card cases, brooches, button badges and jewellery.  Here are some of my favourite things, a felt owl brooch…

Hand made red and green felt and fabric owl brooch

Meet Alfie, a handmade mohair bear with just one twin brother, he’s a unique and cute bear.

Alfie hand sewn mohair bear Ltd edition number one of two

and finally, because I love sakura, a scrabble tile necklace with Japanese blossom.

Japanese cherry blossom. Glazed Scrabble tile pendant, with handmade ribbon necklace.

The other thing I’ve learnt is about Blythe dolls, which are Katie’s passion, and she also has Blythe accessories in her shop. Visit her shop here, and learn more about Blythe dolls and read an interview with Katie here, on the Craft Britannia blog.