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.
It’s not Friday, but better late than never. Pearls are much more than a string around your neck, here’s some pieces from Folksy illustrating the versatility of pearls.
Jasmine – Swarovski Pearl tiara by Hint of Elegance
Pearl baby shoes – by Buzybee
Lavender Mist Pearl and Crystal Boutique by The Patchwork Bride
Silver and Pearl Leaf necklace by Alexis Southam Jewellery
Freshwater pearl nest pendant by Lillibets
Freshwater pearl and silk wrap by A Very British Affair
Well not just English but British roses too. This week was St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday so I thought a bit of the English national flower would be good.
Rose clutch by Handbags by Helen.
Rose ring by Silver Quail Design.
Rose corsage by Handmade by Joanne…
Tudor rose by yew tree glass.
Heart of roses greetings card by Old Wives Tale.
This week I have mostly been trying to find a nice new second-hand bike, and thinking about selling mine, so of course this week’s collection had to be bicycles!
Bicycle cushion by Beetrootshed1
Screen printed bicycle birthday card by Moonpie Designs
Sterling silver holiday bicycle necklace by Huiyi Tan
Men’s t-shirt by Proud Cloud Creations
Bicycle brooch by Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes
This week’s shop is Twinkknits, run by Nicola who lives in York. Nicola knits and crochets everything from mug warmers, cafetiere cosies and teacosies, like this lovely rose one..
to headbands, earwarmers and gloves, like this beautiful chunky cable knit gloves, I love the colour, and…
baby blankets, cushion covers, brooches, coasters, egg warmers, pin cushions and chocolate doughnuts. Hoorah!
She also sells knitting patterns for you to make in the comfort of your own home. You can read an interview with Nicola here, and find out about her celebrity customers. Visit her shop here. (find the famous liquoice allsorts cosy!)