Well, craft-lovers, Christmas is over, but so is January, so things are looking up, and it was a beautiful, beautiful day here. Spring feels like it's just around the corner (although I realise it might not if you're shivering under snow: you should move to Scotland, clearly) and we've got some new stalls in the Craft Market. As ever, check them out, visit their sites, say hello, and say I sent you.
*****************************************************************************Highlyunlikelyhousewife makes silver fingerprint impression charms and keepsakes (she sends you the stuff and you do it in your own home!).
Tracy Glover makes beautiful dolls
Kerry Goodman makes amazing photo albums and wedding stationery as well as bespoke items
she also hosts crafting parties in West Sussex and Hampshire.
Tracy T makes artisan jewellery and crafts in silver, beads, paper and fabric
Fee makes really beautiful solid wood decoupage blocks which she sells through Notonthehighstreet.com.
Alyson makes pretty much anything with words on it: clothes, canvases, signs, wall art, name art, table plans...
Heidi-Elizabeth Storer makes all sorts of beautiful things in her Beehive
Becky at Hazel and Blue is a thrifty Kiwi who loves sewing and ribbons
Aimi Rowe makes various toys, soft furnishings, wall hangings, decorative door hangings and bags. all out of your childs clothing
Nicky makes stunning handmade paper products which she sells under the name of Gooseberry Moon
The Butterfly Experience 's bespoke online jewellery shop: Lunar Moth Jewellery appears still to be in development. Keep checking to be there when it opens...
Zoe Grant is inspired by the seaside with products for you, your home and your Summer holiday (and Christmas too!)
Viv Smith makes jewellery and accessories including mummy necklaces and birthstone jewellery. She also creates ribbon flower corsages, available as brooches or hair accessories, including in school colours
Melisa Moody is originally a textile designer but now makes delicious looking jewellery and accessories.
Helen runs icklebabe.com producing all sorts of beautiful hand made things for babies, boys and girls, their mummies and daddies...
Amanda loves making shabby chic and primitive sewn items.
Fiona makes stunning personalised children's artworks:
Helen Rawlinson has two shops. One on Etsy, selling beautiful fabrics, mugs, bags, cushions and more fabulous stuff:
as well as her own website of lighting and textile design
Claire Mackaness also has a shop on Folksy, in her case selling vintage inspired gifts:
She also makes beautiful cards and occasionally runs classes in Brentwood, so pop by her website for more information.
Helen McIntyre also makes hand-made gifts for beautiful girls of all ages. She also sells crafting supplies if you're feeling inspired!
Janice Thomson makes baby gifts
Hilary Pullen makes little purses and beadkits for children
Harriet McAlonan makes bespoke children's jewellery for boys and girls Click the link for lovely pictures
Grit doesn't sell her playbags, she gives them away to local toy libraries. What a star. The playbag blog is here.
Louise Horler makes funky bibs, tooth fairy cushions, baking bags, activity bags, buggy blankets, aprons and more!
She is also the UK co-ordinator for Dress a Girl Around the World, a charity which asks crafty types to make a dress for sending to a girl who hasn't got a pretty dress. She's always looking for more sewers so get in touch if you think you can help! (Louise, you've got me inspired for one...)
Fiona Morris uses pyrography to create handmade wooden plaques, keepsakes and gifts for all occasions as well as personalised soft toys.
Tola Popoola makes personalised chocolate bars
Maggy Woodley paints children's pop art and greetings cards
Kim at Four Teens and a Teabag makes beautiful bespoke bunting
Fanciful Alice makes handbags, brooches, children's toys and anything else she fancies
Petra Hoschtitsky (and a friend) make jewellery, knit, sew, embroider, crochet and work with many different materials (textiles often recycled/upcycled). They also organise jewellery making parties for children and adults, as well as art and craft or sewing parties in the Manchester/Cheshire area.
(No picture because the links never stay live to this one, I don't know why, but click the link to have a look)
Steffi loves to knit, make cards and has recently explored felting
You can also buy her book, A Hat in Time which contains 37 patterns for hats to knit and crochet and from which all profits go to Save the Children.
Jude specialises in creating personalised nursery art (including canvases and framed, boxed Christening prints)
children's artwork into masterpieces for your wall ....
Suzanne Harulow is a freelance textile artist. She makes bespoke wall hangings and lots of other stuff
Mummy Mad at the Madhouse makes all sorts of wonderful crafty things with (and without) her children. She's also been known to sell them from time to time.
And then there's me. I make personalised children's stuff. T-shirts, towels, bedclothes. Anything you like really...
And I'm also a trained milliner. So if you need something special for a wedding, Ascot or just running round the park, let me know: