Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Slightly saucy Tuesday.

Craft Britannia's shop of the week this time is Sarah of Red Ribbon. Her handmade pretties are a little different to those featured previously, not only does Laura make lovely and very glamerous hats and headpieces, she also caters for the more adventurous person, in that she also makes and sells fire eating equipment, stilts and burlesque accessories.

Sarah also offers gift vouchers, including the one below, which would be a fun gift for the more adventurous girl!

Sarah's interview can be found here at the Craft Britannia blog and is a very interesting read, not least because together with her Etsy shop, Sarah is also a Circus performer.

Red Ribbons, Sarah's Etsy shop can be found here and I hope you enjoy having a browse around.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Inspired by nature.

Happy Friday everyone! The week has flown by again, mainly due to being knee deep in my accounts. It feels like this week has slipped by without me even noticing it.

We've reached number 17 in Craft Britannia's shop of the week, where does the time go?
This time is Laura of KitzieG and her gorgeous nature inspired creations.
Her shop is chock full of coordinated cards, magnets, bunting and lots more and all inspired by nature. Her beautiful items are so well coordinated, that you could buy a couple of sets of something and still mix and match them together.

These are the first things that caught my eye, a set of her beautiful harvest garden magnets.

Anyone reading my earlier posts might know that I have a love of bunting, this summer pastel bunting is a steal at 30% off in Laura's shop.

And these coordinating cards are just beautiful, I love how all the colours are bright but muted at the same time.

To visit Laura's shop please click the link here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KitzieG

And you can read Laura's interview on the Craft Britannia blog here.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Merry Go Round UK

This week's Craft Britannia's shop of the week on Etsy, is Merry Go Round UK.

Julia, who is the face behind the name, makes a lovely selection of goodies, such as crochet mug cozies, bunting and hair clips. Other items in her shop include button magnets, like the red, white and blue ones below and also decorative micro wreaths.

For the full range in Julia's shop, please clock on the link here

Red white and blue button magnets

Red white and blue micro wreath

Pastel micro wreaths

Peach, green and yellow crochet bunting


My favorite has to be the beautiful crochet bunting above, it wouldn't look out of place in a photo shoot in Molly Makes magazine and would be perfect for a young girls room or a garden picnic or party.

To read Julia's full interview on the Craft Britannia's team blog, please go here

That's all for today, hope you enjoy browsing in Julia's lovely shop.

Friday, 15 June 2012

End of the week & a special offer!

Hello again!

I've been really busy this week, added a few more handmade goodies to my Etsy shop and I've also been tweaking photos and promoting CRAFTfest like mad on Twitter.

A quick peek at a few of my new goodies. I've had a lot of positive comments about my new brooches.

handmade freemotion applique bird brooch

handmade freemotion applique owl brooch

another of my handmade freemotion applique owl brooches  

While I'm here, I thought I'd also mention that it's the final day of the CRAFTfest online fair tomorrow (Saturday 16th June). To mark the end of our fab week, I've decided to hold a freebie offer in my Etsy shop. The offer is only for CRAFTfest buyers and for readers of this blog.

The offer is as follows, spend £10.00 or more and you will receive a lovely free surprise handmade gift. Spend £30.00 or more and receive two free surprise handmade gifts. All gifts will be handmade by myself and the same lovely quality as shown in my shop.

Just click the link here to go straight to my CRAFTfest stall. From there you can go directly to any item in Etsy that I've listed on my stall. When you make your purchase from my Etsy shop, If you go via the CRAFtfest website, leave a note saying #CRAFTfest freebie or #Blogger freebie if you have visited here first. It's as simple as that.

Just to add that Etsy.com are having some 'downtime' for maintenance from 7am GMT tomorrow (Saturday). Although you won't be able to access Etsy while they are tweaking it, it will be open again later in the day.It's a bit frustrating to UK Etsy sellers but there isn't anything we can do about it.

That's it for now, I'll be popping back over the weekend to add the Craft Britannia shop of the week post! 

Monday, 11 June 2012

Time for a long relaxing soak...

  .... with last weeks Craft Britannia shop of the week, which is the Natural Bathing Co.
I'm a little bit late this week, due to the craft fair I did in Cheadle (which was pretty fab & I'll be doing a review very soon!)

Onto the Natural Bathing co and her indulgent treats!

The bath treats she makes and sells in her Etsy shop look gorgeous and I really want to try some of her soaps and lip balms, which I think are ideal for any age or time of year.

                       For a relaxing bath, try her   Lavender & amber bath bomb
                       Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances, especially for a long
                       soak in the bath.

         Sandalwood & vanilla soap this sounds like the type of fragrance my DH likes!

                      Very exotic and such a lovely colour, try her Dragonsblood soap

       I'm very tempted by this Ginger lip balm & it sounds just the thing to use
       if you're a little bit 'under the weather'.

To read the full interview, please go to the Craft Britannia blog.
You can visit the Natural bathing co shop here  (it's well worth a peek if you need a pampering session or quick gift!)

Just a quick ramble to say that next time, I'll be featuring Craft Britannia's team member Merry Go round UK. Which I'll try my best to post before the end of this week. I'm still frantically trying to catch up with myself, as it was 'all go' last week with my craft fair preparations. My craft room looks like it's been ransacked by a hoard of hyperactive crafters and I have my remaining stock to list on Etsy by Wednesday as I'm also taking part in CRAFTfest, the online event (which has trended on Twitter and had over 30,000 views so far (and it's only Monday!).

CRAFTfest June 2012

If you want to check out the stalls (over 175 of them), please click on the link to the Creative Connections website HERE. Then it's just a matter of clicking on the blue CRAFTfest icon for the section you'd like to view, and all the stalls are accessible from there.

Happy browsing (and hopefully shopping!)