Slightly less glamorous than Kirsty Allsop’s. But all the same I thought I’d share some little bits and bobs I’d handmade this festive season. Not only do handmade elements add a personal touch, but let’s face it they are a great money-saver too. I normally go ALL IN on Christmas wrapping, starting with a minimum … More Jen’s Handmade Christmas
I know I did a shout out a couple of weeks ago to some small, inspirational crafts people, but with Christmas looming SO close around the corner I wanted to share some gifts I’ve bought from small businesses this year. So as not to spoil my loved one’s gifts, I’m planning to update this post … More How I shopped small this Christmas with Not on the High Street
I ventured out to the big smoke on Saturday for a luxe, festive, brush lettering workshop with Teri from The Lovely Drawer. It was the priciest workshop I’ve completed by far at £68 for 2 hours. I did choose the ‘luxe’ class option over the regular class, which promises to have no more than 6 attendees … More Brush Lettering Workshop with The Lovely Drawer
Just a quick post to update any blog readers on my latest festive Etsy items – on sale now! I don’t usually dabble much outside of weddings & baby showers, but thought I had to take advantage of the season and get in the spirit with some personalised festive goodies! Take a closer look on … More Christmas Specials!
I had a totally different post planned today, but I’ve been really touched by the amount of small business owners who have been posting about Black Friday. Or more specifically, not giving in to the lure of the discounted mass market and instead promoting a ‘shop small’ initiative. I was really touched to be mentioned … More Shout out to the little guys
Another weekend, another workshop! I visited the Derbyshire Christmas Market at the roundhouse in Derby, where I also attended a Winter Florals workshop hosted by The Greenery. It was a great workshop in which we made twig stars and then secured little bunches of winter florals to the frame. The presenter was really knowledgable about the … More Winter Florals Workshop