Tuesday, 31 December 2013


Hello and welcome to Handmade Introductions.

The aim of this blog and accompanying Facebook page is to help connect shoppers with small businesses who make beautiful items.
Since I started running my Facebook page in January 2013 I have discovered so many fabulous small businesses with incredible talent, producing unique items.

I thought it would be great to have a website where all these makers could be collected together and browsed by potential customers.

I'm not sure how it will all work at the moment - I'm just going with the flow!

Thank-you for stopping by - please show your support by following the blog or liking the Facebook page (or both!). It would be greatly appreciated by all. Happy browsing!

Monday, 7 October 2013


Okay, today we have a share for a very pretty page.

Bellaboo make the loveliest hair accessories for little girls.
Their page is full of fresh and sweet items - all made with love, with a little girl seal of approval.
Very reasonable prices too - would make great little stocking fillers.


These are so pretty ..... I know several little girls who would love them.

Photo: ♥ Available ♥

I have two sets of these pretty clips in stock and ready to post. PM me or comment below if you would like them.

£3.00 For Pair

Thursday, 3 October 2013


Sorry for not sharing for a while, we have been rather busy of late but intend to be in touch more often in the lead up to Christmas (eeek - it'll be here before you know it!)

I stumbled across this page this evening and just fell in love with the simple yet wonderfully artistic little characters that Lazydoll brings to life on her phone cases, purses/bags cushions and other fab hand made items.

One of my favourites is this delightful Red Riding Rood iphone case, just gorgeous:


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Fox's Felts

Fox's Felts make a wonderful array of mobiles and other unique felt creations for those special little people in your life.

I wish these little alien visitors had teleported into my little boys nursery! Great gift ideas for anyone that is expecting...


Website: www.foxsfelts.co.uk/

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Sock-tacular Sock Creations

These cheeky little characters and quirky sculptures are all cleverly (and beautifully) made from socks.

I could definitely welcome a few of these little chaps into my home. From the look on their faces I would be worried they may get up to a little mischief....

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Lily & Fig

This page makes the prettiest brooches and accessories from new and recycled fabrics, buttons and beads.

In a rainbow of lovely colours there are a range of sizes available and brooches can also be made to order.


A lovely oceanic colour combination - would love a dress like this......

Monday, 5 August 2013

Buttonsy Jewellery

If you like your jewellery pretty with a little bit of quirkiness then Buttonsy Jewellery is the page for you.

Flowers, birds, dandelions and a smidgen of glitter are all to be found in Buttonsy's beautiful range.
Browsing through their Etsy shop is like strolling through a meadow on a Summers day.

The thing I like so much about Buttonsy is that they are always trying something new - and it always seems like they're having fun at the same time.

This necklace is just divine ....

Beautiful White Flowers in Vintage Blown Glass

Linen Circus

I love the name of this page - it conjurs up so many lovely images. And lots of those images come to life when you have a browse through their pages.

Linen Circus make whimsical art dolls and creatures using vintage linen, lace and buttons. From fabric fish to lavender trees and back again, there is all sorts of quirky loveliness to be seen at Linen Circus.

Again, they have a very unique style and a very pretty website - you must pop by and say Hi.


Website  http://www.linencircus.co.uk/index.htm

Aren't these watch bracelets adorable? .......

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Claire Gent Design

Another one of my favourite pages to kick us off today.

Claire makes the most stunning silver and hand-painted aluminium jewellery.
Her work is so beautiful and unique, you will most certainly fall in love with it.

There are so many beautiful items in Claire's Folksy shop that I struggled to pick one. I want them all!



It was Claire's cuffs that I first saw shared on Facebook so I've picked out one to share today.
Beautiful .....

Dandelion wishes cuff

Tuesday, 30 July 2013


The first share for this evening is for the fab Pipandsqueak.

Yasmin makes very cool jewellery pieces that reflect current fashion trends, but all made by hand.
Her Facebook page is always interesting, fun and full of colour.

If you like to adorn yourself with a little bit of fabulousness, then Pipandsqueak is the place to go.

This is so gorgeous .....

Image of Black Applique necklace

Monday, 29 July 2013

Jo Luckstead Ceramics

I love ceramics and I am a huge fan of this page.

Jo makes the loveliest, quirky ceramic creations, including sculptures, buttons, jewellery and bowls.

There is such a variety of items in Jo's Etsy shop and everyone of them is gorgeous.
I found it very hard to choose just one to feature.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/jolucksted

I love this so much .....

Ceramic mini hanging planter - Piper - chocolate brown and red-succulent or air plant

Cottage Coppicing

Lisa at Cottage Coppicing makes fab handcrafted items from wood and coppice hazel.

She uses traditional tools and materials to create ever-so-lovely wooden things, including home accessories, buttons and fun products for kids.

It is a little treat to virtually wonder around her Etsy shop - and her love for the outdoors is clear.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CottageCoppicing?ref=seller_info

These would make a lovely and unusual present for a child ......

Large chunky hazel Crayons


Sunday, 28 July 2013


Fiona at Inkyprints-originals creates stunning hand-printed linocut designs.

Her work is so inspiring -  fabulous colours and quirky designs.

As well as prints Fiona produces journals and gift tags based on her designs.
Her Folksy shop is a joy to mooch around - some beautiful items that would be a real asset to anyone's home.


Folksy shop http://folksy.com/shops/InkyprintsOriginals

I absolutely love this .....

Lovebirds Linocut Original

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Kitty Ballistic

Here we have another lovely jewellery page and shop for your perusal.

If you like glitter, then you will love this page!

Based in the Netherlands (excellent shipping rates to the UK) Kitty Ballistic make handmade jewellery using buttons and beads in all shapes and sizes.

There are some very unusual and interesting items in their Etsy shop - really enjoyable to browse through.



This 'Starry sky ring' is so pretty .....

Starry Sky Ring, Night Sky Ring, Adjustable Ring


A lovely, soft page of fluffiness for my first share today.

Claire makes fabulous cloud and raindrop themed home accessories for children (although I know lots of grown ups who would also love them).

I found it very hard to choose a favourite item, as everything is so gorgeous. Claire's photos are also fantastic and convey a real sense of fun - her Etsy shop is full of great items and it all looks so inviting.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/Claireoncloud9

Never mind the kids - I want one of these ......

WHITE FLUFFY CLOUD Pillow Cushion Faux Sheepskin Fleece Dreamy, soft and fluffy - Baby Nursery Kids Bedroom Home Decoration

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Jolly Spoon

Just the name of this page makes me happy!

Jolly Spoon make quirky, humorous cards, gifts and artwork. Very unique and retro - but with a contemporary twist.

The lady who makes all these fab items also likes to upcycle bits and bobs and incorporate them into her creations. She has some very clever ideas.


A Scrabble Board Fridge List.........great idea!

Melissa Smith Textiles

Hello and welcome to the first share of today.

I was enticed into this page by the lovely cushions in the timeline photo. When I delved a little deeper I learnt that not only does Melissa make the cushion covers, she designs and screen prints the beautiful fabrics too. The fabrics are just fabulous - and available in a ever so stylish colour range.
They are also available to buy in 1/4 metre, 1/2 metre and metre lengths.

There are lots of other lovely things in Melissa's Etsy shop including tea-towels, aprons and bunting.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MelissaSmithTextiles?page=1

Fabulous lampshade in Melissa's hand screen printed fabric.......

Lamp Shade Handmade Hand Screen Printed Lampshade Star Burst Design 40cm diameter

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Dinky Doodles Handmade Crayons

A very different page to share now, and a fantastic idea.

Jessica at Dinky Doodles makes handmade crayons using 100% non-toxic, high quality Crayola wax - in every shape, size and colour you could possibly imagine!

Perfect little gifts for party bags or stockings. Dinky Doodles also accept custom requests - just send them a message and see what they can do.


Camper van crayons - so cool ......

Deedees Little Things

This pretty page comes all the way to you from France.

Andree makes gorgeous quirky fabric home furnishings and accessories. Her range includes cushions, wall hangings, garlands and headbands amongst other things as well as the most recent addition - summer dresses for little girls.

Andree uses fabulous, retro fabric in all the colours of the rainbow to create her lovely wares. There is a real charm to her work that makes you feel all warm inside.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DeedeesLittleThings?ref=shop_sugg

Love these colourful bunnies ......

Decorative rabbit cushion/pillow

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Little Burrow Designs

It is very hard to describe what Claire at Little Burrow Designs does.

She creates the most amazing, whimsical, perfect little pieces of artwork and jewellery using antique and vintage haberdashery and fabrics.

Claire collects the most adorable little curios and then incorporates them into her unique pieces of art, using stitching, embroidery, text, buttons and all sorts of bits and bobs.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleBurrowDesigns?ref=seller_info

A very beautiful and inspiring page - definitely worth a look.

Large Elongated Heart Pendant Necklace, Textile, Vintage

Miss Marple Makes

This page is so bright and cheerful, you can't help but smile. It also has one of the best names ever.

Cat makes fabulous porcelain jewellery and decorations in bright eye-popping colours. She has a very distinctive style - retro but contemporary at the same time, and her little characters are just full of life.


Lovely Etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/shop/missmarplemakes

Here is one very cool hot sausage dog! Love him .....

Yellow  Sausage Dog Porcelain Brooch

Alice Darkling

Another fabulous page that I am always happy to see when it pops up in my newsfeed.

Alice of Alice Darkling hand paints nesting dolls and also creates painted artwork. Her work has a real fairy-tale feel to it - and looks like it has just stepped out of a children's story book.
Her nesting dolls are just gorgeous and beautifully painted - if you are a fan of Studio Gibli films then you must go and check out her Etsy shop!

As well as producing ready made items, Alice accepts custom requests.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/AliceDarkling

Such a clever idea - love them .....

Monday, 22 July 2013

Rebel Rose

This page has been on my favourites list since I first started my own business page on Facebook.
Full of oh-so-pretty and delicate hand-knits, this page is a joy to browse.

Suzy makes luxury hand-knitted scarves, blankets and brooches amongst other things. She also accepts custom orders as well as designing and creating her own knitting patterns so that knitters can create their own little piece of Rebel Rose at home.


Folksy shop http://folksy.com/shops/rebelrose68

Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/rebelrose68

Oh, how I wish I could knit - this is so pretty ......

PATTERN ONLY Baby's First Blanket and Cushion Spring Flowers

Bo Hulley Beads

If you are looking for beautiful handcrafted ceramic beads, charms and pendants then this is the place to go.

Bo makes beads in all shapes and sizes, and uses a gorgeous natural colour palette  - her Etsy shop is a real feast for the eyes and a must-visit.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/bohulleybeads?page=1

Aren't these little trinket dishes just beautiful?

Handmade Ceramic Ring Catcher  Heart Trinket Dish Ring Bowl Soft Blues

Sunday, 21 July 2013


This is another new page to me - and it is certainly a lovely one.

Kate who runs this makes lovely baby quilts and nursery accessories. I am always in awe of people who make quilts as it requires such patience - something I don't have a lot of.

And Kate doesn't just make quilts - she makes gorgeous quilts in funky fabrics that would look fabulous in any nursery. You also must check out her lavender soother bunny ears - so cute!


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/mylittlecherrypie

P.S Kate is either currently still overdue with her second child or has a newborn  - so I'm sure she would appreciate a kind word on her page.

Gorgeous .....

Rainbow Alphabet Baby Blanket With Mink Fleece Lining


I have been a fan of this page for a while now and when an update pops up in my newsfeed it always makes me smile.

Pixiecraft specialise in quirky hand-embroidered designs on homewares, gifts and accessories. They also now sell some of their designs as prints and offer a printed fabric label service.

I love Pixiecrafts designs  - they are so cute and cheerful, and beautifully stitched. You can't help but fall in love with this page.

Mrs Pixie is currently on maternity leave so her husband Mr Pixie is helping run the business in the mean-time. Fabulous teamwork!


Folksy shop here http://folksy.com/shops/MissPixieCrafts

Love this .....


Hello - and the first of three lovely shares for today.

Babooshka design and crochet the most beautiful items including baby blankets, hats, scarves, lampshades and many other accessories.

This is a lovely page to browse around - so many pretty items, clearly made with love.
I particularly love the baby cardigans - they are just so sweet.


Very well stocked Folksy shop here http://folksy.com/shops/Babooshka

Isn't this just so fresh and pretty ......

Saturday, 20 July 2013


This is another of my favourites.

With a very distinctive, quirky style Melodie of Maidolls makes art dolls, original artwork and brooches.

Every one of her creations is packed full of character and life - they are just beautiful and so skilfully made. It is one of my aims to own one of her dolls.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/maidolls

Isn't Margot a stunner?

Margot - A folk art doll

PJ and Boo

Hello and welcome to the first share of the evening - PJ and Boo.
Again, I have been a big fan of this page for a long time. The lady who runs this page makes beautiful bunting and single hanging flags. I imagine it must be quite hard to make bunting stand out from the crowd but PJ and Boo manage to do it. Combining pretty fabric, text and applique - this bunting is really the cream of the crop. Love it.


Love this one .........

Friday, 19 July 2013

V's Pottery Shed

I have been a fan of this page for quite sometime - and you will soon see why. This lady makes such quirky, fun ceramic items, all beautifully hand-painted.
Victoria produces commission pieces and ready-to-buy pieces and also offers a mobile pottery painting service for parties or special events. Great idea!


This has got to be one of my favourites ......

Button Fayre

Another new page to me for the second share of the day.

Button Fayre (another great name) hand make pretty gifts and home accessories, including bunting, bookmarks, cushions and gadget cases.

There is a very unique style to Button Fayre products - bright and colourful combinations, with hints of applique and oodles of buttony loveliness!

Website (soon to be up and running) here http://www.buttonfayre.com/


The Fox in the Attic

Hello - and happy Friday. There is a good feeling in the air today.

My first share today is for the delicious Fox in the Attic.

This page and Etsy shop make hand-embroidered soft toys, cushions and pincushions. Their designs are stunning - so quirky and fabulous. They also make bespoke animals - with the name of the baby or child embroidered on the front. Perfect gifts - especially for a special occasion like a new arrival or 1st birthday.


Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheFoxintheAttic?ref=top_trail

I love these - especially the one with the cherries. Which one is your favourite?

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Merino Angel

This is another new page to me and is such a cosy one.

Merino angel handmade all sorts of lovely items from merino wool. Items include rugs, hanging decorations and (my favourite) mobiles (like the one pictured below) - all in gorgeous soft tones.


Etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MerinoAngel?page=1

I just want to stroke these pom-poms - stunning and so tactile......

Tilly and Lola

The first share of the night is for the gorgeous Tilly and Lola.

If you like traditional baby and toddler clothes - clothes and accessories that you can imagine a cute, dimpled baby wearing forty years ago, then you will love this page.

Lovely, classic designs in gorgeous fabrics and yarns - this page is sure to bring a smile to your face.


These pinafores are adorable .......

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Hole House

The lady who runs this page make beautiful bags and purses using beautiful fabric. Her page is just stunning to look at. Its not hard to see why she has such a loyal group of followers.


So vintage and so pretty ........

Love and lovelier

For my second share tonight I have chosen Love and Lovelier. This is a new page to me, but is a great find. I am a sucker for ceramics and this page has some really lovely quirky items.


Website here http://www.loveandlovelier.co.uk/

I love this idea, simply gorgeous......


Phew - it sure is warm. Do you love it or hate it? I love the sunshine but not necessarily the heat when it is as stuffy as it is at the moment. But I'm not complaining!

Anyway, first share for this evening is for Sewfie.
Part piano-teacher, part crafter this lovely lady gives 15% off all proceeds from her sales to the charity LOVE146 - which aims to help stop child trafficking. How amazing is that?

Lots of very pretty crocheted and hand-sewn items adorn this ladies page and she also sells fab Learn to Crochet kits.


Lovely website here http://www.sewfie.com/

These pencil cases are just so sweet - lovely colour combinations.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Crimson Rabbit

This next share is for a page that is quite new to me. I was totally sucked in by their extremely cute banner photo. Gorgeous hand-knitted and hand-sewn items and such a variety. Just lovely.


Fab website here http://www.thecrimsonrabbit.co.uk/

This little lady is stunning ..... (and I want her dress)....

Dare to Redream

Right, this share is for another well-named page - Dare to Redream. The lady who runs this page describes her wares as Upcycled, Repurposed and Vintage eccentricities and gifts, which sums it up perfectly. Lots of fab quirky finds and creations to be found on the page and accompanying Etsy shop.


This cushion is fab - I love it ......


First share on this lovely warm evening is for Handmade@79. The lady who runs this lovely page makes a variety of handmade gifts and keepsakes, including gorgeous plaques and decorated wooden letters. Simple and stylish, all her designs are clearly made with love.


Website here http://www.handmadeat79.com/

This little bird is adorable .....

Monday, 15 July 2013


I love the name of this page. All sorts of lovely items handmade using reclaimed, vintage and retro fabrics.


Etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/shop/chasethecloudsaway

I love these ......

Bluebirds and Daisies

Second share of the day is for Bluebirds and Daisies. Very pretty handmade jewellery and accessories including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, phone cosies, fabulous fingerless gloves - an emporium of loveliness.


Very well-stocked Etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Bluebirdsanddaisies?page=1

This is so pretty ......

Leading the pack

Okay - first share for today is for Leading the Pack pet supplies. I have purchased from them and experienced fab customer service. I was really happy with the collar and lead Emily made for our pup. So many gorgeous fabrics and ribbons to choose from, you will struggle to make a decision.


Website here http://www.leadingthepackpetsupplies.co.uk/

These are just adorable (got my eye on the Superman one)............

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Lollylou's handmade resin jewellery

First jewellery share is for the fabulous Lollylou's handmade resin jewellery. Such pretty unusual designs, and again this lady makes items to order.


I love this bunting set - so sweet.

Ms Bee's Boutique

Next share is for Ms Bee's Boutique, who knits and crochets the loveliest home furnishings and accessories. Items can be made to order too.


Folksy shop here http://folksy.com/shops/MsBee

A stool cosy - what a fab idea!


Okay - my very first share is for the lovely Bagolo. Gorgeous handmade bags and home accessories in fantastic fabrics, ready made and made to order.


Folksy Shop here http://folksy.com/shops/bagolo

Just how cute is this Owl Bag? .............

Wise Old Owl Bag