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The Natural Store

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 , 1 Comment

The Natural Store wants consumers to move beyond ‘token nods’ to sustainability and embrace ‘eco’ in all aspects of their life. And with their wide range of goods they can certainly help make that a reality. Click here to find out more about The Natural Store. To win a Natural Store product please answer the [...]

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Jennifer Collier

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 , 2 Comments

The intrinsic value of paper may be small but Jennifer Collier transforms this everyday material into something pretty and precious with a few careful folds and plenty of creativity. Click here to find out more about Jennifer Collier and her business. To win one of three paper sculptures please answer the following question: Akira Yoshizawa [...]

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Folk at home

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 , 1 Comment

If you can lose yourself in the wonder of a woven towel or slip into a reverie while contemplating a perfectly carved spoon then exploring the goods stocked by Folk at Home could take a long time. But Gina Portman won’t mind, her things are made “with care to last” and can stand the scrutiny… [...]

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No regrets…

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 , 3 Comments

Sackcloth gets a bad press – in ancient times a coarse garment and ashes were a sign of wrongdoing or repentance. Parna’s approach is much more upbeat, Kath Griffiths turns hardwearing and practical vintage linen and hemp grain sacks into simply lovely cushions- the only thing you’ll regret is not entering our competition… Click here [...]

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It’s a Darling affair

Friday, March 25th, 2011 , 1 Comment

Put a spring in your step with the “It’s Darling!” Spring fair. Held in the beautiful City of Bath on 26th March, you’ll find a trove of stunning handmade jewellery and accessories, vintage china, handmade fashions and plenty of arts, all brought to you by independent vintage sellers and talented designers. This year at It’s [...]

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A good home wanted…

Friday, March 25th, 2011 , 7 Comments

This friendly fellow is a rare breed – a complete one off! Made with natural linen he has been delicately hand stitched and measures 23cm tall and retails at £175.  Artist Helen Thompson leaves all her fabric edges raw to give each dog its own personality. Click here to find out more about Holy Smoke. [...]

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National Registration

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 , No Comments

Jade, a recent graduate from the University of Huddersfield, has always been fascinated by history. Through an appeal in her local paper she arranged to meet veterans and ex land army girls from World War II. The result is a series of embroidered pieces that collates memories and artifacts from their lives in works designed [...]

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Roll up, roll up…

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 , 2 Comments

Tucked away in a hidden corner of the library Alice, a new graduate from Cardiff School of Art of Design, spent long hours pouring over an old book of embroidery techniques. She married the theory to her love of folk stories and fairy tales and the result is a collection of framed embroideries and brooches [...]

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Tea for three…

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 , 2 Comments

Arrange your own tea party with Biba’s candy coloured stationary. In her party bags you’ll receive 10 note cards, 2 paper chain bundles and 3 metres of paper bunting, all printed in pretty pastel shades. All you need now is a few fondant fancies to complete the look! Click here to find out more about [...]

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Welsh charm….

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 , 3 Comments

Pamper yourself safe in the knowledge that all the ingredients in Blodwen’s ‘Wild Rose’ range are completely natural and locally sourced – each bloom is collected from a hillside farm in rural Wales. The set includes bath soak, face and body oil, face cream and aromatic water amounting to £95 of goodness.  Click here to [...]

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