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Benefits of Buying Handmade

Benefits of Buying Handmade

More than ever people are wanting quality products and to see something different. When you shop with an artisan here are some of the benefits.Meets your needs betterWhen buying hand made you are often dealing directly with the designer which gives you the option to customise your purchase exactly how you would like it.Handmade is easy to buyThe internet now offers many more hand crafted market places such as Etsy & Folksy which enable you to find more hand made products.Support localBuying from an individual designer or maker is much more economically friendly as they do not require mass production...

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Perfect Personalised Pressies

Perfect Personalised Pressies

Personalised gifts are a great way to show love and appreciation to a special person. There are lots of ways now to have gifts personalised included engraving, printing, embroidering and vinyl stickers.Personalisation is particularly popular with new born baby gifts, the perfect occasion to celebrate a special name. A few gift ideas that I love for little ones are keepsake bears, personalised cushions and embroidered blankets. A few years ago a found a very lovely lady Yvene who makes the most gorgeous keepsake bunnies and bears. I had one made using the outfit my son wore to our wedding and...

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How to Create a Picture Wall

How to Create a Picture Wall

Every home needs a place to for special memories. Picture walls are great for displaying photos, artwork and special keep sakes. Gather together all your special pieces. Depending on the style you are going for collect frames that either match or lots of different frames for a more eclectic style. Layout all your frames on the floor so you can move them around to find what looks best. Good places for picture walls are up the stairs and the wall behind the sofa or bed.  Here are a few of my favourites to give you some inspiration. Image: Home Decor...

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5 Simple Crafts for Little Ones

5 Simple Crafts for Little Ones

5 Simple Crafts for Little OnesThe summer holidays are now upon us! Here are a few crafty ideas for anyone looking after some little ones this summer. As I am a big animal fan, they are all animal themed! Dinosaur http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/craft/545135/how-to-make-a-paper-dinosaur Jelly Fish http://nontoygifts.com/paper-plate-jellyfish-craft-kids/   Egg Box Turtle http://frugalfun4boys.com/2017/04/20/adorable-egg-carton-turtle-craft-caterpillar-frog/   Bubble Bee http://buggyandbuddy.com/cardboard-tube-bee-craft/   Paper Plate Cat http://iheartcraftythings.com/paper-plate-cat-craft.htmlEnjoy!Anna x P.s please feel free to share some photos of your makes in the comments!  My next post will be...How to Create a Picture Wall

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Top 5 tips for Buying Handmade

Top 5 tips for Buying Handmade

    Handmade items and gifts are becoming increasingly popular. They are easily accessible now due to online market places such as Etsy and Folksy and also available at markets and craft stalls. Here are some useful tips to bare in mind when shopping handmade.  Look for quality Be prepared to pay slightly more Look at reviews Find the story behind it If you love it, buy it!  Look for qualityWhen buying a handmade item I always look for good quality, how it's been made and the materials that have been used. This means not always buying the cheapest but...

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