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Indie Makers - Thimble Lou

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Indie Makers - Thimble Lou

Good morning! ☀️ For my first feature of 2019 I am delighted to introduce to you Lou from Thimble Lou, who makes the most adorable selection of needle felt creations. Hello Lou, 👋🏽 1. What do you create? I make miniature wool sculptures through the process of needle felting, where you repetitively stab a barbed needle into wool to condense and mat it, and eventually make a solid piece. I create a range of sculptures, from 3d pet portraits to food-themed trinkets, mostly only being a couple inches in size. 2. Where did the inspiration come from to start your...

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Indie Makers - Abbiecardabra

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Indie Makers - Abbiecardabra

Good morning everyone! It has been a little while since I have posted, but when I saw Abbie’s creations I had to share this with you! Abbie makes beautiful art work using your cards from special events. I think this is such a lovely idea, not only do they look amazing but what a lovely way to display something that would normally just to be put in a box in the loft!   Hello Abbie, 👋🏽 1. What do you create? I take people's greetings cards after their wedding, birth of a child or other special ocassion and turn them in...

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Mamas Who Make - Michelle @ Miss Shelley Designs

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Mamas Who Make - Michelle @ Miss Shelley Designs

Good morning! On today’s #mamaswhomake I am delighted to introduce to you Michelle from Miss Shelly Designs, who makes the most gorgeous range of decorations. My favourite has to be the pompom koala! 🐨❤️    Hello Michelle, 👋🏽 Where do you get your inspiration? My main source of inspiration for Miss Shelly Designs has always been my children. The business first started when I made some toys and cushions for my babies nursery. I then wanted to make them a Christmas decoration to mark their first Christmas and things evolved from there. My handmade Christmas decorations is what I’m best...

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Indie Makers - Amanda @ Sunshine Hippo

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Indie Makers - Amanda @ Sunshine Hippo

Good Morning! ☀️ I am delighted to introduce to you this very lovely lady, Amanda from Sunshine Hippo, who creates the most gorgeous little Bonnie dogs and other stitched gifts. Hello Amanda 👋🏽   Where do you get your inspiration?I find inspiration all around me, from my dogs to beautiful flowers or a gorgeous sunrise. Whenever I'm out and about I'm always looking to spot something different that will plant a seed of an idea. Then I just keep experimenting until I'm happy with the finished item. What do you create?I create Bonniedogs , fabric keyrings and bookmarks as every...

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Mamas Who Make @ Driftwood Sails

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Mamas Who Make @ Driftwood Sails

Hello!  I am so delighted to introduce to you Toni from Driftwood Sails. I have been following her on Instagram for quite some time now and she has very kindly took part in #mamaswhomake I have really enjoyed finding out more about the 'behind the scenes' of these beautiful products and hope you enjoy too.   What is my inspiration? I have lived on the Kent coast since I was 9 years old and I never get tired of the coastal landscape. The beaches vary a lot, some are made up of large pebbles, like Whitstable & Deal (very beautiful, but...

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