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Things I am loving at Crafty Fox

Guys I have probably mentioned it enough on Twitter but just in case you haven't heard, this Sunday I am going to be selling my cards, prints and notebooks at Crafty Fox Market. I have been wanting to sell my stuff at a market for a while now (see my goals earlier in the year) and I am so glad that Crafty Fox is going to be my first one. 

The market (which I have been to before as a punter) is going to be at the Dogstar in Brixton, which is a pub that gets transformed for the weekend. The bar is still open though so you can pick up a beverage while you wander around taking everything in. If you are free I would absolutely love for you to come visit and say hi. There are so many amazing creative people selling their stuff there it should be ace. 

In the spirit of all that, instead of doing a 'things I am loving on Etsy' post I thought I would do a 'things I am loving at Crafty Fox' instead, and share some of the stalls I am excited about visiting (haha if I can convince my husband to man the stall for a bit while I sneak off and spend money!)

These are just a few I have my eye on but check out everyone who is selling here

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Prickle Press - I have been following Rachel online for a while, so I am looking forward to meeting her in person and also checking out her lovely cards. I totally love letterpress so will be good to stock up on greetings cards!

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Lucie Ellen - I bought the necklace pictured a while ago for myself (and also got some other colours for friends) and I love it, so am thinking about buying some more jewellery from her to add to my collection. They are really beautiful simple wooden items and work well with so many different outfits. 

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Clement and Claude - I hadn't heard of these guys but their soy wax candles look awesome! I love a good candle and so am totally planning to snag myself one of these. The scents sounds really good too if the website is anything to go by! Wild plum sounds perfect for Autumn and as things get colder around here will definitely need to up my candle game. 

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Natalie Strachan Ceramics - Another definite Autumn plan is drinking lots of hot chocolate and this mug would be perfect for that. I am really excited to check out Natalie's ceramics and maybe find some nice choice items for our new kitchen that is being installed soon (!!). 

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Dr Designs - I got myself some succulent babies recently and so I really fancy one of these concrete plant pots to make them look pretty and to make a bit of a feature of them. I think concrete can be so stylish when used in interiors. 

Anyway I hope this has whet your appetite a bit. Come visit and see all of these lovely things and meet of all the creative people who make them in real life! Real life is where it is at! Ha! 

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things I am loving on Etsy

I have noticed that there is a mega gold foil craze going on right now? I have always loved the look of gold foil prints and stationery so I am pretty happy with that, but I have also noticed that some of them can look kind of lame. There are a lot of people doing faux gold foil which I am not massively into. Anyway May is seriously the month of birthdays for me so I thought I would do a little round up of gold foil goodies that I have found that I think would make great gifts. The first print though is from my friend Chloe Vaux and it is classic, beautiful and real gold foil. You will actually be able win one of these (along with a lot of other amazing goodies) on May 25th when I am doing a mega giveaway. 

1. Chloe Vaux gold foil print - Chloe is a great friend of mine and has beautiful prints in her shop. She recently started selling this gold foil one which is think is really classic and beautiful! 

2. Meticulous Ink, Gold foil notebook - This little notebook would be great for carrying around while you're on the go. Beautifully classic.

3. Clouds and Currents, You're the bee's knees gold foil card - This card is super cute and would be a great birthday card, but also you could send it anytime to let a friend or loved one know how much you think they rock! 

4. Moospie, illustrated gold foil journal - This journal is a stunner and is hand bound and includes a cute little illustration in the bottom right corner by illustrator Francesca Eastwell.

5. Sparrow and Wolf, A6 gold foil notebook - I love the patterns on these notebooks. Especially the ones with the little plus signs. These would make a great little gift for a creative friend. 

Hope you enjoy all these treats, also did you see my post about the launch of Calder & Byrne last week? They are selling some of my prints and cards and I am so happy to be involved because they are all about supporting small local makers and designers and Siobhan who set it up has great taste! If you haven't seen it yet go and have a look around! 

Hope you have a great Monday! 

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Christmas Independent shopping guide

I think christmas preparation is starting to really pick up now. I like to get started early so that I don't leave everything to the last minute. With a growing family there are more and more people to think about. This year I am trying to spend some time thinking about the gifts I get and where I get them from. For some people I am going to down the hand made route but for others I am trying hard to support independent shops. Since setting up my etsy shop earlier in the year I have just realised how lovely it is to support independent makers and designers and there are so many beautiful online shops out there that I have discovered this year. 

So I thought to help you guys out if you are looking for ideas I would put together a post of some of my favourite shops. Some of these I have bought from myself - some of them I am planning to buy from - and some are on my own christmas wish list! All of these are UK based because I wanted to support shopping local as well. 

Have a look through at all the talent out there and hopefully this will help kick start your christmas shopping. If you click on the images below it will take you straight to the shops


Oh My Clumsy Heart - Minimal handmade jewellry

Oh My Clumsy Heart - Minimal handmade jewellry

Lucie Ellen - Handmade wooden products,

Lucie Ellen - Handmade wooden products,


Fred and Noah

Fred and Noah

Anna Wiscombe

Anna Wiscombe


Handsome Craft

Handsome Craft

The lovely drawer

The lovely drawer


Alice Gabb - Calligraphy starter kit

Alice Gabb - Calligraphy starter kit

Sort - Hand printed letterpress gifts & ephemera

Sort - Hand printed letterpress gifts & ephemera


So there you go. This is not an exhaustive list but I hope you enjoy exploring these shops and finding new things, and hopefully more folks will make an effort and shop independent this Christmas! It really makes a difference.

(Also if you are lucky there may be some black friday deals today so get in there quick!)