50 POSTS!

Hi hello hi!

Just me having a party-for-one over here, celebrating the fact that this is going to be the 50th blog post for Janey!
For the next two weeks, I’ve put together a little round up of what exactly those 50 posts involved…

I will include links on each one to the original post, so if any spark your interest and you haven’t already, please do go and have a read!

So let’s get going, and wind back the clock to August 2020!

First up was Alicia from Olive & Ochre, who launched the business in August 2020 and has since worked super hard to get it to what it is today. She’s a dried florals expert and is has a fantastic eye for colour!

Read here!
Shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/OliveandOchre
Follow:
@oliveandochre

Holly is a stitch fanatic and makes. fab keepsakes for all occasions!

Read here!
Shop: www.hollyedwardstextiles.com
Follow:
@hollyedwardstextiles

One of the nicest humans you’ll ever meet, and a huge talent with illustration, meet lovely Lauren!

Read here!
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/LaurenGaleMakes
Follow:
@laurengale.makesandillustrates

Michaela describes her products as ‘printed papers of dreams’, and I’d have to agree!

Read here!
Shop: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/blackcatandbumble
Follow:
@blackcatandbumble

Fun and bold shapes made of acrylic make up these quirky accessories by Hannah!

Read here!
Shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TeaPartyAtTheZoo
Follow:
@teapartyatthezoo

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert at crochet, Emma has a kit for you. And if you want to skip a step, she also offers ready made necklaces in her shop!

Read here!
Shop: stitchingmesoftly.co.uk
Follow:
@stitching_me_softly

Erica’s skills are definitely to be admired, take a look at the wonderful characters she creates!

Read here!
Shop: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EricaGlas
Follow:
@erica.glas.art

I’m a huge huge fan of textile artist Miesje’s work – combining screenprinting and embroidery, her pieces are a feast for these eyes!

Read here!
Shop: www.miesjechafer.com
Follow:
@miesjechafer

For three weeks in October, I focused on the ‘virtual market’.
I spoke to lots of wonderful makers who sold at these events, and also some of the people running them. This was an interesting subject for me, and I loved thinking about both the pros and cons for the creative market being moved online.

Read here:

Goodbye Jeans & Awkward Handshakes, Hello DIY Haircuts & Virtual Markets!

Founders of the New Normal

Meet the Virtual Market Makers

Say goodbye to those twee cross-stitch patterns that your Granny favoured, and say hello to these cheeky kits and ready made pieces!

Read here!
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/katejblandford
Follow:
@kateblandford

Time for a Halloween edit! Here I rounded up 10 makers who created some spooky themed goodies for the most wonderful time of the year!

Earrings pictured are by FatPomPoms

Read here!

Rainbow lover Tessa and I chatted about her beautiful, bright crochet work!

Read here!
Shop: thesquirrelcollective.co.uk
Follow:
@the_squirrel_collective

Husband and Wife duo behind Jessie’s art shed, Jessie and Ollie, run creative workshops and sell supplies, and spoke to me about the business!

Read here!
Shop: www.jessiesartshed.com
Follow:
@jessiesartshed

Its the C-word!
Here I compiled a ‘shop small’ gifting guide, including homeware, clothing and accessories, crafting kits, bits for the kids, and even some for a fiver and under!

Hairbands pictured are from By Hannah Walker

Read here!

Polymer clay goddess Faye creates glorious goodies for your ears!

Read here!
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/kosmicsun
Follow:
@kosmicsundesigns

Now we’ve got our Christmas gifts sorted, I listed 5 small businesses creating lush cards and giftwraps to finish the job!
Also included are 10 of my favourite makers for festive decorating!

Tree Topper pictured is by House of Hooray

Read here!

Laura combines velvet, corduroy and felt to create these magical creatures and cushions!

Read here!
Shop: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lauraholdenstudio
Follow:
@lauraholdenstudio

The festive season was over, and to start off 2021, I compiled 15 small businesses who create wonderful kits and supplies for a brand new hobby! We’ve got embroidery, crochet, ceramics and more!

Kit pictured by Wool Couture

Read here!

Northern Ireland based ceramicist Zara is so super talented at what she does – keep an eye out for future stock drops!

Read here!
Shop: www.zaraceramics.com
Follow:
@zaraceramics

Fabulous Fuz has the stock of dreams – gorge printed cottons and haberdashery to make you squeal!

Read here!
Shop: www.clothandcandy.co.uk
Follow:
@clothandcandy

If beautiful, unique jewellery, glitter, sparkly things and flowers are your jam, Kaz has you covered!

Read here!
Shop: www.gemlettuce.com
Follow:
@gemlettucejewellery

Eek it’s so lovely to look back on the past year – I’ve met so many fab creatives and very much enjoyed writing up these posts!
Please do pop back next week, where I will continue with the second half of the round up!

Have a wonderful week, I hope the sun shines for you!

Janey