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!
Holly is a stitch fanatic and makes. fab keepsakes for all occasions!
One of the nicest humans you’ll ever meet, and a huge talent with illustration, meet lovely Lauren!
Michaela describes her products as ‘printed papers of dreams’, and I’d have to agree!
Fun and bold shapes made of acrylic make up these quirky accessories by Hannah!
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!
Erica’s skills are definitely to be admired, take a look at the wonderful characters she creates!
I’m a huge huge fan of textile artist Miesje’s work – combining screenprinting and embroidery, her pieces are a feast for these eyes!
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.
Say goodbye to those twee cross-stitch patterns that your Granny favoured, and say hello to these cheeky kits and ready made pieces!
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
Rainbow lover Tessa and I chatted about her beautiful, bright crochet work!
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!
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
Polymer clay goddess Faye creates glorious goodies for your ears!
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
Laura combines velvet, corduroy and felt to create these magical creatures and cushions!
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
Northern Ireland based ceramicist Zara is so super talented at what she does – keep an eye out for future stock drops!
Fabulous Fuz has the stock of dreams – gorge printed cottons and haberdashery to make you squeal!
If beautiful, unique jewellery, glitter, sparkly things and flowers are your jam, Kaz has you covered!
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!