Jo Greenlees is a very clever illustrator and graphic designer and we are extremely lucky to sell her greeting cards through our Polka Dot House parties. Jo, with the cooperation of her gorgeous dog Ed, also produces a range of art prints based on her illustrative works using watercolor, pencil and ink. Jo only uses high quality papers and board and prints everything using professional UV stable inks.
To view and purchase any of Jo’s goodies, visit www.pixiedoodlegifts.com
The Acorn Workshop
The Acorn Workshop started life in 2009 and is a small family run business owned by Kelvin Beckett. Kelvin produces a range of outdoor products that are suitable for the countryside using only oak from sustainable sources from a West Sussex sawmill. Through our Polka Dot House parties we sell Kelvin’s oak t-light holders and have recently been lucky enough to sell his range of chopping boards which are produced to a very high standard. The boards come in a range of sizes and can be personalized to order. To find out more about The Acorn Workshop, visit www.theacornworkshop.co.uk
Incey Wincey Studio
Incey Wincey Studio is the growing business of Claire Wilson who, with a background in textiles, is putting her talents to good use. Claire makes gorgeous alphabet bean bags which make lovely presents for children and doorstops using unique fabrics. Keep an eye out for more products from Claire as she is always thinking of new things to wow her customers with.
Carrie Lawson Art and Design
Carrie is a mum of two boys who decided to start painting canvases for children's rooms when she couldn't find any that looked a bit stylish and individual for her boys bedrooms. Carrie loves all the vintage products around and wanted to create a nostalgic feel about her pictures. She also wanted to be able to mix and match them a bit so you could have a few different images and they would all sit well together.
Emma Morgan: The Flint House
Based in Chichester, West Sussex, graphic designer Emma Morgan uses her love of both traditional and modern design to produce unique prints for the home. The recent addition of baby Oscar to the Morgan household has also inspired a lovely range of personalised name prints which make the perfect gift.
Eleanor's Attic: Helen Sutcliffe
Born in South Wales, Helen relocated to Dolgellau 10 years ago. A self taught seamstress, Helen loves working with oilcloth and is not scared of being brave with colour combinations, looking to her surroundings and indeed nature for inspiration. With over 150 oilcloths in her studio to choose from, Helen says that she often feels like a child in a sweet shop, always eager to try something new.
Sea Glimpse Crafts
Emma started making beach crafts for herself and after many nice comments about the quality of her work, she decided to launch her own craft business "Sea Glipmse Crafts". Emma lives by the sea and sources a lot of her products direct from the beach. Everything is handmade by her with love.
Lucy is a young budding entrepreneur who has taken her love for beads and jewellery and made it into a growing business. Lucy sources all her beads and then sets to work making her range of beautiful bracelets.
Sew & Sew
Sew & Sew is a combination of Sue and Sandra, two lovely ladies and great friends who are very clever with a sewing machine. They love buying gorgeous fabrics (especially Cath Kidston fabrics) and making lovely things including bags, cushions and bunting. We met Sue & Sandra at a Christmas event...we laughed a lot and I bought an owl doorstop which now stands proudly in my kitchen. Sue and Sandra can make any of their goodies in a fabric of your choice - just let us know.
Buzybee is the world of the lovely Pat who creates gorgeous knitted bits to love and treasure. All Buzybee's goodies are handmade by Pat in quality yarns.
Tea Beside the Sea
Having grown up by the sea and with a love of all things vintage, sisters Anna and Nicki decided to put their creative passion to good use and re-love and re-cycle vintage items into unique home accessories, clothing and gifts for others to share and enjoy. They love nothing more than a wander round a flea market or antique fair and are constantly on the search for lovely vintage fabrics, unusual crockery and nik-naks which they can up-cycle into something pretty and new for the perfect afternoon tea party, or simply to add some vintage style to your home.
Suzi Sews - Handmade Happiness
Suzi Sews has always enjoyed crafting but sewing is her greatest passion. Everything made by Suzi is made at her home in Somerset, in a village at the foot of the Quantock Hills.
Busy Fingers is the creation of Lindy Penny. Lindy is a self-confessed 'fabricaholic' who loves nothing more than to sit down with her sewing machine and some pretty fabric. A 'stay at home' Mum, Lindy is never short on inspiration but is often time challenged by her three children and an assortment of animals. Whether it's making an heirloom quilt or a handbag, Lindy's exacting standards always ensure a fabulous finish.
Baht 'at Designs
Despite coming from a family of tailors, Vic from Baht 'at Designs didn't make friends with her sewing machine until her mid 30s although she has always loved fabrics, especially wool. Vic decided to 'have a go' at making herself a bag - it took several attempts and probably a whole year of practice before she was truly happy with the results and she started receiving orders from friends. All Vic's bags are handmade in Yorkshire using unusual and vintage fabrics, buttons and trimmings. As a keen cyclist, Vic travels all over the UK and Europe and when she can visits weavers in Wales, Tweed mills in Scotland and woollen mills all over England.