New Stockist: Canalside Heritage Centre in Beeston, Nottingham

I’m delighted to introduce The Canalside Heritage Centre, who opened their doors on Saturday 24th June and are now stocking a selection of my home textiles and stationery.

The Canalside Heritage Centre is based at the Beeston Lock in Nottinghamshire. They’ve carefully transformed historic cottages into a vibrant hub, which includes a welcoming visitors centre, café, small shop, community space, and gardens. Their central focus is on sharing stories of their heritage, working with local communities and promoting art through exhibitions and in their shop.

As a Nottinghamshire girl I’m thrilled they’re stocking my range and hope you’ll pop by if you have chance! They’ll be running regular workshops, art classes, and tours too!

Find out more on their website http://canalsideheritagecentre.org.uk/

Handmade Nottingham Spring Market

I’m very excited to have a stall at the Handmade Nottingham Market on Sunday 19th March. It takes place at Malt Cross on St James’ Street, just of the Market Square. If you’re in the area do pop by and say hello! I’ll have some special show offers just in time for Mother’s Day, plus you’ll be able to shop my brand new California range before it’s available online.

Checkout the Handmade Nottingham Market Facebook page for updates and to see the fab line up of local designer-makers at the event.

Hopefully see you there! x

Christmas Wish List

It’s nearly December (GULP!) and many of us have already started our Christmas shopping. If you’re struggling for ideas and/or would like to support independent business this Christmas, then the Blog and Buy Sale Christmas Wish List will help you on your way.

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I’ve a few items on there myself including my Pavilion Cushion, Wanda Floor Cushion and Kirkby Teacups. They make wonderful gifts so please do have a look.

Over the weekend I selected my top picks from the list and here they are:

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DETACHABLE SANTA HAT PENGUIN CHRISTMAS JUMPERS – WOLLY BABS

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‘A CHASE’ SET OF 4 COASTERS – CALEIGHILL

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‘A NEW DAY’ HANDMADE ILLUSTRATED LAMP – A NORTHERN LIGHT

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CHEVRON CROWN – KNITTED MULTI-COLOURED STATEMENT NECKLACE – AMY LAWRENCE DESIGNS

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LOVEY DOVEY WRAPPING PAPER – MRS BOOTH

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WOVEN LAMBSWOOL FRIED EGGS PATTERN BLANKET – HOKOLO

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‘HENRY’ CHRISTMAS CARD – SARAH RAY

I hope you like my picks too! To see the full Wish List click here… happy shopping!

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