The Handmade Fair: On the wishlist

Handmade Awards Lineup - Wishlist - designer makers at The Handmade Fair 2015

For us, it’s the vendors (and the craft workshops) that make a craft event successful, and this September the sellers at The Handmade Fair have us adding bits to our wishlist weeks before the event, and that’s always a good sign! Here’s a look at some of the names you’ll find at the fair…

Crush Catalogue: Eye like

Crush Catalogue - Evil eye trend

This week we’re crushing on interiors, stationery and accessories covered in peepers. Come and have a dekko at these beautiful optics! 

Follow Friday: Nelly’s Treasures

Nellys Treasures

This month we’re obsessing about anatomy and we’d like to give you a heads up (ahem) on textile designer and mastermind behind two awesome anatomy cushions, Helen of Nelly’s Treasures. Bookmark this craft business, peeps!

Mollie Makes meets Handmade Heart Crafts

Unicorn hobby horse handmade. Full tutorial in Mollie Makes 54

Quirky unicorns and pretty baby grows: these are the kind of things that make us broody. Etsy seller Kayleigh of Handmade Heart Crafts, also designer of the unicorn hobby horse in issue 54, tells us how suffering from severe sickness kick-started her handmade business.

Mollie Makes meets The Yarn Kitchen

Crochet felted wool planters by The Yarn Kitchen for Mollie Makes 54

Stella Melgrati doesn’t know everything about promoting her Etsy shop, but she does know her customers and lets enthusiasm and love for handmade speak for itself. Find out how, even without marketing know-how, The Yarn Kitchen brought Stella a taste of popularity…

Mollie Makes meets Cafenohut

Etsy seller crochet products by cafenoHut of deconoHut 3

After 20 years working intensely as an environmental engineer, Etsy seller Ayda of deconoHut has slowed down to indulge in her passion for sewing and crochet. Find out how Ayda runs her business and why she says ‘Etsy is not magic!’

Mollie Makes meets Threads by Emily

Emily of Threads by Emily

Etsy seller Emily (Threads by Emily) talks work-life balance, SEO and developing your brand. Want to open shop? Read on…

Mollie Makes meets Nest Pretty Things

Nest Pretty Things handmade jewellery 3

Tamar of Nest Pretty Things has worked in the creative industry as a fashion editor, stylist and interior designer which has helped her along the path to starting her own business. Her journey proves it’s never too late to do what you love…

Mollie Makes meets Wild Olive

Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive

Etsy seller, Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive has the ability to make everything she stitches uppercase CUTE. ‘Whether it’s a cuddly critter or a crumbly cake, pretty much everything I draw has a face’. But it’s not just a pretty face that grows an Etsy shop. Find out what does… Please tell us about your… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets Sincerely Louise

Etsy seller Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise

Recognise the faux fox stole? It was Etsy seller Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise’s first listing. This and her many other faux taxidermy designs has lead to a full-blown design career with commissions from Boden, craft mags and a dead-gorgeous book. Dream of a similar day job? We caught up with Louise to find out… Continue reading