Friday, 21 November 2014


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Being full-time poorly with ME / CFS means that money can be a little tight. This Christmas, in an attempt to save some pennies, I'm going to try to make the majority of my gifts by hand. In addition to the pieces I regularly make, I'm also going to try to branch out a little in my crafting. I've been gathering DIY tutorials by the dozen and am already enjoying getting stuck into a couple of new little projects.

If I'm very honest with myself though, I know I've not got enough in the way of energy supplies to make all of the gifts that I'd like to. I've therefore decided, inspired by L H Design's post about 'shopping independent', to try to buy the remainder of my gifts from small businesses and makers. With this in mind, I've spent a fair amount of time browsing and I thought I'd share some of the lovely pieces I've come across in the process.

Pink Rose Ring from BeauMiracleJewelry - £10.23

Floral Pouch from GalaBorn - £15.75

Handmade Charity Christmas Cards from Frojo Designs - £8.00 for pack of 10

Floral To Do Notepad from PrintStitchAndPaste - £6.56

Leather Phone Pouch from sukriyeozcandesigns - £14.44

Printable World Cities Wall Calendar from ArtFilesVicky - £18.00

Beige Crochet Slipper from White Noise Maker - £19.03

Sterling Silver Cat Ring from lunahoo - £24.94

This Is My Happy Place Mug from PrintableWisdom - £11.81

Hot Air Balloons Ipad Case from JoyMerrymanStore - £24.94

Small Blank Notebooks from notonlypolkadots - £3.50

Silver Flower Ring from emilyjdesign - £19.69

Could any of these beautiful bits inspire you to shop independent this Christmas?


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