FRIENDLY FRIDAY ~ 3 May Handmade Business Recommendations

03 May

We received quite a few recommendations this week on our Facebook page for our Friendly Friday theme, which is great to see as it is so nice when one talented crafter recommends another.

I don’t know about you but I love discovering new crafting talent and I certainly wasn’t disappointed this week.  There was lots of recommendations for new pages I hadn’t seen before and I have really enjoyed having a browse through their photos and finding out more about them, I hope you do to?

There is a good and varied selection of crafts and I have tried to choose photos to show you a range of their products, but please do go and visit them too, have a browse and say hello and please tell them who sent you.  Thanks.


1.       The Chocolate Manor (NI) ~

The Chocolate Manor (NI) Stand

The Chocolate Manor NI – A sanctuary of indulgent and irresistible handmade chocolates – based in Coleraine.

They create indulgent chocolates, truffles & treats, lovingly handmade, using the finest Belgian chocolate & ingredients. Whatever the occasion, they can create chocolates and gifts to suit your budget and tastes. Now including; wedding favours and candy buffets and personalised & bespoke chocolate gifts made to order.

Nominated by: Baked By Me (Who sell Bakeware, cookie mixes, party & giftware~ Click here for their website ) 


2.      The Birling Bobbin

The Birling Bobbin logo

A new business page who make handmade adornments for your home.  They only have a few fans, so they really would appreciate you taking a look.

Nominated by Alison from Yowe ~ who make a range of handmade gifts using such techniques as knitting, crocheting, felting and sewing.


3. AngelK ~ Website:

AngelK logo

AngelK produce useful and beautifully presented gifts, including their best selling scarf roses, sock boxes, scarf bouquets and much more.

Their baby range has perfect gifts for both mother and baby and their Wedding shop has unique wedding favours, buttonholes and bouquets.

Nominated by Pam from Glitter ‘n’ Art ~   (Glitter Tattoos and face painting for kids of all ages)


4.  The Folded Page ~

 Website:  Etsy Shop:

The Folded Page logo

The Folded page create Folded Book Sculptures! They make unique art and personalised gifts by transforming old unwanted books.

No pages are harmed, all pieces are produced by meticulously and patiently folding each page. There is no cutting involved at all. If you wanted you could unfold each page and have a read!

If you want a glimpse of how it is done, click HERE to see this short video.

This crafter received 3 recommendations ~ Karissa from Sew Darn Pretty , Jo from Buttercups – Cupcake Wrappers and Witchy Woo Cards


5.   Joey’s Handcrafted Cards ~

Handcrafted and Handcoloured cards for all occasions, cards can also be personalised on request,

Recommended by Tina’s Handmade Items


6. Billy Bones Fabric Art ~

Billy Bones Fabric Art logo

Billy Bones Fabric Art make unique handmade art from either up-cycled or new fabric.
All designs are handmade and unique, carefully hand cut, machine appliqued, and embellished with buttons/embroidery/beads/pretty things, before being stretch mounted onto canvas box frames.

Recommended by Gemma.


7. The Ribbon and button box ~

The Ribbon and Button Box logo

Supplier of ribbons, fabric and buttons.  They also do personalised ribbons.

Recommended by Sue Mountford ~ who commented: I have bought ribbons and trims of Yvonne many times but this week she has gone the extra mile for me to find me some out of stock wooden hearts I needed to finish an order. Cheers Yvonne big thank you.


8. Tedwoods Emporium ~

Tedwood's Emporium

Back at home Tedwood likes making good use of the things that he finds, the things that the everyday folk leave behind. He hates to throw anything away and always tries to think of a way to up-cycle things before putting them in the bin.

Recommended by Nicola Keen


9.  The Little Fabric Bazaar ~

The Little Fabric Bazaar logo

Supplier of fabrics, haberdashery and other crafty bits and bobs. Free samples upon request.

Recommended by Designs by Maddy ~ I want to recommend one of my fabric suppliers. She has lovely stock, at really good prices, and brilliant service too. The perfect combination!


10. Tigh-Fhada ~  

Tigh-Fhada pot outside

Anne Hamilton and Suzanne Scott are a mother and daughter collaboration. Anne creates ceramics inspired greatly by nature, organic shapes and history. Suzanne (WhimSicAL LusH) works as an illustrator and maker, creating prints, cards, jewellery & more..

Recommended by her daughter Suzanne from WhimSicAL LusH ~


11. The Slipped Stitch ~

The Slipped Stitch logo

The Slipped Stitch creates a range of unique hand knitted bags, scarves as well as being a supplier of knitting yarns including Sirdar, James Brett and Fyberspates

Recommended by Diane Warburton, Diane said I’m recommending Millie as she made me a gorgeous jumper to my specification and all without ever meeting me; it was all done online, which requires excellent communication skills. My jumper is fab and fits a dreams, so go on, choose a pattern and see what Millie has to say.


12. Jodz Jemz ~

Jodz Jemz Necklace

Handmade jewellery for all occasions.  I can also personalise or customise any items for you

Recommended by Al Sells ~ He said I would like to recommend Jodz Jemz as her jewellery items are great. She made a wooden beaded bracelet for me which I never take off.


13. Made by The Robinsons ~

Made by the Robinsons profile pic

Knitting has been in our family for years…It seems to have become a lost art in this day and age!We aim to bring the traditional into the modern day with our items!

Recommended by Laura.


14. Hearts and Crafts ~

Hearts and Crafts stand

They make greeting cards, jewellery, scrapbooks, gift tags and embellishments.

Recommended by Art by Edwards ~ He said ” Hearts and Crafts is a jewellery maker and papercrafter who is fantastic. I would recommend her to anyone.”


15.  Lilangelsg2 ~

Lilangelsg2 logo

I believe in a well made, hand produced products, not mass production.
Everything I make is individual, as I make slight alterations to all designs to give a one of a kind touch wherever possible.

Recommended by Nerdgasmic Jewellery ~  who says “they have just started out with her own business making Crochet hats and bags, go check her out”!



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2 responses to “FRIENDLY FRIDAY ~ 3 May Handmade Business Recommendations

  1. Diane

    May 4, 2013 at 6:56 am

    This is a great post and a lot of work. Hope that you get a chance to relax this weekend x


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