11 Oct

Yeh!  Hello we are back after a rather long and very busy break.  I am pleased to say business has resumed again on Facebook and I now have the help of 2 lovely ladies, Kay and Angela.  I will tell you more about them another time.

I am very happy to continue with the Friendly Friday recommendations on Facebook where crafters recommend other craft businesses.   I love looking at and finding new talented crafters and craft suppliers etc, I hope you do to?

1.      Little Wooden Stool 

1. Little Wooden Stool logo

Recycled furniture, crafts and gifts for your home or for friends.

Little wooden Stool began as a furniture restoration project a number of years ago. Having found tatty gems in bric a brac stores, charity shops and people’s dusty garages, I set to work sanding, painting and altering pieces of furniture until they fit a special place in my home. As people started to notice my finds I wondered if I could help others find treasures for themselves. I am happy to work on a piece you already have that isn’t quite right, or tell me what you are looking for and I will do my best to find it for you! I am based in Gloucester in the South West but love to travel; so if you are nowhere near, I can deliver or get it to a place we both find helpful. I also seek out special presents for people who want something quirky. I make an array of gifts to order, and the card too if you so wish.


Recommended by: Zoe from Chicken People


2.     Lynn Adams Illustration

2. Lynn Adams Illustration logo

An illustrator based in North Nottinghamshire, specializing in children’s illustration however, she is happy to consider all other work.

Original art and illustration to suit all tastes, from stunning animal portraits to fun and quirky illustrations that will put a smile on your face
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Recommended by: Kerry from Paperama


3.      A Place to Set 

3. A Place to Set logo

Remember Diane from the ‘Crafters Journey’ feature here on our blog?  Well she finally took the plunge and set up a Facebook page and has started selling on Etsy. Yeh!

Come on in, take a look around and see what takes your fancy, at this little corner of the handcrafters’ world with place settings and portable coasters, which can also be made to order.

Etsy Store:

Recommended by: The Crafty Network


4.      World of Chocolate

4. World of Chocolate logo

Home made chocolate company based in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Recommended by Katarina from Ribbonlicious Handmade Decorations  


5.      Bavaro Art

5. Bavaro Art logo

Watercolour paintings by Ann & Derek, who are based in Nottingham, UK

Recommended by For Your Beads Only


6.     Doodlemakes

6. Doodlemakes logo

Doodlemakes is a dedication to all things they love to doodle and make.  They currently make bags, brooches, keyrings, cushions, cards and occasionally gorgeous fabric flower rings, they also sell original paintings, aceos and hopefully will branch out to cards and prints of these paintings….all available to buy via their Etsy shop

Recommended by Lisa from L J Crochet and Shelly Terry.


7.      Thread Friends

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Creating beautiful free motion machine embroidery pictures and other pretty stitchery!

Recommended by Ellie from Elliegant Gems


8.      L J Crochet

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Everything lovingly Handmade, Hand Crocheted, Hand Knitted. From everyday clothing, jewellery and accessories to Newborn Baby Photography Props.

Recommended by Susan Greenland and by Hayley from Hunnybun’s Handmade bracelets


9.     Treats & Trinkets – Bespoke Gemstone Jewellery

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They offer an unrivalled bespoke design service guaranteed to ensure your purchase is as unique as you are. They also have a wide selection of stunning off-the-shelf products ready to be dispatched at short notice.

Recommended by The Bear and Miss Rabbit


10.   Beads and Bobs

10. Beads and Bobs logo

Once upon a time Lynne and Helen (Holly’s mum) began to make jewellery for themselves or for family. Then one day, Holly discussed it with friends and realised that the jewellery would sell online and as such Beads and Bobs was created.

Recommended by Terri-Ann from Aggies Designs


11.  Dainty Supplies Ltd

11. Dainty Supplies Ltd logo

Established for over 30 years, Dainty Supplies Ltd is a family run business and is without a shadow of a doubt, the North East’s leading supplier of Materials, Crafts, Haberdashery, Bridal, Flowers and Partywear.

Their store in Washington, Tyne & Wear has over 12,500 square feet and been described by customers as an ‘Aladdins Cave’ & ‘A Crafters Paradise’.


12.  Geek Boutique

12. Geek Boutique

Unique & funky shoes, clothing and home items.

Recommended by Kirstin from Marvalicious


13.  Candy Parade

13. Candy Parade logo

Beautiful soft furnishings and accessories for the home and family you love.

Welcome to Candy Parade – your home for beautiful, personalised accessories for the loved ones in your life. They offer a completely bespoke design service offering bunting, cushions, decorative letters, duvet sets, frames and more, all of which are handmade to order, personalised or individually designed to your requirements.

Recommended by Abi from Daisybuds Handmade by Daisies and Bluebells


14.     Ohhh What a Yarn

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All kinds of Hand crocheted items.

Recommended by Kathy from Hound of Happiness


Thank you for taking the time to look, I hope you can pop back next Friday to see what other great crafters we have discovered.

Linda x


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5 responses to “FRIENDLY FRIDAY RECOMMENDATIONS ~ 11 October

  1. lizzierosejewellery

    October 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

    GREAT to see you back Linda! Hope you are raring to go. Cath x

    • The Crafty Network

      October 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks Cath, it’s been difficult finding the time and motivation to get things going again, but now I have help with Facebook I’m hoping this will give me more time to concentrate on the blog and of course my own little business. Take care. Lx

      • lizzierosejewellery

        October 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        Great, good luck and if there’s anything I can do to help, just let me know! Cath

  2. Diane

    October 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks so much for my entry amongst these fab makers. Let’s hope now that I keep it going. I’ve got several commissions as well as the Etsy shop and Facebook page, so I’m making small inroads into this business world.

    • The Crafty Network

      October 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Your welcome Diane, my little way of apologising for not publishing your latest piece yet and saying thankyou for all your support. Lx


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