Not only do I love supporting independent shops, I also love supporting crafts people too. When I purchase anything from Etsy I always look for things made in the United Kingdom first and then do a World Wide search too.
These past few months I have been purchasing accessories for my bedroom. I found this beautiful cushion made by Hilly Horton Home. The cushion is a linen mix with lace detail trim which is professionally made and would have cost double on the high street or in a home interiors shop. In my opinion the cushion is worth more than I paid for it.
I have also purchased a couple of things from Love to Hold. The wash bag and make-up bag are made from Liberty Emily Bowyer fabric in a navy and white colour way. I love natural materials and with these being machine washable they are practical as well as beautiful.
I was so thrilled with Merope's skills that I requested a tote bag made from the same fabric. After some conversations and some money later, this arrived.
The tote bag is the perfect size and so practical for jaunting around. I use the bag organiser by Tintamar (VIP liner) as this helps keep things together.
I plan on doing more of these posts as I purchase more things from Etsy or Folksy.
The two shops I mentioned can be found here
Hilly Horton Home - http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HillyHortonHome?ref=seller_info
Love to Hold - http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LovetoHold?ref=seller_info