Friday, 11 December 2009

New Gift Boxes On Sale!

Hi All,

I've just added 6 new gift boxes to the Shop Handmade UK Folksy store. These new boxes are very affordable with 5 under £20 and 1 under £25 and they still have the same generous 45% designers discount. Here's a peek at the new boxes, to view them all and what's included visit the Gift Box page.


Thanks
Belinda
Shop Handmade UK
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Handm@de Fair Oxford

Hi All,

Well it's certainly getting busy now we are days away from Christmas. Shop Handmade UK was at the recent Handm@de Fair in Oxford and it was a great day. We met lots of lovely customers and many sellers we chat to online so it was great to met you all in real life. Here's a few pics from the day. A big thank you to Becci from Handm@de Fairs who organised a great event in a stunning venue. Over 1200 people attended which is amazing due to the weather and economy.
Thanks
Belinda
Shop Handmade UK
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Monday, 23 November 2009

Handm@de Fair Oxford - 29th Nov

Hi All,

I've been really busy this past week getting the Competition Boxes & the Gift Boxes ready and looking beautiful for the Handm@de Fair in Oxford this Sunday 29th November. Shop Handmade UK is sharing with my jewellery store Mia Belle Jewellery so lots of display planning has been underway.

I'm really looking forward to this fair for a number of reasons. It's been a while since I've attended a fair and the Handm@de group of fairs are dedicated to handmade only goods, are always well organised and well attended. It will also be nice to get out away from the PC and meet other designers & makers IRL that I chat to via twitter or email.

So if you are in Oxford on the weekend or fancy a Sunday drive why not come and visit the fair. You can find full details including all the wonderful designers & makers who will be attending at the Handm@de Fairs website.

Hope to see you there.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Gift Boxes Now On Sale!

Hi All,

Back again to let you know I am thrilled to have finally completed the Gift Boxes. I should clarify that these were called Sample Boxes which is fine but related to the old concept of a sample box. As these fabulous boxes do not have sample size goods but full size products and look gorgeous it seems appropriate to rename them Gift Boxes. There are a total of 15 boxes, all limited so don't delay as they will also be available for purchase at Oxford Handm@de Fair on Sunday 29th November.All goodies have been provided by 27 handmade designer / makers and each have offered their goods at a reduced prices allowing us to offer each box with a 45% discount which is a huge saving in these lean times. The Gift Boxes are a great idea for treating yourself, buying for someone a little fussy or split a box and create gifts for many. All boxes are on sale from the Shop Handmade UK store on Folksy and full details and enlarged images of each product can be viewed on the Gift Box page on ShopHandmade.co.uk.

Thanks,
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

New Designers For November!

Hi All,

I've been a little absent for the past week as I've been madly photographing and listing the beautiful Gift Boxes but more on them in a bit. I have also managed, albeit somewhat delayed to list 36 new designer on the directory. That now takes our total to 1245 fabulous UK designer / makers listed. Here's a snapshot at just a few of those recently added, to view them all visit the directory and look for the 'NEW' icon. Happy handmade shopping!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

New Featured Designer - Hatastic

Hi All,

I've been a little quiet lately as I been so busy sorting all the Sample Box goodies and getting them photographed. I'm a little behind due to the mail strikes but hope to have the first few live next week.

I have managed to add a new Featured Designer to the site, the lovely Chloe from Hatastic. See all her gorgeous creations and read about her growing business here.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

10% off @ Daisychain Jewellery

Hi All,
The lovely Jo from Daisychain Jewellery is offering all Shop Handmade UK readers a 10% discount on all her gorgeous jewellery until Christmas. You don't need to worry about delivery during strike times as orders are posted via courier service at no extra charge. To get your 10% discount enter 'Handmade UK' at checkout. Thanks Jo for this discount code!

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Friday, 23 October 2009

Win 1 of 2 £200 Handmade Prize Packs

Hi All,

It's been a busy few weeks sorting the fabulous Handmade Competition and I'm happy to announce it is now live on the Competition page. We had 32 designers donate their favourite handmade goodies to create 2 huge prize packs worth over £200 each.
Thanks to all the wonderful designers / makers who donated:
Silver Leaves, Creativesque, Gooseberrymoon, April Daisies,
seventysevenyone design, Tomato Tea, See The Woods Designs,
Mel's Handmade Cards, Hollie Lollie, Claire Hurd Design, Kooky Boutique,
Rose & Raven, Big Blue Bed, Eiriels Eclectics, Les Petits Anglais,
Jewellery by Shalini, Studio Gilead, Milly & Pip, Dig The Earth, Snapdragon Beads,
Emily Hooper Designs, Hotdog & Me, CV Jewellery, Hand Knitted Things,
Beady Pool Jewellery, Junky Chicken, Joe Hurry Creations, Jenny Flower Blue,
Nuada Accessories, Dollipops, My Furoshiki, Mia Belle Jewellery

Visit the competition page to see what's included in each fantastic pack and get your entry in now. The competition prize packs will be on show & accepting entries at Handm@de Fair Oxford on 29th Nov 2009. The competition closes on 4th Dec 2009

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Monday, 19 October 2009

New Featured Designer - Gooseberrymoon

Hi Everyone,

It's been busy this week, all the competition donations are in and I've nearly finalised the Competition page. There were so many donations I've split the prize pool into 2 lots both worth over £200 so stay tuned for more info.


I just added a new Featured Designer to the site, the lovely Nicky from Gooseberrymoon. Nicky creates beautiful social & wedding stationery and I can say it's stunning, I have the lovely Stems Notecard set here in the office as Nicky donated this to the competition. Have a read of her interview here.

Don't forget the deadline for Sample Box submissions in this Friday 23rd October. Thanks to those who have already got their goodies in.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Sample Box Update

Hi All,

Thanks to those who have submitted products to be included in the sample boxes. I've had a few designers concerned with the deadline I've set so I've now altered this to Friday 23rd October, hopefully that will help.

To get involved please email to info[@]shophandmade.co.uk the following details so I can determine suitabilty:
  • Image of your product
  • Quantity you wish to submit
  • The cost you would need to be reimbursed to cover materials & time
  • The RRP of the product
Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Monday, 5 October 2009

Sample Box Launch

Hi All,

After many months of discussion, testing & calculations I'm very pleased to be able to launch the first run of Shop Handmade UK Sample Boxes. For those newer readers to the blog you can read more details on Sample Boxes here.

What does the Sample Box Offer Sellers?
Sample boxes are a way to get your goods into the hands of buyers and to get your brand noticed. In the past sample boxes have involved designers giving goods away for no payment so this becomes a costly form of marketing. Our box concept aims to pay designers their costs associated with making their goods therefore making the cost of this form of marketing nil.

What does the Sample Box Offer Buyers?
Sample boxes are a way for buyers to purchase a range of designers goods at a reduced sample price to try. They may not have normally purchased your goods or may have bought lesser value items, the sample box is a way for them to see and feel your goods and know what to expect when they purchase from you in future.

How will the Sample Boxes be promoted?
Once the sample boxes have been grouped they will be photographed and promoted on a dedicated page on Shop Handmade UK detailing each product (with a link to the designers store) in the box with the usual RRP and the special sample price.

This page will have a link to one of the UK selling sites where buyers can purchase the sample boxes. In addition to selling online Shop Handmade UK will be at the Handm@de Fair Oxford on Nov 29th where we will have all available boxes for sale.

There is just one decision to make and that is where to sell the boxes. Both Coriandr & Folksy have kindly agreed to Shop Handmade UK setting up a shop to sell them. Unfortunately Etsy have not permitted them to be sold their at this point in time. I've created a poll so you can tell me which site you prefer, whilst we like to promote all UK selling sites I am only setting up one shop to reduce admin work and as costs do not permit the boxes to be duplicated over multiple sites.



How will Designers be Paid their Costs?
We must abide by the distance selling rules for online purchases and we must ensure goods are received so payments will be held for 14 days to cover any refunds / returns requested. We will notify you that the box your product/s were in has sold and after 14days we will pay the amount you have requested via Paypal.

How to get involved
If you are a designer / maker and would like to submit 1 or more products to be included in the Sample Boxes I need the following information from you to determine suitability for inclusion:
  • Image of your product
  • Quantity you wish to submit
  • The cost you would need to be reimbursed to cover materials & time
  • The RRP of the product
You need to email these details to info [@] shophandmade.co.uk. As the Sample boxes offer buyers a discount of between 35%-40%, products that have been priced with wholesale pricing in mind are usually more suitable. Once I have calculated your product I will be in touch to advise the next steps.

I am looking to have the boxes ready for sale by 2nd November to give a good sale time in the lead up to Christmas. I've set a cut off date of Mon 19th October for all goods to be received which is just 2 weeks away so if you want to get involved please do not delay and submit the required information now.

If you have any questions please post a comment here or contact me direct on info[@]shophandmade.co.uk.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK
www.facebook.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Dreamaid - Help build their new Knowledge Base

Hi All,

I've been contacted by Dreamaid.com, they are one of the new sites I blogged about last week here as they are currently working on their new knowledge base system. They are seeking members help to comment and vote on their plans. Whilst the full details of Dreamaids' knowledge base has not been released yet, from what I have been told it's where handicrafts people can exchange techniques, ideas and expertise but with a few features over and above your standard forum.

The knowledge base is due to be launched next week so those who are already members, and those who join now will receive an invite to participate in this project. Dreamaid are still being filmed as part of a TV documentary, due to air in November which will no doubt result in much PR and hype over the site and those sellers already selling there. If you would like to help build their new knowledge base then please sign up now. Don't forget, it's free to list on Dreamaid.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Last Call for Competition Donations!

Hi All,

I'm finalising plans for the Shop Handmade UK competition / giveaway. Thanks for those who have donated items already: See The Woods, Studio Gilead, Hollie Lollie, CV Jewellery, April Daisies, Beady Pool, Jenny Flower Blue, Dig the Earth, Dollipops, Myfuroshiki, Mia Belle Jewellery, Milly & Pip, Big Blue Bed & Gooseberry Moon.

The deadline for donations is October 9th. The competition will be open from 19th October to 30th November. There will be a dedicated competition page on the website, all designers who donate will have their store details added to the page. The competition will be promoted outside the crafting community with an aim to draw buyers to the directory and in turn to your selling sites. The competition and all prizes will be displayed at the Handm@de Fair in Oxford on 29th November where Shop Handmade UK is co-exhibiting with Mia Belle Jewellery. Last year Handm@de Fair Oxford had over 1300 visitors so we're hoping to gain many entrants to the competition from this fair.

If you would like to donate please leave a comment here or email me on info[@]shophandmade.co.uk.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Monday, 28 September 2009

Blog Competition Winners Announced!

Hi All,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine was made up of toffee pud and DVD's on the sofa + a little bit of work.

Thanks to everyone who entered my first blog giveaway to win one of 3 advertising spots on the blog. Winners were drawn this afternoon:

1st Handknitted Things
2nd Dinky Daisy
3rd Claire Hurd Design

Congrats to the winners.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Friday, 25 September 2009

Try new markets & list your handmade goods for FREE!

Hi All,

Most Sellers are now planning their Christmas stocks, planning any craft fairs we have booked and looking at ways to capture new customers. Many of us are already selling on multiple sites and I think it's fair to say what works for one seller doesn't always work for another, therefore it's best to try different selling sites for ourselves. If you're like me and want to know what's new and where you can try for free then read on as I've found a few new selling sites but more importantly those I'm featuring today are FREE to list on so you can try them without spending a penny.Dreamaid - This UK based site with a global presence is not entirely new, they launched in April this year however much PR work since has been focused on their charity, but that's changing. This site has an interesting concept, Dreamaid is a selling site supporting artist / designers like you and I globally plus there is the Dreamaid Charity which aims to support artisans in poorer countries to help get their products to markets out side their normal reach and for a fair price. Sellers can list as many products as they wish for free and in line with their ethos you can donate a percentage of the sale of your goods to the Dreamaid Charity thereby giving poorer artisans a chance to create and support themselves. Currently listings are indefinite and you only pay a fee of 10% when you sell an item. The site has many new functions and features in the pipeline and the site also supports multiple currencies & languages.

Dreamaid is now focusing on their UK promotions and will soon be featured as part of a 1 hour documentary due to be aired on UK TV in November. No doubt the public interest and their online traffic will skyrocket as a result of this publicity. So with free listings, charitable donations and well planned PR, now is definitely the time to try Dreamaid.

My Ehive - Another UK based selling platform who is just 1 year old and rapidly growing, My Ehive works on a subscription basis with a choice of three shop levels. Your subscription is the only fee you pay, no other listing fees or commissions are payable. Starting on the first level, Bronze will get you a free shop which allows up to 5 products. You can upgrade to Silver for just £4.99 pcm allowing up to 25 products and Gold for £9.99 pcm which allows up to 100 product listings. Both Silver & Gold shops offer some great features like detailed stats, discount codes, shop sections & stock control. All listings no matter what level of subscription you sign up to are indefinite and My Ehive support multiple currencies. I think the Bronze level is a great starter package to give My Ehive a go and all for free.

Dawanda - Based in Germany and considered the main EU selling site it has 3 selling platforms, German, French & English. Currently listings are free on the French & English platforms whilst they are in Beta. They do intend on charging in future but will announce this to members in good time before fees are implemented. As a guide fees on the German platform currently start at €0.10 and increase to €0.30 depending on the price of your item. You only pay a commission of 5% when an item is sold and all listings are live for 120 days. While listings are still free, which might only be for a few more months I'd try out Dawanda now.

Zibbet - Launched in February this year, it's founders are Australian based but this site certainly has a global feel to it. Zibbet offers 2 subscription based shop levels. Basic which is free to list and no commission charges which allows up to 25 products & Premium which is currently on a limited and reduced rate of $7 pcm, normally $15 pcm and allows unlimited products. Zibbet obviously came into this market listening to sellers needs and with some great features like coupons & discounts, import from Etsy, shop customisation, bulk image upload and copy existing listings, I think this could be one to watch.

So all you need is a little time and your products could be in a whole new marketplace capturing new customers, all for free.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Monday, 21 September 2009

New Designers

Hi All,

I've just added 66 new designers to the directory this weekend. We now have over 1100 designers listed on the directory and it's growing every week. Here's a selection of the fabulous products available, to view all new designers visit the directory and browse the categories for the 'NEW' icon.
From top left:
seventyseventyone design, Hartfelt Design, The Botanical Concept, See the Woods Designs,
lissi, Hooray4Clay, Blue Serendipity Designs, Wiggle,
Elfie et Sylvie, Sew Christine, Julia Smith Ceramics, Hathor's Bath,
Dollipops, The Posh Scarecrow, Candara Design Photography, Silver Moss Jewellery,
Toast Rack, Pretty Goods, Claudia Varosio, Alice & Charlotte

Blog Giveaway

Hi All,

Just a quick blog giveaway and going by the weather in my area these are needed. Hand Knitted Things is giving away a gorgeous pair of Cable Hand Warmers in your choice of colour. Visit the blog for details on how to enter.
Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Friday, 18 September 2009

New Blog Layout & Advertising Giveaway

Hi All,

You've probably all noticed now that the blog has had a new layout and a few additions to it. I'm really liking the 3 column layout, for anyone who wants one scroll to the bottom of the blog and click the link. It's now allowing more content including polls, I've added one to the right about catalogues and will add another soon on wholesale orders. Poll information helps us all learn more about how we plan to grow our businesses and helps me determine how Shop Handmade UK can help.


I've also added advertising to the top left column, for details on advertising on the blog click on our advertising page. So now to the good bit, to launch the new blog I'm offering 3, one month advertising spots, 1 per month from October to December. To enter the giveaway just leave a comment here. The giveaway will close Mon 28th at noon. Winners will be selected using random.org, 1st winner will have first choice of month, 2nd winner next choice and 3rd winner remaining month.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
twitter.com/shophandmadeuk

Monday, 14 September 2009

New Featured Designer - Hollie Lollie

Hi All,

Now the kids are back to school and things are back to some level of normality I've a lovely new Featured Designer for you. Meet Clare from Hollie Lollie who creates a range of gorgeous fashion accessories, home accessories & home decor perfect for gifts. Read the full interview here.


Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Promotional Opportunity & Giveaway Request

Hi All,

Promotional OpportunityYou've all heard the saying 'a picture speaks 1000 words' and that's so true when it comes to our products. Without images to show what we make we'd likely not have any buyers.

Shop Handmade UK is now at the point where I'm designing cards, flyers, online adverts & press releases therefore I need images for these to help buyers see the quality of the goods that all you talented designers make. To do this I need your help and permission. If you would like to submit your images to be used in Shop Handmade UK's promotional and marketing material or have any questions then please get in touch via our contact page or leave me a comment here. As these images will be used for print they must be 300dpi high res. If you do not have any in high res then your images may be used for online ads. Please only send a link to your product and I'll be in touch to request high res images.

Where will this marketing material be used? Business cards would be used daily, flyers are being designed to be distributed at events such as the Misi event in Bristol and Shop Handmade UK is exhibiting at Handm@de Fair at Oxford in November so these will be going directly to buyers. Images would also be used for online advertising on quality and well known websites of course.

Giveaway Request

As mentioned above Shop Handmade UK will be exhibiting at the Handm@de Fair at Oxford in November and in the lead up to this I'd like to launch a Competition to win a selection of gorgeous handmade goodies. This will be promoted mostly outside the crafting community with an aim to draw buyers to the directory and in turn to your selling sites.

I'm aiming to promote the competition at Handm@de Oxford with the closing date shortly after. This will be promoted on the Competitions page on the website, anyone who donates a prize will have their item shown with a link to their store &/or blog. If you would like to donate a prize then please get in touch via our contact page or leave me a comment here.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

Friday, 11 September 2009

Sales, Giveaways, Discounts & More.....

Hi All,

I've 9 offers to blog about so lots of savings to be had and goodies to win!

Sew Scrumptious has a blog giveaway to win a super cute bib. Visit her blog for full details on how to enter. Closes Sept 28th.
Ali Bali Jewellery has free shipping this weekend on selected rings. Check out her cute Draw for me Silver Keyring while you're browsing.



Claire Hurd has a blog giveaway for her gorgeous 'With Love' appliqued heart cards and a handmade coin purse . Visit the blog for details on how to enter. Closes 1pm Wed 16th Sept so don't delay.


















Silver Moss Jewellery has a blog giveaway for these pretty Wire sculptured Heart Earrings. Closing date is 14th Sept so enter now!











Kitty Eden is having a Sale on a selection of her pretty brooches. Sale starts Sat 12th Sept until stocks last.

See the Woods Designs is having a Summer end of Season sale in her Folksy store with all summer jewellery reduced to half price. Grab a steal before their all gone!

Button Bay also has a Summer Sale on offering a selection of her brightly coloured felt brooches at reduced priced. Sale is on while stock last.

For all you sewers out there Ready, Steady, Sew is offering a free Michael Miller or Alexander Henry Fat Quarter with any purchase of one metre of fabric.
Bliss Knits has a selection of gorgeous knitted scarves on half price sale starting at just £7.50. I know what you're thinking, but don't miss out because you know winter is on it's way! I especially love the Silver metalic Glitter scarf. Sale ends 1pm Wed 16th Sept.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

Answers On A Postcard

Hi All,

Katy Penman from Girl Industries is working on a new zine project called 'Answers on a Postcard'. Katy is looking to interview crafters about their inspiration, favourite things and also offer some book reviews, all to be published monthly starting Jan 2010 for the entire year.

Anyone who would like to take part should contact Katy on katy [@] girlindustries.com for a full list of questions. All contributors will have their shop, blog &/or email published so it's a great promotional opportunity for the new year.

I've lots to blog about over the next few days so stay posted.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Discounts, Offers & an Exhibition!

Hi All,

Good to be back after a few days sort of away from the PC but all the more work to catch up on now. I have 32 new designers awaiting to be added to the directory so that will be my next task. For now I have a few discounts, offers & an Art Exhibition to let you know about.


Susan Green Books is offering FREE Worldwide shipping from her Etsy store until 7th Sept.

Bodrighy Wood is clearing stocks and offering a discount on these 3 Native American style pots in beautiful beech. To read more about this offer visit their blog.

Illusio Creative is offering 20% off all original paintings and illustrations. Those in store now are the last originals available, after Christmas Illusio will be focusing on her prints. Invest in an original now! To read full details visit her blog.


Kate Boyce will be holding her solo exhibition - A Different Light from Sept 23rd - Oct 19th at The Calder Gallery in Hebden Bridge. Kates' work is inspired by local Yorkshire landscapes and beyond and ranges from mixed media canvas's of varying size to framed works on paper. For full details visit her blog.

Coming Soon:
1. Sample boxes, I'm sorry for the delay a few hurdles hit but will have details soon
2. Gift Guide upcoming launch
3. Shop Handmade UK home page advertising

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

Friday, 28 August 2009

Blog Giveways, Discounts & Offers!

Hi All,

I'm madly trying to finish many projects as I'm taking a few days break next week. Not going anywhere just having a rest which means I'll actually need to be disciplined and stay out of the studio... We'll see ;).

I have a few giveaways, offers and discounts for the weekend. Kooky*Boutique has a double blog giveaway for her gorgeous jewellery to read all the details on how to enter visit her blog.
We have 2 Etsyversary deals, the first is from Rachel Lucie Jewellery Designs. To celebrating her 1st Etsyversary she is offering 10% off and FREE Worldwide shipping for the month of September so book mark this now.
The 2nd Etsyversary deal is from Mia Belle Jewellery also celebrating 1 year on Etsy with a Buy 1 get 1 Half Price offer. This deal is on now until 4th Sept. Visit her Etsy store for more details.
Not to mention there's quite a few deals I previously posted that are still running from Snapdragon Beads, Kalicat Jewellery, CeeGee Jewellery & Pennydog Jewellery. Scroll down to read about these previous deals.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

33 New Designers Added!

Hi All,

I've added a total of 33 new designers over the past week. Here's a snapshot at just a few, to see all 33 visit the directory and browse the categories looking for the 'NEW' icon.


Coming soon:
1. Update on the Sample Boxes - calculations and suggestions for way forward
2. Shop Handmade UK directory category changes

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

Friday, 21 August 2009

New PR Opportunity - Laundry Goods

Hi All,

I've just received a new PR opportunity which is very specific. We are looking for gorgeous & colourful Laundry goods -peg bags, laundry Bags and laundry baskets. If you make these types of products please contact me on info [@] shophandmade.co.uk with a link to your product. You must have print ready high res images at least 300dpi.

Deadline is Sat 22nd 4pm.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

New Special Offers In!

Hi All,

We've just heard the sad news that Snapdragon Beads will be closing their store on September 15th. They are offering a very generous 50% off all items, just enter 'Twitter' in the message to seller after purchase to receive your discount.


Kalicat Jewellery is offering FREE shipping on all orders until the end of August. Just enter 'Freepost08' in the message to seller to receive this offer.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk
www.twitter.com/ShopHandmadeUK

Monday, 17 August 2009

Magazine PR Opportunity

Hi All,

I'm calling all knitters of unusual items required for a womens magazine spread. They are looking for the less obvious knitted goods like hot water bottle cover, cushion covers, teacosy, brooches, knitted animals etc. The deadline is 10am Tues 18th. You must provide a 300dpi image along with the price and stockist of where your item can be purchased. For more details or to submit a product please email me on info [@] shophandmade.co.uk.

Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

Thursday, 13 August 2009

New: Offers & Discounts

Hi All,

A few new offers in this morning. CeeGee Jewellery is offering FREE worldwide shipping until 31st Aug on all items in her Etsy store.
Illusio Creative has a 'Buy one get one FREE' offer on her stunning new line of ACEO prints. This offer ends Wed 19th Aug so don't delay.Mia Belle Jewellery has an early Weekend Deal starting today through to Sunday 16th Aug get 15% off all items in her Etsy, Folksy & Coriandr stores. Discount even includes Sale items.

Pennydog Jewellery is offering 20% off all purchases on her website with code 'mothell' until Sept 15th.

ARE Jewellery is celerbrating her Etsyversary by offering all customers FREE shipping on goods in her Etsy store until Wed 19th Aug.Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

New Discounts + Blog Giveway!

Hi All,

Silver Leaves are offering Shop Handmade UK readers a generous 20% discount on all purchases unti 7th Sept. Use code SH0709 to get your discount.
Jim Jam Sandwich are having their first blog giveaway. Leave a comment to have a chance at winning 2 gorgeous handmade cards.Kat from Made With Love is offering Shop Handmade UK readers a 10% discount on all goods in her Folksy store until 31st August. Just DM via Folksy code: SHUK to receive your discount.
Thanks
Belinda
www.shophandmade.co.uk