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