Fab design led online magazine UK Handmade are currently holding their Summer Showcase for the month of May
This is an opportunity to help promote the creative talent the UK has to offer, and with a hint of a Red, White and Blue theme, it makes for patriotic viewing. However for all you anti-Royalists out there - don't worry it's not all images of the Queen and Union Jacks, they have managed to get a nice mix with plenty of other items that are not all regal related!
Quirky Bee are of course honoured to be included in the listing! (See if you can spot our Blue London Crowns iPad case amongst all those wonderful items)
However we would like to take a moment to appreciate the work of a few other UK designer-makers out there. Our top 5 faves:
Orange Segments Glass Dish by Jo Whitehead of Glassprimitif
Sunbeam cufflinks from Brandsts jewellery
Silver BeeHive Necklace by Emma Mitchell from Silver Pebble
www.etsy.com/listing/96152484/fine-silver-beehive-necklace Silver Pebble Emma Mitchell
Retro caravan Print from Caroline Rose Art
Windy Days Wall Art by Slow Lane Made
Ageing paper and maps have such a beautiful look and feel, it is just sooo tempting to repurpose them into something to display for everyone to see.
When creating vintage paper bunting I have no qualms about chopping up a ragged old copy of the Road Atlas of Great Britain. But when I next move onto a 'real' book, I hesitate. No matter how dog-eared and damaged, I still feel a pang of guilt. It's battered, damaged and dusty, and will just lie unwanted and unread somewhere. But as I begin to cut, something still shouts 'What the Hell are you doing?!'
But then I think about how it will just be thrown in a box somewhere, or worse still, destroyed. Common sense usually wins, and after furtively looking over my shoulder
... I'll create it into something lovely.
What do you think? Should we or shouldn't we ?
Quirky Bee is a team of three based in Warwickshire, who are committed to bringing you fabulous handmade gifts and homewares.
Organised and creative, Megan enjoys coming up with new product ideas and hand painting ceramics.
A super-speedy sewer, Emma enjoys sourcing new fabrics and getting that perfect photograph for the website.
Hard working and committed, Pip's a tough boss to work for, however she has a softer side and does always enjoy a good tummy rub. A valued member of the Quirky Bee team.
The Quirky Bee team are ever-so proud to launch the new website. It is the result of much hard work and many hours on the sewing machine! We hope to add more to our existing ranges in the coming weeks, which we hope you will love!
We are a Warwickshire based company and have turned our passion for all things sewing into a reality. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we love developing and making them.
We love talking about sewing as well as all things crafty and are happy to discuss any custom orders you may have, so please do get in touch! The Quirky Bee team xx