On the #justacard indie challenge today, its all about community. So for this prompt, I wanted to create an Independent Shop Gift Guide, to highlight all the wonderful local makers/creators/shops I know and shop with, but also a few amazing makers around the UK that I might stalk on social media.
I'm part of many communities, like JustACard, Stafford Made Etsy Team and there are even little communities at markets where we all help each other out, even if it's lending a clip to hold the whole table together or if someone asks for something specific and I know someone who can help. I think it's important to support other people, hopefully they will help me out when I need it
There is no point asking if you can get on this list, I'm not getting paid for these links. I know a lot of the makers, or I just love what they do on Instagram.
stafford made makers
These guys are all part of our little etsy team that I run. All based in staffordshire, and all amazing makers:
flying teaspoons - amazing cards and gifts made from collages of magazines *definite buy from me in the future*
yellowstone ab - based in Trentham, an amazing treasure trove of gifts *shopped here!*
charlotte thorneycroft - pet portrait extraordinaire
fiona Wilson - Printer of quirky wooden people, *another definite buy from me in the future*
oh squirrel - cute personalised stationary *shopped here*
katie abey - puntastic cards
jodieart - a instagram stalker of mine, who is also an artist
puntobelle - handmade makeup bags, travel wallets in unique fabric *shopped here*
eweniverse - any shop nvolving sheep gets a thumps up from me