I have quite a few friends making a go of things from home, or supplementing their current incomes with a little crafting business. At Christmas time is when their order books should be overflowing so I'm going to share some with you so you can see just how marvellous they all are and maybe show them a little support.
So in no particular order...
Stan's Sock World: We are big fans of Stan's Sock World especially after winning one (called Jeff) in a give away recently. They are really well made and full of character. If you've ever wanted a cuddly toy made from a sock (they are all brand new socks) then this is the place to look.
JuTstix: If you know anyone who uses a walking stick then this lovely lady paints them so beautifully. Custom made to order the recipient will surely be thrilled. If you don't need a walking stick then just take a look anyway, her art work is worth a peek.
Bozeys: I am so lucky to own a piece of this lady's work, she really is talented. If you are looking for something unusual and/or personalised then do take a look. She really is ace at paper cuts.
Made by Mummy Treasures: Such lovely pieces of jewellery that will please young and old alike. Or maybe something a little different like a pom pom wreath for Christmas is more what you are looking for. Whatever you choose you are bound to be happy.
Dawn's Craft Works: I've known this lady a very long time, we actually went to school together! Now she makes paper cuts and folds books in her spare time, and she's very good at it too.
PPBears Creations: Maybe you could find a home for one of these cute bears? They are extra special because they are made to order memory bears.
Now for something a little different. These next few friends do not make things but have set up their own business from home so also worth a mention.
Younique By Caroline West: Caroline used to be a neighbour of mine. She sells Younique make-up and makes some great Facebook videos.
PPBears Library: If it's books you love then take a look at my friend's Usborne Books page.
JMC Photography: Finally, if you are looking for a photographer in Birmingham then this guy might just be the answer.
I do hope you will take a moment to check out some of these lovely sites, most of them are on Facebook.
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