Hidden handmade

Hidden handmade

You love handmade. But where can you find local handmade businesses to buy from? Not all artisan businesses have a high street presence. I’d like to bring to you handmade businesses hidden on your doorstep.  They offer unique gifts while supporting your community.

Here are some hidden gems I’ve found around Sefton, Merseyside.

IMG_1199 Zanacrafts Jewellery 2015Zanacrafts create beautiful pendants and accessories from a home based studio in Crosby. “I’ve always been passionate about all things creative, especially natural materials  such as felt and clay.” says Shirley.  “I feel that I’m constantly learning and developing all the time, experimenting with new crafts. Keep an eye on Zanacrafts for new goodies, such as Batik, Block Printing and Cyanotypes.” Find this beautiful pendant on Etsy



Looking for beautiful watercolours or personalised prints? You’re looking for Dotty & Burt! Based in Ainsdale, Julie-Anne (Dotty) is both watercolour artist and graphic designer. Order a personalised print to celebrate a special occasion. Designs for wedding, anniversary, birth are available from  Dotty & Burt on Facebook


red star little bag

“I want to carry a bag, Mum!” Now they can carry a bag all of their own. Meadow Stitch make little bags for little hands. A range of beautiful bags for girls and boys. All handmade, homemade, in Maghull, Merseyside. Also available on Etsy and Folksy.



Do you know of a hidden handmade business in Sefton? Get in touch and I’ll add them to my discoveries!

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Handmade businesses, Shop talk|0 Comments

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I am passionate about being creative. Whether that's making pretty and practical bags for children or sharing sewing skills I believe we can all get creative one stitch at a time.

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