It’s that time of year again, and when I asked my Mum what she would you like for Mother’s Day, this was her reply! “Oh yes, one of your make up bags please…..mine’s worn out”. “Does it have to be one of my things?”, I replied “….pick something else!” So, after a few evenings browsing on her ipad, here are my Mum’s top picks for Mother’s Day gifts. As a lover of craft and locally made items, all of these beautiful products are made in the UK by skilled designer makers. I’ve included links to their websites so that you can browse around and see what other lovely things they have – take a look and let me know which is your favourite!
Fabulous cards from Studio Scrase. Perfect for all occasions and great for writing ‘thank you’ notes. Based in Bath’s Artisan Quarter, Studio Scrase create unique and stylish greetings cards and stationery.
Naked Urchin Lamp from Amy Cooper Ceramics Based in Cornwall, Amy designs and makes unique porcelain lighting inspired by the world under the sea, the world under the microscope and the magic of landscapes at twilight.
Opaque turquoise glass earrings, set on a hammered eco-silver wire from Sarah Drew who makes jewellery and vintage headdresses from found objects such as driftwood, sea glass and slate pebbles, combined with silver.
These fun etched bottles from Vinegar And Brown Paper…..perfect for gin!! Andy Poplar, designs and etches in his studios, based in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
This delightful little nut hatch from Sarah Perry would be a real treat! Working in a three dimensional way, using fine embroidery threads, Sarah creates birds and animals in their habitat.
And finally, our hand printed make up and toiletry bag from The Garden Collection, with a design inspired by flowers surrounding our studios.
Would you like to find out more about these designer makers? Keep an eye on our blog as we shall have some interesting Q&A’s with them over the coming months.
Helen Round is a British textile designer and print maker. Her classic designs, inspired by the flora and fauna of the countryside and coastline are hand printed onto the highest quality linen using traditional screen printing techniques.