So by now you all know that I’m a big fan and supporter of Etsy, if you’re still not sold on the wonderful indie international marketplace of Etsy, the upcoming Etsy Made Local pop-ups may just be for you. Top sellers from 13 cities and towns across the UK are joining forces to bring their wares to awesome pop-ups 5th-6th December, so get your butt off the sofa and go check out some clever clogs in a town near you. To give you a little inspiration, I’ve chosen some of my fave pieces from my fave three cities on the list to share with you, so read on to discover some cute crafts in time for Christmas!
London will be hosting the flagship pop up of Etsy Made Local with over 50 sellers on offer in a fantastic Central London location in the wonderful Soho.
I have two pieces of wooden jewellery from Lucie Ellen, she has some really cute pieces and also some gorgeous contemporary, sophisticated designs too. I love her pencil brooches for only £7.50.
The first time I ever saw Birds in Hats, I couldn’t stop smiling to myself! Not only are all the designs extremely well executed, they’re also hilarious and unique.
Ladybird Likes has such a great range of jewellery for all types of people, I love her vintage Valentine’s pieces especially and at prices starting from £9 they’re totally affordable too.
I’m featuring Leeds because I lived there for about 4 years and there is SO much creative talent in Yorkshire, it’s also the birthplace of my blog and the origins of my love for indie sellers and crafters.
Sootie Limetree has a fun collection of illustration and knitted wares, I can’t resist a good knitted thing, this cactus pillow is adorable and only £20 so a good buy too.
One ten zero seven has a wonderful bunch of dinky cute things, perfect little treats and easy stocking fillers. I love her fruit themed pieces all printed on wood and from as little as £4.
Amy Panda specialises in felt finger puppets, they’re super cute! If you want something a tad more practical she also creates her creations in brooch form too like this awesome pineapple for only £8.00.
This is where I live now, so obvs going to celebrate some of the local talent and boy is there a lot of it. It seems like Brighton is where you move to settle down and set up an Etsy shop by the seaside, there are SO many awesome sellers here.
If you like cats, you’ve gotta check out Toby’s shop I Like Cats where you can buy just about anything featuring Toby’s little doodle cats up to so many different adventures, I love the patches and pins at the moment.
Hey Kitsch Kitty is owned by my pal, Louisa who is bascially my Brighton twin. She has a mix of clay jewellery, fabric homewares and accessories and kawaii headwear like unicorn horns and kitty ears. I love her cross stitch kitty, I have one in orange myself.
If you love puns, you need to check out Hello DODO who specialise in bold, bright screen prints onto tees, totes and more. They have a vast selection of designs which you need to know about.
Hope you enjoy discovering some new indie brands to support, if you get a chance definitely pop by one of the local pop ups that are happening across the UK and failing that, go waste HOURS on Etsy finding stuff you love.
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