Category: Craft

#IndieLove Day 5 – Baccurelli Acrylic Jewellery and Doll Designed Wares

Baccurelli felt like an especially lovely next brand to feature after I got in touch with them to see if they wanted to get involved, as they mentioned a mutual love for yesterday’s team, Sugar & Vice who helped Baccurelli figure out setting up their biz. Today’s #IndieLove team is made up of graphic designer Meli and her husband, Hugo and they are based in sunny L.A. I stumbled upon them via Instagram not that long ago and instantly fell in love with their geeky, 60s vibe designs, particularly Meli’s sweet doll designs.

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Read to the end for a little promo very kindly from these guys…

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

#IndieLove Day 3: Little Miss Delicious Kawaii Handmade Jewellery & Accessories

I’ve known about Maxine’s work for a VERY long time, in fact Maxine’s brand, Little Miss Delicious was founded the very same year I started this blog (back in 2009 when I was Jayne’s Kitschen instead) so it’s awesome to see her grow and evolve over the years and despite all the stress associated with running a small business, still keep going and continue being awesome.

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Read to the end for a tasty little discount code for Little Miss Delicious…

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

#IndieLove Day 1: La Barbuda Patches, Pins, Tees & Totes

So here goes! Day one of my month of #IndieLove and today I’m shouting about an awesome stylishly nerdy brand from Galicia in Spain. But don’t worry, this one-woman store ships worldwide and is stocked in some super cool boutiques including The Family Store in Brighton, which you must check out too! And indie shop, selling indie brands, it’s perfect. Anyway, to the point of Day 1, introducing, if you don’t know them already, La Barbuda!

La Barbuda Shop Spain Nerdy Movie Themed Patches Pins & T Shirts

Read on for a very special discount code for this wonderful shop, time to jazz up your wardrobe with some awesomeness…

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

#IndieLove: In Support of Creativity

Ok, so the blog has been a bit slow of late. I’ve been pondering a lot of things and trying to figure out my next direction. I’ve written some articles about it, but I haven’t published them anywhere just yet. So, I felt like I could use this space as a way to promote indie brands, shops, creators…etc, just like I used to so often back in the day. Creativity is important to me, being creative is hard work and having a creative business is even trickier.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

Alex Box Launches First Product: The Alex Box

As many of you know, I’m a massive fan of make up artist and all round creative, Alex Box. Until recently Alex was heavily involved with make up brand, Illamasqua, as Creative Director and she’s now on her own individual journey, which I’m really enjoying following. Her latest news is a big story, Alex introduced her first product this week, which officially launches 7th June, The Alex Box.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

Star Wars Merch is Everywhere…

As any self-proclaimed nerd will know, it’s the première of the latest instalment of Star Wars TONIGHT! I grew up on these films, remembering watching the original trilogy with my parents on VHS recorded off the TV from sometime in the 80s, complete with vintage advertisements from Woolworths and Fry’s Turkish Delight and stored in a classy faux leather bound book case. At primary school and at high school I got teased for being such a nerd, until it got to a stage that guys thought it was pretty rad that a girl knew so much about Star Wars. Anyway, whether you’re a fan or not there is SO MUCH MERCH about right now and I thought I’d share an edit of some bits that might be a little less obvious.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

My Picks of #EtsyMadeLocal

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!

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

Etsy Gift Guide for Beauty Addicts

So it wouldn’t be right for me to be writing these Etsy gift guides without doing one that addresses one of my blog’s main themes, beauty! We all know those big brands you can find on the high street, but there’s also some pretty awesome indie beauty brands knocking about which you may not have seen before. In this guide I’m going to show you my picks of Etsy’s beauty offerings. Click read more if you’d like to find the retailer’s info.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

Etsy Gift Guide for 90s Nostaligia

Time for another bunch of picks from the awesome Etsy, if you want to give something unique as a gift this year AND support small, indie biz and creators it’s the best place to head. Today’s theme is the 90s and nostalgia, as a child of the 90s myself I thought this would be a fun one as well as being a look that is very popular at the moment. There’s SO much awesome stuff, links to the shops at the bottom of the snazzy collage.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

Etsy Gift Guide for Gaming Geeks

Apparently it’s Christmas soon, so that seems like a good enough reason to create a list of some really, really cool stuff you can get on the awesome Etsy. Since Miz is currently engrossed in Fallout 4 on PS4 and I continue to be powering ahead with Borderlands 2 DLC’s, I thought it’d be fun to pick out some of the best Etsy bits and bobs with a gaming theme. Enjoy!

Acrylic Borderlands pins from Chinook Crafts only £5.41 each. Heart container necklace from Cherryloco only £12. Fallout Vault Boy Patch under £5 from CoolSpotGaming. 8 bit Zelda shield and sword necklace duo only £9.49 from Nastalgame. Gaming control necklace from Sugar & Vice only £16. Pokemon energy logo patches from Little Bear Patches £33 for the full set. Crochet magnetic Katamari ball from ManifestedDreams for £20.33.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.