CIJ Featured Shop: Ffigys Designs

Shirley from Ffigys Designs started crafting when she was just 4 years old, and has since tried almost every craft there is! A gift of tools and materials in 2011 opened up the world of jewellery-making to Shirley. She enjoyed beading so much that soon she had mountains of jewellery and so decided, in 2013,…

CIJ Featured Shop: Kitty Kanzashi

Kitty Kanzashi’s shop is truly adorable – she makes floral accessories using the Tsumami technique. This is a Japanese style of folding squares of fabric into petals which are then used to make flowers. From Kitty’s ‘About Me’ page… My love for tsumami kanzashi making came about when I just started to collect kimono. There…

CIJ Featured Shop: LifeCovers

Tweed, Tweed and more Tweed! Sally creates all of her wares with original Harris Tweed, she fell in love with the material while visiting the Outer Hebrides in Scotland where the tweed is made from start to finish. This is the only fabric in the world that is still traditionally handwoven and yet sold in…

CIJ Featured Shop: Billie Makes

Belinda from Billie Makes is a lady of many talents! She makes jewellery, including bridal wear as well as small sewn items such as make up bags, handbags, tote bags, phone/ipad and kindle cases and her new line of tableware items: coasters and placemats. As of the end of April 2015, Belinda retired from her…

CIJ Featured Shop: Aisling Designs

Claire from Aisling Designs is a master bunting maker and also a mother to 4 children (no idea how she finds the time!). She credits her children with bringing out her creative side, which she now fully embraces. Claire makes buntings for all sorts of occasions and environments (including waterproof bunting!) and is often inspired…

CIJ Featured Shop: SpinningStreak

Susan from SpinningStreak is a member of the Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers and has been spinning away for over 20 years. She lives partly in England in a city by the sea and partly in rural France, so plenty of inspiration for colours. Susan hand dyes and sells handspun yarn as will as…

Christmas in July Featured Shop: Linden Tree Designs

Linden Tree Designs is owned by a lovely lady called Anna, her husband Roger is the digital artist. The collage sheets you see in their shop draw on a huge variety of inspirations. Some of them are based around elements from photographs that Roger has taken over the last 40 years, others utilise images from…

CIJ Featured Shop: Kim’s Handmade Cave

Kim loves to make things! She does all her crafting from home and you can be sure that everything in her shop has been created with love and care, and that each item will be truly personal and individual. Kim takes great care in sourcing all my materials and tries to use only the finest…

CIJ Featured Shop: Victoria Sol Jewellery

Victoria Sol is the soul (and sole person) behind Victoria Sol Jewellery. She makes chainmaille jewellery as well as some macramé and beaded pieces and describes herself as always being creative. Through the years Victoria has played with paper, thread, wood, clay and other media, but when she finally started becoming more focused, she decided…