Friday 10 August 2012



After three solid years of non-stop action, I Love Handmade is unfortunately having to take a break. My Dig The Earth workload has increased dramatically (yay!), but the flip side of that means it has become harder to dedicate time to research and blog every day.

A huge thank you to readers old and new for following, commenting, sponsoring and submitting work for inclusion, it really has kept I Love Handmade going.

Hopefully I'll be back soon, fully refreshed with loads more handmade loveliness to show you. Until then…


Thank you!


Thursday 9 August 2012

Hand Printed Necktie by Strand Redesign

This is a OOAK necktie, and is sold numbered. It's hand printed onto reused cotton fabric. Black typography print on white fabric. Part hand sewn, part machine sewn. Each necktie is made to order and completely unique. Length: approx. 154 cm. Width: 7 cm.

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Apron by Gillian Kyle @ Fab UK

Whether you’re a Nigella, a Jamie or an Ottolenghi fan, you need this Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Apron for your battles in the kitchen. Everyone knows it’s best to side with a Scot. Contrary to popular belief, Tunnocks is not the only confectionery available in Scotland. However it might as well be: school children are treated with teacakes and wafers at lunch and every good Scot knows the heavenly pleasure of dipping a Tunnocks Caramel Wafer in a cuppa. Dream. So don that apron, chase down a haggis (if you think they've got legs you've got problems) and do it the Scottish way. Another fantastic product from Gillian Kyle. 100% organic, unbleached premium cotton.

This apron is available at a very special price over on Fab UK for the next few days. Fab is a global sale site with lots of brand new offers every day. If you've not heard of Fab and want a chance to bag some fantastic designer bargains, just click here and join today! You'll also get a £5 gift to put towards your first purchase! Enjoy!

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Turmoil by Toula Mikoniati

A fabulous piece full of movement and texture. Inspired by the beautiful colors of the MediterraneanGallery stretched canvas painted in high quality acrylics. Size: 16" x 24".

Monday 6 August 2012

Bird by Splinter Designs

Designed and hand crafted in the UK by Jacob Pugh, this beautiful ornamental bird is available in English Sycamore or Black Walnut and finished in a range of colours. 74mm x 135mm x 40mm. Love it!

Sunday 5 August 2012

Scottish Hero T-Shirt by Ole Originals

I love the humour in this limited edition argyle print t-shirt from Ole Originals, a pattern usually associated these days with golf wear or socks. This argyle design would surely make any Scot glow with pride. Feel free to wear with a kilt! This limited edition shirt has a soft vintage feel and is made from the highest quality fabrics available.