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.

Saturday 4 August 2012

Having A Nap – Original Hand Printed Linocut by Trotting Jack Press

The little Jack Russell is having a nap in the warm sunshine. I hope he's having a lovely dream! An original 5-colour lino print, hand printed by Trotting Jack Press in England. Oil-based ink on 175g soft white English printmaking paper. Paper size 14.6cm x 19cm. Signed by the artist.

Friday 3 August 2012

Oak Hen Egg Cup by Hop & Peck

Bring an added smile to breakfast time with this fantastic sustainable Oak Hen Egg Cup. Hen is the classic Egg Cup in Hop & Peck's range and will make your morning eggs a true delight. Hen has been designed to stand when not in use and will sit sweetly on any kitchen dresser. A lovely gift for all Hen lovers which can be enjoyed all year round. Beautifully presented in a cotton drawstring bag for safe keeping. Size approx: W8.5cm x H9cm x D2.4cm.

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Thursday 2 August 2012

Thoughtful by smiling robyn

This is a small archival print made from an original series of paintings of individuals with their eyes closed. The intent of the series is to reverse the subject and viewer experience. In this case the subject (art) is purposefully not looking back at the viewer. Many many portraits are needed to create the effect so the project is still growing. However, the paintings make beautiful prints and so are being offered for sale. This image is 4 x 4.5 inches with a 1/2 inch border. It is printed on high quality fine art paper using archival inks. Signed and dated by the artist.

Wednesday 1 August 2012


For print lovers everywhere! Bright CMYK combinations surround this mug from  ONE MUG A DAY. The ONE MUG A DAY project is a cure for creation crave.​ Each day one new  mug design is added to the store, creating an unique collection. ​All of the mugs are 330ml, white and printed with dye-sublimation technology.​ Colours are scratch-proof and mugs can be placed in the dishwasher. I love the idea, and am sure that it's one store that will reward you with regular visits!