Mollie Makes celebrates our 10th anniversary by choosing 10 of their favourite local designer-makers and products from Etsy over the last 10 years.
We hang out on Etsy a lot! It’s here where we unearth upandcoming designer-makers and some of the most interesting products featured in our trends and news pages in the magazine and online.
Choosing just 10 of our faves is no mean feat as there are so many talented sellers. Heart our 10 picks to add to your favourites but do go on your own journey to buy handmade. Peek through the windows of our favourite Etsy shops below then take a leisurely stroll down the cobbled streets of Etsy UK.
Firmly pinned to the top of our wantlist are woven wall hangings. Great for adding colour and texture along with your favourite prints and photographs.
Woven wall hanging, £135, Le Petit Moose
Put a pom on it
Saying pom pom is a surefire way to cheer up, wear one and you’ll be beside yourself with happiness.
Pom pom collar, £19, Samantha Stas
Give jam jars and planters a quick and easy makeover with crochet cosies (see also main image above).
Crochet cosy, £9.50, Berries for Bella
Nottinghamshirebased maker, Amy of Little Doolally has a stack of instant crochet patterns awaiting you. Find pinwheel cushions, amigurumi, summer cowls and beautiful baby blankets all made in retro colours in her shop.
Bird crochet pattern, £3.25, Little Doolally
Bring home the biscuits
Nikki McWilliams has a fun collection of witty, biscuit designs fashioned into accessories for you and your home. They’re perfect! Just a shame they’re not edible.
Tunnock’s teacake cushion, £32, Nikki McWilliams
Kids always have the best clothes. Find a variety of playsuits, hoods and dresses for tikes at Wild Things Dresses.
Fox pinafore dress, £40.41, Wild Things Dresses
Pack it in
Piri Foolery coats beautiful lace in bright neon paint and layers it over a neutral clutch purse. Head there for statement accessories.
Lace clutch, £33.64, PIRIFOOLERY
Make someone smile
Each of us here at Mollie HQ have at least one of And Smile’s handmade illustrated accessories and currently on this crush list is the I’m So Fancy brooch. Beaut!
I’m So Fancy brooch, £8, And Smile
Swing, sway and twirl
Plum and Pigeon creates handmade, vintage-inspired clothing that hangs merrily beside the rest of our ditsy floral tea dresses and Aline skirts. For individual garments, nab yourself a frock from the Manchester based dressmakers.
50s-style dress, £60, PLUM AND PIGEON
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