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Top 10 Etsy finds from Mollie Makes magazine

Jun 26, 2015

by Mollie Makes

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

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.

Touchable textures

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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

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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

Summer knits

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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

 

Comfy spot

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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

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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

Playing up

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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

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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

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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

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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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