Lots of things to mention today!
First up, I'm having a small January sale over in my Etsy shop: hurrah! This is your chance to pick up some Christmas ornaments for next year at bargain prices, and there are a few other goodies included as well. When they're gone, they're gone, as the saying goes, as anything unsold by the end of January will be vanishing from my shop (though obviously some of the Christmas things may reappear next winter!)
Secondly, I must show off the lovely corsage I got in the post yesterday:A yummy Christmas gift to myself from the super-talented Nonsuch ... to join this delicious creation in adorning my winter wardrobe. Fantastic quality as always and very sweetly packaged in tissue paper and wallpaper with a yummy freebie (mmm... chocolate...) and a cute doodle on the envelope:Nonsuch is also one of my newest blog sponsors ... and as there are so many great shops signed up for this month I'd like to introduce you to the rest of them.
Creamrose makes fabric-covered buttons for your crafty projects (like this cute tea-themed set), fabric button jewellery plus lovely bright accessories like these chrysanthemum hairclips that are sure to make you smile:OuOu sells super-cute gocco-printed notebooks and printed notecards featuring adorable boys and girls and the cute critters that keep them company like this friendly (cocoa-drinking) green dragon:Sallyent is also known as Tinkering Textiles and is - unsurprisingly - in love with making what she calls "textiley things"... purses, bags, brooches and even daschunds all in lovely vintage or geometric prints:Bombus is "saving the planet through decoupage" and making some rather nice things along the way - everything from map-covered plates to stylish greetings cards. My current favourite is this scissors card, perfect for sending to anyone crafty:
Pouch has a great eye for colour and a snazzy bit of retro pattern, and works with vintage fabrics to make one-of-a-kind or limited edition bags, purses, belts and adorable lavender owls:
Askey Illustration sells fresh and modern artwork - as limited edition A4 prints or open edition mini prints - and also offers graphic design services, such as logo design and custom illustration. I have my eye on this print ("the last one") at the moment:LauraFallulah makes bright and funky handbags, purses and accessories inspired by "kitsch 50's/60's design, tattoos and fabric". She's having a sale at the moment and has lots of great bargains available, like these whimsical rose-appliqued pumps:
And last (but by no means least) BigFish, seller of an awesome array of crafty supplies: this shop is supplies heaven for the colour-obsessed crafter, with felt balls and ribbons and buttons galore!