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Valentines Gifts

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Love is in the Air…


We have some amazing handmade Valentine’s Day treats in-store now for you – from traditional to contemporary, funny to sentimental and quirky to tongue-in-cheek gifts, all handmade and unique!


There are  gifts for the girls, gifts for the guys, traditional gifts of jewellery, sweets, chocolate, little tokens to amuse and delight – and some quirky and special treats you won’t find anywhere else!
Here are just some of the goodies we have available:



And…. as if all this isn’t enough we are also running a series of ‘Personalise your own cards while you wait’ workshops!

card workshops

On 2nd, 8th and 9th February you can call in to us and meet PetelovesOrla and Boondoggle Studio, who will have a range of cards available which you can have personalised for the fabulous price of £4.00 – a truly unique greetings card! Some choices of card include:

cardcard2Hope to see you there! Don’t forget with the changes to Handpicked Hall you can now only get inside from Grand Arcade. The main entrance to Handpicked Hall on Vicar Lane is now closed but you can still get into Grand Arcade from Vicar Lane or New Briggate and then come upstairs where the fun is happening!



New for 2014

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Meet Clarry Cards

Let us brighten up your day with Clare of Clarry Cards, from Harrogate.


Clarry cards are something a bit different!


Clare says “Many of the great moments in our lives are touched by a small, unassuming item with infinite power – the Card.  It is sent to greet us on our return home, to celebrate good times with us and to provide comfort to us in bad, but most of all it is there to remind us that we are not alone, that life is full of colour and fun.   This is the aim of both my prepared and bespoke illustrations.”


I LOVE Clarry Cards they are so colourful, cheeky and cheerful. If you come and see us in Our Handmade Collective upstairs in Handpicked Hall you might find Clare scribbling away with her colourful pencils!

Meet the co-founders (part 2 of 2)

Here is Part 2 of our ‘Meet the co-founders’ feature, (Part 1 about Claire Riley’s Little Shop of Lathers can be found here). Today we meet co-founder Natalie Entwistle of ‘Handmade by Natalie’ who is based in Apperley Bridge.


Natalie makes a wide range of exquisite items including handmade cards, paper art canvasses, jewellery, wine glass charms and painted glassware. All these items make great use of Natalie’s steady hand and great attention to detail.

Natalie says “After leaving school I went to Art College which was to follow a passion of everything creative. I worked in Mortgages for many years, then had 2 beautiful girls and wanted to work around them. I started making bits and pieces for family and slowly built my hobby into my little empire and now here I am with our biggest venture yet, Our Handmade Collective!”


Here is a photo of Natalie’s beautiful girls which she says give her great inspiration. Pop in and meet Natalie at Our Handmade Collective, upstairs in Handpicked Hall, Grand Arcade, Vicar Lane, Leeds, when it opens on 14th June 2013. Natalie will almost certainly be there ready to help you find and wrap the perfect gift for any occasion!