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Mother’s Day Gifts

We have a lot of new gifts in the shop from our makers ready for Mother’s Day. But what should you get her to make her feel special? How about….

Flowers…

Instead of getting your mum a bunch of flowers that will only last a few days, why not get her a cute crocheted pot plant decoration (with matching card) that she can keep forever! Designed and made locally by Rose Cottage Crafts.

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Or quirky kitsch rings upcycled by Urban Magpie from old china flowers decorations.

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Jewellery…..

Why not treat her to some unique handmade jewellery. We have stunning silver crafted by Seabreeze Designs,

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and lovely sea glass carefully made into unique items by Shedplay.

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Food….

If your mum is a real foodie then why not get her some delicious Harrogate Preserves, Handmade chocolates from Chocolate Chest or sweets from Hello Sweet Thing

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or a wooden board from Gourmet Food Boards.gfboards

or a stylish apron handmade by Kitsch-ina that is too beautiful just to wear in the kitchen!

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Fashion and Accessories….

Does your mum always want to look her best? How about a handmade bag that is unique by Made by Marianne.

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or something from vintage fabrics by Natalie Breeze designs

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We have lots of beautiful handmade bags including this bright range by Punto Belle

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Also stunning range of gadget cosies from Urban Fox

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Bath and Beauty…

Colourful bath salts from Blue Butterfly

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or handmade natural bath bombs from Little Shop of Lathers

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Homeware…..

A wide range of cushion, notice boards, tea towels and mugs from The Little Button Co.

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Stunning hand-painted glasses make a great gift from Handmade by Natalie

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Hanging hearts with beautiful quotations and sentiment on them by The Wilsons

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Or hanging pottery butterflies by Detty Marie Ceramics

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Many scented candles including these in vintage china from Aunt Sallys Upcycled Crockery

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Also upcycled old china plates or vinyl records made into cakestands or sandwich platter (vinyl by Melodies)

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For the mum that has everything….

Hand felted covered books and journals by George and Lilly

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or buy her a craft kit and she can make her own gift and have fun doing it

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Cards and Wrapping…

A wide range of cards for all occasions including for Mother’s Day

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and a lot of them can be frames to make great gifts

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Take advantage of our Gift Wrapping service or buy some special clay tags from RedRat Designs

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Meet The Seasonal Larder

Good morning! What better way to spend your Sunday morning than reading about another one of our talented makers, Alison Waterhouse of The Seasonal Larder.
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Alison makes Handmade preserves and The Seasonal Larder’s motto is  grow local ~ preserve local ~ think global. Alison used to work as a business consultant specialising in sustainability but she then decided to take a more active & practical approach to the issue.

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The Seasonal Larder was founded in 2011 with the key aim of maximising the use of locally grown food – the main ingredients for all their products are always grown within 50 miles of their base in LS25.

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Alison sources her ingredients from a mix of commercial growers, foraging and “crop swaps with people who have grown more in their garden or allotment than they can use”. I look forward to seeing what she can create from our surplus pears this year!

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My favourite product that Alison makes is her Rhubarb cordial, apparently it makes a lovely Bellini when mixed with champagne! Oh and her strawberry sauce is AMAZING! Come to Our Handmade Collective and buy it while you can!