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You are invited to Our Birthday Bash!

We cannot believe it but Our Handmade Collective is almost one year old! On 14th June we will have been trading as a collective for exactly one year. So to celebrate we are having a party and you are all invited!

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Workshops and Demonstrations (12noon – 3pm):

Chloe from Life’s Big Canvas will be helping you to make an origami shirt, just like these on her Father’s Day cards (see photo below). This activity is free to participate in but any donations to the Grand Clock Fund would be gratefully received.

Sarah from Button Bears by Gifted With Love will be showing you how to make a mini bear keyring  (cost £1 with 25p from each bear going to Grand Clock Fund).

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Grand Prize Raffle:

There is also a Raffle with a Grand Prize of over £250 of handmade creations. You can buy your tickets for £1 from the shop in Grand Arcade, Leeds. All proceeds will be going to the Grand Clock Fund to restore the Animated Clock in Grand Arcade. The winning ticket will be drawn at our Birthday Bash!

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Caption Competition:

You can also enter our caption competition by clicking here to go to our Facebook page and enter your comment.


Decorate a Deerhead Competition:

You can decide how you would decorate one of Oh Deer’s deer heads and what you would call your creation. Enter our competition in store to see your deer head made and win a gift voucher. Be sure to enter before the 6th June!!

Oh Deer will also be allowing a generous 20% discount on any deer heads purchased during our Birthday weekend!


In just one year we have gone from strength to strength and expanded from the original 19 sellers to nearly 55 of us now! That is down to you and your lovely comments and support – Many Thanks.

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Hope to see you at the Birthday Bash – bring a friend or the family and have fun in the Grand Arcade, Leeds Saturday 14th June. Or if you are in Leeds on Sunday 15th June to watch the #SkyRide then pop by and get a last minute Father’s Day gift.

Hope to see you soon x

Our Coffee Morning for MacMillan

We are taking part in MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September 2013 from 11am. Most of the retailers in Handpicked Hall will be doing something special on this day, but here is a highlight of what we’ve got planned. You can find out how to get to Handpicked Hall in the Grand Arcade, Leeds by clicking here.

We will be running a grand Our Handmade Collective raffle – one prize only – all proceeds go to MacMillan. Tickets cost £1 and you could be in with a chance of winning a hamper full of handmade goodies from our shop! Also we will be donating 10% from the purchases of selected items to MacMillan. So make sure you come upstairs to find Our Handmade Collective.


Upstairs in Handpicked Hall there will be cakes available for donations to MacMillan and delicious coffee will be supplied by Casa Colombiana with proceeds going to MacMillan. David and Marta of Casa Columbiana roast their own coffee beans to produce a quality coffee.


If tea is more your thing then Janine Martin of Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom will be serving vintage teas and she will be donating £1 for every scone sold on the day to this very worthwhile charity.


photo by Janine Martin

If you want to totally relax after your coffee then fellow Handpicked Hall trader Gerry Andrews of Shan Holistic Massage Therapy will also be offering taster massage sessions. Pop in after 2.00pm on 27th September for a relaxing neck, shoulder and back massage, with 50% going to MacMillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning.


photo from https://www.facebook.com/ShanHolisticMassage

We hope to see you on Friday 27th September from 11am. Please share this blog post with your friends in Leeds so we can raise as much money as possible for this worthy cause.