#handmadeisbest

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Regrann from @justacard - JUST A CARD - "If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery has bought just a card we'd still be open." Think about it. It's one thing to say 'SUPPORT INDEPENDENTS' - it's quite another to actually do it. Our campaign is not about words - it's about action. We believe passionately that independent shops, artists, makers, designers work incredibly hard, are super special and deserve more recognition. We value and appreciate the huge benefits independent shops bring to the High Street. You only need to read the extraordinary stories posted yesterday to realise how rich and vibrant our creative culture is. But we need to show it. We need to value and treasure it. All sales mean the world to small businesses. REMEMBER - JUST A CARD is not actually just a card, it could be just a book, pin, mug, pot, ring etc We love compliments don't get us wrong - they make the world a sunnier place - but no sales - no small business. Simple. As. That. We need the JUST A CARD logo to be an instant reminder of how vital it is to support independents. A Thank You. A you're kind. So tell us/tell the world today what our message means to you. What difference a sale makes- and don't forget to get your shop window sticker, poster, pin so we can get this word out. Sorry, not sorry one single bit, about banging on with this message. As the saying goes (kind of!) - YOU ARE SO BLOOMIN' WORTH IT! Happy Day 2 of JUST A CARD WEEK. 😊

#justacard #wemakecollective #makersformakers
#wearethemakers #supportthemakers
#capturemycraft #sharinghandmadejoy
#prettycreativestyle #slowliving_create
#buyfolk #prettycreativelife #seekinspirecreate #thenativecreative #handmadeisbest #modernmaker #bestmadehandmade - #regrann


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Day 2 @justacard week - what does the campaign mean to you?

I'm what is probably known as a micro-business run alongside other work and life things.
Everything I do is totally handmade and takes time and effort. Now I do enjoy the making, I wouldn't do it if I didn't but it can be disheartening when people look at your stuff, comment on how nice it is and the make that tooth sucking noise when they look at the price.......yes I know you can buy a bobblehat cheaper at Primark!
It makes my day when someone loves my work and understands the amount of work required.
The #justacard campaign reassures me that there are lots of other makers out there in the same boat and that we all support each other - so thank you @justacard for doing such a great job of bringing everyone together!

#smallbusiness #handmade #supporthandmade #makers #handmadeisbest #britcraft #shoplocal #woollypower #bespoke


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We welcome @lb_beads to our Summer Makers Market this Saturday, June 23rd at The Pavilion, Bruce Castle Park!

Ahead of market day, we caught up with our fellow Haringey maker. Read what Lolonyo had to say! Link in bio.
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Cards and hooped gifts for loved ones #jecrafts


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There’s lots of last minute prep happening here today as we get ready for the @handmadefair with @kirstiemallsopp this weekend at Bowood House! I’ll be bringing lots of birthday Rosettes with me 😀

#thehandmadefair #lilyandgiraffe #birthdayrosette #supporthandmade #buyhandmade #handmade #handmadeuk #handmadeisbetter #handmadeisbest


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Following on with a summery seaside theme these two Fab lollies will be heading into the Berwick shop this week. I don’t know what it is about Fab lollies but I love their simple bright colours, somehow just a classic iconic style...plus I’m a sucker for some chocolate with sprinkles! 💛🧡💗✨


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Panç işi yastık.
Desenler elle bez üzerine çizilip, işlenir.
Görseldeki ürünler, buldan bezi üzerine @meryemkocak5422 tarafından işlenmiştir.
İstediğiniz ölçüde ve desende çalışılabilir.
Ürün detayları, fiyat bilgisi ve sipariş için lütfen mesaj atınız.
Ürünlerimizin tamamı için ➡ #zeynebinvitrini
#elemeği #elyapımı #göznuru #handmade #handwork #handcraft #kişiyeözel #buyhandmade #supporthandmade #handmadeisbest #handmadeisbetter #elemeğiengüzeli #elemegiengüzelhediyedir #siparişalınır #hobinisat #panç #punchneedle #yastık #pillow #punchneedleembroidery #pançişi #çeyiz #çeyizlik #çeyizhazırlığı #çeyizseti #runner #bedrunner


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#Repost @justacard with @get_repost
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JUST A CARD - "If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery has bought just a card we'd still be open." Think about it. It's one thing to say 'SUPPORT INDEPENDENTS' - it's quite another to actually do it. Our campaign is not about words - it's about action. We believe passionately that independent shops, artists, makers, designers work incredibly hard, are super special and deserve more recognition. We value and appreciate the huge benefits independent shops bring to the High Street. You only need to read the extraordinary stories posted yesterday to realise how rich and vibrant our creative culture is. But we need to show it. We need to value and treasure it. All sales mean the world to small businesses. We love compliments don't get us wrong - they make the world a sunnier place - but no sales - no small business. We want the JUST A CARD logo to be an instant reminder of how vital it is to support independents. A Thank You. A you're kind. So tell us today what our message means to you - and don't forget to get your shop window sticker, poster, pin so we can get this word out. Sorry, not sorry one single bit, about banging on with this message. As the saying goes - YOU ARE WORTH IT! Happy Day 2 of JUST A CARD WEEK. 😊

#justacard #wemakecollective #makersformakers
#wearethemakers #supportthemakers
#capturemycraft #sharinghandmadejoy
#prettycreativestyle #slowliving_create
#buyfolk #prettycreativelife #seekinspirecreate #thenativecreative #handmadeisbest #modernmaker #bestmadehandmade

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Day 2 #justacardweek
What #justacard means to me

Short answer: the difference between surviving and thriving
Longer answer: well obviously it’s not about me selling more cards. For me it’s about all the small purchases that add up to keeping us independents going, be that cards, pins, shot cups or Nibbowls. Each small purchase means someone values my work and I can keep on doing what I love for a bit longer. But it’s not just about me, it’s about making a small purchase each time I drop my work off at an independent shop. It’s about a thriving and varied High Street. It’s about me giving up ‘designer coffee’ and carrying a flask so that I can afford to buy lovely handmade things from fabulous people I meet at shows. It’s about the pleasure I get from sharing handmade joy, the happy dance of a sale and the memories invoked each time I use my handmade swag. It about making life richer and moving from surviving to thriving. So anyone who’s read this far help us out. Pledge to shop Indie & handmade whenever you can. I did warn you it was the long answer 😉

#shopindependent #buyhandmade #bestmadehandmade #littlethingsaddup #makersformakers #makersmovement #innerfinn #capturemycraft #wemakecollective #wearethemakers #supporthemakers #seekinspirecreate #sharinghandmadejoy #handmadeisbest #shophandmade #buydirect #dreamplando #slipcast #slipcastporcelain #ceramics #contemporaryceramics #tableware #designermaker #scandinavianinspired #aquietstyle


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A wonderful campaign to support small independent businesses. Browse our lovely collection of handmade cards on our Etsy shop. Link in profile. We love custom requests so if you don’t see your dog breed in our collection let us know and we can add it. Thank you @justacard for supporting and highlighting the amazing work small businesses do.
Repost @justacard with @get_repost
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JUST A CARD - "If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery has bought just a card we'd still be open." Think about it. It's one thing to say 'SUPPORT INDEPENDENTS' - it's quite another to actually do it. Our campaign is not about words - it's about action. We believe passionately that independent shops, artists, makers, designers work incredibly hard, are super special and deserve more recognition. We value and appreciate the huge benefits independent shops bring to the High Street. You only need to read the extraordinary stories posted yesterday to realise how rich and vibrant our creative culture is. But we need to show it. We need to value and treasure it. All sales mean the world to small businesses. We love compliments don't get us wrong - they make the world a sunnier place - but no sales - no small business. We want the JUST A CARD logo to be an instant reminder of how vital it is to support independents. A Thank You. A you're kind. So tell us today what our message means to you - and don't forget to get your shop window sticker, poster, pin so we can get this word out. Sorry, not sorry one single bit, about banging on with this message. As the saying goes - YOU ARE WORTH IT! Happy Day 2 of JUST A CARD WEEK. 😊

#justacard #wemakecollective #makersformakers
#wearethemakers #supportthemakers
#capturemycraft #sharinghandmadejoy
#prettycreativestyle #slowliving_create
#buyfolk #prettycreativelife #seekinspirecreate #thenativecreative #handmadeisbest #modernmaker #bestmadehandmade


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Playing with fun yarns. The textures are amazing! This beauty was gifted to a gorgeous mama and her soon to arrive baby girl! #handmadeisbest #crochetofinstagram #inclinevillage #babygift #welcomebaby #luxurybaby #makersgonnamake #luxebaby #zbesties #custombabyblanket #babyshowergifts


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#justacardweek | JUST A CARD |
OOoohhhhhhh this @justacard campaign 😙😙😙👏👏✌✌ When I started the Lopsided Studio it didn't immediately occurred to me that I was part of a community of independent makers/creatives/designers/artists - no matter what we categorize ourselves. I've started getting a grip on what it meant and how difficult it was over the first year of my little business....😐😣😥...and grasping it a bit more every single day of my second year!!😵😲😳 Let's be clear, every time I do a market my first goal is to cover the table cost and every end of month, I cross my fingers that my shop sales add up enough to cover the rents - all extra money on top of that going to paying the next more or less expensive stall cost at that stage ✨✨ And I'll tell you what, I'm lucky that my number one fan - namely my husband 💏 - manages to support the whole family plus my jewellery making venture and every time I make a sale - even a small one - believe me, it takes me one step further along the way to independence🎈🎈 ( damn! I love that balloon 😂) - hope to sell loads of my cute French sayings earrings after that!!! link in bio 😉😁


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Day 2 - what the @justacard campaign means to me:
Firstly, if you’re creative at all (and I believe everyone is, but that’s another topic), you’ll know that making/creating things is not a choice, it owns you rather than vice versa. I don’t feel whole without it. If you’re able to make some income from it to boot - what a blessing!
I don’t think it’s right that creativity is valued less than other professions, in my experience the more money can be made (for someone else usually), the more you’re valued, which I personally do not agree with. Creative expression connects people with their souls, whether you’re the creator or the audience. That’s my opinion in any case.
Justacard.org campaigns to connect people with why it makes sense to buy from small companies, even if you buy just a card. Some of my reasons are below:
1. You know where your money goes (a person who needs it rather than a big corporate buying themselves more power at the expense of people & the planet). 2. You’re supporting your local economy.
3. The person you buy from is probably supporting their local economy e.g. all my suppliers are small British businesses, as are the shops who sell my work in Bristol.
4. Whatever you’re buying, I can assure you, is suffused with LOVE.
5. You’re buying something truly unique.
6. You’re making a real person REALLY happy.
There are many more, but I think these are enough, don’t you? 🙌💕
PS drawing above is bits and bobs I drew for my Love Bristol design.
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#justacard #wemakecollective #makersformakers
#wearethemakers #supportthemakers
#capturemycraft #sharinghandmadejoy
#prettycreativestyle #slowliving_create
#buyfolk #prettycreativelife #seekinspirecreate #thenativecreative #handmadeisbest #modernmaker #bestmadehandmade


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This cold and wet weather has me going a bit cray as cabin fever has set in, i’m actually looking forward to work tomorrow 🤪 #rainraingoaway

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Mari Elin makes the most magnificent prints, and we are so honoured that she's taking part in our swap. See the #Repost below for more info on what makes this maker so truly special.

#Repost @marielin.print
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I'm joining in with #justacard week and today's prompt is to share my story...which is quite handy really, since I have a few new followers who might not know much about me

I'm Mari Elin, and I'm printmaker living and printing with my husband Gruffydd in the Welsh hills. My day job is as a curator at the National Library of Wales, so any scribbling/carving/printing/packing/posting gets squeezed into lunchtimes, evenings and weekend...which is a little frustrating at times, but then again I do love my job too

I have no formal art education whatsoever - I've always dabbled with different mediums, taking tips from my Dad growing up, and then I joined a local printmaking group a few years ago which led to me falling in love with printmaking, specifically linocut.

I started selling my prints around two years ago and have been overwhelmed by the interest people have in my work, and the wonderful community of artists and makers here on insta

It's been a slow June so far, & the whole #etsyfees thing is stressing me out a bit at the moment, so seriously, when someone buys even #justacard it makes the world of difference 💛

To help you get to know me a little better, here are a few fun(ish) facts

My first language is Welsh
I love all things yellow, orcas and Georgs Harrison
I'm a little bit obsessed with true crime and conspiracy theories
I'm a Christian
I'm trying to go as #zerowaste as I possibly can

#justacardweek #printmaker #artist #printartist #smallbiz #smallbusinesslove #printmaking #linocut #linoprint #handmade #handmadeisbest #artistmaker #creativecommunity #meetthemakerweek @creativebusinesscardswap


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So, day 1 of Just a Card Week: This is me! ⭐

Ethel Dredd came about, as this kind of thing has with most people, after my little boy was born. It was a very difficult birth and quite a long recovery time. While I was sitting a lot and little Bean was sleeping a lot I needed something to use and focus my tired brain! I wasn't used to being so sedentary! I hadn't knit for years, but decided I was going to make some winter gifts for friends and family... I couldn't find what I wanted in shops or online.

I wanted an uncomplicated chunky knitted neck warmer for a reasonable price, sounds simple right!? I love straight forward, unpretentious, approachable designs. Chunky knitted texture and rich colours. It's great when it's cold out and you can put on a hat and scarf you love, that makes you feel really snuggly.
That's all I can think of at the moment, over and out!👋 P.S. thank you @lilypeaolive for giving me a nudge 👉 💙😅


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Majestic Scot's Pine Forest is my contribution to the Handcrafted Uniquely 'Wild' project. This sterling silver cuff makes a real statement with hand sawn trees, landscapes and mountain hares, plus a brass sun, all soldered onto the 3 cm tall solid silver cuff which I've formed and given a brushed finish. My inspiration for this piece was the Caledonian forests with their bleak beauty, softened by those wonderful mountain hares.

#ruthmakesjewellery #handcrafteduniquelycommunity #scotspine #inspiredbynature #wildlife #haresofinstagram #sterlingsilver #oneofakindjewelry #handmadesilverjewellery #treesofinstagram #woodland #mountainhares #artisanjewellery #smallbusiness #designermaker #handmadeisbest #handmadeinyorkshire


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Day 2 of #justacard is what it means to me - every little helps, a sale, a share, a mention, a like, a review - they are all so important to a small business. It means that I can continue doing what I love and feel like I contribute to my family and it keeps me out of mischief and i do love a little happy dance 😂❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 @justacard #instachallenges2018
#meetthemaker #spondylolisthesis #kawaii #cute #makerandproud #makersgonnamake #makersmovement @conscious_crafties #justacard #wemakecollective #makersformakers
#wearethemakers #supportthemakers
#capturemycraft #sharinghandmadejoy
#prettycreativestyle #slowliving_create
#buyfolk #prettycreativelife #seekinspirecreate #thenativecreative #handmadeisbest #modernmaker #bestmadehandmade


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Another day, another doll 🌼 This one is going all the way to England 🌼 #clothdoll #clothdolls #artdoll


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Today's top tip on #craftandcreatemonth is to practise, practise, practise!

To be honest this is more of a reminder than a tip to myself as I'm quite an impatient person when it comes to my art - I like things to look good the first time round, which, as we all know, isn't always the case.

Thinking and planning about what you are going to make is the most important thing, though I also think spur if the moment art can reap rewards!

This is a painting in progress of 'Particular Aspects', a creepy old Manor house here in Kenninghall.
#toptip #justacard #morvenna #morvennauk #meetthemaker #craftandcreatemonth #patience #edinburghart #artsy #instaartists #artedinburgh #scotlandart #scottishart #edinburghartist #wemakecollective #wearethemakers #makersuk #creatorsuk #supportthemakers #capturemycraft #prettycreativestyle #prettycreativelife #handmadeisbest #modernmaker #buyfolk #thenativecreative #seekinspirecreate #sharinghandmadejoy #paintingprogress

Kenninghall, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Day 2 of #justacardweek is "what @justacard campaign means to you" EVERY SALE means so much to us! It means YAYS, whoops, happy dances - Sales mean so much more than money too. They're a confidence boost - they put a spring in our step and we celebrate that someone is going to be helped to make something wonderful with our products. All our products are made or chosen with love and even if someone can only afford a small thing like a stitch marker it still makes us smile as we know it will make them happy and if everyone who looked at our shop or on one of our stalls bought a stitch marker it would soon add up. .

Have a lovely creative day and go on buy one small thing from an independent shop today 😙
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FAB image kindly made by @now.then.sunshine 😊
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#justacard #wemakecollective #makersformakers
#wearethemakers #supportthemakers
#capturemycraft #sharinghandmadejoy
#prettycreativestyle #slowliving_create
#buyfolk #prettycreativelife #seekinspirecreate #thenativecreative #handmadeisbest #modernmaker #bestmadehandmade
#homespunwonders
#stitchmarker

Homespunwonders

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It’s #justacard week this week! a campaign that I heard about a few years ago via @sarahhamiltonprints. It’s a week to use small and independent businesses as much as possible, inspired by a quote that the creator overheard from a small closing gallery. ‘If everyone who remarked how lovely our gallery had bought just a card - we’d still be open now’. If you think a maker or shop owner is just superb : their weekly chalk board signs make you smile on your walk to work, or the information they squeeze into their Instagram feed has taught you loads about a certain subject, or maybe you just always tell yourself ‘I will get something from there it’s a fab shop/person’. Well those people and places that give us happy little life moments are where we should be spending our money - today, now, often. Teeny tiny purchases don’t just help encourage and make a very real living for sole traders, they actually increase job diversity and job creation in your local area, they filter down into sub contractors like delivery drivers/decorators/stationers and all sorts of other small businesses in a way that categorically does not happen with big consolidated stores. And it 100% changes an individuals experience of running a business and being on the planet. Sometimes the small local card/item might cost £1 more than the one in the supermarket or the high street chain. But it’s likely bought from another small maker too, and that £1 extra to you could be part of what keeps that store open.

This week I’m going to look at my favourite retailers & people, and challenge myself to imagine what it would be like if they weren’t around any more, then I’m going to buy something from them. Thankyou all indies for being just so FAB and for making our world so damn interesting!! @justacard

Margate Old Town

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