Featuring Handmade by Monica

For this week’s Feature Friday we meet Monica from ‘Handmade by Monica‘ who makes a selection of cute, quirky and colourful celebratory bunting…. Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about you and your Etsy shop? Hi I’m Monica and I love making bunting that brings joy and happiness! My little shop is full…

Featuring a certain little blue girl…

This week we feature the Little Blue Girl Co. Introducing the lovely and talented Louise Flintoft… Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about you and your Etsy shop? I’m Louise mother to a lively 2.5 year old. I’m based in the Newcastle-upon-tyne. I work in product management in the medical diagnostics field and…

Things I love

I’ve spent a little bit of time browsing through Etsy and Pinterest this weekend and thought I would share this link to my Pinterest board ‘Things I love’… so many lovely finds… come on over to say hi and get some great gift ideas… perfect for anyone thinking of getting sorted for their birthday gifts…

The Magic of Childhood

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Natsula Designs ? Thanks to a post on Leapup Blog, I recently discovered the remarkable paper collages of Natsula Designs. While designer Natasha Sorelli’s delicate pieces would obviously be a terrific addition to a child’s room or nursery, I would be proud to hang them in any room in the house! Her use of color, her skillful combining of…

Beautiful birds

For this weeks #treasurytuesday I’ve curated a collection of gorgeous bird items including beautiful illustrations, hand printed cushions, jewellery, coasters, sculptures, ceramics and even some edible art to celebrate our feathered friends! You can buy any of these gorgeous goodies on Etsy: Beautiful Birds by Leapup

It’s a doggie bling double bill!

Something a little bit different this week, that I know will appeal to all of you dog lovers out there. We’re making the jump from last week’s colourful, quirky designs by Ip Dip to strictly doggie bling… introducing Alison Hatch from Crystal Wolf Collars and Lorretta Wyatt from I Made These Terriers.    Firstly hello to Crystal Wolf Collars… Could you…

Introducing Ip Dip Design

This week I’m very happy to introduce you to the lovely Laura Bittles, the maker of the most colourful, quirky and fun hand drawn designs. I met Laura via the virtual Facebook world of the Etsy Resolution course. Keep reading  to find out about what has notoriously become known (in the Etsy-sphere) as ‘happy mail’ and a little robot…

Featuring Natsula Designs

I’m really excited about introducing this weeks #FeatureFriday as I’ve been a huge fan from the moment I set eyes on Natasha’s delicate, intricate and stunning paper cuts. I think you’ll agree after reading this that her work is beautiful and would make a fabulous addition to you home, or a lovely gift for a loved one… young or old!…

Deep blue sea

It’s ‘Treasury Tuesday’ and this week we are drawn back to the sea once again. We have a celebration of sea creatures and sea colours in this weeks curated collection of handmade goodies made by UK Etsy sellers. Mermaids, whales, turtles, starfish to name but a few. In hints of teal, blue and aquas, what’s…

Introducing Sarah Alicia Smith

For this week’s Feature Friday we meet Sarah Alicia Smith, an incredibly talented watercolour artist who primarily paints animals and pet portrait commissions. As an animal fanatic & self confessed ‘dog crazy lady’  I immediately fell in love with Sarah’s work and if you read on I’m sure you will too! Hi Sarah! Could you introduce yourself…

Into the woods

This weeks ‘Treasury Tuesday’ takes us into the woods with some gorgeous hand printed, hand etched, sculpted and embroidered goodness from talented UK Etsy sellers. Owls, hedgehogs, king fishers, foxes, rabbits and hares… there’s a lot to love about this week’s picks and they’d all make great gift ideas for nature lovers. We’ve included so…

Featuring a Little Stitch of Nature

Welcome to our brand new article ‘Feature Friday’ where Leapup HQ showcases a different Etsy designer, maker, or artist each week. In this regular feature we will explore how they work, what inspires them, and of course take a look at some of their lovely makes… perhaps learning a thing or two that we can apply to our…