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More Handcrafted Gifts







More Handcrafted Gifts





Handcrafted gifts shown on this page are those that are one-offs or only made in a small quantity so don't qualify for a shop page all to themselves.

The items listed on this page are likely to change often.

Handcrafted gifts in this shop at a glance



Celebration Cake Candles

How many of us over the age of 21 really look forward to a blazing inferno on the top of the birthday cake? Not only does it tend to melt the icing but the harder it is to blow out... well let's just say do we really want to eat something after it has been blown over several times by various people?

Instead, why not have a single, beautiful candle. A celebration candle in pure beeswax in a miniature china cup by Oakley China is elegant and, after the cake is gone, there is the miniature cup and saucer as a memento of the occasion.

Like most standard birthday cake candles, these are only meant to be lit once and only to be allowed to burn for a couple of minutes.

Candles come boxed with safety instructions. 

celebration candle in miniature cup with golden roses
celebration candle in miniature cup with lily of the valley
celebration candle in miniature cup with violets

celebration candle in miniature cup with holly
celebration candle in miniature cup with forget-me-nots
celebration candle in miniature cup with tea rose

celebration candle in miniature cup with rosebud
celebration candle in miniature cup with multiple flowers
celebration candle in miniature cup with shamrock

celebration candle in miniature cup with oak leaves and acorn
celebration candle in miniature cup with rose
celebration candle in miniature cup with various flowers


Dressmaker Dummy Pincushions

Pincushions which are very practical and also add a little style to the sewing room.

Due to their height it is recommended that when being used to add and remove pins they are laid on their backs for greater stability.

They stand some 42 cm high. The bases are, fittingly, vintage industrial textile bobbins.

Each comes with a matching needle case with plenty of pages.

dressmaker dummy pincushion and needle case in golden brownNo 03
dressmaker dummy pincushion and needlecase in blue fabricNo 01
mannequin pincushion and needlecase in golden brown fabricNo 04
mannequin pincushion and needlecase in pink fabricNo 02
mannequin pincushion and needlecase in light brown fabricNo 05


Miniature Teapots with Teacosies


Miniature teapot with tea cosy in two shades of pinkMiniature Coalport teapot Tulip Tree pattern
miniature teapot with tea cosy in blue and dark pinkMiniature Coalport teapot Ming Rose pattern

Once upon a time a teapot was in regular use in every British home. Sadly those days are gone and usually now, where tea is made, teabags are used instead.

As a Brownie guide in the late 1950s I had to learn how to make a cup of tea "properly" for one of my badges.

Along with the loss of the great British teamaking tradition, is the decline of the traditional two-colour tea cosy now rarely seen in everyday use.

These little gifts provide a reminder of days gone by and would make great gifts for lovers of social history.



Sewing Box / Knitting Box    

This box was originally made by British Legion Industries in the late 1950s. It had become very tatty and faded so I stripped it back to its wooden basic shape and re-padded it then recovered it in satin patchwork and gave it a new cream satin lining.

A lovely gift for a crafter.

sewing/knitting box in satin patchwork in shades of redSewing / Knitting Box



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