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Easter egg cups and grow-your-own home decor in one!

I’ve listed egg cups with happy faces that come ready for your Easter display with a chick and alfalfa sprout seeds that you can grow for hair. Fun for the kids (and big kids like me!) I can personalise the egg cups with a name on the back as a custom order too – just contact me via Etsy!

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Here’s a custom bat egg cup order (with names on the back), that I decided needed chicks and seeds too:

Custom Easter bat egg cups

You can also find my egg cups in UK Handmade’s Spring Showcase at the moment:

UKhandmade Spring Showcase

I post on Instagram more regularly than on my blog, so if you’d like to see what I’m up to, feel free to find/follow my account @makingstrangers.

Happy Easter!

 

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Christmas is coming, and so are my illustrated gifts!

New items in my Etsy shop, ideal for Christmas gift giving.

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This little elf has been busy in the elf workshop painting on ceramics and personalising journals. My hand-painted porcelain egg cups can also be used as tea light candle holders, tiny succulent pots, or little ring bowls. These are indeed a great size for stocking fillers or token gifts for friends, colleagues, and family.

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You can pick an egg cup to adopt from my Etsy shop. They are hand-painted, so no two are the same, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

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My shop wouldn’t be complete without ‘little peekers’ aka Finnish tonttu (Christmas elves) sneaking peeks out of Moleskine journal windows! I’m currently working on new journals that people can have personalised with a name or word as well. So keep ’em peeled in my Etsy shop.

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See all my latest bits and pieces on my Instagram: MakingStrangers.

Til soon!
Heidi x

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Etsy UK ‘Pimp My Table’ Festive Knees-up

Etsy UK Christmas party is taking place in London on December 14th (tomorrow!)

Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to be an Etsy member.  The idea is you bring some unloved crockery or nab some at a charity shop.  Hang out with fun, like-minded peeps in the Etsy Christmas Grotto where you can doodle on your ceramics using special markers from our pals at Pebeo!

We’re also giving away free (cheeky) wrapping paper & tags that I designed for Etsy (see my Twitter background) so you can gift your amazing works of art as Christmas presents.  Upcycling and re-gifting is the name of the game.  Etsy will also provide winter edition tote bags & other items, free drinks (alcoholic + soft drinks), & munchables.

Check out the photos from our event last week with the lovely peeps from Crafternoon Tea Party!

The event is free to attend but space is limited, you can book in advance here to avoid disappointment.

Hope to see you there!

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Daydream – one of a kind hand-painted white porcelain tea cup

This brand new unique little character was hand-painted with love by my own fair fingers while drinking tea (from a different cup!) and musing at the sunlight and shadows flitting athwart the walls of my north London home.

Daydream - one of a kind hand-painted in London white porcelain tea cup

Daydream - one of a kind hand-painted in London white porcelain tea cup

This cup is daydreaming about being filled with tea (something I spend a lot of time doing – especially when chores are to be done) and is infact not prejudiced against coffee at all (unlike my tastebuds)! It is not so keen on custard though, it should be noted.

Daydream - one of a kind hand-painted in London white porcelain tea cup

Daydream - one of a kind hand-painted in London white porcelain tea cup

Daydream - one of a kind hand-painted in London white porcelain tea cup

The funny thing is – you can own it for yourself!

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