UK handmade spotlight – Cwtch bugs

cwytchbugs1 My baby has just got to that age where she is constantly dribbling and putting everything in sight in her mouth. Cwtch bugs might just have the products I need. Cwtch (Welsh for hugs) bugs are based in Cardiff, where they produce and sell handmade baby accessories. They have a wide range of dribble bibs and natural teething rings as well as comforters and blankets. New for autumn/winter 2013 they are selling super cute baby harem pants (in a range of fabrics). I love the fabrics they have chosen and there is plenty of choice of designs. They use 100& cotton where they can and they offer organic fabric options as well. Their products would make perfect gifts for newborns and they are available to buy through their etsy shop.

All photos taken by Cwtch bugs, used with permission.

All photos taken by Cwtch bugs, used with permission.


UK handmade spotlight – Parsnip and bramble


All photos taken by parsnip and bramble, used with permission.

Parsnip and bramble produce beautiful handmade baby wear which would make the perfect gift for any newborn. They design and sell a range of original designs, that they cut and sew on to plain baby wear. The plain baby wear items they add their designs to are all made in the UK so you can be assured you are purchasing an entirely British made product. As well as the range of bib, vest and sleepsuit sets available on their etsy site they welcome custom orders. Please visit their facebook page to see photos of happy customers in their fantastic custom designs.

UK handmade spotlight – León + Coco

León + Coco are two children, inspiring their parents to create items for children that are not gender specific or slaves to mass market characters. We love the simplicity of the items but also that they design items to inspire children to use their imaginations. Below are some of our favorite items from their range and you can find the full range available to purchase on etsy.

UK handmade spotlight – Littlenestbox

We have completely fallen in love with these modern nursery garlands, cloud pillows, mobiles and prints from UK based handmade company Littlenestbox. The mobiles and garlands are made from wool felt in every colour you can imagine. For the mobiles, either pick from the wide range available including rainbow, 1, 2 or 3 colour or choose your own colour/combination from a choice of 23 colours. All the items are sure to add a pop of colour to a modern nursery and would make the perfect gift for a newborn baby. For the full range head to their etsy shop.

UK handmade spotlight – Camilla Reynolds

Today we have some beautiful and unique handmade items to share with you. Camilla Reynolds sells the most adorable and girly dresses, unique handmade dolls, accessories and more. The attention detail in all her items is fantastic, just look at the detail on the dolls and headband below to see what we mean. Camilla uses the most beautiful and girly fabrics and there is a whimsical vintage feel to her items. All images below are Camilla’s, we love how she styles her photos as well. So if you love vintage and girly head to Camilla’s facebook page or etsy shop to see what items are currently available and remember she does custom orders too.

UK handmade spotlight – Little woodlanders

Little woodlanders is an etsy shop selling handmade wooden toys. Their wooden toys can be used in multiple ways and are designed to encourage children to use their imagination. Each toy is beautifully hand crafted from wood. Some are left natural and other are painted using non-toxic paints. Although these toys look more like pieces of art we are sure they will engage children in hours of creative play.

UK handmade spotlight – Cupcakes for Clara

Clara is a cheeky, often grumpy little red head who likes to be the center of attention. She is the first whimsical creation from illustrator (and puppet maker) Laura Clempson. Following the success of Clara, Laura has gone on to create Clara’s Twin Macy and their next door neighbour Colin (much to Clara’s dislike!). Laura produces a range of paper dolls, stationary, sewing kits and toys based around these characters. They are available to buy on etsy and not on the high street as well as in a few select stores. Find out more on her website Cupcakes for Clara.

We love Laura’s illustration style and all the current characters. The paper dolls are sure to inspire your little ones and result in hours of creative play. The sewing kits are very cute too and would make a great gift for a creative child. Laura has big plans to build up her business including to create a children’s book based on Clara & Macy. We wish you all the best with this Laura and would love to see a Clara and Macy book!