So I'm sure you've probably got the gist that I am mostly going to be kitting out my new home with second hand bits and pieces. This is a conscious choice as I think it's great to recycle and give unwanted things a new home, and the added bonus is it helps a lot when you are trying to do things on a budget.
But of course I'm as passionate about handmade as I am recycled, so when I have a few spare pennies or I feel like a treat I will be splashing out on some handmade pieces here and there. So I thought I might share the few things that I've bought in recent weeks.
First off this lovely handmade ceramic salt pig for my kitchen.
Swindon Outlet Village.
A few weeks ago I was stood admiring the wares of a local potter and
fell in love with the cute little salt pigs he had on display. I didn't
like the colours of the ones he had but I liked another range in lovely blue shades, and he offered to make me exactly what I wanted. Fast forward a couple of weeks and voila the lovely piece above now sits pride of place on my kitchen work top.
Next up a beautiful stitched wall hanging that I fell in love with over at Terri's page
Finally another piece of wall art. Unfortunately I have no idea who the maker is, this was one of my thrifting finds.
How about you? Have you bought anything handmade recently, what was it and what made you fall in love with it? :)