Tuesday, 1 May 2012

French Fancy

Morning all!  Before we start I have a quick request - please can you like the new Buy Handmade British facebook page?  Thanks.

This week I'm planning my summer holiday.  We're going camping in France for a week (but we haven't booked a campsite or bought a tent yet so I should probably do less planning and more doing...).  I've been getting all excited and eating croissants and brioche to get in the holiday spirit so today I'm going to do a French themed blog so you can all get in the sunny French holiday mood too.

French & English 100 Words by Icklelingo
£6 (+ £1.50 p&p)
100 words for your baby to learn in two languages!  Start your child learning French alongside English with 12 pages of numbers, animals, colours and everyday items.

Numbers - Colours - Clothing - Family - Outside - Furniture - Toys - Fruit and vegetables - Sea life - Animals

Burlap Bonne Nuit Pillow by TheNestUK
£17.71 (+ £2.21 p&p)
Burlap pillow with Bonne Nuit painted on in black fabric paint.
Envelope enclosure at back.
Fits pillow 30cm x 50cm (not included).

Paris Print Cafetiere Cosy by awwcreations
£18.50 (+ £2 p&p)
Sweet padded cafetiere cover made from high quality Paris print cotton with a calico lining, fastens with 3 buttons with elastic loops to fit any cafetiere.  These make fantastic gifts for yourself or others! If you love coffee but hate when it goes cold then this is perfect for you. Lightly padded to keep heat in, this cafetiere cozy keeps your coffee warm until you're ready for your second cup! 

French Wine and Cheese Map by LucyLovesThis
£25 (+ £3.50 p&p)
A beautiful and detailed typographic print celebrating the wine and cheese of France.  From Champagne and Camembert to Beaujolais and Roquefort. The perfect gift for any foodie friends!  Printed on heavy weight matt paper with pigment inks for crisp detail and vibrant colour.  Print dimensions are approximately 29.7x42cm.

Croissant T-Shirt by cakeswithfaces
£18 (+ free delivery)
"I'll give you pain au chocolat"
Croissants aren't as posh and refined as you think - this one's way hardcore (check his tattoo).  Bestselling croissant print on a red 100% cotton t-shirt.  This is an original graphic art design by Amy Crabtree of Cakes with Faces.

'Reves des Lundis' Miniature Watercolour Diorama by lindasarahs
£23.40 (+ £4.43 p&p)
Peep inside the little square painting...there's a whole, bustling Parisiene scene, a dignified-looking man with a fine moustache, cars honking and tooting on their way to work, two solemn dogs saying hello, even a stray giraffe in a purple beret! It's that kind of spring Monday morning when even the sky hasn't properly woken and some of the shutters in the appartments are still closed.  An original tiny watercolour painting.

Vintage French Novel Paper Baubles by MaisyandAlice
£5.06 (+ 51p p&p)
These divine little ornaments are made from a vintage French novel which sadly is falling to bits, it is dated 1966.  The little hearts are made from alternate layers of these vintage pages and sheer white pinstriped vellum paper. Each ornament has an ivory hemp twine hanging loop to hang them as you wish, on a tree or perhaps from an old peg rail or a branch or swirling in a window or maybe just placed in a bowl. You will get 5 baubles measuring a smidge under 2" wide, they will arrive flat for mailing purposes but it is a quick and easy task to open them up. Tres Jolie!

Set of Four Badges by poosac
£4 (+ £1.50 p&p)
Say 'Ooh La La!' with this set of 4x 25mm (1 inch) badges/pinback buttons!! :)  Listing is for the designs pictured:
Bonjour - waving
Set comes lovingly packaged in a small sealed poly bag with card header.

Sleepy Kitty Plush by kitsnbits
£22 (+ £2.50 p&p)
Francois has travelled all the way from France and needs a place to rest his weary head and someone to love him dearly.  All details have been hand stitched by myself before this little plushie was machine stitched together and stuffed. He measures approx. 8 inches from ear to paw. There are no small parts or anything removable so it would be safe for a small child to play with, or cuddle in bed.
French Patisserie Ink, Watercolour and Collage Illustration by lynseyhunter
£12.65 (+ £1.90 p&p)
This is a print of an original illustration hand drawn in ink, with watercolour and collage of a patisserie in France.  It measures approx 11" x 8" with a small border for mounting. It is printed on Epson archival matte 192g card.  Your print will be signed and sent in a bend proof envelope/ cardboard mailer.


  1. What a nice surprise! Thanks so much for having me here! I've fallen for those French Badges :o)

  2. You've found some wonderful items. That book is definitely on my wish list and those little heart decorations are so cute. Thanks so much for including my pillow cover :)