Masks for Scotland

A super-quickie of a post to let you know that until May 5th 20% of sales from my Etsy and Folksy shops will be donated to Masks For Scotland – a dedicated fundraiser bringing PPE to those working in the front line of the community in Scotland during the fight against Coronavirus. ūüíô

Image credit: Masks For Scotland

Stay safe and well! x

An Indie Christmas

Like a lot of people I¬†find myself constantly¬†struggling to comprehend where the time goes, no more so than 5 weeks before Christmas. No really, what happened to Autumn?? How come all the¬†festive craft fairs I booked back at the start of the¬†summer are now¬†imminent??? Yes, this happens every year and it still always¬†takes us by surprise…

So – time to get organised. Fortunately,¬†shopping for¬†Christmas¬†presents¬†is a complete scoosh these days due to the plethora of independent¬†businesses producing gorgeous, original products. It’s never been easier to buy beautifully-made,¬†unique gifts, whether it’s¬†from a local¬†artisan fair or shop, through marketplaces¬†such as Etsy and¬†Folksy, or direct from a maker’s website. Over the next three weekends¬†I’ll be¬†selling my work at the following¬†fairs in Perthshire and Glasgow (full details are on the ‘Shop’ page):

They all promise to be fantastic events with a very high standard of work being exhibited; there really will be something for everyone, and it is a lovely way to shop in your local neighbourhood.

Which is more than can be said for Black Friday, which is almost upon us; a lot of small businesses will be feeling under pressure to reduce their prices to try and compete with big brands and businesses. To combat this, the wonderful Just A Card campaign has come up with INDIE FRIDAY!

Indie Friday Square by Angela Chick

Across social media¬†Just A Card will¬†be¬†promoting the work of¬†independent makers and shops from¬†all over the¬†UK –¬†look out for the #JACIndieFriday #IndieFriday hashtags on Twitter and Instagram and join in the fun!
And remember –¬†when you’re out Christmas shopping this year, don’t pass by an independent.¬†Take a look¬†– you never know what you might find!