I had the absolute pleasure of having a stall at the very first Etsy Made Local event in Exeter held at Exeter Phoenix! I didn’t take many pictures but I did get my mum (who was my fab assistant for the weekend!) to take a picture of me and my stall on the Saturday once we got a brief break in the crowds.

It was such an amazing event and I hope they’ll be many more like it in Exeter that I can go to. Well done to the organisers and our fab Exeter Etsy Team Rosie, Jess and Bobbie!

In the brief times I could wander around the stalls, it was so exciting to see so many talented artisans on display. I didn’t get as much as I wanted, purely because I couldn’t decide in the time I had so I thought I’d do a quick round-up of makers that I was totally in awe of.

Instagram: @bluejay.made

Gilli makes some truly gorgeous wall hangings and embroidery and I couldn’t resist this lovely circle weaving. I can’t wait to get it up on my wall! Shop: Bluejay Made.


Instagram: @thesunshinebindery

Mell is literally the nicest person in the world and makes some amazing eco-friendly journals. She also creates beautiful artwork and I’ll definitely be shopping with her again very soon! Shop: The Sunshine Bindery.


Instagram: @anon_design

I was luckily enough to be next to Anon Design on Sunday and was completely in awe at the calligraphy skills on show. Just look at those baubles! They focus on paper goods, but also do custom work and local calligraphy workshops (which I would love to go to!). Shop: Anon Design Studio


Instagram: @ylle_makes

I couldn’t wait to see Lucy’s weavings in person (and the lady herself of course!) because I’ve been admiring them for a long time on Instagram. Her woven Christmas trees are so bright and colourful and are great if you have limited space for a tree! Shop: Ylle Makes.

December 06, 2018 — Sarah Frances

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