I know that we still have 12 days until the big day but the shipping takes it’s own time BUT I will always recommend to shop your gifts online – no queuing, no hassle and at the best case your gifts will be delivered to your door. Tomorrow is the last day to ship things between European borders (with me and my fellow colorful indie designers) so here is a little LAST MINUTE gift guide to make your rainbow gift shopping easy today!
For the past 10 days I’ve been sharing and celebrating some of my own favorite indie designers – I hope you’ve found them interesting! But as you all know, I also love everything hand made so here’s a little recap of last years Christmas Countdown DIY’s !
Today’s interview is with Kayley from Pulp Stitchin’, who is an amazing fibre artist from Aberdeen, Scotland. I got to know her early this summer as we were both part of small coaching group. Her work is super fun, soooo colourful and takes so much patience that I can only envy her! She makes unique embroidery kits, patterns and all kinds of artwork for colour lovers around the globe!
Today I’m going to introduce Laura. She works as a graphic designer for a children’s publisher during the day and runs Ip Dip Design on her spare time. Her aim is to create work that brightens up those grey days and brings some rainbow joy to as many as possible. And if you ask me, she is doing a splendid job!I’ve known Laura from a while now and she is just awesome and like said, she really brings the joy in to the darker days!
Today we meet Emma. She is another crazy haired designer, a maker, a tea lady, a post office runner and the owner of Little Pig Jewellery Design. And obviously as she is a solopreneur like me, she wears all the hats in her company! She designs all kinds of quirky, fun and colorful jewellery and makes them by hand from Perspex acrylic and wood. She says the jewellery is as unique as the wearer and she is absolutely right on point! She and her company are based in the beautiful and rural countryside of Derbyshire UK. Everything started on a daydream that she just couldn’t get out of her head and I for one am super happy that she went on this journey and is here today!
Happy Independence Day everyone! Today we are celebrating Finland and all things Finnish, so here is my own little introduction! So if you are here, I guess you already know that I’m Lumi, the designer, magic maker and girl boss behind LumiWAU. My studio is at our home in Vantaa, and our home is actually my grandma’s old home of 50 years.
Today I have a very rainbowy designer for you – meet Kirsty from WorksBeautifully! She is an illustrator and designer from the South West of England. Her online shop is full of super colourful and unique products, including pins, phone cases, bags, clothing, homeware and prints! She even carves out some time to do portrait commissions as she just loves illustrating people. I really love her style, and I truly adore how open she is about the hard sides of life too! She even has the crazy hair like I do, so I guess we were soul sisters from the start!
This is the time of gifts, there is no denying that. BUT, the holiday season brings all kinds of costs, so I thought maybe we need to a little something to shake things up this Christmas!
I love surprises AND obviously secret Santa, so here is what we are going to do TODAY.
Today I want to introduce you to Beth, who is (by her words) an overthinking Virgo on a personal mission to live an engaged life full of meaning and gratitude. By day she is a Service Manager for a substance misuse service. When she’s not there, she is living out her core values of Courage, Kindness, and Authenticity through her statement jewellery, homeware and illustration business – Sass and Kitsch. The rest of her time is spent with a four year old and she even has another kid on the way, so if you ask me, she is some kind of a super woman balancing all that in her daily life!