Cornwall, Lifestyle

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

I’ve always loved supporting small businesses where possible and have spent much of the last year championing local creatives. I’ve built a great relationship with some of the lovely Etsy sellers in Cornwall and last night I was able to put some more faces to names.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

This weekend sees the return of Etsy Made Local St Ives, a fantastic local Christmas market featuring top sellers. If you’re looking for unique and wonderful gift ideas, you really need to pop down.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Whether you’re looking for Christmas cards and decorations, textiles and home furnishings, or stationery and jewellery (and, let’s face it, when are we ever not looking for stationery?!, there really is something for everyone on your gift list.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Skinibears

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Skinibears

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Wheal Sara Flowers

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Driftwood & Clay

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Bookshell

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Fountain Wren

I’ve been to a few similar events over the last couple of years and some of the same faces pop up regularly, such as Alright My Bird and Humble Cottage, but I also came across some new sellers. Papio Press have become a new favourite – stationery featuring unicorns and sloths, plus they’re based in Penzance, which makes them awesome by default.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Clara

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Clara

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Alright My Bird

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Papio Press

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Papio Press

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Humble Cottage

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Humble Cottage

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Humble Cottage

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Bloom Remedies

Saponista had the best-smelling stall by far and I loved her bauble gift ideas.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

I made sure to stop by my favourite seller, Katy Pillinger, for a print and a few cards. I also picked up another gift but I’m careful not to share a pic here as I’m pretty sure the recipient is reading.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Some of her products even popped up in the goody bag I was given for popping down and taking photos. I dropped the organisers a message ahead of the event to try and get some photos before the crowds arrived and they were so helpful. Here’s a look at what was in my bag – designed by Katy too!

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

It was great to have the chance to chat with some of the makers before everyone started to arrive. I introduced myself to some very busy and creative women who I hadn’t seen on the circuit before – it’s always fun to hear about people’s creative process and discover new brands for gift ideas.

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Eco Kitty

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Katy Luxton Jewellery

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Katy Luxton Jewellery

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Lizzie-May Design

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Alison Bick Designs

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Alison Bick Designs

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Little Loves

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

Little Loves

If you can’t make it to St Ives over the weekend, be sure to check out the links to their Etsy pages. I’ll certainly be making more purchases in the new year too.

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