Are you looking for something uniquely yours?
The real beauty of handmade is that you can get something made which is just for you, nobody else in the world will ever own one like it.
I really love making your ideas come to life to create the perfect treasure for that perfect moment. Whether is it a particular animal, a favourite flower or a colour combination, we can work together to make it just right.
If you're anything like me you often have an idea in your mind of the perfect thing you're after before you even start looking, then are often disappointed when that thing doesn't seem to exist.
Whether you're looking for a special piece of jewellery, an ornament to celebrate a particular moment or a cake topper for a special occasion, together we can create something that will hold memories and tell stories that will pass down though generations.
How it works
It all starts with a conversation. I want to hear your thoughts and hopes for what you would like your beautiful thing to turn out like. Which animals, flowers or accessories and colours do you want to feature? Do you want to capture movement or interaction between animals? Are we basing the design on a beloved pet or a favourite soft toy? If so then photos are essential, the more angles the better. Rough sketches are really useful, either you can do them or I can based on what you tell me, so we know we're following the same plan.
Once we've settled on a final design I shall work out a quote and set a processing time. If you're happy then I shall set up a custom listing for you. These are hidden from my shop and cannot be found in searches so only someone with the link can view the details.
Once the listing has been purchased I shall go ahead and start making the treasure. I take photographs at each stage to get the OK from you before I progress onto the next stage. When the design is finished I will send final photos through for approval before posting.
Some ground rules
There are one or two rules that I stick to with my creations. I'll lay them out here now so you have the information before getting in touch.
If I have a waiting list for commissions then I shall work on a first come first serve basis UNLESS all affected other customers on the list do not need their treasure as quickly and are happy to wait. I won't bump people up the list for an additional charge. I may take a £10 non refundable deposit to hold your place on the list. You will be given at least one week's notice before I am ready to commence work on your design and the full payment must be made within this time otherwise you will have to drop down the list.
I don't make people. There it is. I am happy to make animals, toys, flowers, musical instruments and a huge variety of other things, but I guess I'm just not passionate enough about people to do them justice.
I don't put clothes on the animals I make. Due to the style of animals I make and their body shape they just don't lend themselves to clothes and animals in clothes kinda make me feel a bit icky, it's just a thing I have, so again, I won't do them justice. I am happy to make clothes if I'm recreating soft toys and I'll certainly accessorise with hats, tiaras, bowties etc.
Bases on cake toppers
All my cake toppers come on a wood slice base or a polymer clay base with food grade acetate sheets cut to shape to act as a barrier between the cake topper and the cake. Polymer clay bases can be colour matched to the decoration of the cake and/or stamped with dates and names. While polymer clay is non toxic once cured, it is not recommended for use with food as there is a chance that plasticisers can leech out into the food so I always insist on having this barrier.
I love to see these tiny treasures living out their dream so am always really grateful when you get back in touch to tell their tale and share pics of them in the wild world. As I know that many of these items are intended for a special occasion, I never share photographs on my website or social media until I know the occasion has passed. Any items which contain personal information are not shared without the details being blurred/obscured or you giving explicit permission. This permission can be revoked at any time and I will immediately remove the photos. If you share photos of the creations I make I would really appreciate a tag.
I feel very strongly about intellectual property rights so I can't make money off somebody else's design. If you have seen something you love that someone else has designed then please buy it from them.