Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Supporting UK Crafters: Handmade Makeup Bags

Recently, I decided to buy a makeup bag as a present for a friend.  There are hundreds and hundreds of styles and colours available on the market, at a variety of prices, but my favourites were undoubtedly the ones I found on Folksy.  Folksy is the UK version of the popular purveyor of handcrafted products, Etsy; prices are in pounds, and as the sellers are all in the UK, the goods are decidedly more local.  Not only do you get a unique makeup bag at a good price, you're also supporting independent crafters directly. Here are a few gorgeous, individual, and affordable makeup bags for your viewing pleasure.

Spring Flowers makeup bag with tulip applique, in yellow cotton; £8.75 from DinkyDaisy, who also makes pencil cases, coin purses, and pin cushions, all with delicate, whimsically pretty appliques.

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Bright Pink Russian Doll clutch bag / makeup purse, in pink printed cotton, with metal frame; £12.50 from Girl Of The Sixties, who makes clutch bags, purses, and wristlets with interesting prints.









Rocket Lips and Raygun Driers cosmetic bag in custom-designed print cotton; £20 from SewSmitten, who make purses, travelcard holders, cards, and other crafts using custom designed prints, some of which are gorgeously retro inspired.





Handmade Japanese Mushroom Print makeup bag with wipe-clean interior, cute Japanese fabric, and mushroom applique; £18 from Claire Hurd Design, who produces embroidered and appliqued cards and bags.









Vintage Button Makeup Purse in blue cottons, with ribbon trim and vintage buttons; £13 from Natalie Farrell, who makes coin purses and makeup bags with beautifully coordinating feminine fabrics, trims, and vintage buttons.

2 comments:

  1. Never heard of this site. The rayguns and rockets design is very cute indeed. I may have to do some browsing...

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  2. askdjaskjhdk theyre all so cute but the Russian doll one is my favourite :3

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