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Thrifty Mutti: My Folksy Finds

I have been on a mission to seek out baby bargains for my little trouble-monkey to wear when she joins us in December. I thought I’d try Folksy as a starting point, as I’m a great lover, maker and supporter of British handmade goods. If you’ve never visited Folksy and love anything handmade then go go go now! It’s a gem of a website where talented British crafters sell their wares very reasonably…a sort of English Etsy…and there are bountiful bargains to be had! I have been so impressed with my finds that I thought I would blog about them! 

So first up is the cutest Christmas pudding hat ever (above). I wanted something that Grape could wear that was ridiculously cute, and that would fit in with the time of year. I have this vision of her coming home from hospital wearing this…or all three of us wearing them on a Christmas day stroll… I found this on Little Seed’s shop; it only cost £4.50 (not including P&P) and is beautifully knitted in soft wool. I can’t wait to post a photo of her in it…and then use said photo in 16 years time to embarrass her in front of any boys (or girls) she brings home. *Mwhahahaha* 

Cute lemon cardigan 

Then I found SAM’s Hand Knits whilst searching for a cardigan, and I felt as though I’d stumbled into a magical land of knitted bargains! The lady who runs the online shop, Sue, enjoys knitting for babies and toddlers – and sells mostly cardigans and hats. She’ll even make you a tailor-made cardigan if you ask! I have now bought two cardigans – one white and one lemon for Grape, which were £3.99 each (not including P&P), and I have been incredibly impressed with her customer service and prompt delivery. The cardigans are so beautifully knitted in soft wool, with very cute little buttons, and I know they’re going to look fabulous on and keep her cosy in the cold of winter. They are much better quality than you would find in a high street store and are far cheaper! 

White cardigan

If you’re looking for a gift for a baby (or anyone), or want to treat yourself to something new, I urge you to visit Folksy. Not only will you be supporting British crafters, you’ll be buying something totally unique.  

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! 
Hannah

ps I’ve included hyperlinks to the shops if you feel like checking out the talented makers!

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