The #DbyDCountdown Makers’ Feature 2018 1

The #DbyDCountdown Makers Special 2018

Are you enjoying my #DbyDCountdown to Christmas? It’s racing towards the big day over on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

This year’s Makers Special showcased 10 wonderful handmade businesses between Day 59, down to Day 50. Each day, I photographed my big white numbers with the products made by these small businesses and shared them on social media – did you have a favourite? Something that could make the perfect gift this year. If so, you can use the information and links below to order your own and help support other small businesses, just like mine.

Handmade buisness, creatives, small biz collaboration


59 Days to go: Adventure Accessories

So we started with the lovely Sarah from Adventure Accessories.

Sarah hand cuts and sews these limited edition colouring notebooks. It’s a perfect gift for someone crafty and you can choose from a selection of Christmas designs to make the lining.

Order yours in time for Christmas via her website or follow her on Facebook or Instagram.


58 Days to go: The Dorothy Days

Next up was Rachel from The Dorothy Days. My #DbyDCountdown numbers got all warm and snuggly with this merino wool Santa hat.

So, so soft and available from newborn sizes all the way to large adult.

Rachel’s turnaround time is 1-3 working days and you can order yours via her online shop

57 Days to go: Gift Creations

We then welcomed the lovely Lisa from Gift Creations. What a way to celebrate Christmas, my big white numbers were looking rosy-cheeked after a photoshoot with these sparkly wine glasses. A great gift for yourself or how about as a teacher gift – they deserve an ‘end of term’ glass or two!

Order yours from her online shop and make sure to follow her on Instagram for other great gift ideas.

56 Days to go: bo-ho-me

Next up was the very craft Shelia from bo-ho-me. Fun and quirky jewellery, made from stainless steal washers. They make great gifts for Christmas or a treat for yourself. Oh and I’m a little bit in love with her packaging- you know me, I love a doodle!

Order from her range of unique pendants from her online shop.

55 Days to go: Samm Designs

A big parcel turned up from Samm Designs, all the way on the Isle of Wight. My big white numbers had a great time ‘hanging out’ with this vintage fabric bunting. Beautiful colours and amazing textures to decorate your home at Christmas time.

Her last posting days for 2018 are:

U.K. – Thursday 20th Dec
Europe – Friday 14th Dec
U.S.A. – Wednesday 12th Dec
Everywhere else – Monday 4th Dec

Order yours from her online shop or enjoy her handbag-filled feed on Instagram.



54 Days to go: JAM: Joyful And Mellow

Next up was Carmen from Joyful and Mellow. A little bit of glam for your Christmas crumpets…Prosecco alcoholic spread with 24-carat edible gold flakes! We also had a Merlot and Gin & Lemon spread in this gorgeous gift bag.

Pick your flavours to make the perfect gift on her website


53 Days to go: Pretty Little Clips

We then had a visit from Mel’s Pretty Little Clips. The #DbyDCountdown numbers got all dressed up with, er…nowhere to go! These handmade bows are exquisite and would make a wonderful finishing touch to Christmas party outfits.

Orders yours in time for Christmas from her online shop.



52 Days to go: Maisy Plum

The lovely Jo from Maisy Plum sent me these fancy swizzlers. It was a fun photo to take and got to eat the strawberries afterwards. You can add some sleek style to your Christmas cocktails with these fused glass swizzlers…complete with glitter!

Orders yours in time for those pre-Christmas drinks via her website and follow her on facebook. Jo can complete and post orders within 3 -5 days.


51 Days to go: Crayation Station

Next up were these cute Christmas Crayons, perfect for a Christmas Eve box or adding to their stocking. My #DbydCountdown numbers tested them out on my fairy houses! (I won’t show you the results!)

Orders yours from her website and opt for a personalised bag for them too.


50 Days to go: Whispers of Wood

Our final maker was Whispers of Wood. John and Debbie helped us finish off the Makers’ Feature in style with this beautifully handmade chopping board and knife set. Perfect for a festive cheeseboard on Christmas day or as a gift.

Order yours on their website and take a look at their other designs on Instagram.



Wow – that was a fun 10 days! A huge thank you to all my makers – aren’t they fabulous! Keep track of the DbyD Countdown on my Instagram page and get ready for some more festive quizzes before the big day!


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