Friday, 14 March 2014

Let Me Introduce You To...

This week I found another shop through the Upcycle UK team on Etsy, it's a great place to find lots of crafters who make new treasures from old objects. I love to look at all the different uses people come up with to make give still beautiful objects a new life.

This post is in no way sponsored or influenced. All opinions are my own and any quotes are taken directly from the people I'm writing about.

This week I'd like to introduce you to...


Little Dotty Designs has a simple ethos - 'to bring a smile to your face'. And that's exactly what finding lovely objects made with vintage pieces does for me! The shop is the work of Sam who makes jewellery and stationery (and one or two other things) with old toys, game pieces, books and other interesting items to create unique and fun pieces.

Sam likes to create her unique pieces as she believes 'we are each unique, and that is a wonderful thing' and her pieces let your individual side show. How many other people would you meet in a day wearing a Good Luck Bear necklace? I think these pieces would make great little windows into your personality, especially if worn with a more grown up outfit. Little Dotty Design's pieces let you 'treasure & rejoice in your individuality' and using items with memories of childhood attached to them let you do just that - it's a piece of your past that helped inform who you are.

As well as creating uniqueness, Little Dotty Design is also about upcycling and 'a careful & deliberate practice of seeing the beauty in items which would often be discarded', which is something I like to do in my own creations too. There are so many beautiful pieces around that lay hidden and forgotten about so it's wonderful to discover and use them afresh, whether for their original purpose or in a new way. Sam even likes to quote Confucius to help explain the use of vintage objects in her work: " Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it", but Sam likes to work to bring the beauty to everyone's attention.

Sharing beautiful objects is more than just selling for Sam, 'it is not just a transaction, but rather, a gift from me to you'. Obvious care and thought goes into each piece and it's this gift of artistic ideas and rescuing of treasures that comes with the pieces.

You can discover more about Little Dotty Designs here:

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