Saturday, 26 March 2011

Etsy Euroweek 2011 - A few shops from the UK

Thought I would leave the United Kingdom to the very end of my quest to promote European shops during Euroweek.

Featuring Peg Bessie -

My name is Rachel Bessey, I am a self-employed artist, I trade on Etsy under the name of Peg Bessie as my Great Grandmother was a peg maker and this nick-name has carried down the generations.
I split my time between Norfolk in England and a commune in Andalucia, Spain. I live close to nature in both countries where the peace and colours of nature help me indulge my work.
I work with a variety of materials and styles as I like to keep things exciting! so in store you will find Ceramic sculptures, recycled art plates, digital prints, paintings, jewellery and always other new and unexpected items. If I were to sum up my style I would say colour, pattern and humour are key to my work. Its about fun, escapism and not taking life too seriously!

Featuring Lucyloucreations -

My name is Lucy I live in a little market town called Penistone on the pennines in South Yorkshire, England. I love unusual fabrics. I'm a fabric addict and collect fabrics from all over the world. I make accessories from my fabric finds. I was brought up with sewing and learnt from a young age as my mum made all my clothes as a child and sewing is like second nature and I adore every second.

I live quite close to Barnsley which has a language all of its own.. for example:
Hey up = Hello
Ah tha gooin on? = How are you?
I ent sin thee fer ages = I haven't seen you for sometime
What thy onervbart thee? = I'm sorry, I don't understand


  1. Love Lucy's style! Wonderful feature & lovely creations!


  2. Lol I didnt even have to read to translations for Lucys northern saying, a very interesting read from 2 very different and fabulous shops :)

  3. Lovely post! Great idea this series!

  4. Lovely to read about these talented creators:)


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