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Handmade Competition Winners


Introducing the winners of our Sue Ryder 'Handmade' competition...

A few months ago we had an idea... we wanted to feature a collection of handmade products on our website and so our competition began.

We held a competition on our Facebook page where we invited professional crafters to submit their products to the public vote.

The ten products with the most votes went on to feature in a special 'Handmade Gifts' category on the website and they are on sale from today!

We absolutely love all of the products and we are really excited to see them featured on the website!

Meet the winners...

And so in no particular order - here are the winners and winning products of our 'Handmade' competition... well done to everyone and thank you to everyone that voted! Also don't forget, 100% off the profit raised from the sale of these handmade items goes towards providing more incredible care!!


Sarah Patterson

Sarah Patterson at Thingamaboo has created the pretty cake bunting for the Handmade competition. She is a huge fan of cake and the bunting is one if her favourite things to make. Thingamaboo creates 'all things pretty' and specialise in wooden decor from little hanging decorations to large signs. Sarah is based in the East of England and situated right in between beautiful countryside and quaint seaside towns. Along with old movies, these places are where Sarah takes her inspiration from for her Thingamaboo creations.
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‘Sewn by Rachael’

‘Sewn by Rachael’ creates free machine embroidered pieces that can be customised and personalised.  Free machine embroidery transforms the traditional, sturdy sewing machine into a fluid ‘Etch-a-sketch’, with continuous lines and the freedom to manipulate and glide the needle to create pictures.  I enjoy the drawing aspect of free machine embroidery and having never been a fan of colouring in, I use blocks of colour and pattern in the form of fabric appliquéd onto the scene.

My inspiration comes from the world around me, with two young boys, I’m always out and about, seeing more things to inspire my work! I particularly enjoy collaborating with people to design their own commission and ideas to create a personalised unique piece of free machine embroidery.

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Yasmin and Siobhan

We are Yasmin and Siobhan, two vintage lovers with nimble fingers and an eye for detail that has led to a growing collection of handmade and vintage items in our homes!

We love being able to create something new from treasures we’ve found at vintage flea markets, shops or on our travels and so we set up Lost, Found, ReMade as the perfect way to combine our passions for vintage and crafting! We wanted to create items that gave a new lease of life to beautiful, but sometimes overlooked, vintage homeware.

We lovingly transform gorgeous vintage china into stylish, one-of-a-kind cakestands, candles and clocks. We also stock vintage homeware including quirky dinner sets, retro glassware, mid-century tea & coffee sets and novelty vintage shot glasses!

LFR Fragranced Candles

Little Bluebird Boutique – Trudie Munn 

It’s an absolute honour to be involved with Sue Ryder’s new handmade section – hopefully the Little Bluebird elephant bags help to raise money for a wonderful cause!

Little Bluebird is all about making special things for special people – that means you! After becoming addicted to freehand machine embroidery (it’s like drawing with your sewing machine!!) Trudie found there was no limit to what could be stitched on to her products. Trudie likes making new things and trying new ideas on the sewing machine, so you’ll always find something you like.Trudie’s little four-legged helper in her sewing room is Murphy the Lurcher – she discusses all new designs with him. He thinks all of her ideas are great! Lots of Little Bluebird products can be personalised, so if there’s something special you would like just get in touch via the Little Bluebird website, or Facebook.

Forget Me Not pouch

Trimmed with Love

I am a designer and weaver based in Haworth, West Yorkshire. Whilst studying Textile Design at Loughborough University I specialised in passementerie and hand-woven trimmings. This led me to design for an exciting new brand called Trimmed with Love.

Trimmed with Love specialise in bespoke passementerie, in particular hand-woven trims. The art of passementerie is an age-old technique which we have adapted to fit a contemporary market. Trimmed with Love offer a range of trims, all of which are designed and woven in the long-established textile mill based in Haworth West Yorkshire.

The delicate hand-woven garters are part of the Wedding Collection which includes a variety of beautiful hand-woven products. The designs were inspired by the variety of intricate patterns found on a collection of antique Czech perfume bottles. The Wedding Collection also includes items such as ring cushions and napkin rings. Our trims can be used to enhance the occasion with a high-quality, personal and co-ordinated finish.


Fallen Chic

Fallen Chic make gorgeous hand painted doors for decorations to add magic and excitement and aid children's imaginations

Alex is inspired by her childhood, a love of fairies and of course her own children.

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Emma Swailes


Marie Holt

I’m Marie, a freelance surface pattern designer; for a long as I can remember I’ve always dreamed of starting a successful independent business; creating patterns which people love and want to continue to buy. The inspiration for my work comes from my surroundings and the places I visit. I focus on three main patterns- bikes, boats and elephants, which have all been inspired from my trip around South East Asia; they were my forms of travel while I was out there! These designs have been printed onto various home-ware products and stationary items which have been handmade and hand screen printed in a range of sizes and colours.

Blue Bike Lampshade

Evie Milo - Milomade

I'm a designer/maker based in Fife Scotland and the person behind the wonderful world of creative recycling that is Milomade. From my windswept, cliff-side studio I have created a range of original and unusual jewellery, stationery, accessories and decorations handcrafted with love and skill from salvaged silver, reclaimed copper, vintage buttons and secondhand paper finds. Many of my products evoke the nostalgia of our childhoods: the colourful treasures of our grandmother’s button box, the comics we used to read, the maps used to plot interminable family journeys. Even a simple silver teaspoon has a tale to tell. Did it stir the tea of a grand lady in a castle, or feed a baby her first meal? Did it lie forgotten at the back of a dusty drawer or sail the seven seas before coming to Scotland in a sailor’s pocket? If you are looking for something unique or extra special, something high quality that is meticulously designed and stands out from the monotony of mass manufacture, why not browse through the Milomade product range now and find a unique treasure or keepsake that speaks only to you and your memories. It may be an item of jewellery, eco friendly stationery, funky accessory or something to brighten up your home.

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Powder Puff and Curly Whiskers


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