Author: Naomi Evans

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Shop Small This Christmas

I was going to make all my own gifts this Christmas, but with everything that has happened in 2020, shopping from small businesses is even more important than normal to help them survive the toughest year. So, I have chosen a mix of beautiful handmade gifts from small makers, some things from my collection and […]

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These Two Hands Pop Up Shop – 3rd to 20th December at The Engine Room

I had to cancel the winter market at my studio in November, but I’m going to be opening it up as a pop up shop with my full collection available to browse from 3rd to 20th December. It’s a lovely light airy space with lots of room and I’ll have homemade festive cakes and plenty […]

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Riverside Garden Centre Winter Market – Sunday 13th December 2020

A Christmas market in a garden centre is the perfect location for me! I’m excited to be taking part in the first Winter Pop Up Market at the lovely Riverside Garden Centre in Southville on Sunday 13th December. You can find out more on their Facebook page.

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A Natural Christmas

There are so many great homemade Christmas gifts you can make for very little money, using nature and foraged finds. You can make lots of festive decorations using nature too. I had planned to create a fancy printed and downloadable guide with all of these ideas, but I ran out of time, so I’ve written […]

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How To Save Seeds

I recently added some seed collection packets designed for me by my friend Beth to the collection as it’s something I’ve been wanting to do myself for ages and I’m finally doing it this year. I’m saving seed from the flowers I’ve grown to give to people as Christmas gifts. It gives something back to […]

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Guide to What to press in Summer

This is a great time of year for pressing flowers and some of my favourites are either still in bloom from May or just coming in to bloom now. I’ve done a quick blog on some of the best flowers to press right now and how. Meadow Buttercup Carpets of buttercups everywhere and they are […]

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Bristol Craft & Flea Christmas Market – Saturday 12th December at Paintworks

I am excited to be doing one more real life Craft & Flea market this year. The October market was such a great event, so well organised and safe and I met so many lovely people. The Craft & Flea team work so hard to curate such brilliant and busy craft events with so many […]

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Julie Ward – Wild Sage

I met Julie before I started These Two Hands at a market and bought a jar of her amazing Argan Balm and that was that. She has been a big part of my collection since I launched 2 years ago and I’ve gradually stocked more and more of her amazing smelling and beautifully natural soaps, […]

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Stevie Leigh-Smith

Stevie-Leigh, aka Botanical Boheme, is the newest maker to join the These Two Hands collection and I’m so excited to stock her beautiful jewellery! I discovered her through Instagram and I love her unique botanical imprint jewellery! I asked her to make up some fern imprint earrings to add to my autumn collection and they […]

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Liz Vidal

I met Liz at a local Christmas market we were both trading at and fell in love with her beautiful tactile ceramics and her unique green glazes. She’s one of the loveliest people I’ve met too – warm, kind and down to earth. Her travel coffee cups have been very popular as part of my […]

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