Now I know this little excerpt may be a bit of a tease for those outside the UK, but if Kent appears on your itinerary in the future, shop here. Frank is an artist and maker's dream. A lovely place to buy great work and be inspired by truly amazing British made craft.
The shop stocks work by many artists well known to craft blog lovers like Julie Arkell and Rob Ryan. Located in Whitstable, it's surrounded by fantastic foodie spots too, like my favourite deli, Williams & Brown, tiny but stocked with perfection.
Thank you to my new friend Heikke for introducing my products to the shop. If you do visit Frank, look out for a seasonal Nini Makes design. I currently aspire to making time for crafting more often. It'd be good fun to have more items behind the Frank door, if for no other reason than to visit and buy the other lovely craft there.
This has always been my busiest time of year for work related projects, this year is no different. I wish I could spend time making all my gifts and preparing for the season, though there was a time my handmade efforts were not so well received. Quote from sister 1989 "You're not making our gifts again this year are you?" Imagine her disappointment finding out I had.
If I did have spare hours I'd take part in this at Sew, Mama, Sew!, great inspiration for makers out there. But I don't, lucky you Patty - probably won't be making your gift this year.
I will however be taking part in this little holiday group put together by the wonderful Meg at Montessori By Hand. It involves swapping stories of Christmas holiday traditions as well as a bit of handmade goodness, looking forward to it Meg!
And a big thank you to the lovely Amy at Gift of Green for naming Nini Makes "One Sweet Treat to Read." In the immortal words of my maternal grandmother, back-atcha! ; )
A family note: Congratulations Gamaiel and Rebecca on the birth of amazing little Isei. And to big brother Pete, get better soon!