Designer Makers We Love: Nottingham

For this years #MarchMeetTheMaker¬†31 day Instagram Challenge¬†we’d like to share Day 27: ‘Recommend A Maker’ in a slightly different way, by shouting out to some of our favourite local businesses.

As designer makers ourselves we’re very lucky to live in a regional hub for creative business. People in Nottingham love to shop locally and support handmade, which is probably why we’re blessed with so many talented makers and innovative brands. Here are just a few of our favourite picks from Nottingham and the surrounding areas.


Katie Abey

Katie describes her shop as a ‘online shop of dreams,’ and she isn’t wrong! Her products combine colourful and ‘PUNderful’ illustrations with happiness, motivation and a healthy dose of sarcasm. We love her Mug of Motivation to keep us going in the morning, and we both have matching Be Nice Or Go Away patches to remind us not to take life too seriously.

Shop Katie Abey’s illustrative designs on Etsy.


Elouise Makes

Inspired by a beloved first pet mouse, Elouise Makes creates ethical, bespoke jewellery that is handmade with love (with a little help from her mice!) All of Rosie’s pieces are paw-made in Nottingham from sustainable, recycled silver. Our favourites include her gorgeous cat necklaces in oxidised silver.

Shop Elouise Makes sustainable designs in her Shop.


Little Egg Design

Little Egg Design is a handmade textiles design business based in Nottingham. A self-described ‘crazy plant lady and felt lover’, Laura creates high quality, unique products that celebrate nature and are perfect for the home. We love her felt cacti and succulent gardens.

Shop Little Egg Design’s funky textiles on Etsy.


We’ve really enjoyed sharing some of our faves with you. If you have any suggestions or you’d like to be featured please feel free to Contact Us.

Katie & Lex