Saturday, 9 August 2014

Handmade Locally - Little Critter Designs and 20% off Code

This weeks Handmade Locally is brought to you by Shevonne the lady behind Little Critter Designs. Shevonne is a single mum of a beautiful and very spirited daughter who is 6 years old and she also works part time as a teaching/learning assistant based in the arts department of her local high school. Her mum introduced her to the sewing machine, helping her make clothes as a youngster. Shevonne studied Weave initially but the sewing machine won.

Little Critters is just over a year old, it was born of Shevonne's love of textiles and soft furnishings and 'little critters', mostly birds. Shevonne is influenced by nostalgia and everyday life, whether walking the dog, sharing a pot of tea, family holidays all portraid through quirky little critters.

She uses the sewing machine to draw (free motion machine embroidery) over an applique base using new, upcycled and vintage fabric to produce brooches, hanging decorations, cushions, futher embellished with beads, buttons, feathers and bells and textile/mixed media art/illustrations which are also available as Giclee prints.

Shevonne supplies the Created by Hand (Gallery/shop) in Beeston/ Nottingham and currently has the front window of Gallery 18/ Henry Brewer Gallery in Loughborough.

Little Critter Designs will be at the Catton Hall Craft and Design Fair Aug 30/31.

I don't know about you but I love the vintage feel to her work and adore the cushions. I also have fabulous 20% discount code for anything bought from her Etsy shop between Sat 9th Aug and Sunday 17th August, just add BLOG20Off at the checkout. Thank you Shevonne for sharing your talent with my readers.

- Posted on the go :)


  1. Her pillows look lovely but I think the link to the etsy shop isn't right it's a shop in US and doesn't have anything in it :-)

  2. Thank you Sarah I copied and pasted Shevonne's link so didn't think to check it x x

  3. Wow such beautiful items here! what a talent!

  4. Shevonne Hutchins9 August 2014 at 09:54

    Its missing the uk bit x

  5. Shevonne Hutchins9 August 2014 at 09:56

    Hello every one, the shop link is. and thank you for such a wonderful feature x

  6. I've changed the link Shevonne x

  7. They are rather gorgeous x

  8. Shevonne Hutchins9 August 2014 at 12:00

    Thank you. Lovely write up and very much appreciated x

  9. They are wonderful so many items .x

  10. I love free hand embroidery, these are beautiful.