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The November give away is here!!
The competition closes and the winner is announced on 30th November - details below!
THE MISSION - To promote fellow indie designers and tell everyone about their wonderful work and just how amazing they are. So what!? Why are we different? We have noticed that despite a high demand, there is lack of free representation for Indie designers in the UK, there are plenty of US sites, but what about when you want to reach an audience closer to home? So we are making it our business to fill the gap and get you designers and crafters seen - for free! Not from the UK but want to reach out to a new market? Thats ok, we'd love to feature you too.

THE ETHOS - Everyone benefits buying handmade. Fact. We know this and by the time we're finished the world will know it! Partners in Crime is about spreading the 'handmade' word, so come on - shout about it with us! We know that we don't know it all, and are always open to your suggestions to improving the site, so don't be shy.

THE PRODUCTS - Everything and anything handmade - the more unusual the better, we love discovering something completely different

Remember we need to work together to spread the word, so when you've been featured, tell everyone you know, to tell everyone they know, by linking back to us here, and before we know it- the whole world will know all about YOUR craft!


September give away

The first of the 'Partners in Crime' monthly give aways begins now!

Want to bag yourself one of these funky rings? Then all you need to do is check out the Claire Laraine website and leave a comment on this post about what you love the most! We will announce the winner on this site on the 30th September, if you are the lucky winner you must email us to let us know your details and we will send your prize to you!

This ring has been lovingly handmade using a colourful piece of 'found' fabric, trapped behind a glass pebble. The best bit is this sliver plated ring base is adjustable, so you can be sure it will fit you! This ring is truely unique and special.


LaMia Designs said...

I just love your notebooks, your site is very nice and product lovely.
Best wishes to you...thanks for the fun contest...the ring is great!

Anonymous said...

I love all these beautiful things - softened by having been used before - I just love the ethos of your business. I will visit your site often and buy all my Christmas presents from your site. Thank you.

Michele Reed said...

love this ring! such a pretty little bit of fabric underneath!

Nicole said...

I really liked the butterfly necklace. It was a tie between that and the matchbook note books you offer.

Sandy said...

I love the purple purse with the butterfly- the changepurse but looking thru the shops love the art on a tile midnight blue choices

S & G Hulett said...

I am a huge card fanatic and love your cards. Keep up the good work.

Cabootique said...

I really like the pocket mirrors...they're really pretty. Particularly Funky Flower Pocket Mirror 2.


AmandaSue said...

"Funky Flower Pocket Mirror2" is really pretty I love the pink flowers. I also love the "pink hair slides"

crystal said...

Your little art on a tile pendants are adorable. I really love the Pyramid Purses, they look cool. I love the #12 pattern the most:)

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

Funky Floral Pocket Mirror 3 would probably be my favorite. It's such a beautiful piece with a touch of femininity. Would love to win this.. :)


Vanessa said...

Cute shop!! I love the Green clasp purse and the Funky Floral Pocket Mirror 3. too cute!

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MEGAN! said...

Cute site and lovely ring! I love all of the pocket mirrors.. if I needed to specific, I'd pick Floral Mirror Five :)! (My current mirror is from K-Mart and horrendous.) (

megan ! said...

(my e-mail isn't's'm a little crazy)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shop, amazing items!
And the ring is so cute!

I hope I'm lucky :)

Best wishes,

Nathalie Brault said...

Love your necklaces of hope. But that rings is oh so cute, you site is quite lovely too. thanks for the chance to win this Nathalie from