showcasing those who have committed crimes against the commercial

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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!


Vegan Friendly Soapaholic!

Sharon runs Morgan Street Soap, making luxurious soap that leaves skin feeling velvety soft.

There is something quite special about this soap, especially the Palin Jayne range. Sharon adds silks fibres to the soap mix, this unique blend will leave your skin feeling soft, silky and rich. To cater for everyone, Morgan Street Soap have even developed a special vegan soap that is just as luxurious, featuring bamboo fibres. Not only are they derived from plants which makes them Vegan friendly, but they make a wonderfully soft and silky feeling bar of soap too. What more could you ask for?
As well as all these beautiful soaps you can find lotions, scrubs, bath and body oils, bath bombs, and our favourite is that patisserie rnage of soaps, they look good enough to eat! The bad news is that you will be spoilt for choice!
The good news is that you can buy Morgan Street Soap items wherever you are in the world, on Etsy


Half an Acre

Anna Hull loves to paint and to get messy painting! Although she studied photography she has always enjoyed making things, orininally she liked to make funky things for her house or birthdays when she couldn't find anything she liked in shops. Then Half and Acre was born.
Our favourites are the hagstone wreaths and the geckos but you can find many more funky things at Half an Acre's etsy shop, Dawanda, Folksy or their own website -
Anna keeps a blog that features lots of "fabulous things for funky people"! Anna is also involved with the new Ukhandmade website which will launch later this year. You can check out the blog here which will run alongside it.


Artist Bears in Leather & Suede

Chloe' Livingstone runs Little Green Shoot, making beautiful artist bears from leather and suede, in a tiny village hugged by the hills of the Derbyshire countryside.

Chloe is 17 and has been crafting all her short life (she told me she is pretty sure that she was born armed with a sewing needle!) Having started studying textiles in college, Chloe found that she was craving the freedom to 'do her own thing'. In January 2008 Tobias, the first Artist Bear was born, after Chloe had rescued a huge amount of leather and suede from a dismal fate. She says " I couldn't stand such beautiful material going to waste, and the challenge of giving it a new life really appealed to me"
Artist Bears and Friends are Teddies entirely handmade (not a machine stitch in sight!) and are especially made for collectors - they are not toys. Bear Artists work in everything from mohair & felt to wool & plush fabric, The smooth richness of the leather and the tactile nature of the suede makes for an altogether irresistable combination. Little Green Shoot specialise in making traditional bears in earthy browns, golden caramels, charcoals and even pinks! The newest additions to the shop are Mini Moo Artist Friends, with many more on the way.

You can get your hands on one of these sumptious looking bears from Little Green Shoot's Etsy shop, and they can be purchased from the UK and internationally. Look out for the Little Green Shoot website - coming soon!