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!



Catherine Hayward runs Scatterbox Originals, an Etsy shop with a range of items based around the idea of troubled animals.

Scatterbox Originals is based in beautiful Cornwall, by the sea, where Catherine
has lived since moving there for art college. Catherine gained a degree in Illustration and after graduating in 2005, gradually moved away from art and more towards crafts, she says

" I'm mainly self taught. I started out with abstract designs, far removed from the Illustration work I had done - I found it easier to teach myself working with simple shapes. My first creations were cushion covers, simple bags and notebooks.As my skills have improved, my designs have become more and more complex and suddenly I find myself creating things heavily based around Illustration - the very discipline I'd backed away from"

Catherine has plans for some new paper goods based around her drawings, coming later this year, but right now you can buy, purses, children's scarves, cushions (and hopefully soon bags) with characters sewn on in 2D form. They're made with wool-viscose blend felt, sewn onto beautifully soft brushed cotton. In addition to Scatterbox Originals Catherine runs a second etsy shop that houses her range of jewellery and accessories -

All of these great accessories are available to purchase internationally too!

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