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Places I love to Shop

Here you will find a list of my favourite places to shop at. This page is constantly being updated and added to, so please do revisit every so often.  Unless otherwise stated, I am not affiliated with any of the craft companies I've mentioned here.  I have also been given permission by each shop to add their Company to this page and use their logos for link-back purposes.  All the recommendations below are my personal favourites and opinions.  I would never recommend a company to a fellow Crafter unless I was 100% happy to do so.  Therefore, if I recommend them its because I truly love shopping with them and I am confident to recommend them.  Unless stated, I am not on a Design Team for any of the Companies listed below.....Unless you want me guys?  Anyone?  Lol.  My opinions are therefore my own and my opinion would never be swayed by perks or freebies.  These are my personal favourites.  Happy shopping my friends.

Fiddlesticks Fabrics is based in Ballymena here in Northern Ireland, but they ship anywhere in the UK and Ireland.  They have their website here plus they also have a store front on Ebay here.  Their fabrics are beautiful and their customer service is second to none.  I highly recommend Fiddlesticks Fabrics.  Shout out to Karen!

Stampingallday stamps
Do you want to design your very own stamp for your blog or shop?  Well, Nicky is the girl for you.  I have used Nicky's stamps for years and am never disappointed by the design, quality and her incredible customer service.  If you don't find what you are after, shoot Nicky a wee message and she is more than happy to work with you and get the kind of stamp you are after.  A fantastic shop and lovely lady to work with.  I cannot recommend her and her shop highly enough.  If you do buy a stamp from Nicky, let her know I sent you.  She'll be delighted to make a stamp for you.

I love this shop and it offers free delivery to anywhere in Mainland UK, no matter the size of your order.  Just so you know, I'm in Northern Ireland and my orders have always been free delivery too.  Any time I need something and I can't find it on the website, I send Susan a wee email.  And EVERY TIME I've made enquiries about a certain item, Susan has been able to get it for me.  And my orders have always arrived in super speedy time, in most instances the next day.  But obviously this will all depend on when you order and where you live.  I cannot recommend this company highly enough.  I'm a very big fan.  Click on the image or link above to go straight to Country View Crafts website.  If you visit Countryview Crafts, be sure to tell her that Crafty Loops sent you.

This is a great seller on Ebay who also has an independent website too, click the image above to go straight to it.  This is the Ebayer (click HERE for their Ebay shop) that I bought the Skivertex material from for my book making.  This is the cover material that I used on my Brother's 2 Wedding photo albums and Guest Book Album.  The one I bought has the appearance and texture of leather without actually having the leather price tag and comes in various colours and textures.  I find it a fabulous material to use as you can easily use wet glue to adhere it to your covers.  It is really flexible which makes covering books and albums a breeze to do. The glue doesn't seep through to the outside and your covers will be really strong and protected.

Anyone out there that likes to make mini album or books....I'd highly recommend you go along to Elaine's Ebay shop and get yourself some of her fabulous materials.  It has totally changed how I bookbind and I just know that I will be going back time and time again to get myself more of their amazing materials.

I bought my new Janome sewing machine at the start of 2017 and this company, Sewing Machines Direct and in particular, Russell who is the Company Director, went out of his way to accommodate me.  It is an incredible company with impeccable service and I look forward to dealing with them in the future.  I cannot recommend this company highly enough.  If you need a sewing machine, definitely get over to Sewing Machines Direct.

Bear Basics is a fabulous little online shop that is quite literally a one stop shop to purchase everything you will ever need for bear and toy making.  From cotter joints and fabrics to tools and toys eyes, Susan has everything you will every require to make your own toys.  Click on the image of Bear Basics to go straight to their website.


  1. Thank you so much for putting together this page. I live in Israel and can't get a lot of scrapbooking things - and I only want a few basic ones. I will check out these shops, but clearly, I need things shipped - bless you! I'll try to keep you updated on how things go... :-)

  2. I really appreciate you putting this list together. I hate trying out new stores, without a recommendation, no matter how good they sound. Theresa x


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