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Valentine's Day gifts & treats by Bristol makers

Where to find inspiration this Valentine's Day? We're lucky to have a very diverse and talented Bristol makers and small business community. With markets and fairs cancelled and postponed, like many I've turned to Instagram to follow my favourite artists' latest work and discover local creatives. Scrolling through hashtags such as #BristolEtsyTeam, #Bristolmakers or #Handmadeinbristol is a great way to keep a finger on the city's creative pulse. How to support Bristol makers? I thought I'd share a little shout-out to some of my favourite makers ahead of this year's Valentine's Day and inspire any indecisive or unorganised shoppers with a touch of romance and some treats made in Bristol. So, whether you're celebrating Valentine's, Galantines or are just looking for an excuse to spoil someone, let's spread...

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Top 5 Bristol gifts for Mother's day

With only a week to go until Mother's Day, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a top 5 list of ideas to treat mums and step mums. They are many craftswomen and small businessed I admire in Bristol so it was definitely not complicated to compile a round-up of artworks and treats for those looking for some last minute inspiration.

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My pictures of Bristol. How I stumbled upon the blue door

Hello there, I'm Nina, a photographer who puts her pictures of Bristol in handmade light up frames. I love to show you the inspiration behind my light boxes. This blog is where I share images of the places I've captured to create some of my backlit frames. I'm always looking for recommendations so if you've got ideas for a spot you think would make for a good light box, please let me know! Spring is definitely taking its time to grace us with its presence and we've been battered by wind and cold showers. At least that's an excuse to hold on to our hot chocolates and comfy socks a little longer. I thought we could all do with a bit of sunshine and greenery so...

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Bristol art prints. The Clevedon Pier in a box

The story behind my Clevedon Pier light box. Hello there, I'm Nina, a photographer who puts her pictures of Bristol in handmade light up frames. I love to show you the inspiration behind my light boxes. This blog is where I share images of the places I've captured to create some of my backlit frames. I'm always looking for recommendations so if you've got ideas for a spot you think would make for a good light box, please let me know!  Bristol is not a massive city but sometimes you just really need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and we're lucky enough that countryside and seaside are both a stone throw away from the centre. For...

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