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#ukgiftam hits indie sales landmark

More than 50 UK indies and creatives can now call themselves #UKGiftHourPower players!

That’s the number of makers who have achieved sales on #UKGiftHour #UKGiftAM since the the Twitter #shopindie showcase began.

A flurry of purchases at the weekend saw the landmark figure reached.

“It’s no mean feat and it could easily be more than that,” said #UKGiftHour creator David Knight. “These figures rely on what feedback we’ve received – many, many more makers could have achieved sales without us knowing.”

Among the latest gift ideas and creatives attracting the call of the ker-ching were (clockwise from top left):

  • Handmade sea glass jewellery by west of Scotland lochside designer ArgyllSeaGlass
  • Baby keepsake pebble by Manchester creative Pebbles4Thought
  • Headband/ear warmer by Hertfordshire slow fashion knitter KnitsandBobsKLR
  • Wooden hanging bird house by Aberdeenshire wildlife food friends Hedge Buddies
  • Seaglass flower by Fife sea glass and pottery artist fifeseaglass
  • Personalised bunnies by London fun and celebration crafter AHeartlyCraft
  • Mixed media wildlife artwork by Yorkshire textile artist and designer UniqueByHannah (accompanying card created by purchaser DellaByDesign)
  • Handwoven two-tone shawl by weavers and fabrics fashionistas Neith Textiles
  • Centre - painting of Firth of Clyde island Ailsa Craig by Glasgow artist Amazingraceart

Armagh garland designer Jasmine and Lily Floral Wreaths, East Sussex jewellery designer MaisyPlum, Sussex woodturner and artist MJAWOOD, Cambridge traditional bookbinder CraftedBooksBySueDay and Shropshire photographer and artist CWPhotoArt have also recently added to their #UKGiftAM sales tallies.

Join us for #UKGiftAM on Twitter every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-noon – we’re the #shopindie #giftfinder at your fingertips!

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