Our Story

We are a family run business located close to the coast in Devon. The company was born out of a mutual love and passion for well designed and beautifully crafted products. Sumptuous cushions, lampshades and accessories are individually handcrafted in our studio from both new and reclaimed fabrics. These unique homewares can be found alongside an exquisite range of hand & machine embroidered artwork and handmade cards. You will also find downloadable designs, kits and haberdashery products for you to make your own creations.

Our Ethos

Inspired by clever upcycling and the “make do and mend” movement, we always endeavour to utilise materials that have less of an impact on the environment. Wherever possible we aim to use UK based suppliers, materials and businesses for our processes. Great skill and care goes into creating our products, we select the best quality materials and never cut corners on quality.

The Process

Designs start their journey from Annie’s vast array of sketches and photography where she draws her inspiration from her beautiful surroundings and wonderful environment. 

Fabrics, colours and textures are very carefully selected. Individual pieces are hand cut and then stitched using hand & freehand machine embroidery techniques. Annie uses these processes in the same way a painter uses a brush to illustrate her work and bring the final compositions and products to life…. This is her art, and she loves what she does.

“We’re meticulous in our work and passionate about our products and our customers - We believe in making beautiful things at great prices and we strive to offer the best customer service and value possible. We hope that you enjoy the finished pieces as much as we have enjoyed making them”.

The Founders

Annie  - Often found ‘Twerking whilst working’ ……..

Artist specialising in embroidery, Mumma, coffee lover, plant addict, beachcomber, music lover.

Annie is the artist and creative force behind the embroidery and homewares label. She grew up in the sunny south of England in the 1970’s and has happy memories of being creative from an early age. With over 20 years experience her career path has seen her follow a creative journey as a Visual Merchandising manager, curator, photographer and illustrator. During her profession she has been fortunate enough to collaborate and produce works for musicians, international DJ’s and producers, has exhibited at a variety of galleries and venues and has also been featured in top class publications.

Becoming a mother to two beautiful children, she put her creative passion on hold to concentrate on their new lives together. After a break of 5 years and finding herself with more time again she has reignited her passion for illustration and textiles and now combines  the two together to create her new product range.

Nick - Often found ‘Cooking with headphones on’............

Specialises in all things retail, techie, hubby, coffee brewer, mixtape maker.

Nick is the co-owner of the company and manages the planning and operational side of the of the business. Having worked in his parents shoe shop as a child, he grew up with a passion for all things shop related. With over 25 years experience in retail and customer service he can truly empathise with the customer having worked his way up from the shop floor into senior management roles in a diverse range of companies.

He’s also his wife’s tech support and is always on standby whenever a device or laptop decides to crash (or is getting yelled at!)

Annie and Nick Shells Lampshade