As I think I have mentioned before, I sometimes find this blog a little narcissistic... which I am sure we are all guilty of sometimes, but every now and then I realise how self-absorbed I am. So now to remedy the situation a little.
I have recently been quite active on Etsy and Twitter and as a result have got to know some work by some great artists / designers /crafters and the like. Here are some whose work I really like, and also who have made me feel really welcome in the new communities I have joined...
http://www.emmas-attic.co.uk Chic Unique creates jewellery and also promotes other designers. As soon as I get my new mosaics order I'm hoping to do some designing in collaboration which I think is going to be super fun!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/loves2crochetuk Loves2crochetUK makes some really cute crochet designs, crafted into jewellery, hair accessories, general household items and all sorts of other things. I love the hearts and wish that I knew how to make them!
I've only just discovered http://www.zygotegifts.co.uk/ today and I love the designs!
http://anliedesigns.blogspot.com/ and http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnLieDesigns - Will someone please get me one of these bags for my next birthday? Please?
And some people who I'll be using for my craft supplies... http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetCuteHandmade
http://www.etsy.com/shop/thesupplystop and http://www.etsy.com/shop/Eolith
Clearly this is just a very limited selection of new creators that I've discovered - but I really think you should look at some of their work!