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A Family Handmade Craft Collaboration

Well it had to happen! Sisters are doing it for themselves in this latest Craft Collaboration.

Introducing my sister Angela Brown formerly of Pier74 and our exciting Limited Edition Collection of leather Handmade Gifts for Home and Hound. Two Mancunian sisters bringing the North West and the North East together with this project as one of us lives and works in Manchester and the other lives and works in Newcastle.

Firstly a bit about Angie because you know all about me:

Pier74 was established in November 2015 and created lifestyle accessories out of leather and fabric waste from the upholstery industry with everything designed and handmade in the studio workshop in the Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle upon Tyne. The beautiful soft leather and high-quality British wool, cotton and linen fabrics, are reclaimed off cuts and remnants which were destined for landfill. Due to the nature of the sourcing of materials this means the product ranges were ever changing limited editions. The products are made on either ‘Bernie’ a 1970’s Bernina Record sewing machine which was given to me by my Gran or on ‘Brenda’ my newer High lead commercial machine and so named after a never seen Coronation Street character as I bought it in Salford! To try and keep my carbon footprint as small as my shoe size, all other materials, fixtures and fittings are sourced in the UK.

Below you will find the two Collections of leather handmade products from the Earths and Neutrals Range and the Red, White and Blue Range which is based on the Official Made in Britain Member status of MisHelenEous :

First are the Ticket or Credit Card Holders which are perfect for the daily commute on Public Transport. You can see the MisHelenEous Border Terrier motif laser cut on the front of the holder for which Heidi, my own Border Terrier, takes full credit!

Continuing on the travel theme but this time with Trains (Eurostar), Planes and Automobiles. Or even boats too if you are off on a Cruise this Summer! Keep your passport safe and to hand in one of these stylish leather passport sleeves from the Earths and Neutrals or Red, White and Blue Collections. Featuring the MisHelenEous Border Terrier laser cut motif cleverly wrapped around the front and reverse sides.

Whilst travelling or out shopping keep your loose change handy in these cute leather coin purses which also feature the MisHelenEous wrap around laser cut Border Terrier design to the front and reverse sides, with the addition of a coordinating, detachable heart key fob tag on the zip pull. Available in the Earths and Neutrals Collection colours and also in Red and White. There are also plain purse options in Red and Blue from the Red, White and Blue Collection that features the laser cut Border Terrier motif on the white circular detachable key fob tag - see below.

Eye Eye! Keep your spectacles and sunglasses scratch free in these stylish Leather Glasses Cases which will fit most brands. Featuring the MisHelenEous Border Terrier wrap around laser cut motif to the front and reverse. The addition of a metal press stud keeps your glasses firmly in place and safe when you aren't wearing them. Available in the Earths and Neutrals Collection Colours and also in Red and White from the Red, White and Blue Collection - see below.

For the budding Artist or Stationery Addict we produced these chic pencil cases which could also be used to store make up brushes or crochet hooks, etc. Featuring the MisHelenEous laser cut full dog Border Terrier motif to the front side they come with a cute coordinating heart shape tag on the zip pull. Available in the Earths and Neutrals Colours and in Red and White from the Red, White and Blue Collection which feature contrasting heart shaped zip pull tags in 2 different colours -see below.

We hope you like the New and Limited Edition from Helen and Angela and we are hoping to work on more products in the future. With the possibility of turning some items into long term stock items at my nuMONDAY online store. All the above are available Exclusively at because it is a British based Handmade Platform that supports its Makers.


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