Friday, 28 January 2011

Handmade Valentine

Want to show that someone special just how much you care? Well handmade is the way to go.

Sample a few of our wonderful sellers items below that are brought to you especially for valentines day:

Bathe in style with these bath fizzes

Want to proclaim your love through an artistic medium?

A necklace with love?

And who could resist cuddling up tight with partner needed for this one....

I love you, you love me, that's the way that it should be.....

Want to say it with a scarf?

These two are for the female of the species

And most definatley for the male...

Proclaim your love to that someone special in your life in the only way - HANDMADE with your favourite MiNNies. Pop into the Made in Newcastle shop for an array of lovely Handmade gifts...

Thursday, 27 January 2011

How to price your handmade items?

A great article produced by our friends at UK handmade. Larissa Robinson-Joice of covers that age old topic of "pricing"!

Some points she makes are:

  • You ARE a business person, no matter what your craft and should organise yourself as such.
  • You should pay yourself NO LESS than the minimum wage and this should be factored into the prices of your goods.
  • Factor in the WHOLE cost of making your goods; both waste and used materials (such as off-cuts), shipping (to you), your tools and equipment costs, rent, repairs, phone, internet, website costs, electricity, advertising and office equipment. (You will need to make educated guesses with regard to utilities, especially if you work from home.)

To see more information on this blogpost, visit:

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

What else is happening in the North East?

An exhibition from our friends at the Empty Shop in Durham.

'The 3rd annual Empty Shop Open opens with a hell of an opening night at Empty Shop HQ. Featuring work by artists from across the North East of England the exhibition marks the 3rd Birthday of Empty Shop.

Time: Friday, January 28 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Empty Shop HQ, 35C Framwellgate Bridge, The Gates Shopping Centre, Durham

Also taking place that evening you will have the chance to see the installation in the Stairwell Gallery by Cardiff based Spike Dennis and a whole host of other exciting art activites.'

Visit their Facebook page to confirm your attendance or visit them at for more information on this great creative venture.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Spring is in the air...

Have you popped into the MIN shop at 79 Grainer Street recently?

We have a wonderful array of Spring (yes, spring!) lovely handmade items for you to browse, appreciate, and hopefully, buy that you could not find anywhere else in the North East. All items are one off lovelys that need to be seen by an appreciative handmade buyer and took home to love and cherish...

Is that you? Well get your socks to 79 Grainer Street now!

Heres a sneak preview of some of the lovely things we currently have for sale...

Thursday, 13 January 2011

A lovely blog post

This is a blog post about another blog post ;)

Just a little note to say a BIG THANKS to Linsey for writing about MIN in her 9th Jan 'Lets get creative' post on her fab blog BoomBangBlam. If you get a mo please take a look about what she has to say about our humble shop and read about the fantabulous Make and Mend market which all of us MINies love. Click here to read all about it.

Keep the rocking and spread the love

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Great Blog mention

Great Blog mention

Thanks to