LittleFloatingCraft

Little Floating Craft Co

Cambridge, United Kingdom · 75 Sales

LittleFloatingCraft

Little Floating Craft Co

Cambridge, United Kingdom 75 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Here you'll find an eclectic mix of vintage style jewellery, handprinted and stitched textile creations, unique and gorgeous wall clocks, antique books altered into equally stunning clocks, and all manor of things created onboard by me. Commissions welcomed!

Announcement

Here you'll find an eclectic mix of vintage style jewellery, handprinted and stitched textile creations, unique and gorgeous wall clocks, antique books altered into equally stunning clocks, and all manor of things created onboard by me. Commissions welcomed!

Kirsty Waight

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Kirsty Waight

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nickibee81

nickibee81 on Aug 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely bracelet. Seller very helpful and item arrived quickly.

Gail Quantrill

Gail Quantrill on Aug 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Another great quality item from one of my favourite sellers.

Gail Quantrill

Gail Quantrill on Aug 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love these, always great individual items from LFC, great and prompt service. One of my favourite sellers.

Gail Quantrill

Gail Quantrill on May 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Really pretty earrings, arrived very quickly, and nicely wrapped. Thank you.

Gail Quantrill

Gail Quantrill on May 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I adore these earrings, they are so gorgeous. Despatched quickly as always and arrived yesterday. Thank you xxxx

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About

The story of The Little Floating Craft Company

With a mother who worked extensively with both dressmaking and clothing design, textile design for soft furnishings and interiors and various other mediums, a father who continually wrote, painted ( oils, watercolours, any kind really) and played guitar while he sang, the choice of what to create with was endless. It proved tricky during the years of Art and Textile training completed as tutors continually pushed for narrowing the field to one area and it just didn't work. So here at LFCC I embrace all the techniques I love and create as my heart desires, thus giving you beautiful creations full of love and warmth and a beautiful level of diversity. I fabric paint and print, I stitch by hand (and occassionally by machine) and create not just useable items, but also fabric sculptures. I love to work with watercolours and papercrafts, with some jewellery making and even some woodwork thrown in. It all comes together here onboard.

The actual "little floating craft" is not so little though. Our houseboat, Zulu, is a widebeam narrowboat measuring 60ft by 12ft (so rougly twice the width of a standard narrowboat) and has plenty of space for me, Mr LFCC, Joseph (the German Shepherd), Kevin and N'eville (the cats) and Miss LFCC (aka "the teenager") who has her own boat to sleep on but loiters on the big boat where there's more chance of getting cake. We commissioned the hull of zulu in 2005 after gutting and refitting an old narrowboat and living onboard for six months. With delivery of Zulu the day before Christmas eve 2005 we were so happy (and exhausted) to move onboard at the end of the following April having fit her out entirely ourselves whilst still working full time at our demanding day jobs. She has all mod cons including Sky TV in three rooms, full sized sofa's and wireless internet, and a special room (room 3b - Pratchett fans will know what this means...) where most of the creating happens despite it actually being Mr LFCC's home office. We most frequently spend our weekends cruising down the river around the way, returning home on a Sunday evening in time to do the laundry before getting back to work on a Monday morning!

Mr LFCC had been a biker and VW campervan enthusiast for many years when he accidently met and nonchalently contaminated me with this addiction, so I ran out and got a full motorbike licence and whilst the working day might be spent with the modern cars (or sometimes bike) required we crew members use our much loved vintage VW Westfalia Joker campervan or Harley Davidson Evo Roadking the rest of the time. If it's old and leaks oil that makes it perfectly acceptable!

We love going to other floaty places for visit and I'm frequently inspired by other peoples boaty environments as narrowboat owners really personalise their enviroments in ways that are easy to see. We are huge music fans and love going to big gigs, and music features heavily as another area of inspiration for me. It's time for relaxing as well as creating really as I started the Little Floating Craft Compay when I got sick back in 2010 and couldn't move around very much without being very poorly. After more than fifty visits to the rescus department of accident and emergency and hundreds of tests and scans we've come as far as working out that I have olfactory induced anaphylaxis (I can have what manifests as a severe allergic reaction just by smelling something) but I just say I'm a mutant; it's easier.

I hope you've enjoyed this little insight into the Little Floating Craft Company but I'd love to hear from you if you'd like to know more about what we're all about!

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  • Kirsty Waight

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Born in Cambridge in the mid seventies to a family of artists and artisans there was no escape for me, the face behind the Little Floating Craft Company, with little chance of resisting the creative forces that drive me every day.

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Last updated on May 24, 2012
I have a day job that I love but in my spare time I work on our houseboat, creating whatever the mood takes me that day. I'm a happy little soul. I want you to be a happy little soul too so always feel free to drop me a line if you want a different picture taken of something to be sure before buying, or you want a personalisation made, or a card thats "just like that but different just there..." kind of thing! Don't be shy! xxx

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Payment
I accept payment by PayPal only. If I don't receive payment within three working days and haven't heard from you then I will cancel the transaction.
If you REALLY want something and don't have the pennies all in one go then email me and I'm sure we can reach an arrangement :o)
Shipping
I ship first class within the UK, and airmail everywhere else.
You're responsible for any import duty so please keep that in mind!
I will always aim to post the very next working day after I receive your payment but if there is a delay for any reason I'll contact you and give you the option to cancel and take a refund if you'd prefer.
I do try and reuse external packaging where possible in an effort to help the environment but please be assured that everything INSIDE the package will be beautifully wrapped :o)
Refunds and Exchanges
Please let me know if you aren't happy with your goods once they're delivered. If you want to return something for any reason just get in touch and we'll sort it out. I want you to be happy so I'll do all I can to help and we can arrange either an exchange/refund if required. If you return something you're responsible for return postage unless it's faulty/broken on arrival.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ'S:
1) don't you get cold?
A) Nope, we have full central heating AND a fire (a godin - look them up, they're beautiful!)

2) how do you wash?
A) we have a full sized shower! ner!

3) how do you wash your clothes?
Z) In our full sized washer-dryer tucked away in the bathroom, not on a board in the river...

4) don't you fall in?
A) not yet... everyone goes in at some point... my husbands gone in several times!

5) isn't it cramped?
A) nope. Zulu is 12ft wide which is twice the width of a standard canal boat, and 60ft long and we designed her ourselves so there is a LOT of storage built in, and a gorgeous open plan layout.

6) do you just moor anywhere then? are you "homeless"?
A) we have our own permanent mooring on the Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire, but we tend to untie the ropes and disappear on the weekend. Cruising to Cambridge for an icecream or Ely for a cream tea are two of our favourite trips to make!

7) do the ducks attack?
A) no, but the swans do! If we leave the side hatch open in the kitchen they'll snatch your sandwich on the way past if you're not looking!

8) would you live in a house again now?
A) not if I can ever help it! Sleeping on dry land makes us edgy, and we kind of sway to compensate for the lack of movement! This was the best idea my husband ever had!

If you'd like to see our beautiful houseboat, Zulu, in more detail then have a peek at my website: http://www.littlefloatingcraftcompany.co.uk